Couch to 5K
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Hello everyone!

I did complete the couch to 5k and loved being part of this forum. However, after my mum's illness I gave up, don't really know which week to start on, been going to a running club but finding it hard to fit in :( 

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Hi Mich and welcome back :) 

 why not start at week 1  :) go through the program again, your body will remember and you know what to expect and it will build your confidence again :) 

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Thanks Slow_Rob I think that you are right about confidence needing built. Think I will start just a couple of weeks in though and see how it goes :)

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Good choice , I am sure you will soon be back in the swing of it :) 

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Welcome back, Mich...

Why not start at one of the earlier weeks, W1, W2 or W3 and give that a go? You may well find it too easy, but you can move onto the next week after 2 (and not 3) times. By starting slowly and gently, you may be able to prevent the shin splits that you had last time. Just don't go too fast, too soon. Slowly, steadily, short strides are your friend just now. We all lose some fitness after not running for a while, and you're better to start near the beginning again, rather than over-exert yourself. 

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Thanks MarkyD :) I think your right going to give week three a go! Don't want shin splints again! 

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Hey.. welcome back..

Start at Week 1, do it for fun, and we can all give you loads of support, all over again... yeay! :)

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Hey Oldfloss, thank you for encouragement! Much appreciated!!! 😀😀

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How about trying week 4 and see how you get on?  Well done for getting back on track though.  I tried a couple of running clubs after graduating and I didn't fit in or enjoy them either!  I paid four pounds to run round a dark athletic track working on speed development!  I went home and said I was finding it boring which was perhaps a bit harsh but I can run through the woods for free in the daytime, why would I want to make running tedious?

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Thanks JoolieB1, I think I have got used to running alone. Hoping if I persevere it will help with speed, as I am very very slow. Good to know I'm not the only one that didn't graduate then go into a club and find it easy!  If it becomes tedious there is no point! 

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I reckon you can start wherever the heck you like... so long as you start... and you take it gently and stop when you feel like stopping. Although I like Oldfloss' idea of just starting at the beginning... I accidentally had the Week 1 podcast come on in the car on the way home from my run today and wow, the nostalgia!

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Thanks GoogleMe ! Good advice, I do have the kind of mentality that I don't stop until laura says so, so good to have in mind it's okay to stop! 

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I just started c25k again and started at week 3, but allowed myself to be guided by Laura, my heartrate and how I feel on the day.  Really depends on how ready/fit you are to run I suppose, but better to under rather than overestimate fitness.  The luxury for me this time around is I don't feel any pressure whatsoever to do it quickly, so enjoy and luxuriate in going so slowly you can enjoy the view without feeling like vomming at the sight of a small incline!

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Haha brilliant Slookie, I know that feeling!!

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