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What is your Week? January (1)

What is your Week? January (1)

Hi there and welcome to, What is your Week ? January (1)

Hopefully, lots of you will be joining in with this; it is a great support to everyone.

The idea of, "What is your Week" ?

Every week we are going to put up a post, so you can add in a little post underneath, to say what week you are planning to do this week.

Sample post (feel free to put as much or as little as you like)

“Hi I am Oldfloss, and this week, I am doing Week 1, and really looking forward to it.”

We are growing so much at the moment and Realfoodieclub wanted to have a little fun post ,so we can see who is on what week of the programme, and hopefully it will help everyone to feel more included on the forum.

It will help other runners to know they are not alone with their weeks, and help everyone feel supported.

Please remember it doesn't matter if you stay on the same week for a while, that is fine; it is a journey and it really doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be so worth it when you get to the final run.

At the end of the month there will be a Certificate for you to download and keep; just a little memento of the fact you have completed a whole month of the program. Another full month of running for you.

If you have just graduated, this will be a great place to keep you motivated, there is always the Quest on the Bridge to 10k forum as well for graduates.

I will add all the names from this week under this post. Every week for the month of January the names will roll over into another post.

Let's get a good list going so we can support each other.

(Come on you lurkers, you can do it as well. ?)

Wishing you all a happy healthy week.

Oldfloss x

cathsykes

Nora-Bone

rolysmate

IgaT

Lizzisforliving

Susieq174

Prudanced

Adams_emma

Lordi

RAnselm

lillybeth5k

Bridget007

MotherPip

ANewMe2017

salmontess

Dream-to-run

ejvcruns

Lorraine 3

MrsB55

Mimirossi

Kathh42

shakdang

DoYouRemember21

Fishypieface

elvenmagic

zobles

Newrunner88

Netty177

Dme45

Novice_

Fatflabtofitfab

yikesyikes

MrsSmig

Badrunner

MikeJones68

Suesky17

Sarakc

flergh

SarahWillRun

Catherinel14

Hels 18

KatyNewMe

Harewood76

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Hi

I’m CathSykes and this week I’m going to get running 3x weekly again after a short lapse

Good Luck and Happy New Year to all!!

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My first reply.. well done you ! You are going to do this!

Happy New Year, Happy Running!

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I am definitely going to do this!! Ran Sat and today so just 1 more left this week!!

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Hello I am Debbie698. I am re-doing the programme just to show to myself how far I have come and also because my lovely daughter did her first run today XX

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Me too and when I did W1R1 It was a lot easier than 1st time round lady year and my shuffle had got a smidging faster so that boosted me

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Hi I'm Nora Bone and I'm going to run 3times this week. 😏

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Hi

Very well done you ! A great start to the New Year!

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Hi I'm rolysmate and I'm a runaholic.

This week Monday 3 miles

Tuesday 6.5 miles

Friday 3 miles

Saturday 8.5 miles

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Hey you ! That is some journey you are on!

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aint it just and it's all down to c25k

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Ahhhh so todays Monday 1st run done

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Run 3 of the week done, 3 miles slow

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Tuesday run done 6.5 miles at 11.45 per m

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Brilliant! Well done:)

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was tough getting that pace

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Hi, I'm Iga and after IC I'm on week 1. I will run at least twice this week. Happy running to you all!

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Lovely to have you here with us, and when you are well and truly off that IC..it will be super to follow your journey :)

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Thanks :) Glad to be back!

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Nice to see you back Iga

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Thanks :)

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Hi

I'm Lizzisforliving and I hope I'll be finishing week 7 and starting week 8 - failed to do more than 12.5 minutes this morning and am feeling very deflated, so all encouragement welcome.

Thanks x

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No 'f' words please...Just take it steady and slow as you relax into the lovely longer runs... one gentle step in front of the other :)

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I can't imagine ever using 'lovely' in this context. :)

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12 minutes is a dream to someone who struggles with a minute

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I’m susie and I’m going to run 3 times this week and hopefully cover 12k over the week 😊

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That sounds like a great plan! Go you

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I’m Prudanced and I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve run week 7! Problem is the last few times have all been once a week.

It’s about time got back on course, so this week I’m going to start week 8! :-O And maybe even finish it! ;-)

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It is a deal.. Start Week 8 and see you this time next week ready to start Week 9! Eeek! You can do this :)

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Thank you! It’s not going to be easy!

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Hi I’m adams_emma and this week I’m consolidating C25K hopefully with an increased speed. Good luck everyone

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That sounds like a plan.. take it gently though :) x

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Plan for the rest of this week is W8R2 and R3. Hope to graduate next week then move on to consolidation runs. Will be investigating alternative routes so I can mix things up a bit, as I've realised that a change of scenery really helps with telescoping those longer run times.

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Shaking it up does really help :)

Enjoy the longer runs as you relax into them ...let the legs find their happy pace :)

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I've been using an app called Zenlabs c25k and just noticed the last run is W9R1 30 mins run or 5km. W9R2 is then the first run of b210k What is the NHS prog for W9? Is it 30mins x3?

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It is indeed :)

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Hello, I am RAnselm and I am running week 8, run 3 by Thursday this week so I can start week 9 with a ParkRun on Saturday.

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A plan.. just take it slow and steady and remember to do the same on Saturday :) Well done!

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Hi. I’m Liz, and this week I am back to work so I will be running week 2 Run 3 on Thursday and another run at the weekend.

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Very well done.. the perfect relaxation after a return to work... well done!

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I am Bridget007 and I have just repeated the first two runs of week 5 then yesterday slipped on something one of the dogs or children dropped on the floor and banged my knee ... lovely bruise! I am hoping to do do w5 r3 on Wednesday and then onwards and upwards to week 6 😀

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No!

What an end to an old year..or start to a new year of running! Make sure it feels okay and head out steady and slow :)x

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That w5 r3 keeps sneaking away from me but I will catch it in the end! 😊

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To get to W6 is such an amazing achievement. Well done you, you should be rightly proud of yourself...xx

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Mother Pip (or as I was accidentally called once Mother Pig) here

Last month I started C25K again " Back to Basics' I did run 1 and 2then have been ill...

So this week...small steps, I aim to do W1 R3... And maybe venture into Week 2

I did graduate last year but did little else since other than shuffle round parkrun 17 times in jog/walk mode.

This year it would be nice to be able to jog the full 5 k and therefore get my time under 50 mins (embarrassing time but hey, who cares but me)

Happy running everyone.

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Oops MotherPip that faux pas is hilarious!! 17 parkruns is no mean feat! Go you! Fast times have never really interested me - I'd much rather be able to run for ages. Looking forward to 'seeing' how you're getting on...xx

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Yes and it was over on the weight loss forum .... Fortunately it made me laugh out loud... I know from experience the trouble predictive text can get you into....

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:D ...xx

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Lovely to have you back with us...I wondered where you had been hiding :)

It sounds like you have a plan.. and we shall be right here to support you!

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Hey Oldfloss !! I'm returning to the fold. I've kinda kept running (bar a fall mid Sept which curbed me for 6 weeks) but am not really getting anywhere! (I know it's an oxymoron! :p ) I have therefore bitten the bullet and signed up for my first competitive run for Teesdale AC in Carlisle on 21st January! Yikes! I get palpitations just mentioning it... :-O

I've put far too much weight back on in the last few months so have joined the Weight Loss forum on t'other side again too.

My commitment is that I will run at least twice this week and am doing 30 mins rebounding every night. I know someone's got to be last in these race thingys.............but I'm gonna try my bestest to ensure it's not me...xx

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Hi there... well... you are here... and now we all know your plans... so, well done you, go for it!

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Good luck running in my home town...it'll be cold

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Hi,

I’m a newbie.

Week 1 , Run 1 , completed today.

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Very well done.... keep posting... you are going to be fine:)

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Hi. This week I’m going to run 25 mins on wed (last run of wk7) and attempt wk8r1 on Sat.

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Hi there...relaxed and slow and steady....enjoy :)

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This week I’m hoping to graduate. Just 2 x 30 minute runs left. Is this really me???

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I am sorry, you sneaked past me... Well done you..just take it very slowly and steadily and you will get there... and yes, it is you, and you are looking good! :)

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Well thank you very much. I’ll take all the encouragement I can get 😊🏃‍♀️😊

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It's You 2.0

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Tuesday 35 mins

Thursday 35 mins

Sat 40 mins or 5k whichever comes first ha ha ha.

Main focus is keeping to the 3x but I am getting generally faster. I have a mid term goal of getting to a 5k in under 40 mins, I know v slow for some but a real improvement for me. Also closing in on finishing season 1 of zombies run.

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Sounds like a great start to the new year! Enjoy :)

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Hi , I’m going to do a 5k run tomorrow then my local parkrun on Saturday when I want to improve on the time I did last week (36 mins in a storm force wind which was great on the way out but a real challenge on the way back).

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Enjoy..but, listen to your body too, don't push too hard :)

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Mimirossi here. After two weeks off ill, I plan to do three runs this week.

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Well done.. make sure you take it gently :)

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First run done, just 3.63 k at a good slow pace, with my dog. Wanted to start gently.

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Hello, I'm Kathh42.

I was supposed to run my graduate run but I can't seem to shove myself out the door today. Possibly to do with the rain and gloom! I'll try again tomorrow, then think of a plan for after graduation!

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Get yourself out tomorrow..it was just starting when I headed out...I got soaked, but felt brilliant afterwards, as will you! :)

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Hi, my name is Shak and I'm currently repeating week 4 as I felt I could improve a little before moving on to week 5.

Week 4 run 3 tonight after work and very much looking forward to it!

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Very well done.. we shall watch for your post :)

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It went quite well .. slight tightness in my soleus but feeling good otherwise, on to week 5 run 1 tomorrow!

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Happy New Year! I am a new graduate and last week took up yoga to help strengthen my core. Also started running outside after doing the whole programme on the treadmill. Outside my 5km time is 35 minutes. On the treadmill it is more! I would like to try to get under 30 mins by the end of February and then maybe try my hand at a park run. So this week I have done one treadmill run, and will do at least one more, and then try an outside run again at the weekend where I can run in the daylight

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A great plan! I know you will do this:)

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Had a bit of a dodgy left leg over Christmas which I've rested well and managed 5k today, aiming for my first 8km by the weekend, if all goes according to plan... That means running out of my little comfort world (or get bored silly on the same old route), so it's bit daunting but I think I can do it! :)

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Shaking things up is a great thing for the New Year... just take it steady as you head out... see how it evolves!! :)

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Happy New Year. I'm elvenmagic and I am doing Week 1 - just did my first session today on treadmill.

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Very well done ... slow and steady :)

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Happy New Year all. I'm not technically on a C25k week as im currently doing "rehab runs" due to my dodgy knee.

Since completing week 9 run 1 I have done 3 x 20 min runs and 1 x 25 min run. I'm still in a bit of pain and discomfort after running but never during and my physio is keen for me to keep running with additional strengthening exercises so this week's plan is two more 25 minute runs.

Was a challenge today with the Ice, had to tread very carefully and very slowly!

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Very well done... but, take a tip..if icy.. stay home:)

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Heading out for week 5 run 1 ! I have to do it today to avoid the wind 😂

Won’t be making that mistake again anytime soon!

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Slow and steady... well done!

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Happy New Year

Graduated this week and then just gonna run on Weds and Fri for 30 mins to improve my stamina and time.

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Well done... now you have graduated.. makes sure you up your stamina and strength exercise too...:)

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Hi, I'm Debbie. I'm starting on Week 6, still thrilled that I managed to run for 20 mins! I don't always like the running at the time but am so chuffed after I complete each run. I'm so glad I'm doing this 😀

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Very well done..... just take it at your own pace :)

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Started today with week 1, run 1. Feeling good that I managed it all and looking forward to run 2 on Thursday!

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Very well done you! Keep it steady and enjoy :)

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Thus week I am finishing week 1 and moving onto week 2

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Very well done..keep at it.. slow and steady :)

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I did my first run ever, and felt bad for really struggling even with 60 second bursts, but I completed it (with two gaps in the middle :( ), so that's better than nothing...

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I did that too. It gets a little easier each time - well until the next challenge. You can do it!

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Keep it slow and keep it steady as you go:)

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This is a brilliant post and so motivational. I never graduated last time. Quit around week 7. Haven't ran for weeks. Want to get back into it and plan on starting up the old routine on Monday. Kids are back at schoo.and I'm back to work. Normal routine will resume haha. Wish me luck! I'm turning the big 40 in march and want to feel and look healthier for this milestone 💪🎉

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Week 7 -- the silent killer. Did for me once and nearly the second time. The thing is, you need extra motivation -- the runs get both harder and more boring and you get less out of them. I recommend new route, new playlist, new app, something to look forward too. Also you might need an extra rest day, the longer runs are more tiring. Good luck this time!

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Slow and steady and just do this at your own pace... well done!

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Hi All, I started week 2 yesterday. I had to pause the program for a few seconds twice (hills are not my friend) but I’m hoping to make it through tomorrow without needing the quick breaks. I know I know, go slower. On the upside I’ve run almost 10K in the past 3 runs 😃

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Great job! Try slowing down even more if you have to take too many breaks, otherwise carry on!! We'll be waiting for you at the podium, remember :-)

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Hi everyone!

Final run of c25k planned for tonight!!

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Hope it is or was a great success!

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Great idea. I don’t know where I am at the mo; I’ve just graduated and now feel in limbo 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ What to do next??

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Maybe consolidation...always with some 30 minutes.. different routes and distances maybe.. just take it steady and continue building up those running legs for a week or so:)

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Hi! I graduated in early December and have spent last month consolidating!! Going out 3 times a week for 30 mins!

Today I tried one of the stepping stones podcasts with Laura! I was really nervous as I have had Sarah Millican with me on every run since I began with my own music!

Have to say it was a nice change and I loved the structure and didn’t mind the music either!

Only thing was I did a different route too and ended up miles from home so had long walk back but that didn’t matter really!! Definitely getting fitter!! 😀

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I had lots of long runs home in the early days!!

Well done you.. the C25K+ podcasts are great for the different disciplines in our runs.. great stuff.. Speed and Stamina are my favourites:)

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Hi Sarakc , please could you tell me how I get to these stepping stones podcasts as a search for 5k+ on Apple store is drawing a blank. Help please 😊

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Thank you!! I couldn’t remember how I got them!!! I knew I clicked on a link somewhere! 😀

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So much for plans to run... So W1R3 revisited did not yet happen and is possibly not likely to this week now.

So after posting this I tweaked my back, thought it was ok but took great care that evening and Tuesday. On Tues night I got up from the sofa and it all seized up...couldn't move for a couple of minutes. once I was moving again it was fine. I seem to get the worst if it when I get up from my sofa so am avoiding...visited a friend in Manchester today and sat on a dining chair.

So it's just certain movements that are catching me but don't want to risk running, esp as Mr Pip away till Sunday so can't come and rescue me if I get stuck... So we'll see what next week brings. I will be up and about tomorrow at work and on Saturday morning I will walk round setting up the parkrun course, as all the park run signs and cones are hiding in my garage as our usual storage facility was unavailable over holiday period so I'd better set my alarm!

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Ouch... take it really steady...backs can be so, so painful ! Keep us posted?x

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I'm Flergh. After stopping the programme due to a recurring problem with my knee, seeing my GP, then a physio, and doing a few (very light) run-walks without the programme since healing up. (Oh and FINALLY getting gait analysis done and some lovely support shoes!) I've decided to restart the programme from week 1!

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Great plan.... very well done :)

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Hi I'm Sarah and this week I'm on week 7 - 25 mins run - and it's tough!!

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Well done.. try and relax and take these longer runs very steadily... let the newly found running legs find their happy pace... :)

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Hi I’m CathRoscoe a lapsed graduate who is now back on it! I ran Week 5 run 1 and 2 in Lanzarote this week. Am feeling the burn in my thighs so all good! Will be back in Manchester tomorrow and running run 3 on Monday in the gym 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️

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Sounds warm :) Take it gently :)

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Hi I’m running week 2 this week, just about to go out now getting good 😊

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Enjoy :)

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There we are final and fourth run of the week completed, 8.5 miles and felt ok

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Very well done:)

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Hello, I've just started this week. So far I've done W1, R2 and it's not been too bad. A little bit achy in the calves. I'm also on day 6 of no smoking after 33 years. The running (Jogging) is really helping the motivation. I'm feeling really positive.

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Well done you...keep it slow and steady and really stretch those calf muscles out after the runs:)

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Hi, I am Harewood76 and I am currently doing Week 3

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Very well done you ! Onward and Upward

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Hexslug and I am still here. Got W5R3 as my next run and I am not looking forward to it!

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I am entering my 70th year and decided to lose weight and exercise more. I belong to walking groups and walk several miles a week but never fast enough to get me out of breath, we talk too much. I started to take part in "parkrun" and have just completed my 4th "run" but really just walking fast with a little jog. On my first event it took 52 minutes for 5K and my current time is 47 minutes, 5 minutes off already, I am hoping to do 30 minutes by the end of the year. I was advised today to try couch to 5k, the podcast is downloaded and I will start tomorrow. Wish me luck x

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This is brilliant..... you have come to the right place...Start at the beginning and move through it... there are a few of us seasoned runners here... I am nearly 68...:)

I am going to suggest you put this post on the February What is your week too.... with each month we have a new list starting... so if you head over there and post this..you can get added to the list. Just click on the link... :)

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Welcome to the forum family:)

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