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Doing it for me

Minsy
Minsy
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Completed Wk1 Run2 today. Can’t say I like running but i feel great when I get back. I’m not sure how I’ll be when runs increase but I will try to persevere. If I have to step back at any time that’s just what I’ll do. I’m doing it for me, no one else. As long as my cardio exercise increases that’s what matters to me. I’m in my 64th year and have not run since school so I’m chuffed anyway. Does that sound reasonable?

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trogdelight
trogdelightGraduate

You have every right to be chuffed. It's worth persevering with running. The benefits are worth it.

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Raj1308

Well done and keep going, I was in the same boat till about 9 weeks ago, just take your time

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Hello Minsy, great for getting started. You can repeat any run or week you choose to. Just go slow and slower again if needed and remember to drink lots of water per day and not just on run days about 2-3 litres it really helps.

C25kis an amazing plan and really does work you'll get lots of encouragement and support on here good luck 😊😊

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Wenderwoo

Hi Minsy,

It sounds very reasonable to me. You do it at your own pace in the way that makes you feel good. I think you’ll learn to love it! Looking forward to seeing your posts 😁

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Minsy

Thanks everyone 😍

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IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Welcome to the forum and well done on getting started.

This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

Do it your way.

Enjoy your journey.

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Phat_Bhoy

Hi Minsy. Well done for starting. Im hoping to do w1r3 tomorrow so Im at the same stage as you. Like you i havent done any running since school (20 yrs in my case) and if i have to repeat runs i i will. I dont really care if it takes 9 weeks or 9 months to complete the course, just as long as i do. Think the main things will to take advice where you can and be to remain determined and positive. We will get there in the end 😀

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Nellie75

I am in my forties and had never run before so when I got to week 5 and the runs got challenging, instead of giving up I just repeated week 4 again and actually did this twice just to build up my fitness and confidence. It worked and I’m now passed week 6 onto week 7. It’s taken me a lot longer than 9 weeks but I don’t mind one bit as I am so much fitter and feel great.

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Tazzy_wazzy

Yes, very reasonable. You’re the one who has got to get out there and run. I’ve never been a runner either but I took it all as it came and I’m on week 9 now. You’ve got this so enjoy your running journey even if at times it gets tough.

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GoGo_JoJo
GoGo_JoJoModerator

Spot on, you're going to benefit, you're putting the effort in, it's always up to you every step of the way 👍🏻😁 good luck 🤞🏻

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RunningMigster

Sounds like you've already got this nailed.

Good plan, right attitude.

Just take it slow and steady and you'll get there

Well done

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Speedy60

Sounds reasonable, and very familiar, to me. I'm slightly younger than you but doing it for the same reason and with the same outlook.

I always leave two days between runs. I've just completed week 8 run 2 and I can reassure you it will get easier. Don't look further ahead than the week you're on, then you won't freak yourself out. Trust the programme and enjoy your increasing good health.

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Uke5

Well done just keep going nice and slow. That’s what works for me, I’ve never been into any exercise before either apart from the odd swim. But this program is working for me, just finished week 3, and feeling chuffed.

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I didn’t enjoy it until around week 4 or 5. I had to make myself go out every time. But I’m so glad I did. It’s taken me since Janitor to get to week 8 (so breaks, not running every 2 days etc) but I’m still going. So however you do it, just keep on doing it - and let us know how you’re doing. I have found the forum incredibly motivating.

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