Hello from newbie

Hi everyone, just a quick hello to all you lovely runners and runners-to-be. I started this journey six weeks ago. Like many of you, I'd never thought I'd be able to run more than one minute at a time, but this program is proving me very wrong. Today my running buddy and I completed W6R3; still find it hard to believe we actually managed to do a 25 minutes non stop run. Ok, so perhaps it was more a gentle jog than a run, but we were moving steadily nonetheless ;-). For me the program's strength lies in very gradually building up our stamina. And aren't the podcasts great - it takes all the thinking out of it. I'm also v fortunate to have a wonderful running partner (hello hopefull-runner!)- we do two of the three weekly runs together. Having someone to share the journey with, and encourage you along the way, is a great motivator and makes it fun as well. Tomorrow is our day's rest, but can't wait for Thursday when we will start W7. Good luck to everyone, no matter where you are at the C25K journey.

8 Replies

  • Well done, you like many others here give me inspiration to continue. Lets do this! xx

  • Hi Stephb81, good luck with your last W5 run tonight!! You can do it. Enjoy!

  • It's brilliant isn't it?! What a difference it's made to so many lives, and what a shame it gets so little publicity. We're all out there spreading the word though. Evangelical? Us? Surely not ...

  • Nice to meet you. Welcome to the world of running!!

  • Hello arracka. Nice post and congrats on the progress so far.

  • Thanks everyone. This forum makes me feel like we all have many running partners ;-). It's so wonderful to hear other people's stories and read about their progress. And thanks to the Graduates for setting the example and keeping everyone going.

  • Welcome to the site, that sounds like really good progress, well done.

  • What a lovely positive post! Not long now and it will be 30 minutes and then there will be no stopping you. Good luck.

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