elsy wrote: »
So w2 d2 done! I slowed down the treadmill a little and it was grand no feeling sick even ran 2 mins for the last interval feel great now actually looking forward to day 3.
elsy wrote: »
Ive just started this too like you CeNedra having 2 babies within 2 and half years has taking its toll on the owl figure. Mumontherun can I ask where you got the cuffed tracksuit bottoms ive been looking for these and can only find mens. Goodluck everyone hopefully by the summer we'll all be well able for nice summer evening runs!
leggit wrote: »
Wish me luck for the morning!
Twee. wrote: »
Have a very chesty cough on me so I didn't go out yesterday Might be better for tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest. I may do an extra day of Week 1 to get myself back into it.
mrslow wrote: »
With regard to the 50 year old poster, I ran 10 miles yesterday with a 56 year old man who started running 3 years ago and has completed 2 marathons since!
Get stuck in, improvements come in leaps!
torregolf wrote: »
Yo Yo dieter Number 1 would like to know what age you all are - this sounds great and I could start tomorrow but I'm nearly 50 - yes or no?
menoscemo wrote: »
Chinguetti quit after 5:pac:
spareman wrote: »
Ive been following the NHS couch to 5k podcast, When I started first I was getting pains in the calf area of my legs, somebody recommended to use deep heat before I start my workout and this has helped greatly up to now.
Last night I was doing run 2 of week 5 and after the first 8 min run my legs were killing me, I could barely walk, I pushed on as much as I could and ran the 2nd 8 mins at a really slow pace through the pain, then the 5 min warm down walk really hurt my legs, I wanted to stop but forced my way through it.
Problem is run 3 is a 20 min run tommorrow and I am not looking forward to it at all, Is there anything I can do to avoid so much pain, I dont want to fail.
Ive long tried to become active and lose weight/get fit but have failed many times in the past and I know if I don't complete this programme it will be another set back for me.
Should I maybe drop back and complete week 4 again before moving on?
Any advice greatly appreciated.
RayCun wrote: »
I just kept going with three runs a week, gradually increasing the distance. Think about entering some races, to give you targets to aim for (and because they're a lot of fun)
At this stage there's not much point in worrying about speed, you'll get faster anyway just from getting stronger. But if you like, you could do one shorter run a week, warm up for a few minutes, run faster for a mile/ten minutes, then warm down again. Or do some strides - run a mile or so to warm up, run faster for about 15 seconds (not all-out sprinting, about 80% speed), then easy until your breathing is back to normal, and repeat two or three times.
But really, keep running, gradually run longer, and you'll get faster automatically.
timeforachange wrote: »
Great advice! I think Im definitely going to try keep up my 30 min runs a week because they can always be fit in. I'll hopefully try to get them longer and maybe get to a point where I have one run a week thats much longer but I guess thats a few months away at least lol Thanks for the advice
RayCun wrote: »
how about this?
Put in your name and put in the number of runs you've done that week