Couch 2 5K challenge - buddies welcomed!

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  1. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Hey everyone,

    So I'm thinking of starting Couch 2 5K tomorrow - need to get more active, and love the idea of a staged work up to 5k. I'm so unfit just now that I need to do something.

    Anyone fancy joining me and starting this together? :sign0163:

    Also, does anyone know of a decent android couch 2 5k app? I think having an app talking me through the progress as I go would really help :)
     
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  3. *joanne*

    *joanne* Joanne Brown

    I have just started using this one works fine for me you can add your own music to run to.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.active.aps.c25k

    Good luck I really enjoy running now still on week 3 due to a few set backs but cant belivev I can now run 3 minutes when I could not even run 30 seconds at the start.
     
  4. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    I use run double on my android phone.
     
  5. BIGTsmallt

    BIGTsmallt Well-Known Member

    Im on week 2 at the moment. Really liking it.
     
  6. Carlyd85

    Carlyd85 Well-Known Member

    The nhs have podcasts for couch 2 5k :)
     
  7. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Thanks everyone for the hints - I've seen some things about the NHS podcasts - might try it. I've downloaded the RunDouble trial app aswell :)

    Wanted to get out to start the programme this week but there's been a lot of snow! Just typical :)
     
  8. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    I will start with you as my wedding is 15 weeks away and need all the help I can get. Gonna start 2moro. Day 1 week 1 on the treadmill.
     
  9. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Aw brilliant :D it'll be great to have someone to do it with... 15 weeks away? Wow - busy time for you then? You all set for the wedding? x
     
  10. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    Getting there :) have lots done but loving every minute of it. Dress coming in mid march so want to tone as much as possible by then. Did c25k before and it works but that was a yr ago. Gonna start afresh now. I use the run double app.
     
  11. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Always good to know it works, too :) I really want to be a runner - I see people out running and it looks great! Also got some kettlebells today so I hope to get fitter and toned reasonably quickly.

    Sounds like you've got a great goal to work towards :D Weddings are such a great reason to get fitter - my mum's getting remarried next year and I'm determined not to be the fat bridesmaid! :)
     
  12. Carlyd85

    Carlyd85 Well-Known Member

    I will start it too, I made a promise I'd run the race for life 5k with girls in work in June..... Eeeek!
     
  13. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    Yeah the more the merrier :) I'm gonna try the 30 day shred dvd too. I would love to be able to run 5km
     
  14. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Aw great - the more the merrier. Are we starting tomorrow then? :) (I hope the snow stays off!) x
     
  15. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    Yup I'm def on for 2moro :)
     
  16. Carlyd85

    Carlyd85 Well-Known Member

    Yep will defo be in the gym tomorrow :) shall update after I've been :)
     
  17. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    Day 1 week 1 completed on treadmill tonight.
     
  18. Hules

    Hules Well-Known Member

    Please may I join too? I've done the programme before a couple if years ago and was regularly running 5k before I pulled my hamstring and lost the plot. I keep trying to work my way through it again and am aiming to go out for week 6 run 2 tomorrow (again!).

    Would it be okay if I joined you? I know I'm not right at the beginning but the rate I'm going you'll all probably end up beating me to it!

    Well done everyone so far, it really does work you'll be so surprised at how well you do!
     
  19. brien77

    brien77 Well-Known Member

    The more the merrier :)
     
  20. Hules

    Hules Well-Known Member

    Hooray!

    I did manage to do the 2nd run of week 6. Actually went okay, felt quite good even though I'd had a week off from twisting my ankle.

    Anyone else manage to get out this weekend?
     
  21. thejoyofanonymity

    thejoyofanonymity Miss ChatterBox

    Ive been unwell so no running for me...Once this chest thing goes I'll get out. Sounds like everyone is doing really well :)
     

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