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Who else struggled day one??

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Guest Rachel

Okay, it can't be just me.

 

Did anyone else attempt day one but not actually complete all of the running? I just don't have the endurance to keep going! I hit the pavement this evening decked out in my my new running gear super keep to get going, got to the third 60 seconds of running and just died! It's kind of embarrassing! I thought I would have lasted a little longer!

 

Does anyone have any tips to help build my endurance?

 

Thanks!

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Hi Rachel,

 

It is perfectly fine if you can't finish. Try the best you can and your mind will give up before your body will. Repeat the days you can't do it, and don't move on yet. Proud of you. You can do it. Don't give up. Keep us posted here.

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Guest Rachel

I plan on repeating days until I can do it.

I'm definitely not going to give up!

Just didn't want to feel like I was the only person who couldn't do it!

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Guest Tea

I'm on week 7 day 3. There were plenty of days I had a hard time. It will take a while to get a rythmn to your running. When ever I find it hard I try to think about why I started this. I am over weight and only now feel comfortable running in front of people in the beginning I ran early or late in the day so people won't see me. I promise it gets easier and better! Keep up the good work.

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Guest Danielle

This is my THIRD time starting over with Day one. The first time I tried to do it I could not run 20 seconds but I kept trying. The second I could run a full 60 but only for the first two or three cycles. This time I was able to run ALL 60 seconds cycles!! You will build endurance over time! Don't give up!! We got this!!

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Guest kushal

Hi.. just a quick question..when u say.. u have a hard time.. is it due to leg pain and injurirs.... or is it breathing and endurance..

Am planning yo start yhe c25k program.. but am afraid of Injuries.

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Guest Caz

Hi Rachel, don't worry about it, the whole aim of this type of training is to improve your endurance.

There are a few ways you can trick your mind though.

If you're counting in your head be it the sixty seconds or the eight intervals, count backwards as this makes it seem more positive. Actually keeping your mind occupied on anything else will distract you from whichever part of you body is burning the most.

As for the physical part if you can't jog then try a power walk or a sidewinder - as long as your heart rate is up you're improving :-) I'd also recommend you try a pyramid to get your confidence up

:-) Power walk set 1 slow jog set 2 faster jog set 3 run set 4 & 5 fast jog 6 slow jog 7 power walk 8. You've still done your same 3 really but you've managed to spread it over the eight. You'll be able to jog the whole 8 sets in no time at all so don't worry and stick with it.

Best of luck :-)

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Guest jess g

I just completed week 1 day 1. I definitely struggled. I actually did most of the runs, but quit sorryon 2. It's okthough, we arejust starting!but just keep going! WE CAN DO THIS!!

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Guest John

I just finished day one. I was definitely having a hard time finishing the runs. I did make it however and I'm looking forward to going On and finishing the program.

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Guest Traci

How are you doing now Rachel? I just finished day 1 and could only do 20 minutes. I definitely LAN on reappearing until I can do the full 30!

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Guest asitis

Hey Traci, as far as I figured you are supposed to do 20 minutes of run/walk intervals. The other 10 minutes are for warm up/cool down walks. :)

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