Very impressed and pleased with the Couch5K program! it works!

Very impressed and pleased with the Couch5K program! it works!

Hi, I'm new here. But I'm really enthusiastic about nhs C5K and recommending it to all my friends. I've just done Session 1 of Week 8. It was hard to believe at the start of the program - when my groin was aching after just 30 seconds and I though I would expire! But achieving milestones along the way has not only made me fitter but also given me a mental boost - I feel a lot happier and more positive generally. I had my 60th birthday last year and am more focused on trying to achieve and maintain fitness as long as possible, despite occasional creaking knees. I hated running when I was young but now, although the first half of the run is always a struggle, you feel on a high when you finish. Who knows, I might even manage a half marathon sometime in the future. If I got this far, anything is possible! Thanks, Laura.

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  • Great post! Have any of your friends followed your advice?

  • Hello and welcome to the forum.

    You will find there are many of us here in a similar demographic group. Myself I'm now 60, started C25k July 2016. I am running my 2nd 10k race (slowly mind you), in a fortnight . I have also registered for my...

  • Seeing posts like this spur me on!

  • Thanks. That is really inspirational c

  • I think that when we were at school the teachers set us off on a cross country run in the freezing cold; without any help or guidance (it probably meant that they could have an hour off). No technique. Nothing. No wonder we all believe we "can't...

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