Couch to 5K
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A bit about me!

A bit about me!

Just your average guy who used to be fit as a fiddle back in my army days! But I let it all hang out, too much stress, poor eating, alcohol and no exercise has left me in the state I am in....... well 6 months ago I bought a bicycle traded the car for the bike (out of necessity really) and now I cycle 6 mile to work and back, that’s when I thought well you used to run get your ass in gear and go for it.. so that’s my story! Now I need help and motivation and that’s where you all come in so let’s get this thing done together!!!!

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Welcome to the forum Paddy! It really is great here and so is the running :-)

Let us know how you get on & good luck

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Why thank you for the welcome! I intend to give it my all, I am on run 3 week 1 so all going good🤪

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Look forward to hearing about your progress and you get loads of support and advice here. I’m only on week 3 and loving it

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Thank you! And that is just what I need support to get out there and do it, I find it no problem with the bike but!!!

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Hi! You’ll be addicted in no time 🤣👍🏻

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I’m hoping so🤪

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Go for it. I have done my 5th run after never running before. I've got some good running music to keep me going and Michael Johnson to push me along...I'm very motivated not to disappoint him!

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Lol thank you I intend to finish what I started and carry on going 😁

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Enjoy the journey, it’s such a clever programme. I didn’t think I would get this far. That said I have 20 min run this week which seems like a massive milestone so watch this space 😳

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Good luck I am waiting for the positive feedback!

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Good luck with the programme Paddy! It is definately life changing for many of us - the start a new running journey! This forum will give you all the support you need to get there and is a great place to come to share the good, bad and sometimes ugly runs we all have! 😮 Happy running!🙂

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Why thank you, I am feeling charged already!

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Welcome 😀 you will be hooked before you know it!

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I have a strange kind of feeling I will!🤣

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Well you're on the right path. This programme is fantastic and it teaches you more than just how to run.

Most of it is about state of mind and you've already decided change is going to happen so you've got a head start.

Good luck and have fun 👍😁

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Welcome.

Show the wisdom gained by years and don't try to reproduce your feats of old......nice and easy wins the day.

Cyclists need to take special notice that running, because of the impact, causes damage to your muscles in a way that non impact sports don't.....hence the rest day from running. Also you may have basic stamina, but please take it easy through the programme as those legs take a while to adapt.

The guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Enjoy your journey

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This is awesome thank you some outstanding pointers

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Hello and welcome!

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Thanks

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