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I feel like I’m winning

Ericaknight31 profile image

I’ve been working myself up to the first week because I was very unfit. Well, today I completed run 3 of week 1! I never thought that I’d be able to run for a minute, let alone 8, 3 times this week - I’m amazed!!!

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Congrats, well done. Keep it up

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to Denzo

Thank you ☺️ so proud of myself!!

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Denzo in reply to Ericaknight31

You should be. Getting the motivation to start is tough. Good luck on week two

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to Denzo

Thank you Denzo!

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

and includes advice on minimising impact, stretching after every run, hydration and strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you ☺️ I’ll definitely give it a read!

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Jacqui1992Graduate

Well done 👍 you ! I felt exactly the same, I’ve completed week 5 run 3 , half an hour ago, never thought I’d manage 20 minutes of running 🏃‍♀️. Keep going x

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to Jacqui1992

Thank you! And well done to you too ☺️

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JetsNannaGraduate

Well done! I felt the same way at the beginning and had no confidence that I would ever be able to run for longer than 60 seconds with any ease at all. I did week 7 run 1 today and although it was tiring I did it - if I can, you can. Stick to the plan and trust your body’s ability to adapt and strengthen. Do read the guidance around hydration and rest days especially in this heat. Bravo just for starting the program 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to JetsNanna

Thank you ☺️

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Scout37Graduate

Well done! That's the great thing about this journey, you keep on surprising yourself!

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to Scout37

Thank you! I’ve definitely surprised myself ☺️

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WhydothisGraduate

Indeed you are winning - Week 1, especially run 2, was the hardest for me by a long way. It nearly put me off week 2 - but it honestly kept getting easier - I still don't understand why!

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Ericaknight31Graduate in reply to Whydothis

Run 2 was tough for me too and then felt really strong on run 3. I’ve got an achy leg today though haha. I can’t wait to get back on it. I just need it to be about 5 degrees outside because I get so damn hot!!

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