Coming to running late

Hi Folks

I'm new here and have come to running relatively late. I'm 46 and it was time to decide whether to give in to the sofa or get off of it. I decided to do the latter. I thought I was relatively fit as I walk a lot of miles with my two dogs but didn't realise how wrong I was.

I had a chat with my doctor about running as I have Hypothyroidism and have had a couple of disk prolapses and consequently some arthritis in L4/5... her advice in summary was if it doesn't hurt then it's going to help.

I started at the end of March and thought I'd never get through the first week but here I am on a rest day before running W6/R3. I tend to go back a couple of weeks and do easier runs regularly to keep training.

I'd really like to do some park runs once I've graduated and built some confidence.

Two weeks to go so best foot forward!


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5 Replies

  • Welcome.

    At 46 you are considerably younger than a large proportion of runners on this forum. It is never too​ late to transform your life. I can't praise parkrun too much. It is fabulously​ supportive. No need to sit until you finish C25K. Many people walk part of the 5k and you can just do whatever C25K run you are on, then walk the rest.

    Good luck with the rest of the plan.

  • Hello and well done getting this far, though it's obviously much easier for a stripling like you ;-)

    At my local Parkrun they even have volunteers pacing a 1 minute run / 1 minute walk and another similar interval. Parkrun like Couch to 5K is a bit of a misnomer, as it says "Please ensure that you are fit enough to walk, jog, run 5k (3.1 miles) with us".

  • Wow you've done so well. Good luck with the next 2 weeks 😊

  • You're a youngster really!!! Well done on your progress and good luck for the rest. You'll never regret it.

  • Well done you.. a mere youngster :)

    You are getting closer now, so keep it slow and steady and you will get there :) Confidence? You have got that... you are a runner:)

    Go for it:)

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