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My "Couch to 5k" diary

Remikins profile image

So I thought I was fairly fit, then I started going to rugby training. The years of swimming and pilates to get over an operation on my back, had kept me flexible and at a relative level of fitness, but when your pushing 50 and surrounded by 20 and 30 year olds running round a rugby pitch, it certainly highlighted my lack of aerobic fitness.

Monday 4th November I started my Couch to 5k journey. I took my young dog along too, she was definitely more excited than I was to be up and running at 6:30am. It was a good session, I felt comfortable and the dog did her business during a walking section so that was good.

I was happy with how it went for the first day, only slightly out of breath after running and comfortable before the next running section started again thanks to the walking break.

All in all very happy and confident this is gonna work.

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Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading

Enjoy your journey.

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RemikinsGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you

Grannyhugs profile image

Welcome and great you have started. Take things slow and enjoy

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RemikinsGraduate in reply to Grannyhugs

Thank you and I don't think I'll be able to do anything but take it slow!!

sTrongFuse profile image

As someone of about the same age, who as a referee is constantly having to keep up with players 20-30 years younger than me (and I don't get to lie down and take a rest every few meters), and having graduated back in May, I think I can relate to everything you're going through right now.

I got there and am now typically running 20-25 each week and giving the 20-somethings a run for their money into the bargain.

Stick with it. It is definitely worth it.

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RemikinsGraduate in reply to sTrongFuse

Great to know, that's all I want, is to be able to keep up and contribute to the team, thanks for your feedback

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sTrongFuseGraduate in reply to Remikins

Can't wind back the clock, but we can still show the young bucks a thing or two... 😉

Wenderwoo profile image

Well done on starting. You’ll get some great tips and plenty of friendly advice here 😁

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RemikinsGraduate in reply to Wenderwoo

Thank you

Getfitok profile image

Welcome & good luck with your running journey. Lovely that you can take you’re dog along too

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