Week 1 Run1: Hi, I'm hoping to complete this... - Couch to 5K

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Week 1 Run1


Hi, I'm hoping to complete this challenge by my 57th birthday at the end of August.

The last time I ran was at football training at school, yesterday I completed Week 1 Run 1.

I realised about 10 seconds into the first minute I was going too quickly so tried to take it as easy as possible. I've been doing a lot of walking with my dogs so I'm not completely unfit but it's my thighs that have been feeling it since yesterday (I did some stretching once I got home).

I've got a feeling tomorrow is going to be a bit harder.

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I'm 56 and hadn't run since school days. Graduated after 10/11 weeks. Programme really does work. Good luck but I'm sure you'll be fine

I’m in the same place mate, but I never even ran at school. I’m just getting ready to go on W1 R2. My calves are still hurting from the first run on Friday.

The way I see it, just going out the front door for me was as big a challenge, as breaking into the first run.

Stick at it mate and good luck.


Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.


I'm 59, started 3 weeks ago. First week is definitely the most difficult. Keep going, it gets easier!

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