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more info needed please


Im losing weight for charity.

I'd like to incorporate the c25k in to my plan as it has been recommeded. Where do I find details of the plan?


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Just google nhs c25k. All the details are there. You won't regret it!


Thank you :-)

One more question.

My husband works away monday to wednesday leaving me at home with my 3 year old daughter. That means I could only run Thursday, Friday Saturday and Sundays. Would this work with c25k?

Ideally i'd like to run 5 days a week but hope i'd still be able to do this plan in four.



It is imperative that you have at least one rest day between runs. If this means you can't do 3 per week don't worry about it - do 2 - but just take it easy as your muscles, ligaments and joints will need a rest in between runs to recover. You don't HAVE to do 3 runs per week, it's just a guide. Better to take longer to do the programme than to get an injury. And quite a lot of us on this forum hadn't moved our bodies to any extent for a lot of years and came a cropper in the early weeks by trying to do too much too soon!


I second that opinion. Two days a week will be just fine - you can always do some stretching and strength training the other days at home.


super!! Thank you so much. I'm actually starting to feel excited about running ! :-)


You can pick up the podcasts/app here nhs.uk/LiveWell/c25k/Pages/...

Welcome to the forum! Good luck with your weight loss and I agree about leaving a day in between runs. Two days a week would be fine :)


Welcome to the forum, you will find it great for keeping you motivated through the weeks. I agree about having a rest day between runs especially when you are just starting out, you don't want to overdo things. Good luck


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