First Time Out

I've made some decisions about lifestyle and shifted 8lb over the last three weeks, but wanted to vary the regime from just cycling (as it takes hours to do any real good). Diet has played a major part, as had portion control & consumption of lots of water. I want to do more, though, as target weight is still 20lbs away.

So first time out just done and I really felt good having started on the journey. Keeping a slow pace was difficult and not helped by some very uneven paths through the park. I've got some stiffness setting in my legs now, so going for a soak.

I've set myself the 5k goal, but want to go further, and try the Great North Run next year. Does that sound too ambitious?

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  • No not all. Its great to have a goal & you're being realistic with timescales.

    Just follow the plan, listen to Laura, remember to take your rest days & most importantly have fun doing it. ☺

    You've taken the biggest step already.

    Good luck!

  • Thank you - I am considering still cycling tomorrow (no more than 10k) is that still okay on a rest day?

  • Absolutely. Go for it ☺

  • Go for it! If you're not ready to run the whole thing, you can always do a run-walk. Many of us have done that in our races, and often end up with a better time than if we ran the whole thing.

  • That's great advice, thanks. I hadn't thought of that as an option, but it makes perfect sense.

    Thanks again!

  • No, not too ambitions, goals are good.... And well done you have might the right move doing this :)

  • Nothing wrong with your ambition and will give you the incentive to keep going :D

    You have done the hardest bit ,starting !! keep at it , listen to laura and you wont go wrong :D

  • Definitely have a goal but take the C25K challenge one step at a time trust Laura and have the recommended rest days you will be running 5K before you know it ;) You have made the biggest steps starting this plan and deciding to lose weight !

    I have been doing Slimming World and recently graduated C25K the running actually slowed down my weight loss for a while, luckily I am back on track now. I am not sure that I have lost much running, as others in the group who are real couch potatoes have lost more. I do however unlike them lose weight every single week ! I have definitely toned up my body with running though and deciding to start this plan was the best thing I ever did ! Good luck :)

  • w1r1 can be tough. I found it the hardest run of the entire program. Concentrate on 5K first and in about 9 weeks you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.

    Keep running, keep posting and you'll own the gnr next year.

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