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Old 5 May 19, 01:45 PM  
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Thank you all so much! I feel really inspired. I don't think I have the confidence to join a running club (not at the moment at least!) and I'm tied up on weekend mornings, so I can't do park runs either, so for the moment it's just me (and Michael Johnson!)

I'm in a similar starting position to a lot of you (46, slightly overweigh, not run since...well ever!) so knowing it's possible is a big incentive to keep going!

Thank you all
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Iím going to give this a go - Iíve done my first session today and found it hard enough to be a real challenge but not so hard that it has put me off. BUT I still donít think that Iíll ever be fit enough to run for 5k - anyone got any inspiring stories for me 🏃🏻 😊
Just to add that it does work.

I can do 10K now but would never even attempt longer too much muscle damage if you don't prepare right.

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Thank you all so much! I feel really inspired. I don't think I have the confidence to join a running club (not at the moment at least!) and I'm tied up on weekend mornings, so I can't do park runs either, so for the moment it's just me (and Michael Johnson!)

I'm in a similar starting position to a lot of you (46, slightly overweigh, not run since...well ever!) so knowing it's possible is a big incentive to keep going!

Thank you all
Same age as me I did it 5 years ago but it's a great program. Is it 10 weeks to get to 5k?
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Michael is very lovely to run with 😁
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Yes, it really does work but you need to be committed, and carry on running regularly once finished. I did Couch to 5k and then the Disney Fall Feast 5k in 2017, did the Manchester 10k in 2018 and I'm doing the Edinburgh half marathon in 3 weeks time.

Lots of Dibbers have done it and gone onto amazing things running wise - you're next!
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Iíve downloaded the app and DH, DD and I are planning on starting tomorrow. This thread has encouraged me - I never was a runner but keen to give it a go and hopefully Iíll have it done by the time we go to Florida!
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Yes, it works.

I stuck with Lauraís dulcet voice spurring me on when using the App. I remember doing the first run, and I really felt like I was going to collapse. I thought thereís no way this will work. However, itís surprising how quick you progress.

Iíve just done the Liverpool Spring 5K (yesterday), and the Liverpool Spring 10K (today).

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Yes 100% it works, did it last year, chose Michael Johnson as my coach, didnt really believe it could ever work when I started but within the time scale I was running for 40mins non stop (by running I do mean jogging not Usain Bolt!).
I sadly hurt my hip end of last year and had to stop running for some time but I am now back to it & have started part way through so as not to overdo it - I really enjoy it. I will personally never run outside only at the gym but anything to keep me fit.
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It works. I did it last summer and can still run 5k. I hated running and found the first one the hardest of all. I was always saying I will never be able to run for 10 mins, 20 mins etc but I did every time. It helped me lose loads of weight. Not sure as never weigh myself but went down clothes size. Keep going. I did it with a friend and we are both so stubborn we would never give up. We do all of our runs together.
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Would it work for a total non runner? Not run for years and no joke I couldnít run for 20 seconds let alone anything else, I have a running machine which I would love to use.
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