Couch to 5K

Just nipping out for a quick run!

Who knew I would ever say that? Not me! But now I do, often, just nipping out for a little 30 minute run...From January newbie when week 1 was a real challenge to running is part of my week, something I do and work out where it fits with what's going on etc. amaze balls! To anyone out there facing the weekly podcasts, wondering how will I do this.....? You will and you can get to week 9, infinity and beyond :)

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Brill post, it's great to just be able to get out there and switch off from the world for half an hour!

Good stuff and highly inspirational to us newbies!

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Me too! Isn't it great. I also started in January and all you can think about at first is 'how long til I can walk again'! now, like you, 30 mins is my quick run, and I do the full 5km when I have the time - my goal one day being that the 30mins and the 5km will be one and the same thing.

Was a full 1 min 15 secs faster today, so going in the right direction, out running at 6.30am - something else I thought would never happen - its the little things that keep us motivated - oh and how great you feel when you're done :-)

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And me. I am a January starter. I love a 30 min run and the longer 5k runs are a treat for Fridays when I don't have to do anything afterwards. One day they will be the same runs. Not long now. :)

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How fab :) great we both stuck with it through January weather - oh - feels like winter again haha!

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Amazing, well done I'm not at 5k yet but it's a goal :) keep enjoying :)

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I do the same, once I put the young un to bed I'm thinking "Should I just pop out for a quick 5K?", the wife thinks I'm mad.

I used to go to the gym in my Navy days for a few weeks before the Annual "Fatness" test, I so wish I had started this program all those years ago!

To be honest a lot of it is down to the guys and gals on here giving support, no tinterweb all those years ago, semaphore flags maybe :)

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I agree, everyone on here has much to do with me keeping going too!

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Well done. Keep up the good work. Yes, it's amazing how we can do this after never believing for a minute that we could. We have hidden depths it would seem😊

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Indeed miss wobble, hidden depths and talents :)

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Great, isn't it? I did that too last night!! Great feeling!

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:) brill!!

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I shall be out there in a bit once I've taken no. 2 dog home. Me, and the open road, yeah baby!

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It's great to feel all the good vibes in that post. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I was wondering on my run yesterday what the magic ingredient is that gets us from heaving, unfit newbies with a stick after one minute of running to runners who can deal with 20 minutes nonstop... mystery! But it works, that's for sure.

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"heaving" in the sense of the chests for breathing, huh. Note to self, check before hitting publish button.

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Haha! I don't know how it works it just does. But I do know the peeps on here kept me motivated and supported - knowing I could post my progress and grt eat help made all the difference!

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