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Week 2, day 1

I'm not really sure what I made of today's session! At some points I felt great, as if it was easier than last week's runs and the 90 seconds flew in and at other points it felt like so much longer and I was wondering if I could take another step and why on earth I have decided to do this! Of course when I'd done all the runs and was on my cool down walk I felt great :-) I didn't quite understand the bit about breathing...there is no way I can hold my breath for a count of 4 when I am running, I think I would collapse through lack of oxygen. Even at my walking pace (which isn't much slower than my running pace really) I'd struggle to hold my breath for 4 counts. I hope everyone else is getting on ok this week

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I agree, I'm just delighted to complete the runs, I believe the breathing will improve with greater stamina. Well done, and good luck with R2....


Congrats! The breathing should improve as you become fitter. You will be amazed at the progress you will make from run to run. Wishing you well!!


I'm pretty sure that as with singing or playing a wind instrument you don't hold your breath. Breathe in to a count of 4 and out to a count of 4..... or whatever is a good rhythm for you. Helps to stop you hyperventilating.


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