Week 1 Run 1 - New starter!

I started the C25K plan yesterday and was pleasantly surprised by how I managed it. There was a little bit of aching and I was tired by the end of it, but not so exhausted that I couldn't carry on. I shocked myself and actually managed to stay at the gym for a little bit longer once I'd finished running doing some arm exercises. I'm glad that it was relatively successful because it's made me feel better about completing the whole nine weeks - if I can handle week 1 now then I'm hoping things will still be manageable as I move forward and start to get fitter and better at running.

I've never been much of a runner - I always feel a bit daft on a treadmill - but I do swim quite regularly and I try to go to the gym after work a couple of nights a week. I really let this slide over Christmas though and I needed a good plan to kickstart my exercise again. I'm so glad I found C25K and this lovely community to help me get going again!

Hope everyone else is having a successful week!



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6 Replies

  • Congratulations on what sounds like a very encouraging start. Just before Christmas, I struggled with week one - but I 'graduated' last week - and now I have a badge by my name to prove it (not that I'm excited or anything - it only appeared about 5 minutes ago!)

    I can now run for 5k (I've done it once!) - I'm slow, so it took me nearly 50 minutes, but I can run, and I hadn't done that since I was at primary school about 40 years ago. It's a brilliant programme, and I bet you'll love it! :)

  • Congratulations on finishing it! I go away on holiday in about 4 weeks so I'm fairly sure I'll have a break then, but I'm hoping to try and sneak in some morning/afternoon runs while I'm away if I feel so inclined. (Won't happen.) I just hope I can keep up the pace when things start getting harder!

  • If you say it won't happen... it probably won't!

    Try saying 'it might happen' instead! Most people seem to start realising that they will miss running if they don't do after only 3 or 4 weeks, you may be very surprised! As I said, I started just before Christmas, but I did runs on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and when staying at in-laws, so being away didn't make as much difference as I'd thought it might.

  • Ooooooh it looks absolutely just.....right!


  • Hi Emily - just wanted to say Welcome :) Sounds like you're off to a great start!

  • Hi there! Of course you will run on your hols! You know it makes sense!

    All the best


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