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Who's with me for couch to 5k?!
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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 09:26

I'm going to start Couch to 5k when my new trainers arrive (today/tomorrow/weekend) and wondered if anyone wants to start too and we can have a little support group going?

I'm 39, 2 stone overweight, haven't done any running for over 10 years and even then I couldn't run 5k without walking. I have 2 young children and want to shape up. I currently swim twice a week and walk a lot (9,000 steps a day). But I'm still pretty unfit. I need to get my heart rate up!

So who is going to join me?! You need to be able to commit to 3 runs a week (30 minutes) for 9 weeks. Have a google of couch to 5k to see what it involves if you're not sure. I'll be using an app on my phone.

Who's in?!

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glenthebattleostrich · 08/06/2017 09:35

I'll cheer you along OP.

I'm doing week 6 run 1 tonight and really looking forward to it.

I did get up to this point last year but then got a severe chest infection Which took months to get rid of so had to start again.

The best advice I was given by an experienced distance runner was that the hardest part of any run is putting your trainers on and getting out of the door. If you can do that you can achieve anything.

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WalkersNotLays · 08/06/2017 09:37

I'm in! I have been very lazy with the programme so I want to start from w1 and do it properly. I'm also 2 stones from goal weight and swim once a week.

I average 8-10 000 steps a day depending on of I go for a walk during lunch

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PinkFluffiUnicorn · 08/06/2017 09:42

I'm going to do it too, I've bought a sports bra and shopping for trainers at weekend, but I've have a tooth out and it's infected so waiting for that to stop being sore then I will start. I'm 37, 14stone last week! Heaviest I have ever been think I need to loose 4 stone. Sensible eating and the couch to 5k app is my plan.

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Wawawaa · 08/06/2017 09:48

I'm about to start week five. I recommend Sarah Millican for the voice, she's chirpy and energising. Actually I haven't run since Monday when I ran in pouring rain and got soaked and was about to talk myself out of running today until I saw your post, OP. I guess I just need to get the trainers on and get out the door - great advice!!
I'm 37 (days away from 38) and a stone and a half over my ideal weight, assuming that's the amount needed to drop a dress size.

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Wawawaa · 08/06/2017 09:53

I'm using the NHS couch to 5K app by the way, which has been great! :) www.nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/get-running-with-couch-to-5k.aspx

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 13:37

glenthebattleostrich, great to hear that you're enjoying it. Good luck for tonight!

Walkers I think we are exercise twins!

Pink, your tooth sounds painful. Yes, do join us when you're better!

Wawawaa great that you're already doing it!!

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 13:38

So my trainers have arrived. They're gorgeous, if a little neon!! My 3 year old loves them!

Who's with me for couch to 5k?!
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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 13:39

Walkers are you up for starting this week? I might start tonight!!!

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WalkersNotLays · 08/06/2017 14:07

Ooh those are gorgeous. I love bright trainers for the gym

Yes, I am definitely up for starting tonight Smile

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 14:09

Thanks Walkers. They're very big. 8.5. Arghhh!

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 14:09

But they do fit. Ha ha!

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packofshunts · 08/06/2017 14:11

Badger I'm also doing C25K and need trainers. We're yours v expensive?

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 14:54

Packofshunts, have a look at my other thread re the trainers!!

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/_chat/2946269-What-shoes-for-novice-runner

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MooChops89 · 08/06/2017 15:02

Me! I started (again) on Tuesday and did Week 1 Day 2 this morning. I've started it a few times, furthest I got was week 3 Blush I'm at least 4 stone overweight at 5ft 2, have rejoined Slimming World as well, lost 3.5 lbs in 2 weeks (slow progress) but Cto5k changed my body shape noticeably so I'm back to it! I've been using the ZenLabs app but might switch to the NHS one as I've heard good things

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GreyandGrumpy48 · 08/06/2017 15:19

I'm in but won't be able to start until tomorrow as I have yoga tonight. I'm about 3 stone overweight and currently do about 8000 steps a day

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 15:19

Excellent MooChops89, welcome aboard!! I'm hoping to do my first run tonight or tomorrow night, baby depending!

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 15:20

GreyandGrumpy48, fantastic! We can all update each other on how we get on. I'm a bit worried that I won't be able to run for a whole minute without stopping!

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MooChops89 · 08/06/2017 15:22

Just looking ahead at the plan for each week, seems mad that we'll be running for 25 mins in just 6 weeks time Shock I'm just about managing the 60 secs at the moment haha

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 15:25

I know! It seems crazy. Hopefully we'll all surprise ourselves.

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 15:27

So we have walkers, moo, grey and me who are ready to start this week. Is that right?

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glenthebattleostrich · 08/06/2017 15:28

Moo, I did the 20 mins run on Monday night and I can honestly say I could have gone further.

I'm actually looking forward to my long run on Sunday or Monday :)

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WalkersNotLays · 08/06/2017 17:14

Change of plan - going running tomorrow. My colleagues are all going for a run during our lunch break (my team is full of marathon runners and I'm the youngest AND fattest Blush)

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 17:23

Crush! Come and join us!

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Badgoushk · 08/06/2017 17:24

glenthebattleostrich, that's good to know!

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