Hello I'm also doing the NHS C25k podcasts. Just done w3r1. I use mapmyrun alongside the podcasts so I know how far and what speed etcetc. I never, ever thought I would be someone who enjoys this sort of thing, but mum has my DD today and I actually chose to use some of my precious day off for a run!
TiredEmma you have inspired me! It's really great to hear that you found running for 1 minute to be a struggle at the beginning - has reassured me that this will get easier! I am going out for a run tonight when my husband gets home, but am dreading it as it is REALLY windy out there today!
I've just finished week 5, just the thought of the 20 minute run scared me a bit but it was ok. 5 weeks ago the 1-minute runs nearly finished me off!! W6R1 today then the last session with walking intervals on Saturday. I'm amazed but secretly very pleased with myself
I'm planning to start this but I won't be able to do Sundays just Tuesday and Thursday as they are my free days. Will this impact on me much? Obviously it will take longer but will it just be too long between each thursday and the next Tuesday?
That's fantastic - can't imagine running for a whole 3 minutes yet. I get really euphoric when I manage to get to the end of time each time - the second he says 'slow down and walk' I'm almost punching the air with glee.
I do love it already, just have to be able to make room for it in the week - this week has been tough as dh is back at work and dd is still not back at school - I don't want to take her or my fat ass will end up on facebook as she jogs behind me
This week she goes back to activities so my personal trainer (dh) will be coming home from work to go out with me.
Laurie 3 minutes was tough but hopefully it will get easier over the week.
I seem to remember running for longer chunks was almost easier than all the stopping and starting. As you get into the flow. But that was with some practice. I had to repeat some weeks first time round as I got a cold / missed weeks.
Hello - do you mind if I join the thread, please? You all sound very focused and impressive.
I started using the NHS Choices C25K podcasts 3 weeks ago. I did week 1, then had a week off (DH was away and I couldn't run with the DCs in tow), repeated week 1 and I've now just finished week 2.
I did a sneaky listen to the first couple of minutes of week 3 and am terrified at the idea of running for 3 minutes. I'm meant to be going out tomorrow, but have a bit of a cold which makes my breathing harder - maybe I'll do another week 2 run to "consolidate" - or is that just being cowardly?
I have just done my first run of week 2 - after doing a couple of weeks at week 1 and I feel amazing! It was hard but doable, which I never thought I'd say.
I'd planned to go tomorrow night but dd's dance class doesn't start til next week so I seized an opportunity to go earlier, on my own for the first time - I'm so happy I did it on my own, now I know I can do it without needing someone else to encourage me.
It is addictive. Am going out tomorrow if we are back in time from paralympics. Otherwise it will be Weds. But its great that its so cheap to do once you have bought the basics. And good for the environment as no driving to the gym etc.