Hard To Shift Into First While Car Is Running, Manual Transmission

It is hard to shift into first while my car is running but easy when the car is off, what would cause this? I always have the clutch pushed in all the way and it does not slip when I let it out or inch forward with clutch pushed in, it is just hard to shift into gear.

Most the time if I just bounce the shifter into gear it will go somewhat smooth but always very smooth when the car is off. It is a 1997 Saturn SL2 with a DOHC 1.9L.

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