Couch to 5k - join me?
cravingmilkshake · 23/10/2019 22:48
Hi all- 12.5 weeks post baby and this week just started the C25K program! I am on day 2/3 on the first week, anyone care to join me or share success stories etc?
AuntieStella · 25/10/2019 09:57
How's it feeling?
I did C25K about 3 years ago, and it was one of the best things I have ever done.
You might like to have a browse of this thread (old, but recently bumped and in effect a timeless subject) , which is all about why running is worth it:
There are various C25K threads in this topic - you might like to have a look at some of these too.
Lushmetender · 28/10/2019 09:15
Hi I’ve used this a few times and now using it again to build up running faster. Due to run week 6 run 3 today. I was running 5 k realistically in 37 mins but trying to get under 30 mins but I am 48 so run as fast as I used to. Son is building up his stamina using this programme. Good to see if any local park runs and have an event to aim for. Start looking for a club in your area when you get up to week 6 to help you come on
cravingmilkshake · 28/10/2019 20:57
@AuntieStella thank you for the link to the thread!! Very motivational reading.
I put on a few stone just before getting pregnant and then the pregnancy so I'm heavy set and the first week was tough but just did the second one (day one) and I enjoyed it!
cravingmilkshake · 28/10/2019 20:59
@Lushmetender thanks for the advice! I could do walk/run in 39 mins last year but hoping to do a full run and I know I will feel such achievement when I've completed it without stopping!
Already itching to go back out. I don't feel I have the confidence to join a running club!
Pancakeflipper · 28/10/2019 21:15
I did this. Well it took attempts tbh as I sort of stopped on the 1st attempt.
When I got to the last week I did a Parkrun. Lots of people do a Parkrun before this but I was scared (yes I am pathetic).
Been doing Parkruns for a year now. Made friends and with 2 of the friends we did a 10k. This was huge for me as broke my knee years previous.
Sometimes I hate the thought of going out but I never hate it when I come back in after a run. Such a buzz.
Do it. My thighs and mental health appreciate it.
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