Couch to 5K

Week 1, Day 1

Hi. Just joined. Today was my first run. Fairly active job but overweight and feeling soooo lethargic this weather. Determined to re-discover my get up and go and eventually join a running club and meet new people. (I live and work in a tiny village.) So, with great reluctance (really love my sofa of late!) off I set this morning. Felt like giving up half way through and doubted the claims that couch to 5K is suitable for anyone of any age and fitness, (was certain I was going to give myself a heart attack!) but felt really good when I finished. Am keeping notes on how I feel before, after and in-between (plus weight) each run to chart my progress. Any one else do this?

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Excellent effort, well done. Keep posting on here with how you get along. Good luck.

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Hi I did my second run today and have hurt my knee. Really gutted as it was going well I thought. Now I'm struggling to walk upstairs! Think maybe I didn't warm up enough. Wishing you well though. I'm trying to lose some weight too.

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Get a couple of rest days in and see how you feel. Hopefully, it's not to too serious and you can get back out there!

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Fab, I am just off now to do week 2 run one, but worried because I could not go before due to snow 😩so it's been a long break

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That's a great idea and will give you extra stats showing just how good this programme is both physically and mentally!

Welcome aboard. Enjoy your journey👍😁

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Sounds the business.Way to go.Someone else posted recently about diary. Mentor Oldfloss endorsed the practise and just not only preach it. Nothing else needs to be said.🤔👏👏

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I’ve just done my first W1 D1 run too! I haven’t run for years so was worried I wasn’t fit enough. I’ve recently lost a bit of weight but it’s stagnated so I thought I’d do a bit of exercise to shift some more! Initially, I thought I was about to pop my clogs but as it went on, each subsequent run got easier. I loved it! I’m keeping a log of my weight loss anyway, so hopefully this will be something to add to it.

I’m so pleased I’ve taken the plunge!

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Welcome.

C25k works for all ages, simply because you are in control and will never be asked to do any specific speed or distance, so it is all at your pace.

Please read the guide to the plan healthunlocked.com/couchto5... for lots of tips.

Enjoy your journey.

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Well done for persevering. I use the forum to record my runs. It also gives me an opportunity to contribute, given I get so much from the wealth of information, members experiences, and the advice posted.

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