Couch to 5K
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Graduated yesterday!

This is my first post. Thank you to people who have posted on the forum. I have read many of them for support over the last few weeks. The most important lesson I learned from my experience and that of others, is run at a sustainable pace, no matter how slow. I have built up from 11 minutes per K to around 9 minutes on the road and 8 on the treadmill. Did all my app runs outside, running around the village, often at 5am, and joined a gym for the first time (47 years) a week ago. Don't fancy running in the dark, so am now pounding the treadmill with a smile. Unbelievable 12 weeks ago when running for a minute was hard, and working my way up to 5 minutes seemed like a marathon. Didn't know that 10 seconds could seem so long...

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Well done you...

And also good for you on your timings per km.

Treadmill running is slightly different to road running, they suggest that a gradient of 1.5 or 2 on a treadmill equates to running on the road flat.

But treadmills are more cushioning.

Another feature of some treadmills is the interval button, the ability to change speed from a faster run to asl ower pace with the press of a button, perfect for HIIT and other interval training.

A.

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Thanks, yes I am experimenting with the features, using a 2% incline as a start. Treadmill running seems easier because of the cushioning, I can definitely run faster at the same heart rate.

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Congratulations..very well done. In your own time and enjoying it.

Go get your badge...the journey goes on...your way, however and wherever you wish to go....🙂

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Thank you 😀😀😀😀😀

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Congratulations 😊 its great how this program works isnt it. Well done and keep on running.🎉🎉🎉

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Congratulations! Don't forget to go back outside when it gets lighter again! 😊

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Fantastic, well done! 😃😃

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Congratulations! I hope you feel great.

Why not keep posting so you can share your experience with others?

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