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I am 64 and fairly active but want to progress to light running. Am I stupid to start now?

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no,not at all.

slow and steady is the key to avoid injury.

there are 80 yo`s who do parkrun.

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Thanks I am really keen to give it a go. Will follow the plan. Just need to but some appropriate shoes and clothing

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well done and remember lots of hydration to combat leadlegs and follow plan to the letter. x

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Absolutely not, in fact it might be the smartest thing you ever do!

The programme is amazing and is for everyone.

Please do check out the complete guide to get all the benefits with no drawbacks

healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

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I will definitely follow all the advice .

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No definitely not , there are people of all ages on here. C25k is an amazing plan and really does work you'll get lots of encouragement and support on here good luck ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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What do people use to time their runs , especially when it's such short bursts . I suppose my phone stop watch would be best.

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Don't worry about timing your runs at the moment . Once you are doing the longer runs some people use Strava it's a free app

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Just keep your running pace at not much faster than your fastest walking pace - until you are able to do better :)

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๐Ÿ‘‹Welcome Nannybarbara. Itโ€™s the best decision you will ever make! A good pair of trainers and running socks are key especially for Nans & Grans like us! The other key is slow running๐ŸŒ to avoid injury. Google Japanese slow running. Keep posting and we will keep you going. This forum has the loveliest most encouraging people in the world on it!! Enjoy a shopping spree & we look forward to hearing about W1:R1 ๐ŸŒบ

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That's lovely I am encouraged by everyone's support and will hit the shops to buy decent shoes and socks

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Welcome. Not stupid at all. You can do this, enjoy your journey.

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Welcome to the forum and well done on your decision.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5... which mentions the 83 year old graduate from a few years ago.

Don't write yourself off at 64 (said the 63 year old)

Enjoy your journey.

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yes, it's a very silly idea, but not because of your age - because of the consequences

-you start getting up at silly times to fit your run in

-you start looking at running shoes and thinking they are so cool

-you know fartleks isn't a rude word

-you spend way too much time reading about running

-you turn down alcohol the night before a run day, because you're going running tomorrow

-you start looking at stairs as an opportunity to strengthen your legs instead of always taking the escalator

-you start believing you can do things, even things not relating to running

-you talk way too much about running with your non-running people so end up coming here to get your fix

terrible idea :D

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