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Couch to 5K

Sammie88

Silver Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st5lb G: 13st10lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 0st8lb(3.59%)
Not sure why I typed 31mins I meant 36 mins lol
 

pratainua

Silver Member
S: 15st13.6lb C: 14st0.6lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 1st13lb(12.08%)

Bert

Full Member
S: 27st1lb C: 13st13lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 13st2lb(48.55%)
I've given up on couch to 5k and I'm going to concentrate on the park run.

I did my second park run this morning and had a 20sec walk after approx 3km and then carried on to the end.

29mins 04secs today :)

2 weeks ago I followed the 33min marker in the hope to finish under 35mins after I had managed to complete most of it. Today was different as they had no markers and I didn't really know if I should follow and be comfortable or push a bit more. I guess this helped me get a quicker time. Stupidly I went for a quicker finish far too early and almost had a fit 2 bends from the end! Absolutely shattered at the end!
 

Bert

Full Member
S: 27st1lb C: 13st13lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 13st2lb(48.55%)
Third park run completed and this time I managed the full distance without stopping :D

I got really held up at the start so next time I may have to start closer to the front to save myself from catching up rather than standing at the back worrying I'll get in everyone's way!

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pratainua

Silver Member
S: 15st13.6lb C: 14st0.6lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 1st13lb(12.08%)
Good work on the park runs @Bert. You are already there so no need for the couch to 5k for you.
I am plodding away at it. I am due to do Week 6 Run 2 today but the weather is dreadful do I am hoping it will improve long enough for me to get out.
How are you doing @Sammie88?
 

Sammie88

Silver Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st5lb G: 13st10lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 0st8lb(3.59%)
Took a little break while I recover from a cold/flu virus
Been going for long walks instead

Hope your run was good today
 

pratainua

Silver Member
S: 15st13.6lb C: 14st0.6lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 1st13lb(12.08%)
Week 6 Run 2 completed yesterday. I have started this a few times and never got close to this stage but this time I know I will finish it. I am away until very early on Friday morning so there will be no more runs until the weekend, but that is ok. I will pick it up again from there.
The long walks will really help you @Sammie88 if you decide to go for it again. I think that is what made the difference for me this time. I was regularly doing 6 or 7km brisk walks. And my "running" isn't much faster than my walking :classic_big_grin:
 

Bert

Full Member
S: 27st1lb C: 13st13lb G: 14st0lb BMI: 26.1 Loss: 13st2lb(48.55%)
Week 6 Run 2 completed yesterday. I have started this a few times and never got close to this stage but this time I know I will finish it. I am away until very early on Friday morning so there will be no more runs until the weekend, but that is ok. I will pick it up again from there.
The long walks will really help you @Sammie88 if you decide to go for it again. I think that is what made the difference for me this time. I was regularly doing 6 or 7km brisk walks. And my "running" isn't much faster than my walking :classic_big_grin:
I know what you mean with the walking and running!

The past couple of times doing park run after around 1 lap of the 2 we do I have passed a bloke who is about 70 doing power walking so my running is just a bit quicker than a 70yr old walking :rotflmao:
 

Sammie88

Silver Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st5lb G: 13st10lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 0st8lb(3.59%)
Just done week 2 run 1 ...3k after being down with a cold virus

Pleased with that!
 
S: 21st3.5lb C: 19st1lb G: 12st9lb BMI: 39.4 Loss: 2st2.5lb(10.25%)
can I join in your C25k? I'm just about to start week 1
 

pratainua

Silver Member
S: 15st13.6lb C: 14st0.6lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 29.9 Loss: 1st13lb(12.08%)
Hi @Failedatdietsfor15years!
Have you done your first run yet? Let us know how you go?
I have finished week 6. I had to repeat the last run as I couldn't finish it the first time. I think I will have to repeat quite a bit form here on but I am happy to do that if it means I will eventually finish it.
 
S: 21st3.5lb C: 19st1lb G: 12st9lb BMI: 39.4 Loss: 2st2.5lb(10.25%)
Bag packed and starting tomorrow!! Broken toe scuppered plans 😂
 
S: 21st3.5lb C: 19st1lb G: 12st9lb BMI: 39.4 Loss: 2st2.5lb(10.25%)
and forgot to take gym bag to work after spending ages packing it last night . . . .
 
S: 21st3.5lb C: 19st1lb G: 12st9lb BMI: 39.4 Loss: 2st2.5lb(10.25%)
Hi @Failedatdietsfor15years!
Have you done your first run yet? Let us know how you go?
I have finished week 6. I had to repeat the last run as I couldn't finish it the first time. I think I will have to repeat quite a bit form here on but I am happy to do that if it means I will eventually finish it.
well done for getting to week 6 - I seem to be struggling to get to week 1 run 1 :rolleyes: and I really do want to start it. The longer runs feel daunting, but when I did this programme a couple of years ago, once I got past the first minute or two, I got into my stride and managed them fine. I think I had to learn to trust the programme. Let me know if you finish it, and what your plans are then . . . do you think you'll progress to parkruns? (I want to, but they are a bit scary when I do the programme in the gym on the treadmill!!)
 
S: 21st3.5lb C: 19st1lb G: 12st9lb BMI: 39.4 Loss: 2st2.5lb(10.25%)

Mcg87

Full Member
S: 15st9lb C: 13st6lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 2st3lb(14.16%)
I restarted c25k a month ago (I've done it previously and got up to running 10k regularly. Stopped because, life. And started back up again. Just completed week 4 Run 1. We have moved recently and Oh boy do I regret buying a place near so many hills!
 




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