Couch to 5K
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C25K and my progression

What can I say,

I can't recommend this app enough to people.

Back in January I was nearly 16 stone at 5ft 8". Not huge but borderline obese.

At first I couldn't run for longer than 5-10 mins tops with a 10-11min mile pace.

I stuck with the app and 9 weeks later I was running for 30 mins. It wasn't easy and some days were awful.

It's not all bout speed, just keep moving.

After completing the app I had a bug for it and have now signed up for a half marathon in October and currently able to run for approx 10 miles at a steady 8 1/2 min miles.

I feel better than I have ever done and currently down to 13 1/2 stone so the running has helped massively to acheive it without drastically Changing my diet either

Go for it guys!!!! You can do it!!!

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The magic of C25K!

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Wow! What speed you are now running at.

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Don't know but seem to average about 8 1/2 min miles on strava. The pace just came naturally and speed slowly progressed and is still progressing by pushing that little bit harder once a week

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Monty what a fab inspirational post. Just shows what a determined person you are. Well done

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I'll 2nd that! Well done!

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That's amazing - and such an inspiration. Congratulations on your achievements so far. I dream of one day being able to do a Half Marathon and posts like yours are such a motivation!

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You can do it Gabby!!

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That's fantastic, well done. Lot's of luck for the half marathon!

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Great post and just what we need :)

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That is brilliant, what a difference it must make to everyday life ☺, I've lost a little bit of weight myself and everything just seems easier...

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