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General Chat Thread, Couch To 5K in General; Originally Posted by HarryMonkey How long did it take you to get to 'half marathon' stage? I wouldnt say I ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryMonkey View Post
    How long did it take you to get to 'half marathon' stage?
    I wouldnt say I was half marthon stage when I did it.

    I ran for over a year and a half and managed to go from being able to run for only 5min to doing 12km in under an hour (although losing a lot of weight helped as well). On top of that I did a few 10k and 5k runs in decent times. Then when I got my first job in summer 2012 I didnt train properly for the half marathon so ended up walking for some it but I did it in 2hrs 15min. Had I train properly I should have been able to do it in under 2hrs possibly even in 1hr 50min

    Recently my left knee has been hurting badly when I run. I thought it might go away if I took a break but it hasn't so I think I might need to go to the doctors. So now I can run at a speed of 9k for about 40 - 60min but any faster than that and my knee starts to give way.

    Moral of the story is that if I can do it you can do it too

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    Hark at all us crumblies!

    I have problems with my left knee, but fortunately a knee support holds it tigether at the gym.

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    I've just finished week 2 of the Couch to 5k and am amazed to find myself enjoying it. I even got up at 5.45am yesterday and went for a run/walk. It was beautiful, the stars were out, the streets were quiet, I had my ipod on encouraging me to keep going (shame the C25K music is a bit cheesy) .

    My aims are (a) be a bit fitter in time for our first family skiing holiday at Easter and (b) be able to do my trousers up again, without having to give up chocolate. Completing C25K before the skiing holiday is the first step for me, but I can see myself keeping up the running at this rate.

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    Thanks again to @HarryMonkey for starting the thread - never heard of C25K before. Downloaded all the podcasts to the iPhone. Going to start in the morning, bright and early 5:30, and see how I get on. As daft as it sounds, my goal is to *feel* fit enough to get back in the saddle when decent cycling weather returns.

    9 weeks - I can do that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Thanks again to @HarryMonkey for starting the thread - never heard of C25K before. Downloaded all the podcasts to the iPhone. Going to start in the morning, bright and early 5:30, and see how I get on. As daft as it sounds, my goal is to *feel* fit enough to get back in the saddle when decent cycling weather returns.

    9 weeks - I can do that!
    Go for it. Let us know how it goes.

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    I haven't heard of this before either and (surprise surprise, it's January) I'm looking to get fit again. Going to have a proper read tonight and download the podcasts - might even start in the morning!

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    Pity they have no idea what a podcast is, no rss, zip files? wth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mavhc View Post
    Pity they have no idea what a podcast is, no rss, zip files? wth.
    It is government funded, don't expect too much

    That said, it's free too!

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    Just listening through all these. I am seriously considering it.

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    Well, I now know what's waiting for me in hell - so I can stop wondering about that! My legs hurt from the knees down - that's not normal!

    Same again Friday? (the music's not so bad).

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    Im not doing this but im changing my eating, going swimming and cycling when I can.

    Lost half a stone so far.

    Good luck all!

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    Now if someone could reedit them to not include terrible music, that would be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    Well, I now know what's waiting for me in hell - so I can stop wondering about that! My legs hurt from the knees down - that's not normal!

    Same again Friday? (the music's not so bad).
    Front or back, hope its not shin splints, they kill.

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    Well Done, go and find your nearest parkrun UK and run/jog 5km each and every Saturday morning.
    You'll meet many people, and maybe volunteer too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYK-IT View Post
    Well Done, go and find your nearest parkrun UK and run/jog 5km each and every Saturday morning.
    You'll meet many people, and maybe volunteer too!
    I did the parkrun once myself and enjoyed myself. Plus one runs a lot quicker when there are lots of people running with you and can be a bit competitive as well

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