Couch to 5K

The comeback run

Hello peeps,

Well after what seemed like eternity (3 months and a bit) I'm finally off the IC and today went for my first run.

Played safe and chose a route that I had used in approx week 5-6 of the program, knowing the timing splits etc helped me gauge what I was doing. I had mentally prepared myself of a fitness level between week 3-4 after being out for so long with no excercise in between not even cycling :-( . Over the moon was I, when I managed to run around 3K'ish without any problems. :-) :-)

No ground breaking times today, just happy that I managed to get out there and run (who cares about the weather!!) after such a long time. I'll probably keep to this distance for about a week or so and then start increasing gradually.

Without a doubt really happy to be back on the road and posting on here.

How's everyone doing? Hope you are all well and your training is going well.

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Great news. Welcome back.

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Thank you.

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Oh well done 3 k was great I've had a break too and would be so proud to get back to that well done again

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Thank you, never did I think I will go that far either. Let's see what the legs say in the morning 😁😁

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Embrace the pain as how well you've done like a war wound

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Great that you are back, yes build steadily, and enjoy!

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Welcome back! Great determination. I followed your progress with great interest last year at about this time as you were ahead of me in the programme. You were really speedy - and I'm sure you'll get back there again!

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Thank you. How is your running going? I've set a few goals for myself now and hopefully will be back to speed very soon.

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Welcome back, just don;t try to go too far, too fast, too soon (But I saw the whole of the moon)

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Welcome back Saul. I don't think it will take you long to get back to where you were, if the weather doesn't get in the way! I bought some shoe spikes and had the best run ever yesterday morning. Something woke me up at 4a.m. and I gave up trying to get back to sleep, went to my frozen park and ran on packed ice. Not a soul out, just me and some bemused bunnies watching me as I crunched along. Turned out to be a fabulous run but wasn't up to much the rest of the day. I actually saw two rabbits popcorning. I didn't even know they did this: jumping vertically about a metre high as if they were on a trampoline. Don't know what got them so excited but to me it looked as if they were just happy ☺

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👍Wow that sounds like a cool run. Our park is locked away out of harms way.

With the shoe spikes must have sounded like a mini army.

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Haha they're great actually. You can run safely on ice as easily as on dry land but they're not your best bet for stealth activities!

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Good to see you back Saul, sounds like you have things in hand. I've been on and off the IC too but now progressing well towards a 10 miler end of Feb, got my first 10k run this weekend! Onwards and upwards

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I do hope so. Been keeping up with your posts, well done getting this far. Was hoping to be at the same stage as you by now.

Good luck for the weekend.

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Welcome back Saul and happy that you are out running and off the ic. Your plan to build up slowly is perfect, and I think you will be back to where you were before too long...

I had a month on the ic at xmas and found I need to do a few more 30 min runs before I can start building up distance again. Stamina building.

Good luck and keep posting your progress.😊

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WElcome back, 3KM is a lovely distance, well done x

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