Couch to 5K: Week 4: Hot and cold

Another week has shot by, and I’ve now completed the fourth set of runs as I attempt to get from my couch to running 5K in just 9 weeks.

I’m using the NHS and BBC sponsored app “Couch To 5K” available for iOS and Android devices, and also as a Podcast. You can download it for free and work your way through the programme. It takes you from “baby steps” in week 1 to a full on 30 minute run in week 9.

Week 4 is a pivotal point in the proceedings as the time running now exceeds the time walking. In this video, I also manage to correct the mistake I made last week!

I hope you enjoy the video and it encourages you to get off your sofa and do something active (walking is great if you can’t run). Getting out and active is wonderful for your mental as well as your physical health.

See you next week for the dreaded and much feared “Week 5”!

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