Couch to 5K

Hello - new member!

Hello, and I think the title speaks for itself! I am a British long term resident of Rome and am starting this in order to learn how to run "properly" and to build up my stamina without injury. Typically when I decide to do something new I go too far too soon...

I am pretty active and try very hard to exercise when my very busy schedule allows but am not really accustomed to running. However I love that feeling of "active meditation" that it can give and really want to be exercising outdoors.

Have a great day!

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Welcome aboard I assume you have downloaded the podcasts/app all you need to do is get out there follow the instructions take the rest days also take your time there is no rush to get it done. You can try and jancanrun she is also living in Italy. But most of all enjoy and post when you have done a run/shuffle/jog and remember there is no such thing as a daft question.

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Jancanrun is your fellow expat runner

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Thank you for the welcome, manofkent62 - and I will look up Jancanrun!

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You are most welcome we all help each other on this forum through the good and the bad.

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Hi Helene, fellow Brit in Italy just across the Appenines. The plan is a great way to start and it keeps you on track, with nice little challenges on the way. Keep posting as you go, it'll be nice to read a fellow Britalian's posts.

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Hi Jancanrun, and thank you for the welcome! Where in Italy are you? I too lived on the other side of the Appenines - I spent about eighteen months in Ferrara before heading to Rome (although that was about fifteen years ago).

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I love the idea of active meditation! I cycled from Pisa to Rome via a very indirect route a couple of years ago on my own and it was the most perfect mental as well as physical retreat. Good luck!

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Hi Jododds, and thank you! Cycling from Pisa to Rome sounds amazing - it must have been a great experience, especially as it would surely have taken you through some beautiful landscapes. How long did it take?

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I did it very gently and stayed in Florence for three nights as I lived there for a year. It took three weeks. Bliss!

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