Posted: 08/07/2015 at 23:08
Don't worry Emma, breathing definitely does get easier! That is the main thing that I found to improve in the first few weeks. During the first couple of weeks I found myself gasping for breath after each run section, and not being quite ready to run again after the walk break, but by week three or four the difference was amazing. I found that I didn't even need the full walk break to recover. Just keep pushing through, and remind yourself that every run you do, no matter how horrible and unbearable it seems at the time, it is helping to build your fitness so the next one will be easier.
Jonjay, well done on your run, 5k sounds pretty good after a break - I'd love to be able to run that!
Hope everyone else is going strong and injuries are all healing
I'm out tomorrow for another 25 minute run - my third in total. I've done it twice now so I know the first wasn't a fluke! There's no way I'll be doing 5k though in 30 minutes. I'd be lucky to get 4 out of it!