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So unfit! Starting couch to 5k

MrsMorgan73
MrsMorgan73
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Just completed run 2. Can't imagine I will ever run for more than one minute at a time. So unfit its embarrassing! Nice views though!

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sheps
shepsGraduate

Well done for starting. Honestly, you've done the hardest bit.

This forum is a great place to come when you have doubts or achievements - you will always be supported through any difficulties.

Keep this first post on hand for a reminder when you complete Week 9. You'll look back in wonder!

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Midgeymoo17

Relax you will get there. 1 minute is soooooo much better than none. To be honest right now I can tell you I am probably far less fit than you.

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ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant well done ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Sammully
SammullyGraduate

Starting off is the hard part! Well done and keep going your progress will surprise you x

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Whatsapp
WhatsappGraduate

Well done for starting. Sounds as though you are exactly the type of person the programme was designed for. You don't need to believe just yet, but you do need to commit to the programme and trust each run will get you further along the path to building your stamina. You ran for a minute no less than 8 times with constant walking between. You've done the hard bit and started. You've got this ๐Ÿƒ

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WhiteJog
WhiteJogGraduate

Every run I think, I can't go another step, then every week I do. I've just finished Week 7 run 1 and cannot believe how well this programme works. Good luck.

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IcanandIwill
IcanandIwillGraduate

Ohhhhh you will. I took a group in work through the c25k. A guy who weighed 18 stone has just completed his first park run....and he smokes.

It works... trust it.

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Jancanrun

Well done for starting, believe in the programme and more importantly in yourself and one day in the not too distant future you will look back at this post and think 1 minute was an absolute giggle. The views help too.... good luck next time out and happy running

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Shivani05
Shivani05Graduate

You can do this! Just take it one run at a time, one step at a time, slow and steady. We're all here rooting for you. Good luck!

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

First steps on a life changing journey........... congratulations!

Remember, always take at least one rest day between runs. Go as slow as you need to. Should you not complete a run, simply repeat it after a rest day, building your stamina and fitness, until you complete it, then move on.

You can only fail this programme by going back to the couch.

Enjoy this, never see it as a chore, and you WILL run for thirty minutes......... honestly!

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MrsMorgan73

Aw thank you!

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bareliz

I felt the same. No way would I get to the end of the programme I thought, but I'd give it a go and see how long I'd last. I start week 8 tomorrow. I've had good days and bad days and taken extra rest days when needed. Just trust in the programme and the support from this forum. You will do this :)

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MrsMorgan73
MrsMorgan73
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Thank you, I'll keep at it too. Week 8!! You have spurred me on.

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Staceypie82

Well done on run 2. I started on run 1 today and I'm physically shaking. Well done and keep it up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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MrsMorgan73

Oh had its not just me. My legs were like jelly and I ran around the park on total flat ground. May venture out in week 2/3! Good luck for your next run.

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nikkiwabit
nikkiwabitGraduate

I think we all felt the same but this programme really does work. Don't look too far ahead, just do the next run, then the next. Take it slowly and rest between runs. The first is probably the hardest.

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MrsMorgan73

Thank you x

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