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Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k

Have you thought about completing the Race for Life or jog for fitness?

Here’s some hints and tips to help you take the first step out of the door and keep you on track when it gets hard and your motivation dips.

  • Forget distance and run for time. Start with 15-20 minutes and build up to 30-40 minutes over months, not weeks.
  • At first, don’t try and run continuously. Run-walk-run-walk- run- walk-  admire the bluebells-run-walk-listen to the birds-run-walk etc. Also, don’t run on consecutive days, running three times a week is ideal!

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