First run!!!: I did my first Couch to 5K run... - Couch to 5K

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First run!!!

I did my first Couch to 5K run earlier, it felt so hard at first but I soon got into it, just hope my body allows me to continue, I suffer with arthritis in my hip and knee and wondered if anyone has any experience of this? Any tips would be appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and is full of tips.

Enjoy your journey.

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Thank you Iโ€™ll have a look now

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healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Welcome and well done you..

Please, please, do check out the essential post for Newbies:)

We have a fair few on here with similar issues, although they won't be the same as yours:)

As long as you have the okay to run from your medical experts, ( GP etc,) then you should be fine...

This is interesting..( not sure if you are Male or female...)

womensrunninguk.co.uk/healt...

There is a lot of useful information on his here...

arthritis.org/living-with-a...

Take it very gently indeed and remember, next to you, your running shoes are your best asset:)

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Thanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Weฤบl done for starting! That's a really big obstacle overcome.

My knee and hip arthritis has improved as my legs have got stronger. I gave myself 2 days rest between runs on the programme and stretched really well at the end. But I reckon I got there primarily with the Japanese slow running technique (You can find it on u-tube). The short steps and landing with slightly bent knees are much kinder on the poor old joints.

Good luck!

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Thank you Lifluf looking forward to being stronger Itโ€™s good to know that the plan can be adapted and still successful. Iโ€™m learning so much from everyone here

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I managed the program even though I have Fibromyalgia. I have since graduation got a stress fracture in my toes but this is just unfortunate.

I used this nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/s... for stretching. Good luck x

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Thatโ€™s great well done! Sorry to hear about the stress fracture and thanks for the link

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Well done. I have slight arthritis in my toe but the good think about C25K I have found is the gradual build up helps. I would say keep to the tips donโ€™t exercise more than they say and know your limits.

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Good advice! Glad youโ€™re feeling an improvement.

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