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Anyone else doing Couch25k?

crispy

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Laura250blue

Silver Member
S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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.
 

LadyJo

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S: 17st8lb G: 11st8lb
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
 

crispy

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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!
 

Laura250blue

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S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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
 

Laura250blue

Silver Member
S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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
 

crispy

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

crispy

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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
 

Laura250blue

Silver Member
S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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
 

crispy

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

Laura250blue

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S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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
 

crispy

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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
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 :)
 

crispy

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

crispy

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Tomorrow I'm on Day 3 of Week 3 :)
 

crispy

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Thanks Laura :)
 

Laura250blue

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S: 12st0lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st8lb Loss: 0st12lb(7.14%)
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 ;)
 

crispy

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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 :)
 

crispy

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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!
 

elm

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S: 316.4lb C: 241.2lb G: 137lb BMI: 40.1 Loss: 75.2lb(23.77%)
I need to start doing this.
 




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