New to Forum

Hi everyone,

Just introducing myself, as the title suggests: I'm new to this forum.

I started couch to 5k a few weeks ago but did week 1 twice as I struggled too much. Things are a bit easier now so im glad I did.

Now I think I need a bit of support and motivation because I believe im struggling to convince myself its worth it. So here I am :)

Thanks for reading,



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  • oh its sure worth it. 8 weeks down the line you will be laughing at your week 1 self.

    for me it was the first few or two that where tough. week 7 now, still follow the plan loosely and have ran 4 5k parkruns. its amazing how quickly you pick it up.

  • It might take me longer than that lol.

    But thanks :)

  • The whole idea of this C25K forum, is slow and steady... you take as long as you need.. speed and distance come much later :) And they do come... if you want them too.. after you graduate :)

  • mixindave Just looking back at my first message amused by my old self and laughed when i saw your post predicting just that :P

  • Is it going well then?

  • Last run of week 8 :)

  • keep us posted :)

  • Hi.. and welcome...

    Just take it slow and steady and you will get where you need to be... the Graduation podium.

    It is worth it, mentally and physically, and each week, you are getting stronger. Use the runs and follow the podcasts... each one builds on the run before. The C25K programme is about the disciplines of running... not just running.. we learn much about ourselves on this journey.

    Don't be tempted to go too fast or too far, too soon... the beauty of this is the slow build to the 30 minute runs...:) Some folk may ignore that and end up on the IC...or give up altogether..

    Take it at your own pace... and enjoy the journey...keep posting too...success and set back... we are right here..

  • Hi

    Thanks for replying. One problem I have is my ankle keeps hurting. Upon research I've found out my trainers might not be good enough but I cant afford good ones. Is it possible to complete this without spending more than I can afford?

  • Yes, set out with a budget and stick to it. Find out what trainers you need depending on how you run (gait) and google older versions of recommended trainers.

    Good luck and yes it us so worth it 👍

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