Couch to 5K

What next?

Bit of a shorter one than my last post!

My housemate wants us to sign up to the Cardiff half-marathon in October, and after running 4.8km in 25 minutes (w6r3) last week I was initially very much up for it.

However, my diet now consists of 70% beans on toast and pasta (hasn't changed much since Uni). I'm a bit concerned without somewhat drastically changing what I eat it just isn't a good idea to put my body through the necessary training required for running 21.7km let alone the actual run. There's a big difference between the energy needed for 5km vs 21.7 and I'm not sure it's even worth trying the 10k.

Any views at all would be much appreciated, thanks.


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Sign up for the race and learn lots of new recipes? Cooking is a total joy and really doesn't need to take ages to be healthy and delicious.


Go for it Mike!

Healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult and you will feel the benefit.


Improving your diet is a good thing to do in and of itself but even your current intake should not be an obstacle to you signing up (and doing) a Half Marathon.

Your body stores 'energy' in the form of glycogen and unless you are very underweight you have sufficient quantities to run 21K.


Just seen Lloyds are giving away 100 tickets for the Cardiff half on Facebook. I'd ask if you would kindly nominate me but I think we'd need to be Facebook friends so ne'er mind :/


sign up definitely, your dietary repertoire needs addressing, join our FB group B25K fuel to run...sorted :)


Can't find a FB group with that name?


Try BC25k fuel to run

Reply see if you get the same result I did - zip?


I can add you if I knew your name!


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