Run-o-lution 2021: Hello you lovely runners! How... - Couch to 5K

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Run-o-lution 2021

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Hello you lovely runners! How's your 2021 progress going?

Are you managing those weekly runs? Yes the weather's not the best at the moment, but remember when you're wet, you can't get any wetterπŸ€“.

Are you a new runner, who's taken that leap and joined us here on couch to five k, have you been here before and are returning and lacing up those trainers again? You're all welcome πŸ™‚

Are you still finding you're able to get out and exercise given the covid situation that's still proving so problematic for a lot of us.

Those treadmills are probably seeing many miles if you own one!

All that advice you'll want you'll find on the below link to help to you on your couch to five k adventure

Have you graduated, wondering what to do next? Perhaps the bridge to 10k is just what you need, that links below

Oh and don't worry about those days without running, we've got it covered and the great thing is you'll be in the warm with our strength and flex program πŸ‘

So let us know what you're doing, we want to hear those stories, and share your progress πŸ™‚

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My runolutions are still good: running 3 days a week. It has been even every other day up till now. Let's see if I can keep that up too. Though I am not too much worries about that. Most important is getting 3 runs in.

Ran CR4 yesterday, but feel as if I am going back down instead of up. The CR's are starting to feel harder instead of easier. Oh wel, if a walking break is needed, so be it. I am moving and that is most important!



Imc50Moderator in reply to BlackScorpion

Well done BlackScorpion those 3 weekly runs are great especially during consolidation πŸ‘ and alternative days brilliant stuff, an extra rest day won't hurt at times πŸ™‚ two days is sometimes a treat 🀫

My runolution starts tomorrow, 8 days off πŸ˜€and then lighter evenings are on their way

Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Whoop whoop WillowandSola πŸ™‚ it's not quite light in Wales but it's getting there πŸŒ₯️


I’m still venturing out 3 times a week and am enjoying it. I signed up to AGE UK’S Run your age, (luckily it finishes just before my 48th birthday πŸ™„) it’s great to have motivation to get out there! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Imc50Moderator in reply to RUNDMC1

It's always good to have a youngster in our midst RUNDMC1 πŸ‘ cracking achievement to go for, and it'll double as a birthday celebration πŸ₯³ magnificent Running.....


Back on it after 7 days of not running- due to busyness, then heavy snow, then guilt. Some strength training in between.

Today was such a TREAT- slow, steady pace just getting the cobwebs out of the way.


The CR's runs are interesting - Using it as a time to learn what my body needs to run efficiently, this includes, walks, caffeine intake, water, food and time. I still have a few weeks left but I want to work on building endurance-which will need some planning but it's getting lighter so ill be able to get up earlier.


Imc50Moderator in reply to limu_mu

Magnificent stuff there limu_mu πŸ’ͺ

Hi guys. Just looking for a bit of advice and you all seem to be in the know on this thread. I’ve started the couch 2 5K....again. This is my 4th time. I always get up to week 8 and something happens. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ but this time I’m so motivated to stick to it and complete to then continue using runs for fitness going forward. I know I need to have rest days. But once I’m finished homeschooling my children, completed my own work and my husband is home. I am left wanting and feeling the need to do more. Can I do other workouts on the days in-between? My schedule at the minute is to run Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. I’m having weekends off but I really feel I want to do other things on the Tuesdays and Thursdays or I’m just left holding out for my run day. Please can anyone suggest if this is safe practise and what I could do that’s light enough to not cause damage but also keep my fitness addict at bay. Many thanks guys. Keep up the good work. 😍

Imc50Moderator in reply to xxx31773xxx

Hi xxx31773xxx that's the same running routine I used for my time working through couch to 5 k πŸ‘, how far through are you now? Have you conquered week8?

You're definitely doing the right thing and resisting running any extra days, frustrating as it is, your body those muscles need that rest and recovery time, to get them ready to go again.

Have you popped your head around the corner and looked inside out strength and flex program ? πŸ‘€, You should.. the Brilliant

CBDB will be on hand with all sorts of interesting, exercises, that go perfectly hand in hand with that running and those rest days.

Good luck keep us informed how you're doing πŸ‘

xxx31773xxx in reply to Imc50

Thanks for your reply. I haven’t conquered week 8 yet. I’m currently week 2 πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚ but I feel a different headspace with it this time and I KNOW I will do it. I’m new to this site so I will find a way to navigate around and look at the pages you suggested. Thank you. Anything I can do on my days off to keep me going will be great. Thanks again.

CBDBGraduate in reply to xxx31773xxx

Yes, we have a Strength and Flex sister forum which is great for getting ideas for cross-training, strength and flexibility workouts. Just search for Strength and Flex in your communities! See you there!

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