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Took part in my first couch to 5k run this evening

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KafooeyGraduate

After not running anywhere since before children (all teenagers now), my eldest daughter dragged me along to our local Couch to 5K group this evening. We missed the first week (last week), so were a little apprehensive. Somewhat surprisingly, we both survived to tell the tale, and are now busy installing the app on our phones, ready for our "homework" sessions. Also looking on Amazon at head torches...

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5... and includes advice on many topics.

Enjoy your journey.

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KafooeyGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thanks for the link!

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damienairGraduate

Well done and welcome. C25K has changed my life over the last 2.5 years. It’s an amazing plan. You’ll love it.

Damien

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KafooeyGraduate in reply to damienair

Fingers crossed. I think half the challenge will just be making time to go do the runs.

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damienairGraduate in reply to Kafooey

Make it a habit. Try to stick to the same days and similar times each week. Over time guilt will kick in if you don’t run and you’ll get out the door. It’s just 30 mins 3 times per week. I should have ran yesterday evening but I didn’t, guilt has hit me now and so I’ll be out pounding the pavement this evening after work.

Damien

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Great you both have a group to run with. Just go slow and make sure you're drinking plenty water 7 days a week not just on run days. C25k is an amazing plan and really does work you'll get lots of encouragement and support on here good luck 😊😊

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KafooeyGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Thanks for the tips! A few aches this morning, but having not run for years and years, I'm guessing that was expected :)

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Buddy34Graduate in reply to Kafooey

Yes, a few aches to be expected. Remember to stretch after every run . 😊

nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/h...

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AnnieappleGraduate

Welcome to this wonderful forum! 👏

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KafooeyGraduate in reply to Annieapple

Thankyou!

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AnnieappleGraduate

Welcome to this wonderful forum! 👏

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