Couch to 5K

Week 1 Day 1

Did my first run on Tuesday and it was a GREAT feeling. I'm not the unfittest person in the world having almost always being in jobs that I have to be on my feet for most of the time, but make no mistakes, I'm probably about 3 stone overweight and until a month ago was a smoker for 15 years.

I was worried about how tough it was going to be, but I managed the first session and it went well and I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's run now.

I think the podcast is excellent, and cannot wait to develop over the next 9 weeks.

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Welcome to the C25K community! C25K is a brilliant programme to work through and as long as you take it steady you'll achieve your goal, no problem. The best advice is to start slow and steady with each run until you get into your stride. That way you won't tire yourself out too soon and disappoint yourself - or worse still pick up an injury. Keep coming back to this brilliant web site for support and inspiration from others on the journey - it really does help to keep you focused! Well done on giving up the smokes! You may not loose any weight until later on in the programme but you will feel better in yourself for doing it.



I endorse everything that Beek says and also welcome you to this very special online community. I would also recommend stretching straight after your workouts, it helps to avoid injury. There is a good set on the NHS Choices site. I was resistant to this at first but a friendly physio told me that you will ache when you first start running and that stretching is one of the best ways to keep that to a minimum.

Wishing you loads of luck on the exciting journey into discovering just what your body is capable of achieving. Keep us posted on your progress.


Welcome to the forum Running Man, we are a friendly bunch on here :-)

I echo everything Beek & IannodaTruffe say above. You will be amazed at the progress you make in just a short time. Stretches are really important, and I would also suggest that if you do feel sore at any point, take an extra day's rest between the runs.

Good luck & let us know how you get on.


Thanks for the support guys. Made it out for the second run this morning and I've got a lot less 'jellly-leg' so far. Having done it once, I found I was able to concentrate more on pace and technique this time.


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