First time posting today. I started c25k on 6/12/18. Not run since I was a teenager. Having taken early retirement I want to improve my physical fitness and thought I'd give this a go. Tomorrow I'm due to complete W4r3. Found the last 2 runs hard work but managed to complete them. Really not sure that I'll be ready to run for a ful 20mins by the end of week 5. Wondering if I'd be better repeating week 4 again. I'm hoping my new trainers might make the running more comfortable but unsure what to do!
W4r2: First time posting today. I started c25k... - Couch to 5K
Welcome to the forum and well done on your progress.
This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
You have nothing to lose by attempting the runs.
Why repeat a run that you know you can complete rather than have a go at one that you are unsure of?
This post about W5 might help you healthunlocked.com/couchto5...
Being outside of our comfort zones is empowering.
You can do this, if you believe you can.
Great to have you join us. My situation is very similar, a middle age runner, last ran when 18. This programme has amazed me! I started with the support of my son who is a runner and coach, in his October half term. I think the suggestions here to go for it and also read all the wonderful tips to staying fit are wonderful. I have repeated some runs and never felt I failed. They built my stamina and enabled me to run 25 mins on Friday, again with my son. Good trainers help too and I stick to the grassy park at the moment. Feeling a lot healthier than this time last year. Good luck!