New to all this - Wk1 R2

Started doing the Couch to 5K on wednesday night with a local running group, loved it and felt great afterwards. Did second run today with daughter, she is much faster than me so it seemed a bit harder, can't imagine ever being able to run continuously for 5 mins though never mind 30! I am completely new to running and have slightly dodgy knees so need to take it gradually. I have recently lost over 2 stone which has helped the knees a bit and started doing a couple of exercise classes a week. Hoping that running will allow me to eat cake and still keep the weight off!


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  • Well done on starting the programme. It's very disappointing but running, especially for novice runners, doesn't burn as many calories as you'd hope. Keep going though, it's all good and you never know if you might get the running bug and end up doing the really long distances that really do require additional calories - although I'm not sure if cake is recommended! Lol

    Enjoy the programme, I'm just about to start week 7 and feel in danger of becoming an addict and a running bore! I think lots of us starting out can't believe we will ever run for 30 minutes but keep reading the posts on this site, so many people have succeeded, it really keeps you going and gives you the belief that you can do it too.

  • I run because I like cheese lol. Well done on getting started, take it nice and slow and you'll be fine. Good luck :)

  • I'm with you on that one, boxed baked camembert last night was my evil temptation last night (I did share it though!) :)

  • Brie was my cheeky treat last weekend, in my defense I did cut the chunk in half and I didn't go too far over my daily calorie allowance ;)

  • Well done on starting, I must admit, when I was on week 1 I never, ever thought I'd be able to run for 5 minutes but have managed to do it without stopping. The programme's great - keep it up :)

  • It depends on the cake:)

    Well done you for starting the whole thing...slow and steady is the way... don't be pressured, even by lovely run faster than you should be.

    The programme will take you so cleverly through, that you will be running longer than you ever thought possible!

    The folk on here will support you, literally, every step of the way!

    Well done! Keep posting :)

  • Well done for stepping into the unknown. I think you might be wise to go it alone if you are finding your daughter's speed a bit much as you don't want to get too tired. I found that going really slowly in week 1 was the key. Good luck and keep us posted!

  • Thanks for the words of encouragement, it is great to be able to read everyone's posts and see people who are just starting out and others who have graduated. I intend to take it steady and just work through the programme without trying to jump ahead and do too much (not much danger of that to be honest!) :)

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