W2R1: So I completed the first run of week... - Couch to 5K

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So I completed the first run of week 2 today! Was dreading the 90 second runs, but I managed to get through it. Although, I did feel the burn in my legs on the last run! Really hope I can stick with it.

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"Dreading"? Really? Why?

Aren't you excited to be doing C25K?

I am, but the 60 second runs in week one seemed long, and the 90 seconds ones felt really long! No idea how I will do a 20 or 30 minute run

I just completed my week 2 yesterday. It does get easier. I am not a runner and lazy is also my middle name...!!

I push myself to do it and I feel so much better afterwards. I could come up with many excuses as to why I couldn’t run that day, but I keep going and am always glad I did. I am now dreading week 3.... 😃

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BlondefoxGraduate in reply to Wintsar

Me too! Completed W2R3 thismorning and I lay in bed thinking "I'll do it tomorrow" but so glad I got up early and did it. Busy central city park was almost deserted at 6.00. Now worried how I will cope with 3min runs! And so it continues...

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Wintsar in reply to Blondefox

It seems such a massive leap, to run for 3 minutes...! I run in the evenings, from about 8.30pm, I am not a morning person 😆. Tomorrow, starting week 3, seems like an impossibility, but I’m determined to try...!! Good luck to everyone starting week 3 soon xx

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acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Wintsar

Good luck to you too! Tell yourself your nerves are just excitement. We can do this!

Thank you so much for the encouraging words...!! We can do this xx

Blondefox profile image
BlondefoxGraduate in reply to Wintsar

Let us know how it goes...

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acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to Blondefox

You too fellow newbie!

All the best! Definitely let us know how you get on ☺

Well done for completing week 2! I know how you feel though... the 90 second runs feel long so no idea how I will do 3 minutes. I'm sure you will be fine though. Let us know how you get on ☺

I just did it this morning and felt the same as you did. I’ve found all the replies in the forum so helpful - all the tips made it really enjoyable. ( flat and slow!)

Wintsar profile image
Wintsar in reply to BelB

Definitely flat and slow...

My run is most definitely a jog, but slow and steady wins the race 😊 xx

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QuiltsC25KGraduate

I did second run week to it was harder today. Asthma playing up. I go really slow as I am scared of falling over.

Awww noooo :-( make sure you take it steady. You can always repeat a week if you need to

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QuiltsC25KGraduate in reply to Lazyismymiddlename

Have not run the W2 R3 I got put on preventative asthma meds and have felt lousy ever since I am sure it is my body adjusting. I have managed to get out in the garden as a substitute. I plan tomorrow to go to the gym and try the run on the machine. It will give

Me a chance to combine with my Pilates as well.

Have a good week

Hey there,

I've got my W2R3 in the morning and I always feel slightly apprehensive but this week I decided to get my tunes on and my second run yesterday felt sooo much better. Music = rhythm in my stride = better breathing for some reason. I'm just uploading some more hot running tunes ready for tomorrow 😁 keep going! We can do this!

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Lazyismymiddlename in reply to

All the best! Let us know how you get on ☺

acountrycabbage profile image
acountrycabbageGraduate in reply to

Absolutely, I can't even imagine running without music. What have you added to your playlist?

Wintsar profile image
Wintsar in reply to

I listened to a podcast and found that helped.

I’m going to try some music tomorrow in the hope it will carry me through the 3 minute runs with ease 🤞

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QuiltsC25KGraduate in reply to

Well done keep going I am catching up.

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