Couch to 5K
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Hi all, I've just found this forum after looking for one for a couple of weeks. I started the C25K in July and last night I did week 7 run 1. I haven't made it t 5k yet and am hoping this happens over the next couple of weeks. I'm really enjoying it, not the running so much as the accomplishment!

Thought I'd say hello and introduce myself. I've started running to lose weight and improve my fitness levels. I also do karate a few times a week where I unfortunately broke my foot last year! I still struggle with it but I truly believe the running is helping to strengthen it back up.

Have a great day,


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Hello & welcome ☺

You'll find loads of really supportive folks on here who are always willing to offer support & guidance if you need it.

Well done on getting to wk7 so far. Not long to go now!

Good luck & happy running ☺


Hello! It was us you were looking for!

Please put all thought sof running 5k by the end of the programme out of your mind. forget distance and cut your pace back by 25%. The programme is designed to give you the start of an aerobic base by being able to run for 30 mins non stop. Once you have that down, work on the distance.

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Welcome and well done for getting to week 7 - you've come to the right place and we'll all cheer you over the finish line when you graduate!

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You have got to W7, so you have already seen a great improvement in your ability, which only goes to show that C25k really does work. Rignold's admonishment about striving to hit 5k in 30 mins during the programme is worth taking not of, however if you are close to it, then it is an extra target to hit. The majority of folk on this forum did not achieve this target and it is definitely not a requirement to graduate successfully. While I agree with him that building up your stamina is the most important thing, learning to push yourself can also start here, if you wish.

Welcome and good luck, fellow runner.

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Thanks for the warm welcome all. I'll take all advice on board. I'm not going to be too disappointed if I don't get to 5k by the end of the programme but it's definitely a milestone for me.


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