Couch to 5K
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Starting again I think

Went on holiday to Canada with good intentions of keeping up with the programme. Week 3 didnt work as I was running outside for the first time so dropped back to week 1 but my knees were really sore. Inevitably I stopped but we were walking every day sometimes quite big distances.

What I did carry on though was reading on this group and I have decided to work on my treadmill untill my knees are stronger.

Tomorrow I will try week one and depending on the result will decide what I will do on Wednesday.

I am 60 14 weeks tomorrow and would love to feel I can run by then even if I havent graduated. I would be extatic if I could run for over 10 minutes and then not just collapse. The first ever time I tried before finding this programme I ran for 15 seconds and thought my chest was about to burst but then I thought I had to run fast to make it count.

Thank you to you all as you are all so inspirational.

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What a wonderful goal. Good on you. I understand that running on a treadmill and outside is very different so may be not surprising that you found it tough. Please keep blogging so we know how you are getting on!


Just completed day1 week 1 I mistakenly thought it would be easy as I had done it twice before but after a 2 week break it was quite hard.

Didnt jog very fast but took me 4 runs to feel I had the speed right did complete all of the 8 runs but didnt quite feel recovered in the 90 second walk.

I found the 2 minute walk that you have in week 2 better for me even though the run is 90 seconds.

Oh well I will be doing week 1 run 2 on Thursday lets see if I feel better then.

I did have a little backache after each run segment as I was slowing down not had this before.


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