Hi, all. Completed w1r3 yesterday. Still alive - just. Actually, I'm amazed that I was able to get through week one without any probs - I am 69, after all. I've been reading all your wonderful advice all week and taking things slowly and carefully. I'm following Laura's podcasts. This is so much better than trying to do it alone. It's great having the lovely calm voice of Laura telling me what to do and when. I even like her dodgy music. c25k is so well designed - I'm loving it. Can't wait for Monday and week two.
Oldie newbie here: Hi, all. Completed w1r... - Couch to 5K
Hi and welcome.. there is a fair few of us youngsters on here
Well done for starting this great programme and joining the forum family Slow and steady is they way, and you may, as many do, get tired of hearing me advocate it. But, it works...
It gets us to the nine week, 30 minute runs, usually, safely and injury free and having had fun too!
Follow Laura, ( she is great), take the rest days, more if you need them.. and listen to your body..which will probably protest a little Extra exercise on rest days, ( non-impact) is really useful for building up core strength and stamina... even a day's gardening or housework can help!
Post too, for great support and encouragement
Great to have you here with us
Thanks, Oldfloss. I've already taken on board lots of your advice from reading posts here this week. I've quickly realised that this is not a race - it's about doing the work steadily and getting there.
I've got a pretty large garden with always plenty to do. I'll be out with the hedge trimmer a bit later.
Well done. Week 1 is one of the hardest. OldFloss is absolutely right about keeping it slow and steady. Also extra rest days. I was very unfit before I started this and get overly tired sometimes so taking extra rest days really help. Listen to Oldfloss and the others on this forum and you won't go far wrong. Good luck!
Brilliant you've done the hardest week, by kicking the couch and committing to a new plan. Slow, slow, slower as Oldfloss always says, and you'll be fine. Well done you enjoy Week 2
Welcome, scotinexile. Have a great holiday, but come back raring to go. Push yourself to get started, by all means, but once going take it nice and gently.
I was an Englishman in exile in Scotland for a long time - stayed in the Borders right at the end of the Pennine Way, then in Fife near Cupar and then on a little island off the north-west coast above Ullapool collecting midge bites. I worked in Edinburgh In the earlier part, perhaps my favourite city ever.