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Hello Friends!



my name is Maria and I am from Germany. I did today my second run on the first week and I am very happy with the programm. Last year I tried it by myself to start running but I failed. My muscles ached and I got terrible stitch in the side. Every breath hurted.

Now with the NHS Couch25K programm my muscles don´t hurt and I don´t got stitch, too.

I orientate myself on the beat of the music and it works fantastic.

But I think, that I should do the first week twice. The winter was long and I catched a cold three times. Between November and March I was constantly in poor health. I think I need more time to swing into full gear.

First I finish my third run and than I see if I start the second week or if I repeat the first week.

I wish you a nice weekend!

5 Replies

Hi Maria, welcome on board and happy running!


Welcome, MimiMia! You won't fail this time as long as you follow the programme and keep going. Read some of the other blogs on here for inspiration and keep writing to let us know how you're doing.


Welcome Maria. See how you feel when you finish week one you might surprise yourself.

I also tried running before without this programme, I just never seem to progress. Best day when I was introduced the the C25K programme. :-)

Best of luck to you and keep blogging. :-)


Welcome to our lovely multinational running group! :)

Slow and steady often helps if week 1 seems hard work.


Welcome, Maria. The programme works - take it slow and steady and you will get there. I repeated several runs in several weeks, but many others don't need to . Please keep blogging to let us know how you get on :)

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