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51 and time to get fit. Always wanted to run but had an accident a couple of years ago and fractured my spine. Love this couch to 5k as I can do a little at a time. Finding it hard only in week one but I’m determined

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You've done the hardest bit... you got out there and you're doing it. Well done👍😁

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Not done any exercise in such a long time but I’ll get there

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Welcome to this wonderful programme and its even more wonderful community! You've done the hardest bit: you've started! So well done and if you read some posts on W1, you'll quickly find out that it's the hardest one when you haven't done any running before. Just read the FAQ posts and make sure you go very gently to start with. If you're out of breath, slow down: your running can be just as slow as your walking.

Believe in this programme and be proud of your achievement!!

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Couldn’t do any more than a slow pace anyway lol

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That's exactly what's expected to build up durable stamina. Don't worry about it. Enjoy the next runs!

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It is a life changer.

The guide to the plan is full of tips healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

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I'm going to do my 3rd run of week 2today I'm feeling pretty good with myself, and still motivated!

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My third run today also but after work,so later in the day. Have to say the fact that I run at Blenheim Palace is a big boost to motivation

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Ah lucky you I run round the trails of the isle of man

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I was 51 this week and started the programme at the beginning of January. I’ve just finished W5 and never thought I would be running. Have faith in yourself and the programme. My pace is very slow but I am building stamina first. Good luck. 👍🏻

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Thanks for the encouragement 👍

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I am 57 apparently people a lot older on here have done this challenge ,

I am now on wk5/1 never thought I would of got this far ,

Have faith in yourself go at your own speed , good luck 😊

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DOnt want to push and fail so keeping it gentle and slow. Thanks for the encouragement

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