I have been putting together a list of thoughts for the FAQ of C25k that we will try to provide answers to in the C25k realtime videos. Of course, a these things go, I had dozens of ideas floating around in my head while thinking about it in vague terms but not so many when it comes to putting them down on paper. I would really welcome everyone's input: what are the questions that come up time and time again? What were the questions you had when doing the programme? What quetions would you like to know the answers to?
thanks in advance
Here's what I have so far:
Should I start?
How do I start?
How do I find the motivation to start?
What should I wear?
Do I need new trainers?
Will people stare at me?
Where can I run?
Can I run on a treadmill?
When does it get easier?
What should I eat before running?
What should I eat after running?
What should I eat as a runner?
Will I lose weight doing C25k?
Will I become more toned doing C25k?
I have been doing C25k for X weeks, why have I not lost weight?
Help I have put on weight doing C25k.
What time is best to run?
How fast should I be running?
What speed/incline should I set the treadmill to?
I am on week X and am only running Y distance. How will I make it to 5k?
What running app/watch/fitbit should I use?
My shins hurt. What do?
My feet/knees/calves/back etc hurt…
I am on W1R2 and my muscles still ache. Should I stop?
I have a sharp/shooting pain in XYZ
Will running ruin my knees?
I have a cold, can I run?
I had a cold, how long till I can run?
I sprained my ankle/pulled my calf/tore a knee ligament, when can I run again?
I missed a run/week due to illness/life, should I repeat a week/where should I start back from?
How should I breathe? The podcast says…
What part of my foot should strike the ground first. Laura/my friend from work/Christopher McDougall says…
I have signed up for a 5k/10k/ultra marathon in September and am on W2. Will I be able to run it all?
What do I do after I graduate?
How do I get faster/run further?
Why is the leap from Rx to Ry so great?
How can I do W5R3? Should I just repeat R2?
Why does Wsix R1 go back to intervals? Why was it so hard?