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Anyone else doing Couch25k?

Discussion in 'Calorie Counting - Teams & Challenges' started by crispy, 6 February 2013 Social URL.

  1. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    I stayed the same this week but I hadnt done any exercise so I needed a kickstart so I decided to start the couch25k today and it nearly killed me lol Felt great after doing it though Anyone lost much weight from this?
     
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  3. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    Hi :)

    I started doing it about 2 weeks ago, I am now on day 2 of week 2...Its absolutley brilliant - You can really feel your fitness improving and it DEFFO helps with the weight loss.
    In a nutshell:

    - get some music on your ipod/mp3/phone/etc - you can play music alongside couch to 5k and it makes time go faster :)

    - dont run TOO fast - when she says "start running" - i kind of jog...i read somewhere that your shouldnt sprint because you need to remember, eventually you will be doing that pace for 30 minutes so its better to go a bit slower (but faster than a power walk)

    - you will start to feel your fitness improving by week 2.
     
  4. LadyJo

    LadyJo Well-Known Member

    i started about 4 months ago but i did what you have said not to and thats tried to sprint and i was more overweight then too so i really hurt my knees. now im 2st 4lb lighter and i have introduced it again gradually, doing a 1 min uphill walk and then a 30 sec jog and a 30 sec run. i have only just changed that 30 sec to a run it was just walk and jog. take your time with it and if one week you really dont want to increase just do the current week again x
     
  5. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Great advice ladies Thanks a mill! I'm looking forward to getting fit and losing the weight of course :) I'm terrible for sticking things out so I'm kind of testing myself to see if I can finish this so hopefully I won't be a quitter this time!
     
  6. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    You just gotta remember its only 20 minutes a day (5 min warmup and cool down is just walking) - 3 times a week.

    Thats just ONE hour a week. And, you can choose which days...

    I used to just keep telling myself...the times going to pass anyway...so i can either just get on with it and get it over with...or sit feeling guilty for the rest of the night....

    Good luck with it :) xxx
     
  7. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    PS: It does get eaiser to get yourself out there after about 3-4 times. Lay your running gear and trainers out the night before and just go go go go go go dont even think about it... lol xxx
     
  8. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Laura Yeah I'm determined to do it this time. Thanks for the tips I'll let you know how I get on :)
     
  9. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Ive week 1 completed but Im going to do it again this week cause I think Im still too unfit to go on to week 2 but Im sure next week I'll feel a bit fitter I find it way easier to run outside rather than on the treadmill
     
  10. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    I know plenty of people that had to do week one twice. :)

    Just make sure you not running too fast and keep up the great work :) x
     
  11. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    No fear of me running too fast lol How you getting on Laura?
     
  12. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    Ive actually had 5 days off due to the heat (its 41 here in perth - yuck!) - im getting on it again tonight just doing my first day of week 2. Hope i havnt lost my fitness.

    Its great when you get going but if you let it slip its hard to get back into the swing!!

    I felt fitter after the first week - but its really different for everyone. I just cant wait to be able to run 5k none stop :D
     
  13. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    I love hot weather but not to run in though! Im sure you havent lost your fitness Im doing Day 2 of week 1 (for the second time) tomorrow and I bring my dog for a 20 min walk on the days im not doing the couch25k and I found the walk easier today so my fitness must be starting to improve. Im hoping another 2 weeks will make a big difference It'd be brilliant being able to run 5k I cant imagine it :)
     
  14. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Today I did Day 1 of Week 2 and I found it easier than I thought it was going to be :)
     
  15. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Tomorrow I'm on Day 3 of Week 3 :)
     
  16. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    Well done thats brill :)
     
  17. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    Thanks Laura :)
     
  18. Laura250blue

    Laura250blue Well-Known Member

    It gets easier to force yourself out of the door too dont you think? the further you run, the more addicted you get - and the weight will just melt off you!*

    *combined with a healthy diet of course ;)
     
  19. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    It is hard cause Ive never been able to run continuously for more than 2 mins and now im doing 3 but I love it now :) Still cant ever imagine being able to run for 25 mins but thats just me having no confidence Hopefully I'll do it and shock myself altogether :)
     
  20. crispy

    crispy Well-Known Member

    This is my 3rd time to do week 3! I'm just barely able to do it so I know I'm not ready to go on to week 4 yet but hopefully I'll be able to progress to week 4 next week!
     
  21. elm

    elm Well-Known Member

    I need to start doing this.
     

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