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Quick question re:C25K

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BakingCookiesAndShit Sun 09-Aug-15 19:59:54

I am unfit. Not just a little unfit, very unfit.

Is it ok to start off by walking faster rather than running for the first little while during the faster bits?

Hope that's made sense and I haven't made myself look like an utter arse!


nbee84 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:03:52

Definitely - go for it. Anything that gets you moving is better for you than sitting on the sofa thinking about it grin

Wolfiefan Sun 09-Aug-15 20:05:40

Perhaps just start walking. Set a good pace and get good trainers and bra
I knackered my back trying C25K

Lifeisabeach Sun 09-Aug-15 20:05:59

Yes definitely, you can build up as gradually as you need. Or you could try cutting the 1 min runs down to 30 seconds.

TeddyBear5 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:06:31

Have you tried to run it yet?

I was you back in May and I'm very very overweight and unfit. I went out and just thought I'd do my best. I did far more than I thought I would and had to walk a couple of the middle runs but by run two I could do the whole lot.

Two tips I would give you - good running shoes and go much much slower than you think you should and you will be able to go further, for longer.

Good luck.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 09-Aug-15 20:07:02

Yep, long walk, tiny jog, long walk, tiny jogs is fine. The walks will get shorter and the jogs longer over time.

BakingCookiesAndShit Sun 09-Aug-15 20:29:14

Thanks everyone!

Definitely need to get off my fat ass and get moving

PumpkinsMummy Thu 13-Aug-15 09:26:09

You honestly won't need to. I am the most unfit person ever, and could barely run the length of myself. I started C25K and as long as you do everything Laura tells you, you will find you are capable of doing it. You really don't run any faster than a brisk walk anyway, as it is jogging rather than running, but the sense of achievement is amazing.

I did a 5k run after 8 weeks (I didn't religiously stick to the programme due to unrelated health probs) and was able to complete it and jog at least two thirds of it. I didn't show myself up which is the main thing.

I really want this school holiday to be over so I can get back to it. Honestly, getting out to do it is the hardest part, once you get going you will really enjoy it.

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