Couch to 5K
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Weekly chat May 15 - 21

Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week !

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Morning Rfc, hope you and OH are doing good!

I did a 11k run down the canalside yesterday, my furthest run so far. Parts of the canal have a cycle path about 10 yards back from the canal. Its not flat but follows the lie of the land, in places some quite steep inclines. I found i got a bit board on the flat, so where I could I used the more undulating cycle route. Now there's a surprise! I guess its because i live and run in an hilly area so its what Im more used to.

Happy running all!


Morning, all :) . This week, in fact tomorrow evening if all goes to plan, I will be doing my 5k Virtual Run in support of Brake which is a road safety charity. My last two runs went well and I have finally managed to run 5k without stopping for any walking breaks. Truly mind over matter and slowing down to a barely running creep at times but still running :) . Hoping to repeat this for Brake, in my lovely bright orange teeshirt, and with my friend Shirl by my side.

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Have just heard on the radio about these 5k runs in case anyone around Derby, Leicester Nottingham is interested. It doesnt look as though it is a timed event, there is a tshirt and bling.


I did the first run of week 9 this morning! Overall it was fantastic - I sped up a lot for the second half and was able to keep up the pace without exhausting myself. On the other hand, I did get an awful stitch that turned into agonising cramping in my shoulder and neck when I tried to get rid of it (no idea what was going on there) but I managed to keep going, somewhat lopsided, until the pain eased.

And now I'm feeling great and very excited to finish :D


I can't actually at this point remember when my last run was! :( Headache last Tuesday, parents' evening at school last Thursday, no chance to run this weekend... Actually that's not quite true. I could have gone out on Sunday evening but decided to be kind to myself. Life is busy and very stressful at the moment, and although running is a great de-stresser generally, sometimes it's just One Thing Too Many to fit in... :-(

Can't go running tonight. Maybe another night soon...


Hi I'm on week 3 run 3 which I hope to complete tomorrow morning before work failing that tomorrow evening straight after work. I have never run before and am gratified to find I don't feel too puffed but my knees do hurt a bit but I am keeping stretching and resting and hope to improve slowly but steadily. I am finding all the posts very helpful and inspiring and you have all become my lunchtime read! Thanks


PB in my Parkrun today but that's not a great achievement as it was only my second time (glossing over the one I tried to run after having cereal for breakfast then quit after it came back 3 or 4 times!) Pleased to complete it almost without ever dropping to a walk as it was only my third 5k since graduating in February (skiing holiday and cold/chest infection intervened).


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