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How long have you been a runner?

I have only committed to running for the last 4 months.

I tried last year but was immediately struck down by the dreaded shin splints, due to my not having a clue about the Couch to 5K program, or about how to run in general.

4 months ago, I decided to try again and follow the program. I'm now a proud, but slow runner.

How about you guys?

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Just over 12 months....., yaaaayyyyyyy!

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I tried many times at C25k and failed after 4 or 5 weeks. This time I started back in April and finished on the 22nd of June. Been running 3 times a week since. Love Parkrun on Saturday mornings.

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Been running about 14 months graduated 12 months last sunday

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I've got my 3 years runniversary since I graduated coming up in a couple of weeks...

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xx

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It's tomorrow! Must have a special run...

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You must.... :) x

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It never happened, woke up to thick fog....tomorrow then!

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1/2 way through W7 of the program, so for me I've been a runner about 1week!! Didn't really feel it before that!!

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Go you... you RUNNER you!

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I've had nearly three full seasons of running since graduating. One season was over by May due to shin splints flooring me.

I never ran before C25k.

Slow running is lovely. Nothing finer than being able turn out for a slow run anywhere you happen to be 🙂

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Absolutely agree xxxx Ran by the sea, this morning, slow and steady, got soaked and loved it!

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Love the idea of running seasons - v positive viewpoint. Will borrow- thanks. X

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A year, but not managed to go regularly 3 times a week, didn't run for 4 months and have picked it back up again, this time I'm not overthinking it and then ending up not going. I wonder if anyone else has found going consistently for a run is difficult or its just me?

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I think many do. I find its best not to over think it. Just go.

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Don' think at all.. just put your shoes out, climb into them and let them take you onward, anywhere and anytime:)

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I've been very sporadic. Never stopped completely but often go weeks between runs (mostly coz of dodgy knees, although I do other forms of exercise to stay fit).

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Coming up to 4 years since graduation. Loved it from the first run and still loving it 🙂 Have had a fair old time on the IC over the years but running is for life now so it's all part of a runner's life.

Slow is lovely 🏃🏃🏃🙂

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Bows to the Majesty!!! :) The IC.... just a part of it... a bit too often for me too at the mo' but getting back to it now:)

Slow... I love that word!

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I'm four years in and so very happy I made the effort to learn to run, I love it now after being a run hater for the rest of my life. 😀.

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Massive bow to you :) It is, a lifelong love affair isn't it? xx

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I couldn't imagine not running now, I'm determined to be one of those ones still running at 90 😀.

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Me too... but I have a shorter distance to go than you :)

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Hehe, you see, slow and steady and you will still beat me . 😀😀😀😀

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2 Years this December! Yeay!!!!

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It's been about a year and a half for me since I started Cto5k.

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Started April this year after seeing a poster on the bus. Started with Active10 then C25k. Graduated in July. V slow but happy with that, thanks to forum. Would rather run slow now until 90 than fast now and fizzle out at 80. (Am 66 - playing a long game. )

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May 15th!!

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