Couch to 5K
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more info needed please

Hi,

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?

thanks

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

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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.

thanks

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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!

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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.

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

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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 :)

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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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