Couch to 5K
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5k at last!

I graduated on Christmas Eve and then had a couple of very lazy weeks. Since then I’ve been building my stamina and trying to increase my running time. This morning I ran 5k, it took me 38 minutes which I realise isn’t going to break any records but I feel so chuffed! I need to consolidate and then, very gradually, try to speed up. My ambition is to be able to cover 5k in 30 minutes but for now, I’m just happy to have achieved this milestone. Not bad for an old bird who hates exercise.

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Snap x

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Great job! From one old bird to another, you'll achieve your aims if you take it slowly and carefully. Speed comes after strength though. You build strength first by all the slow running you'll be doing. It takes quite a lot of slow runs to build those legs. You can help matters by cross training with walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, gym or home-based workouts. Yoga is great as well. All grist to the running mill

Slow hills are good too. Gradually chipping away at your local hill is good for your running.

C25k+ Stepping Stones podcasts are my absolute fave. Weird but brilliant. Get em done!

Have fun out there!

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Yes I’ll have a go at that, my legs could certainly do with some extra muscle. My run is fairly flat too so some hills sound like a good ( but scary) idea.

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Yeah! 38 minutes of running is brilliant...and so is hitting that 5k mark😊

Misswobble is right..lots of runs to build your strength and stamina...

Happy running😊x

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Thank you for the support and advice, it’s very much appreciated x

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Brilliant run well done!

Dont forget you can ask for a graduates badge.

Here is the link, just leave a request

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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Well done 👍🏻 you obviously liked doing the couch to 5K

Fair to say you like the running exercise?

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