Hi everyone

After taking everyone's advice, and still not sure what I have let myself in for in signing up for the Great South Run when I can't run next door, anyway I have not tried to start the c25k again as yet, after my disastrous start a couple of weeks ago, I have been simply walking as often as I can, with my dog for company, to try and sort out my legs, and I am finding the pain in my calves and lower front of my legs and feet is easing and I managed a 5k walk last week and quite enjoyed it!! Still planning to get started on the c25k and have decided to join a local running club (beginners evening next Tuesday) where I am sure I will find help and encouragement and hopefully a bit of a laugh!! I am looking forward to getting started and posting my progress on here as everyone has been so helpful and it is great reading all the posts and finding I am not on my own


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  • I started the c25k program because I had signed up for a race and didn't know where to begin. The fear of an upcoming race and not being able to run 1 minute was the kick up the backside I needed to get in shape. Besides, you can always walk as much of the race as you like - it's the doing it that is important.

  • Good Luck Cathy and Well done to you for entering the GSR !

    Walking is a brilliant exercise to do before you feel ready to start the programme .

    Looking forward to reading of your progress ! :-) xxx

  • Well done cathy! You sound like you're already making great progress as your legs are getting used to the exercise. You'll find lots of support on here as you progress through the programme and I hope you have fun at your running club. What a great goal you have set yourself to aim for and with plenty of time to get there. Happy running (and walking) :)

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