Hi Everyone my names Mark and I have just joined this site. I am just coming to the end of week 1 of the couch to 5k programme.
I was a REAL couch potato before deciding i needed to improve my fitness. I've never considered myself to be a runner, and never really done much if any exercise. A bit naughty really as my job requires me to maintain a level of fitness (this level however is ridiculously low) it got to the point where I was out of breath after running up a few flights of stairs so I decided to pull my finger out and do something about it.
Coming to the end of week 1, my thoughts and feelings so far. Run 1, I wimped out, i managed 5 out of the 8 runs and i had to stop, i was struggling!!!
run 2 i knew straight away that i felt better and i managed all 8 runs. I decided then that I would class that as run 1.
I then went out again and again it seemed easier still, i did all 8 runs without too much trouble.
yesterday I went out again and i hardly broke a sweat, didnt get breathless and felt absolutely amazing at the end, the fact i can feel my fitness improving so early on is a massive motivator for me.
BRING ON WEEK 2!!!