I am going to start couch to 5k again tomorrow

(26 Posts)
travellingwilbury Sun 17-Nov-13 22:07:40

Would anyone like to keep me company ?

I got to wk 6 back in the summer but for various reasons of general laziness I didn't keep it up . Well I am giving it another go and this time I will make it to the end !

purplewithred Sun 17-Nov-13 22:12:20

Do it - I did and it still amazes me that I can actually run for a whole 5k. Miraculous.

elliemummaroos Sun 17-Nov-13 22:13:39

I will join you! Yay!

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Nov-13 22:17:57

Well done purple , have you stuck with 5 k ? Are you tempted to take it further ? I am so annoyed with myself that I got to the dreaded running for a whole 20 mins stage then buggered it up with the school holidays and pointless excuses .

Welcome ellie , have you tried it before ? I am over weight and sick of it , I felt so much better when I had this as a goal .

No excuses this time !

Stropzilla Sun 17-Nov-13 22:20:35

I will. Where do I start?

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Nov-13 22:22:40

Ok then tomorrow you do a five minute walking warm up then 60 seconds running and 90 seconds walking alternately for 20 mins .

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/get-running-with-couch-to-5k.aspx

BrianTheMole Sun 17-Nov-13 22:27:28

I'll join you. I need to lose weight, badly. A goal is what I need!

IsThatTrue Sun 17-Nov-13 22:31:30

I did a similar walk/run programme back in June. I can now easily run 10k in an hour and I'm running 3-5 times a week.

Keep it up, it's well worth the effort. Ive shed over 3 1/2 stone since I started!

Good luck!

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Nov-13 22:34:11

Wow ! That is brilliant IsThatTrue , that is about the amount I want to lose , I assume you dieted as well ?

IwishIwasmoreorganised Sun 17-Nov-13 22:34:27

Do it! I f is he'd the c25k 3 weeks ago and did my first Parkrun a week ago.

I've surprised myself by not nly finishing the programme but by starting to enjoy running too!

travellingwilbury Sun 17-Nov-13 22:35:01

Are you going to start tomorrow Brian ?

MagzFarqharson Sun 17-Nov-13 22:40:48

Hi everyone! Can I join you?

I did week one, day one today and would love to have people to chat with and share encouragement and pain grin

foxybingodotcom Sun 17-Nov-13 22:41:18

I'm going back to it tomorrow to, hoping to start at week 4 though. Fingers crossed!

Mosschops30 Sun 17-Nov-13 22:51:04

Yes I'm in too! smile
On week 5 run 2 next
So glad I bought proper trainers it's made the world of difference.
Promised myself if I finished week 5 I'd buy new gym kit
If I get to the end me and dd are entering a charity climb ��

Good luck, I find it better now I don't have to listen to their dreadful music, love playing it over my running playlist

TopHatAndTails Sun 17-Nov-13 22:57:06

Can I join too? I have wanted to do this for ages but I'm starting from a level of zero fitness so way behind some of you. I'm very determined tho and if I can lose a couple of stone along the way, bonus! grin

BrianTheMole Sun 17-Nov-13 22:59:24

Yes, I'll start tomorrow. Arghhh!

BrianTheMole Sun 17-Nov-13 23:01:36

I'm zero level too tophat. I want to lose at least two stone. I'm going to a party on new years eve, and if I lose half a stone by then I would be very happy!

IsThatTrue Sun 17-Nov-13 23:10:42

travelling I've cut portion size and upped my ratio of veg while cutting my portions of carbs. But other than that I've just run, 3 times a week (until upping to 5 recently ) and I'm bfing boob obsessed ds2 (11mo) which probably helps.

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Nov-13 08:00:57

Good luck to everyone for today grin

I am going to go to the gym after the school run , scary stuff but I have to do it and I have to keep remembering how much better I felt last time .

Stropzilla Mon 18-Nov-13 08:25:03

I can't do today as have toddler but will start tomorrow. Might be able to do this evening. I've replaced my lunch with salads reduced evening meal portions and increased veg.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 18-Nov-13 08:31:39

Do it, it's so worth it.

I did it a few years back and it really has changed my life. I'm now a 'runner', something I never, ever thought I would be! I do have periods of not running, normally in the summer due to childcare but I always go back to it. Something has changed inside me and I need to run.

I've done a marathon and at the moment run just shy of 30 miles a week. It does me so much good and it makes me feel great.

You just have to keep with it. It does get tough but it won't feel like that forever and you feel so chuffed each time you go a bit further without stopping.

Stropzilla Mon 18-Nov-13 09:59:15

Has anyone got a treadmill or elliptical? Evenings are going to be best for me and as it gets dark and rainy I'mgoing to lose motivation.

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Nov-13 10:11:25

I am doing it on a treadmill at the gym stropzilla , I live in a village and just can't face bumping into people just yet .

I am back (obviously) Day 1 wk 1 done grin

I feel so much better for starting it , I will go again tomorrow as mon and tues are my days off , will have to fit in the other one before fri as I am away over the weekend .

travellingwilbury Mon 18-Nov-13 10:12:35

30 miles a week ? shock That is a lot of miles , I will be pleased to ever actually get to 5k in one go .

Stropzilla Mon 18-Nov-13 10:50:41

I know what you mean, I'm heavy (very) and I can't face people. I KNOW logically noone will give a stuff about a fat woman running, but I can't help but feel self conscious and I'd rather drop a few pounds at home first! I'm considering either a treadmill or elliptical.

RubySlippers77 Sun 24-Nov-13 18:39:24

Hi everyone, can I join too? I'm in the same position as a lot of you - got better at running and lost weight, stopped running and piled on the pounds! I think my issue is also that running gives me the motivation to look after myself (eat healthily, take more care over my appearance etc) but can I be bothered on my own?!

I'm a gym runner in the winter as the only places near me to run are lonely, dark country tracks. Plus the gym has nice showers and mine at home is rubbish!

I don't do podcasts though so am looking for a nice easy chart I can follow instead, starting tomorrow (honest)...

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