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    • WantToBeSE
    • By WantToBeSE 4th Sep 16, 7:27 PM
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    Couch to 5K support thread.
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    • 4th Sep 16, 7:27 PM
    Couch to 5K support thread. 4th Sep 16 at 7:27 PM
    I have looked for a similar thread, but they are all over 1 year old, and dead. So i thought I'd start a new one!


    I am on a mission to get healthier and fitter.
    In 2010 i gave up smoking, and in Feb 2016 i gave up drinking alcohol. I feel like fitness is my last 'thing'.
    I hate exercise, and am incredibly unfit. I could do with losing 10lbs too.

    I am about to start the Couch to 5K programme, does anyone else want to join me? Or has anyone else just started/completed/have experience of doing this?
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    • fire-wannabe
    • By fire-wannabe 15th Apr 17, 9:35 PM
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    Sounds good, looking forward to it
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2017 #46 £335/£5380

    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread #130 £1015/1500
    • CattyCatX
    • By CattyCatX 17th Apr 17, 2:40 PM
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    So today should have been W2R2 but I came down with a high temperature/sickness/cold-like symptoms yesterday I haven't left bed for 24 hours so definitely won't be running today. Am pretty frustrated as don't want this to set me back but am just going to have to wait until fully fit again...

    I know I'm pretty ill as I haven't touched my Easter egg yet!!
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 19th Apr 17, 11:26 PM
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    CattyCat, are you any better? Get yourself well then pick up on the running again, meanwhile enjoy your Easter egg!

    As for me, I've started Week 4 with an absolutely gorgeous run while I was away for a few days. Beautiful setting and those five minute runs really aren't scary now. In fact - much to my astonishment - I did the second one on an uphill slope and I was just enjoying the scenery when it suddenly occurred to me a) this is uphill and b) this is a five minute run! And it wasn't a problem at all.

    So take heart - it only sounds scary. The program is obviously improving my fitness as I would have struggled with that not so long ago.
    30 days in April...
    NSDs 6/10, Exercise 8/15, Food spends 60.98 + Internet shop /160.00
    • fire-wannabe
    • By fire-wannabe 20th Apr 17, 6:35 AM
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    Welll done, Cherryfudge I'm doing W3R2 today and feeling great about it, I finally realised this is achievable
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2017 #46 £335/£5380

    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread #130 £1015/1500
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 20th Apr 17, 10:52 AM
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    Welll done, Cherryfudge I'm doing W3R2 today and feeling great about it, I finally realised this is achievable
    Originally posted by fire-wannabe
    Brilliant, well done you .

    Good feeling isn't it?!
    30 days in April...
    NSDs 6/10, Exercise 8/15, Food spends 60.98 + Internet shop /160.00
    • AlecEiffel
    • By AlecEiffel 22nd Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    Managed one run of W9 so far, only did one run of W8 as messed up my back lifting something from my car but as it was only a two minute jump to W9 I did the 30 min run for my next one. Then hurt my back again (not running). So only done two runs in the last two weeks. But back to it tomorrow!!
    • fire-wannabe
    • By fire-wannabe 24th Apr 17, 6:23 AM
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    How inspiring was the marathon yesterday! !! Getting tempted....(not even started W4 yet hahaha)
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2017 #46 £335/£5380

    The "Save 12k in 2017" Thread #130 £1015/1500
    • Cherryfudge
    • By Cherryfudge 24th Apr 17, 9:00 AM
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    Managed one run of W9 so far, only did one run of W8 as messed up my back lifting something from my car but as it was only a two minute jump to W9 I did the 30 min run for my next one. Then hurt my back again (not running). So only done two runs in the last two weeks. But back to it tomorrow!!
    Originally posted by AlecEiffel
    Look after that back! Gosh, W9... that's still far over the horizon for me.

    I was going to do W4R3 today but it's bucketing down and I'm still a fair weather runner.
    30 days in April...
    NSDs 6/10, Exercise 8/15, Food spends 60.98 + Internet shop /160.00
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