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Week 1 Run 1 Done! Just right!

New blog as I couldn't open last my one!

Pleased to say I did my first run last night.

I found the podcast great - simplicity itself. No looking at stopwatches and trying to remember how many run segments I'd done.

I found the run segments went very quickly and at first found it fairly ok (I have a little fitness through walking the dog). As the segments went through I found that I was needing the 90mins recovery bit more and more. Having said that, I did slightly pick up the pace in run segment 7 and finished with a faster striding run in run segment 8 which left me really out of puff. The 5 min cool down was certainly needed.

So overall I found it just right. It was certainly taxing (I had a big glow afterwards) but not totally exhausting.

I also feel that I've achieved what I set out to do and was scheduled for me. Perhaps if I'd gone under my own steam I might have felt that 60sec run segments were not enough?

Lastly, Laura saying well done actually felt good. It was nice to have a virtual pat on the back, even though I appreciate it wasn't real or aimed at me!

8 Replies

Well done! Sounds ideal for you - keep going, before you know it you'll be running for 30 minutes!


Thanks louby43!


Well done! The programme is really well thought out, it stretches you just enough to challenge you, but without being so hard it becomes disheartening (although I was ready to throw my running shoes in the canal at various points in week 9 - it wasn't actually Laura's fault)


Well done! I did my first run last night too. Keep going, I know you can do it!


Thanks both!

Pelephant - WELL DONE AS WELL!!!!!! How did you find it?


Well done. I had to bully my husband into listening to Laura- he was sure she wasn't asking enough of him in the 60 second runs, but by the time he'd done 8 he was ready to admit she might know what she was talking about :) And don't be too sure she can't see you, just obey her orders and accept all the praise she hands out- you've earned it and you're going to keep on working for it! :)


LOL happierswimming!


Nice one mate! I completed my first run yesterday, used to run about 12 miles weekly 3 or 4 years ago but found this programme just right for introducing myself back into it.


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