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SunKissed1989SunKissed1989 Member Posts: 1,322 Member Member Posts: 1,322 Member
Hi there.
Wasn't sure whether to put this here or fitness and exercise...
I've been doing the Couch to 5k program recently and wondered who else is doing this and what stage you're at? Thought I'd start this as an encouragement your progress, thoughts and feelings, photos and anything else you want to really! C25K related of course!
I just did run 1 of week 5 last night, so here's my after photo:

Looking forward to seeing hearing everyone's progress!🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️


  • NatalietiaNatalietia Member Posts: 21 Member Member Posts: 21 Member
    I'm not currently doing couch to 5K but it was what I used when I first got into running/losing weight and it really did work for me. The voice on the app gave me the encouragement to keep going and it slowly built up my stamina rather than me panting like someone having a heart attack at the side of the road! Which is what happened previous to using the app! :smile:
  • mbaker566mbaker566 Member Posts: 11,234 Member Member Posts: 11,234 Member
    congratulations on your start :)
    i used the zen labs version. then i did the bridge to 10k. this spring i finished my first marathon.
    i believe there is a c25k group for further support
  • grimendalegrimendale Member Posts: 2,194 Member Member Posts: 2,194 Member
    I started back with the C25k app in January after falling out of running for several years. I also did the bridge to 10k and am now working on the bridge to half marathon. I used the Zen labs for 5k and 10k, but wasn't willing to pay for the half marathon one, so I've switched to Nike Run Club (which I really like). The program works if you stick with it.
  • TheMrWobblyTheMrWobbly Member Posts: 2,466 Member Member Posts: 2,466 Member
  • nkolpeannkolpean Member Posts: 94 Member Member Posts: 94 Member
    Congrats on your run!! Last night I finished W5D1 as well. I’m also in the group that @TheMrWobbly talked about. Come join us!
  • SpoilascanbSpoilascanb Member Posts: 24 Member Member Posts: 24 Member
    I will use this to help me. I struggle running. I can’t do it pass 1 minute.
  • amandarawr06amandarawr06 Member Posts: 251 Member Member Posts: 251 Member
    I just finished Week 5 Day 3 last night. It was SO tough but I am so proud that I was able to make the jump to 20 minutes!
  • michp79michp79 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Week 2 day 2, can officially run 90 seconds consecutively!! Woo hoo!!
  • tecat810tecat810 Member Posts: 2,535 Member Member Posts: 2,535 Member
    Congrats! I used the couch to 5k to get going in January and ran my first real 5k Sunday in under 31 minutes! The program really helped me train, and then once I finished I was able to create my own plans! Best wishes to you!
  • stg84stg84 Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    Great job!! I just completed the program today, and am going to start on Bridge to 10k soon
  • TheMrWobblyTheMrWobbly Member Posts: 2,466 Member Member Posts: 2,466 Member
    Come and join us in the C25K group...

    There are B210K threads as well.
    edited August 2019
  • emmamcgarityemmamcgarity Member Posts: 1,483 Member Member Posts: 1,483 Member
    Come and join us in the C25K group...

    There are B210K threads as well.

    Definitely join us! There are several that started c25k in July and a few of us on b210k also started in July. I found it incredibly motivating to chat with others in the program.
  • leebirmleebirm Member Posts: 95 Member Member Posts: 95 Member
    I tried C25K before and it wasn't really for me, I went into it having done zero exercise since I was a teenager and I couldn't get past week 3.

    When I rejoined a different gym I started off just doing 2k, you log into the treadmill using your phone and it logs all of your runs and flashes up on the screen when you have set a new personal record, I found this to be much better for me, I started off trying to beat my previous 2k by just a few seconds and then running for longer etc.

    It's took me 11 weeks but now I'm running 5k relatively comfortably.

    I know C25K is great, the amount of people who swear by it is testimony enough but if anyone is reading this and is struggling with C25K dont despair because there are other ways to get to the 5k milestone :smiley:
    edited August 2019
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