Couch to 5K
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Never run in my life!

I’m feeling excited about doing the couch to 5k. I’ve met quite a few people who never thought they would be able to run but have achieved a lot through this app. I have done the first three sessions and although I’ve found it hard, I really want to keep going, and need to find ways to keep me motivated when the initial novelty wears off!! Jan from Lancaster

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I won't say that I had never run in my life before doing C25K four years ago at age 67. But I will say that I had never been able to run when I was younger. I was in the Military for 20 years - and all I can remember about running was getting side stitches every time I tried it :) This was because "we run because we can - not because we know how to". I now know how to!! :)

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Think you'll find Jan, that the mental boost you get from running will be enough to keep you motivated! That's certainly what I've found so far. Make sure you;re running nice and slow and take your rest days. happy running!

Liz x

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Good advice Liz, it’s tempting to push yourself too much at first but I’m going to pace myself and hopefully do the 5k park run eventually!!

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Hi Jan I never thought I could do it either but I am now on W7R2 and the more I have progressed through the c25k the more motivated I have felt. Keep going your doing great 👍🏻

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Thanks, that gives me hope! I am really enjoying it despite the pain! I feel like it’s something just for me, although I’d like to run with others as well when I’ve made some progress!

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Well done.

The guide may be helpful healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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