running newbie :)

Hello, I'm relatively new to running but ran with a club doing the Couch to 5K once a week and then doing the other two runs on the treadmill in the gym. Unfortunately at week 5 I got vertigo so missed a week and then on week 6 I developed a really sore thigh half way round the course and had to be collected in the car and taken back to the start which made me rest for three weeks before starting again. But the running bug has definitely bitten and now I'm doing the programme on the treadmill and can't wait to finish week 9 and venture outside once again!

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  • Welcome to the forum. It's a great place for support and advice and helps keep me motivated. Good luck with the running, keep us posted on your progress :-)

  • All the very best! It's addictive isn't it?

  • It certainly is and I just want my aches and pains to go away so I can really get out there and run unhindered!

  • Good luck - just take it gently. Slow is best at this stage.

  • Thanks, I will :)

  • So good that you're committed to achieving this. Just take it slow and steady and remember to stretch after your runs to keep those aches and pains away. Good luck and enjoy :)

  • Good to have you here! I am only doing treadmill runs at the moment - can't quite brave the outdoors - but have got to w5 r3. What's it like running with a group doing the programme? I kinda like the idea of some company as my hubby runs at literally twice my treadmill speed. I worry I'm far too slow to be able to keep up ..

  • It's good running with a group as the time passes more quickly and all of a sudden you've finished but if you get someone that's very chatty it's harder to keep going as you get more out of breath lol! I run on the treadmill with a slight incline to mimic uneven surfaces that you get outside as well. I'm really looking forward to doing a Park Run in the future too ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿƒ

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