NHS Choices forum for the Couch to 5K community.
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kazdoc21 hours ago
Hi - i am getting ready to start the couch to 5k challenge and have a couple of questions...
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imber50a day ago
Hello, my name is Tony and I've just completed day one of the couch to 5k programme. I didn't realise how unfit I was until this evening but...
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Talk to me about Pace
Sangy7773 days agoPOPULAR
How many of you were able to run 5k at the end of 9 weeks ? My pace is not improving much week on week which means I may only be able to do ...
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Just completed my first ever 'run'
Carolyn63a day ago
I've been putting off the fateful day one for ages, today I run out of excuses. Like a lot of people on here I have never exercised, never ...
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First run tomorrow!
cml99a day ago
Hi guys! I'm doing my first run tomorrow, however I've just come back down to Cardiff and have no food in the house, and no time to get some...
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Run Fat Boy Run
trafford994 days agoPOPULAR
Hello 👋 hope everyone is ok out there. Not been on anything like this before. 2nd run of week 1 today. Bloody hard. I'm very overweight to...
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Today was week1 day3 and slightly disappointing
Sazzlexa day ago
Been looking forward to this, started off after the 5 min warm up began the jog and had a shooting pain in my left thigh which really hurt, ...
Bring back 'Laura' and the original Couch to 5k app!
Miker11562 days ago
What have you done to the old app? This new version is terrible, overly complicated and difficult to use...
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Debw66a day agoPOPULAR
I am going to start the c5k this week if I cannot run for the full time required is it still effective if I walk fast
Here I go again... W1 R1
Snufflegruffa day ago
Hi. My name is Andy. I graduated from C25K a couple of years ago, but had to stop running a few months later due to a torn calf muscle. ...
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Moisturiser and cleaning shoes
Bluerockdragon2 days agoPOPULAR
Hi all, it's been ages since I've been on the forum but I have been steadily doing faster 5 kms, though haven't broken the 30 min mark yet. ...
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Newbie stupid questions
MotwCoopa day ago
I'm 52 and have never run, ever, even for a bus. I had knee surgery in my teens which has provided a plausible excuse my whole life. So I'...
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Am I too old to start again?
Chrysanthemum4 days agoPOPULAR
Hello, I'm new here. I've attempted running several times, always aware that I look like I'm having a seizure, red face, etc...
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Llooneytunesa day ago
The last two months have flown by I never ever thought this would be possible but here I am,big thanks to mrs L an her " woo hoo's " also al...
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Some days, you just have to make your own sunshine...
Oldfloss21 hours ago
2017 and four runs completed. One on the 1st January, one on Tuesday, one Friday and one this morning...
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Linda_pinka day ago
Done it, felt great buzzing x
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Really?! Do I have to?
trafford992 days ago
Really tired n grouchy tonight and quite frankly I could not be a**sed with running W1 R3 tonight...and I'm still tired n grouchy after runn...
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Down but not out!
davidhwynn20 hours ago
I guess I was getting complacent, 3 weeks preparation to be able to even start the C25K because to begin with I couldn't even do W1R1, W1 th...
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Sunday morning run
givmana day ago
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MotherPip2 days agoPOPULAR
Well...Can hardly believe I've stuck out the whole week. I found run 3 a bit harder than 2.. but reason being I went a smidging faster -Gre...
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A requested poll. Do you clean your running shoes?
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