Anyone fancy starting couch to 5K on 9th Sept?

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phantomhairpuller Fri 30-Aug-13 11:03:47

Am thinking I'll need that long to mentally prepare! wink

Have downloaded the podcast and ordered proper 'runners' earphones for my iphone (cos the normal ones don't stay in when I run!)

As soon as they arrive I'll be ready to go!

Am thinking i'll have to run in the evenings when DH is home with the DCs

I absolutely am not a runner- I was once but then had 2 children and put on 4 stone shock

Things have got to change!

jezzasjockstrap Mon 11-Nov-13 17:58:15

W7 D1 completed today. I managed 22 minutes without much walking apart from crossing the main road.
Still feels quite slow pace but hopefully this will improve. Also my right hip starts aching a bit if I do set off too fast.
Swim tomorrow.

GrippingArms Sat 19-Oct-13 15:36:02

Oh no, hope he's ok now?

Have you thought about going for a sports massage?

Not had one myself, but people swear by them. Then if you've not done so before, have you had a gait analysis at one of the running shops?

AlottaRunning Sat 19-Oct-13 15:25:21

Unfortunately not. My DS had an asthma attack on the Wednesday afternoon and I had to run (more like a power walk!) down to his school.

He recovered but my calf ended up worse. I'm not in any pain or anything it just feels really stiff so not sure what is going on with it now.

I'm desperate to get back running!

GrippingArms Fri 18-Oct-13 13:32:54

Did you make it out, Alotta?

AlottaRunning Wed 16-Oct-13 11:22:14

I didn't do my run this morning. After feeling fine while running on Monday my calf was badly aching by the afternoon, still a slight ache today so though I would leave it till tomorrow or Friday.

originalpiratematerial Tue 15-Oct-13 23:01:18

Jezzas - smile

jezzasjockstrap Tue 15-Oct-13 20:15:13

Checking in- completed W5R1 today, only impeded by an OAP and a man on a bike.
Rest (swim) day tomorrow.

UsedToBeNDP Tue 15-Oct-13 17:03:15

Oh I'll have a look, thanks

UsedToBeNDP Tue 15-Oct-13 16:59:02

Hello OPM smile

I started running and rowing (as in on a Concept2, not arguing) in my last few months here, I think. Sadly it petered out after my running buddy gave up. Running on your own is less motivational, I find.

originalpiratematerial Tue 15-Oct-13 16:55:33

By the way, there is another thread for Couch to 5 km that has a lot more posters on it, on which I'm also posting, so do come on over, anyone who hasn't already found it!

originalpiratematerial Tue 15-Oct-13 16:54:29

Hi NDP! I used to be a mumsnetter too, back in the day, but left for a long while. However, I certainly wasn't a runner back then!

UsedToBeNDP Tue 15-Oct-13 14:01:31

Hello all.

I used to MN (originally joined in 2003, deregged in about 2009/2010). I used to road run (used the c25K plan). I stopped doing both.

I'm back on MN (wooooo) and so for the Yang to my Ying, I need to pick up the running again (bum). In truth, I do feel better when I'm exercising, I'm not overweight so it's not a weight loss mission for me, I just want to improve my health again.

I've got one of the many 0-10k apps on my mobile (very similar to the c25k just goes a longer plan and trains you to run further at the end). I did plan to start last week but was struck down with (wo)man flu, so this week it is.

Glad to have found this thread for mutual support smile. Good luck to all of the new starters and congratulations to all of you who are already well into your plans already !

originalpiratematerial Tue 15-Oct-13 12:06:42

Week 7 Run 1 done this morning.

originalpiratematerial Mon 14-Oct-13 11:38:31

You'll get there, Alotta! Glad that your calf is feeling better and good luck for your Week 2 run on Wednesday.

I did another 20 minute run this morning - it was a bit of a slog but I did it without stopping/walking at all (even blew my nose whilst running, which is hard grin) so I think I'm clear to go on to Week 7 of the Guardian podcasts now. I'm getting quite tired of the guy's voice hmm grin.

AlottaRunning Mon 14-Oct-13 09:41:39

Well done Original, I can't even imagine getting that far yet.

Just redone a week 1 run to see how my calf went, all was fine so will do a week 2 run on weds and hopefully week 3 run on fri.
If all is well and I feel up to it I'll try week 4 again next week but think I'll probably need to do week 3 right through first.

originalpiratematerial Sun 13-Oct-13 20:47:23

I went a bit mad yesterday afternoon and actually ran 5 km without stopping, or walking any of it. I'm going to finish the Guardian beginner podcasts though, because I think it has really helped me to build up my stamina gradually, and I need to do another 20 minute run, and then a few 25 min runs, before I attempt 5 k again.

originalpiratematerial Fri 11-Oct-13 12:50:26

Another 20 min run this morning, slower than on Wednesday though shock but who cares. At least I did it.

RippingYarns Thu 10-Oct-13 11:50:59

i've got 1 day left of week 3, then i gather it steps up a whole gear shock

still loving it though

originalpiratematerial Thu 10-Oct-13 11:27:47

I did Run 1 of Week 6 yesterday and rather to my surprise (understatement) I found the 20 minute run ok - not easy, but ok. Phew!

jezzasjockstrap Mon 07-Oct-13 19:16:58

Thanks Ripping. She was 18 and had been with me since she was 1. She had dementia towards the end so we were losing the moggy we knew.
Rest (swimming) day tomorrow and then onwards - I will make W5 yet!
Also planning to do my C Cake this weekend.

RippingYarns Mon 07-Oct-13 18:38:59

Cake is still cooling in the kitchen, smells divine!

I never make the christmas pudding, I bought one last year and it's still in the cupboard.

Sorry to read about your cat jezza. Give yourself a bit of space and time, it's only a few days out of the whole programme

jezzasjockstrap Mon 07-Oct-13 17:54:00

<sneaks in guiltily>

Hi all, still going here. I'm repeating W4 as I missed day 3 last week (cat PTS) and no way am I ready for W5 yet.
Still feels OK apart from slightly sore knee and back towards the end of the run.

originalpiratematerial Mon 07-Oct-13 11:00:43

I've not tried compression socks either (tbh I didn't know you could get them) - I think my new running shoes are providing enough support/cushioning at the moment.

Have finished Wk5 now, so on to Wk6 and the scary prospect of 20 minutes of non-stop running shock.

Ripping, how did the Christmas cake baking go? I didn't make my own last year but I think I will do one again this year. I'm ok at cake, rubbish at Christmas pudding hmm so I just have it when I go to my mum's blush.

AlottaRunning Mon 07-Oct-13 10:40:27

I don't wear compression socks Ripping, but they sound good. Ive been planning on getting some cushioning for my shoes so might see if I can find compression socks too. I definitely need something to cushion my feet when landing to protect my lower leg and see if that helps.

RippingYarns Mon 07-Oct-13 10:25:16

Are there only 3 of us left :-O

Do either of you wear compression socks? They are meant to reduce lower leg injuries - I've been wearing them since I started again and not sure if they are doing that but they are so comfy on the bottoms of my feet I don't want to take them off!

Anyway, week 3,run 1 done and now baking the christmas cake. Not so sure it's good to get all this delicious stuff out as it's also a fast day :/

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