Couch to 5km - c25k

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  1. xsarahx

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    I started this yesterday and wondered if anyone fancied joining me - we can all motivate each other!

    If you don't know what it is, it is a nine week programme to get you from running 5km and is ideal for those who haven't run in years, if ever! Google c25k for more info - there is great website for it.

    I know I am going to need some moral support so if anyone else fancies giving it a go then maybe we could use this as a thread for it!
     
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    I will have a look at it:D
     
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    Wish I could do this with you! I started afew months ago and got to the end of week 3 but had to stop due to pain in my foot! Found I'm flat footed and I've been told not to run until I've had my hospital referral :( when I'm back to it I will join you. Its fun :)
     
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    I will join u, I started on Sunday and have dragged my 13 yr old brother along with me as he could do with the exercise!

    When do u plan on doing day 2? It made me realise how unfit I am.. I used to run cross country for the school when I was younger but 8 years on and 2 kids later I can't run to save my life lol x

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    Good luck, i have looked into this but i'm on my own with my 2 girls and i don't have the time or childcare to do it.
     
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    Yay!

    I'm doing run 2 tomorrow night after work - think run 2 is the same as run 1 - I havent looked yet - quite looking forward to it though!

    Good idea getting the brother involved. I thought about asking one of mine but they are both very fit and would be bored at these early stages - I'll invite them along when I get in to longer runs!
     
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    My brothers are the same, hard to believe we are from the same gene pool!!!
    So impressed that you're doing this Sarah. I'm still to huge to run, but I am looking forward to doing it soon. I'll keep track of your progress as motivation :)
     
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    Hi Sarah I did day 2 this morning after my spin class (what was I thinking)

    I actually quite enjoyed it! I still find it hard to believe we will be able to run 5k in 9 weeks time tho!! Good luck with your run tonight x

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    Day 2 completed for me too! I'm finding this harder than my non stop 15 minute treadmill run - I think it is because I was watching the time go, and watching tv at the same time, whereas I'm just having to run now!
     
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    I quite like the idea of this but I don't have gym membership anymore so no treadmill! I might start it once I'm back to uni and use the gym there though.
     
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    Day 3 completed this morning.. we actually ran further today, had to change the route towards the end as we would of made it home a run early :)

    Gonna start week 2 on Sunday if all goes to plan.

    How are u getting on? X

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    Hi all I started this tonight so day 1 complete. I have treadmill at home well my husband likes to call it a clothes horse :) so I'm going to be trying this at home facing a wall. Best of luck to you all
     
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    Ohhhh I want a treadmill! Would much rather do it on that than outside!

    I was supposed to go tonight but I got home from work and had to go straight to my friends and just got in now, so no run tonight!

    I am busy in the morning tomorrow so I will try to go in the afternoon.
     
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    How do you find doing it outside sarah? What kind of place do you go to do it?
     
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    I went for a 'jog' (walk-jog-walk-die-jog-curse-jog.....) with a friend yesterday and am now thinking of dusting of my MP3 Pod Runner again. Thinking.
     
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    Go for it - I did this as part of a running club we started at work - first time my friends had to get me a biscuit so I could stand up enough to drive home! 9th time out ran the whole 5k - could have walked it almost as fast but I jogged - love the bit of me time, the music and the feeling after. My 5k jog was 2 weeks ago nearly as went on holiday and it was too muddy to jog somewhere strange - can't wait for running club on Monday!
     
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    I am really nervous about running outside - I don't want lots of people seeing me! So, I have been driving to quite a wealthy area where not many people walk or drive and have just been running the roads there. I probably look like I am scoping out the houses to rob them! I sometimes go up and down the same road over and over again!

    Once I have got a bit more confidence then I will move to the beach I think. The confidence this is not so much to do with how I look running, it is because I am running 1 min and walking 1.5 mins, and I dont want people to think - wow she is so unfit! I am actually capable of running more than what I am doing at the moment but I want to start at the beginning.

    I found running on the treadmill more enjoyable - I think I felt less self concious and I was able to watch TV which kept my mind of the fact I was running! I think also, being able to see your time helps as it is a really good way of motivcating yourself .... just one more minute etc.

    Give it a go!
     
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    Deffo dust it off! Especially now that a few of us have started, we will all be around the same stage and able to motivate each other!
     
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    It is really nice that you run with a group - I am not ready for running with anyone else yet! Everyone I knows who would want to do it are far more advanced than me and I would feel like I was holding them back.

    However, when I am doing the 5 min at a time runs then I will ask my brothers to come with me as I think 5 mins on, 5 mins off is OK!
     
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    I didn't manage to run yesterday and said I would today. I was a bit worried as that is the sort of thing I say and then never end up doing but I did it!

    Went at around 5:30 this evening and it was absolutely boiling! I am sure it wasn't as hard as before though - my stomach and sides are hurting a lot - my legs dont ache at all - just my stomach and sides.

    Does anyone else have that problem? Well, I say problem, but it isnt really as it means it is working!

    Am tempted to start week 2 tomorrow but I am not sure as I know you are meant to have a day off to rest. Will see how I feel in the morning I think.

    How is everyone else getting on?
     
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