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C25K beginner

Zsazsabe profile image

Hi all I am just starting my C25K journey (did my first run on Sunday). It was a little challenging as I have not run any distance since I was at school and I am now in my 50s! However I was amazed to find that I could actually get out of bed on Monday morning so all is well. I am looking forward to W1R2 which is on Wednesday. Big love to all those out there who are doing the same. We are awesome :)))))))

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DorsetRunner profile image

Good for you - and I found it addictive - far from dreading the runs and early mornings [the only time I can fit the runs in] I actually looked forward to them and getting up early to do them. Stick with it - it will be worth it and you'll get tons of support on this forum.

Thanks DorsetRunner. Did my second run today and loved it. I am quite surprised how much I am enjoying it!

Love your attitude! I’m on wk2 run 2 and this is my second stint at c25k (got to week 5 before a significant life event took over) I found and find that just getting out the door is the hardest - everything else is practice. I may be re-evaluating that statement at wk 6 tho!

Just did second W1R2 and loved it. I am prepared to repeat the odd week though! it can only help.

IannodaTruffe profile image

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

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

Enjoy your journey.

Thanks! The article is very useful. And I am loving the support and community spirit of this forum. I can see it's gonna get me through those difficult moments :)

Oldfloss profile image

Check out the link from IannodaTruffe ... all the information you need is there.

Well done and welcome...slow, and steady...keep posting and enjoy!

Zsazsabe profile image
Zsazsabe in reply to Oldfloss

Slow and steady is just my motto! Thanxx

Dannybhoy625 profile image

Good luck!


Fantastic well done! I like you haven't run since school and then I would avoid it at all cost!! But I am really feeling a sense of achievement by doing the runs. I go with a couple of friends and although this is our 4th week we are repeating week 3 as I was unwell and didn't complete it. 2nd run of week 3 tonight and I did it!! Can't believe that when we first started I struggled to complete the 1st week 😊

Thanks. That gives me hope for the later weeks when I have to start running in minutes instead of seconds! :)

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