Couch 2 5k newbie, W2R1 done :-)

Hello! I've just discovered this forum via Twitter, and I'm enjoying reading the inspiring stories. I've just started week 2 of Couch 2 5k, and so far it's going pretty well, I'm feeling good after each run! Tonight I completed W2 R1 and decided to vary my route. Do people generally stick to a similar route every week or do you vary it to keep it interesting?


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  • Vary. It stopped the 'gosh but this is boring thought' in wk 4! Have fun!

  • Welcome! This is a great place to get advice & encouragement. I stick with the same route at the moment mainly as I don't feel confident enough to be running through town!

  • Hi rosie well done on w2 r1 I would have been attempting this tomorrow but ended up injuring myself on w1 r2. Gutted I was so back to w1 r1 again tomorrow. There is a long stretch of coast not far from where I live so I run there plus it's flat. There is nothing but hills where I am so think I'll give it a few weeks before I attempt them. Anyways sorry to ramble and I'm sure others will be along shortly to advice. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

  • Thanks for the replies everyone, I think varying my route is the way to go. I'm quite lucky that I have a few options near where I live in Edinburgh. I started off in the local park, which is lovely, but tonight I ran along the waterfront, which I think I liked better, despite the hill to get back home! There is a handy cycle path too which I want to check out too...

    Ciggygonney hope the injury has healed!

  • Welcome to the board Rosie, good to have you here !

    Sounds like you have got lots of lovely places to run so I would definitely take advantage of them all .

    Good Luck and Well done for your run today :-) xxx

  • I try and vary the routes luckily I live in a village where it is mainly flat God help me when I find some hills! Good luck with the running xx

  • I stick to the same route at the moment. It's all paths and there are trees, rabbits, birds, allotments, flowers, ducks, brambles and raspberries. There are occasional smokers, people in suits, cyclists and an abundance of dog poo but on the whole, the positives outweigh the negatives :-)

    Great you found the forum Rosie958 and you could work up to running up Arthur's Seat!

  • It's the second time I've used the route I used for my Week 2 R1 run today so yes and no! Dependent upon time of day and traffic for me which in a small village I sometimes have to stop for (today for my next door neighbour who also runs,and an ex work colleague - awkwaaard!)

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