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I'm BACK! W1 R1 (again)!


OK - I guess some of you have used lock down to get even fitter and run even more... sadly - not me! I ended up not running regularly (bad weather was an excuse at the time) putting on weight (about a stone)... and then not running at all.

Then, into 2021 I was going to start again, ideally by walking a few miles/day to lose some weight before starting C25K again - HOWEVER - my knee didn't want me to - all of a sudden, no trauma, I could barely walk - then limping on one knee effected the other knee, and boy was it painful - aching all night, never getting comfy.

So, now the knee is 'better' - not fixed, but not hurting at night - so TODAY - almost 2 years to the day I first did W1 R1 for the first time, I did it again! And my knee was a bit edgy, but I was able to run 8 times (very) slowly.

... so lets see how it goes - I'll keep you posted - good luck to all those others on W1!

Nice to be back.


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Yay! Well done for starting again. Just keep at it now!



Well done! One of the advantages of being a returner is knowing that the plan works, and how much fun it is as you go through 😄Sounds like you’ve got off to a really good start - good stuff!

Wishing you lots of luck! Just started back myself again recently. 4 months of no running have also gained a stone in weight 😩 Wk4 run 2 tomorrow 🙌🏻


Welcome back to the forum and well done on restarting.This guide to the plan is essential reading healthunlocked.com/couchto5...

and includes advice on minimising impact, stretching after every run, hydration and strengthening exercises, all of which will help.

Enjoy your journey.

Welcome back, hope your knee holds up


Remember to run (JOG!) slowly... watch this:


I am a great fan of his (RIP)... definately a follower of slow running : )


Well hello again primaballerina! Good to have you back again! Enjoy C25K again, you know what you’re doing this time!

Great to be back OGR xxx


Well done for starting again. Same rules drink plenty and run slowly. Good luck.

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