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Anyone else doing Couch 2 5k?

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00100001 Sat 13-Feb-16 19:00:23

I'm doing this for Lent. Just completed Week 1 Run 3.

Seems OK at the moment!

00100001 Mon 15-Feb-16 17:52:42

Just me then.

Completed Week 2 Run 1.

Thought the penultimate run was the last one, and ran fast for the last 45 seconds or so. Walked along and thought "oh shit!" When the podcast goes, "last run now!" grin

00100001 Thu 18-Feb-16 17:57:25

Week 2, run 2 done. Started ed tough, ended easy!! confused

O2BDisciplined Thu 18-Feb-16 18:09:20

Hi there, 00100001,
I've been doing Couch to 5k for a number of weeks now. Am currently on Week 5 option 2, and can't get over how much I've improved since I started. So, stick with it!

00100001 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:53:32

That's good to know smile

How didbyourbfirdt weeks go for you?

00100001 Thu 18-Feb-16 20:53:43

Did your first*

O2BDisciplined Thu 18-Feb-16 22:55:16

We are doing it as a group after work, so initially everyone started at the same level and some of us moved on faster than others. Some are doing the 90 seconds running and 1 minute (I think!) walking, whereas more of us are on Week 5. However, whereas some people chose to start with option 2 week 5, I did option 1 first as I didn't think I'd be able to sustain 8minutes of running. However, I tried it yesterday, and today I tried it on s circuit that I usually walk. The last time I tried running part of it, I could only manage 3mins max. Today I was stunned to find that I coped with the 8min sessions fine. Tomorrow or Saturday I'm going to try the 20 minute session as that is option 3 of week 5. Not sure how it'll go though!

PinkiPhone Wed 24-Feb-16 11:24:12

I'm on week 7, just completed day 1. I did have a few weeks break (hols) between weeks 3 and 4 though so it's taken me much longer but am on a roll now. It gets tougher from week 6 but i'm finally getting the distance of (5k) which I wasn't quite hitting before... I walk & jog though, not terribly fast!

00100001 Wed 24-Feb-16 15:47:03

I did Week 2 - Run 3 went easily enough so far.

I have been running for slightly longer than the pod cast says. I start when she starts talking and job all through her waffle at the end of the run sections.

Beautydiva Wed 24-Feb-16 23:56:31

I did week 2 run 1 today on treadmill.

Found it hard because of nasty shin splints I get from treadmill.

00100001 Thu 25-Feb-16 10:13:24

Ewww, shin splints. I'm lucky enough to run on grass mostly, so far so good smile

peasareevilcreatures Thu 25-Feb-16 11:41:23

Me....Wk4 R2 to do tomorrow (or later today)

Coping ok, but the thought of having to run for 20 minutes in week 5 run 3 fills me with dread!

Lenazabaglione Thu 25-Feb-16 11:53:17

Me too Peas, tried C25k three times now, and bailed out on week 5. The thought of that 20 minute run is terrifying. This thread is spurring me on to try it again though and hopefully get past week 5 this time!

peasareevilcreatures Thu 25-Feb-16 11:56:05

It's a big jump up from the other 8 minute runs isn't it? I think I might be able to manage those next week but 20 minutes, no way!!

peasareevilcreatures Thu 25-Feb-16 11:57:27

Lenazabaglione I'll keep doing the wk5 runs 1&2 and wait for you to catch up and we'll go for it together!! (think it'll take me another 5 weeks to get to that point!)

dontsufferfools Thu 25-Feb-16 11:57:40

I'm on week 7 run 1. I have not been able to run since last Thursday and I tried last night and couldn't do it at all.

So back to week 6 run 1 for me tonight sad

cheapandcheerful Thu 25-Feb-16 12:03:56

There's a great c25k on the exercise board - you might get more replies there smile

MimsyBorogroves Thu 25-Feb-16 12:27:47

I've been trying, but I think I ended up with a stress fracture in my ankle so had to take a couple of weeks off. I'm on week 3, started it again on Tuesday. Was meant to do run 2 yesterday but everything hurt too much. Planning to go tomorrow.

Lenazabaglione Thu 25-Feb-16 13:24:48

You're on Peas! You might be waiting a while though! Going to start week 1 again tomorrow morning. Will keep you posted.

00100001 Thu 25-Feb-16 18:48:12

Just done Week 3 Run 1. Went quite well really, except the tines In ran through a muddy puddle

O2BDisciplined Fri 26-Feb-16 09:12:55

I never thought I'd be able for the 20mins of running but I actually achieved it! Music helped as did making sure I didn't go too fast (averaged 11min per mile) when I checked results on Walkrun app at the end. The ironic thing is that you go back to 5 and 8 mins of running in week 6. smile

00100001 Fri 26-Feb-16 09:21:04

I get bored in the longer runs ("longer"!) I might have to find a different route for my proper longer runs.

PinkiPhone Fri 26-Feb-16 12:01:23

Week 7 run 2 completed last night! It does get easier, I run indoors on a treadmill (too cold outside at the moment for me) with a nice TV program to watch. Helps distract whilst doing a longer run.

Keep going everyone!

Beautydiva Sat 27-Feb-16 17:57:24

Week 2 run 2 done. Reduced the speed today to ease of the shin splints.

peasareevilcreatures Sat 27-Feb-16 18:20:21

I got shin splints the last time I tried c25k years ago. I'm not this time round but I have running shoes now rather than run of the mill trainers.
Also last time I couldn't progress past week 2 and now I'm halfway through 5!

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