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This really works! But I need new shoes!

Just a quick blog to anyone thinking about doing this programme or doubting your own ability.... I have just got back from week5 run 1 and I cannot believe I have run for 5 mins three times this session and it didn't feel as difficult as week1 where I struggled to run for 60 seconds!

I really thought I wouldn't be able to do this and would give up (Have tried running twice before and always given up) But the way this programme works is just unbelievable. So impressed! I am so looking forward to graduating and being able to listen to my own music!!

Only thing I am noticing as the runs get longer is that my old battered gym trainers aren't as supportive as I would like. They are Asics which are the comfiest trainers I've worn and have seen me through a couple of years of on/off gym going.

Just wondering if I can buy some new Asics from Sports Direct and they'll do the job as well as "proper" running shoes... what's the difference?

Anywho, I'm off for a shower and will remain with a smug look on my face today!

Happy running :)

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I'd actually go to a shop and try some on (or even have gait analysis). No reason you shouldn't find a reasonably priced pair of Asics running shoes, especially now that a lot of this year's models are in the sale. You'll probably find that with the longer runs coming up, specific running shoes are worth having. Mine are Asics, too and I love them! :-)

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It's worth going and having the gait analysis. I can't believe how much better my new running shoes are. It's like running on air. I wish I'd got decent shoes to start off with as my hip has been on and off sore since the beginning, and is only know in week 7 getting any better (bought my shoes in week 4).

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well worth having proper running shoes and as tantrumbean says last years models are currently a bargain!! I am lucky and live near a sweatshop and I love it. They do fab gait analysis, from what i have read not all analysis is great! reasonably priced and 30 day return on shoes, so if the ones you buy arent right you can take them back.

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Okay, great thanks for the tips. I will have a look round the sales for a bargain!

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