First things first: Couch to 5K is a program designed to get you from being a couch potato, to running 5K, in 9 weeks. I have decided to do it mostly because I am trying to become fit, it costs nothing apart from the price of a good pair of running shoes, and I want to prove a point to all the gym teachers through the years who said I was unathletic and could never run.
So far I am only in the first week of the program. I am scheduled to run day 3 of week 1 later today. I will admit that I have found the first week to be pretty tough on my sluggish, out-of-shape, couch potato body, but I am pushing through and doing it anyway. I have been listening to the podcasts from here, which have the cues for when to start and stop running - I have found this very helpful. These aren’t Robert Ullrey’s podcasts, which a lot of people seem to use and like and also have verbal cues. I just don’t really care for techno.
Does anyone else want to do this with me? Anyone already started? Graduates of the program want to check in? All running info/advice/support welcome, whether you are officially doing “couch to 5k” or not. I need all the support I can get.