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My 1st post, (but I've been on here for a while)

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to say how inspired I have been by reading all the daily posts from people giving running a go. I am currently on W5R2, its taken me a little longer than most. I started the C25K on December 26th last year, I repeat runs until I feel I have managed to complete them confidently, which is when I move onto the next one. The positive vibe on this forum, gained from reading all the little victories has really helped me to keep going; I am slowly building fitness and starting to feel the benefits, so a massive thank you to you all. Keep up the good work and happy running! Cheers C

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That is brilliant progress, well done 👏

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Thanks :)

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Hi Clugg, nice to hear from you!

Lots of good advice and support to be had from everyone on this forum...

Good luck with Wk5 R2, you are doing brilliantly. Nice and steady you will do it😊...

Keep posting so we can cheer you on.

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Thanks Bluebirdrunner, I will do :)

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Hi Cluggs. I think that’s a great way to achieve your goal.

I’m on week 4 but can’t say any of the weeks have been easy so I may repeat a few weeks between now and week 9.

Welcome to our family 😀

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Thanks lagatachocolate, its good to be here

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Way to go Clugg! Welcome! Keep it up, you are doing great.

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Cheers Decker ;)

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Hi Clugg

Sounds like you're making great progress. Keep up the good work 👍🤗

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Well done and I’m sure you will achieve your aims. This forum is incredibly positive and has helped me in all sorts of ways. Do I spot a fellow Cornwall dweller? I’m only an emett but love my adopted county and do what I can to support and preserve it.

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Hi Nannalyn53, thanks 😊 good to see other people on here based in Cornwall oggy! oggy! oggy!

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Oi oi oi!

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I really admire your approach and your focus on developing the quality of your run rather than just getting through to the next one - you are amazing and doing so well.

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Someone named them 9 phases, not 9 weeks ;) I so loved the idea myself that I keep spreading it.

Enjoy your runs and rest days! You are doing great Clugg

Happy running!

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Welcome and we are glad to have you with us:)

You are clearly confident in the way you are running this, but maybe, as the runs get longer, take care not to over repeat :)

The longer runs are wonderful, and they are perfect for taking slowly and steadily and just relaxing into...letting our newly forming running legs find their happy pace:)

Please, now you have arrived.. stay with us and keep posting:)

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Thanks for the advice Oldfloss and yes I will keep posting :)

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I feel the same.

I watched, read and liked for the first few weeks and felt compelled to share and say thank you yesterday.

We will get there I'm sure.

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Love it Jell6, great attitude... you are right, we will get there :)

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Welcome.

Have you read the guide to the plan? healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey.

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Hi Iannodatruffe, Thanks... I hadn't read it before you posted to me, so thanks for that, some great tips and guidance in there... stretches... interesting may have to experiment with this as my running duration gets longer, I'm so green to running and exercise anything like this is proper useful :)

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Well done. That's the great thing about the 0-5k you can take as long as you like. You are still exercising and building up your fitness. The fact that you are feeling good shows its working. Keep posting.

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Thanks Downtwo, I will keep posting :)

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Well done Clugg! I'm off out tomorrow morning to do W5R2 so we're around the same point!

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Well done to you as well, Good luck tomorrow :)

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Welcome. Looks like you are doing great. This forum is very helpful. Seems to me to be full of people who want to make a positive difference.

Look forward to your next post!

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Thanks johnm12, I agree the positivity and helpfulness from people on here is refreshing.

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It really is quite special. Quite unlike twitter or comments on news posts. Amazing really!

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