NB.... If you have joined the OFF the COUCH group...then do take a peek at this and do post how things are going for you please
Here I am again and I apologise for the late post... it took me longer than I imagined it would!
There is going to be a heck of a lot of stuff to take in here, so, maybe save this to your favourites on your computer, or wherever... and keep dipping in.
... there are a fair few of us here now and one or two have already started to talk to and reply to each other.
I am going to begin by putting up some basic information here... so, if you read all this before, I apologise; or,if you have read all of the linked information...then very, very well done.
You are here... and I am really hoping that many of you have read some of the essential reading before beginning this journey. I do know that some of the folk passing this way, have never read anything about … well anything... other than these posts...
There is a wealth of support.... in FAQs and How to, posts...
The, About, button on the C25K Home page is linked to some of these...it tells you who the Admins are and links you to other information...i.e. Community Guidelines.
There is a really amazingly helpful post FAQ.... Learn to run.... and there is a link there to more or less every aspect of your running adventures...
Yes, there is a lot there, ( EEEKKKK) , but you do NOT need to read it all at once.
This is the beginning...the first steps.... so maybe initially..,just read the first bit...
Okay... so if this is the very beginning... do please, please, take a look..
Now the only other thing I am going to link here is Strength and Flex.
What on earth, I hear some of you yell, we are here to run.... not do strength and flex exercise...!
Well, think again!
In conjunction with the sort of advice we give in other links,,, the Strength and Flex forum is one of our sister forums and it is brilliant... and if you have not visited it yet... you should have!
Great tips and advice for the strength and stamina work that many of us find so, so useful to do alongside our running.
Also great, if by some twist of fate you have an injury... the ideas for keeping up our strength and stamina are very useful.
The rest of our body needs to keep up with our legs!
So, on some of our rest days, non impact work is essential. That is what the forum is all about... and you don't need a gym to be able to participate!
Here is a link with some very basic advice and some other very useful information and links for beginning some Strength and Stamina work.
Please do, do take a look.
PHEW ! That wraps this first basic and I hope useful, post up.
I need YOU now, to take a look.. reply to me and to each other.... read each other's posts and replies and also PLEASE do let me know what sort of information you may feel is missing.
This is the place to talk, encourage and support each other....get to know each other and have fun...
I shall be posting more useful ( I hope ) tips in the next OFF the COUCH...!!