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Janviv

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    Janviv got a reaction from Wendell in Struggling with W3   
    Hi, my original post was from June & I am pleased to say I graduated C25K in August, if you do the math it took a few weeks longer for me than some, but I'm 66, asthmatic & really did start from scratch, I hadn't run since school. I still can't run a 5k without a stop or 2, but my best time is a Parkrun in under 35 mins. Now that the cold weather is here I already struggle, so my runs are shorter & I am so much slower, but I will go out when I can. My goal is to be able to run a 10k next year. In short, use the C25k app & forums to help & guide you, you are the only person who can get you off the couch, but you are also the person who knows when to build on repeating stages, don't worry about how long it takes, provided you are honest with yourself you will progress. Well done.
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    Janviv got a reaction from Anne Lang in Struggling with W3   
    Finally at the 3rd attempt I managed to get through the 1st 3 minute run, I can manage the 2nd part of the run, but having breathing issues at the beginning of a run, due I think to age (66), mass (overweight), never having run before & Asthma.
    I am going to repeat Wk 3 & hope I can get through it, but will I cope with what comes next & why is my distance is getting shorter, I ended week 1 day 3 at just over 2 miles, but now I am doing 1.75, why?
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    Janviv got a reaction from jackiebradley1609 in Struggling with W3   
    Thanks for your support, I think I will have to repeat fairly often as the runs get longer, but I do know I am recovering quicker, just need the council to flatten a 5k stretch of road to make it easier. Ha ha
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    Janviv got a reaction from KellyAnn in Older runners   
    I'm 66, started from the couch & took 4 months to finish, to be honest I cannot run a 5k without a few breathing stops. Keep going at your own pace & enjoy getting fitter.
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    Janviv got a reaction from Clairey-Lou39 in Too early to try a 5K?   
    Go for it, you will find plenty of support from other runners & Parkrun officials. You run to your own pace & comfort, you will find many people will walk more than run. Enjoy the experience, next time you get the chance you will have a good idea of how it works & how you coped. If you have registered already DFYBC. Let us know how you got on, have fun & enjoy your post run coffee.
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    Janviv got a reaction from maramsden in Struggling with W3   
    Finally at the 3rd attempt I managed to get through the 1st 3 minute run, I can manage the 2nd part of the run, but having breathing issues at the beginning of a run, due I think to age (66), mass (overweight), never having run before & Asthma.
    I am going to repeat Wk 3 & hope I can get through it, but will I cope with what comes next & why is my distance is getting shorter, I ended week 1 day 3 at just over 2 miles, but now I am doing 1.75, why?
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    Janviv got a reaction from kayegoal100 in Wk4 day 3 yay   
    I have just done Wk4 day3 & it wasn't too difficult, I am so surprised, I was dreading it, but I have made a slight adjustment to my route, I keep going downhill until I finish the work out, I then walk back up the hill to the flatter part, where I can do some extra running if I feel able. This gains me a proper run for the 2nd half, instead of needing to walk up the hill. Now I get extra steps on the fitbit & I did a total of 5.2km, logged by mapmyrun in 40 mins I am really pleased. Good luck to you on your journey, perspiration is good!!
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