Week 1 Run 3

I can't believe I've done week 1 without needing to repeat a run. I even think today's run was a little faster than the other two as we finished almost at the gate to leave the park and last time we had to walk for ages to reach that. My walks between runs were certainly faster, as previously by the 5th walk I was almost ambling because I was so winded. Add to that that I was more breathless after the 8th 1minute today so I think I should be quite pleased....Not looking forward to Friday like I was looking forward to today though. A little scared in fact. Another half minute of running seems a lot!


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7 Replies

  • Well done on what you have achieved so far! I was a complete sceptic and worried about the longer runs just a few weeks ago, I'm now running (well jogging slowly) for 25 mins non-stop! Believe in yourself. You can do it. You might need to slow down even more for the longer runs but that's fine. Remember this is a mind game as well as physical. Good luck! :-)

  • Thank you very much that's encouraging. I've got as long way to go yet though and I'm 66!

  • Well done on completing week 1, perhaps the hardest week of all. :D

    As for week 2, trust in the programme... you'll be fine. And it's a bit of a mental challenge too, which means you'll feel over the moon when you do it, just as you have this week. :-)

    If needs be, take an extra day's rest. We all do it now and then. There's no shame in it, rather it shows that we're being responsible adults and listening to our bodies.

  • Thank you con-brio. I was glad of 2 days off last weekend after Run 1. SO I guess this weekend too. It's so good to have the support of this forum. It encourages me much :)

    It's so good also that I got proper running shoes and socks before I started. They make it much easier I'm sure.

  • I agree, this blog's great! :-) And having the right footwear is key. OK, so running is supposed to be a cheap form of exercise, but money spent on the right shoes now will prove to be a great investment in the long term.

  • Co-brio thank you very much for your encouragement about stretching _I_ can now grab hold of my foot! Not very neatly...a bit of leg waving first but Ive done it :-)

  • So glad to see week 1 has gone so well for you! Keep up the positive attitude and you'll do just fine! :)

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