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24/05/2013 at 10:45
I am not a runner, tried once when I lived by a canal and just ended up panting, sweating and snotting everywhere. But I'm getting myself in a right pickle, I'm lazy and then I make the excuse of having Isaac to look after. I'm drinking too much, I'm grazing constantly on all the wrong foods so I think I need a focus. Has anyone done it? Is it hard for someone who can't run?
24/05/2013 at 10:50
I'm interested in this for my H. He likes running but only manages a brief 30min run in the mornings, some focus might be better for him
24/05/2013 at 10:55
I did Couch 2 5k in 2011, having been a confirmed non-runner all my life. It was hard at first but the programme works really well, and by the third run of each week I actually felt confident to move up to the next level. Since finishing, I moved on to running further and faster, although I haven't run since last year now due to pregnancy. I'm looking forward to starting again next year and will go back to C25K if needed. There are loads of podcasts and apps you can download to phone or iPod which tell you when to run and when to walk and I found these really useful.
24/05/2013 at 20:18
Me and H did this a few years ago, he gave up with injury but I kept going. Be warned, it's addictive! Especially if you sign up for a few races which can be good for motivation and setting new goals. I would recommend seeing if there is a local parkrun to you-Bing or google it. It's a free, weekly timed 5k run, organised by volunteers. I'm not running just now due to pregnancy and I am desperate to get back to it, I am even considering getting a running buggy!
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