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Week 1 Run 1 in the bag


Just back from my first week 1 run :-) It was harder than I thought it would be, but I made it!

This is my fifth week on my version of the programme. Because of my weight and fitness level I introduced 2 even easier stages to build me up and I'm so glad that I did, I think I would have quit if I'd started from week 1 proper!

I think I'll be doing all of the early stages over 2 weeks instead of 1 and build it up slowly, I'm in no rush.

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Good for you! Whatever it takes to build up your stamina and endurance. Just keep going in the right direction and I hope you go far :D


Well done you, I walked for ages before I attempted a run, I always got really out of breath. Then I gave up when I had a chest infection that went on and it was Christmas etc. I kept walking but wanted to do more, then a friend gave me the link to this podcast and it was just what I needed. In week 3 at the moment good luck with your journey.


Well done, and dont forget not to go too fasat! As our lovely Laura says " a light jog" will do! Good luck!


Well done you, just take it at your own pace and you will get there.

Good luck and good runs


Good stuff you've paced yourself - I walked for months before I joined C25K and I hope to graduate soon. Just keep going - as gently as you like ,

Well done you!! Good luck and keep it up :)

Great plan, keep up the good work and best of luck.

Good idea on the plan and keep up the good work. I expect to be repeating a few of the runs as I am not the fittest person either but I have been suprised at the changes even at the end of week 2.

I can walk up stairs without heavy breathing, I can walk accross to the different parts of work without being (too) red faced and out of breath.

Good luck and we will all get there.

Hi! I started week 1 three weeks ago and I still can't complete it! Feeling somewhat disappointed, but still determined. I have pains in my ankles/shins and I get out of breath really quickly. Fingers crossed I'll move on to week 2 soon haha! xx

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