First post here and it's not the first time I've tried Couch to 5k and failed to actually finish it but I'm committed to really starting this again (How many times have you heard that!) as I have a few big things coming up soon which will change me as a person for the better so I need to get a lot more fitter than I do.
I'm due to be flying for an airline later this year and so I believe getting fitter will help me with the changes in pressurisation, long and busy days, and handling a bigger aircraft than I'm used to.
I also do some go-karting regularly and have done this for years. Recently I've been doing it and I've really struggled to keep fit throughout the race/heats. Halfway through my hands lose it's grip and arms lose their strength..
So, back to Couch to 5k it is. I also live in Guernsey now, from the UK originally, so that's what the title is about.
I wanted to ask for a bit of advice though actually regarding Couch to 5k, as I want to take it seriously regarding strength and stretching etc.
I found a video on Youtube which shows some strength training for 7 minutes which I believe should be done before and after your run, is this correct? There's nothing in the app that tell's you what stretches or anything to do before your run which I don't feel is very good.. After all, I don't want to injure myself too early!
I finished Week 1 last week and would like to run Mon, Wed, Fri. But I am thinking then I will have 2 rest days at the weekend. This is really nice don't get me wrong but I believe the app says I should a rest day every other day.
What does everyone else do?
Looking for as many advice as possible please. Thanks, and good to be here!