# Couch to 5K and One Hour Runners

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I didn't want to go all the way back to the beginning of the program, so I decided to just run and see what happened.
Instead of Coach-to-5K, I have followed a Belgian program called start-2-run (5 K after 10weeks). In that book, there also a few other schemes, one (5K after 6 weeks) can be followed when you haven't been running for two months, but are still able to run for 10 minutes. If you'd like, I can post that scheme here... (Another scheme is 5K after 8 weeks, when you haven't been running during half a year. I started that in august after not having ran for 7 months).

Running in Belgium
Ann

Baby bean!

Instead of Coach-to-5K, I have followed a Belgian program called start-2-run (5 K after 10weeks). In that book, there also a few other schemes, one (5K after 6 weeks) can be followed when you haven't been running for two months, but are still able to run for 10 minutes. If you'd like, I can post that scheme here... (Another scheme is 5K after 8 weeks, when you haven't been running during half a year. I started that in august after not having ran for 7 months).
Ann, can you share the the 6 weeks one? I've been out of running for a month or so and was debating starting the c25k at week1 again. Um, also, let me say, it took 3 months to lose 4 pounds, but 4 weeks to put them back on. Scary!

Goals:
Finish C25K

I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.

@Sushigirl: Here is the three-week scheme. Conditions: - You haven't been running for a 2-3 months - You're able to run for 10 min. + = one minute running 0 = one minute walking Walk briskly for a few minutes to warm up before, walk for a few minutes to cool down afterwards. Week1 Day1: +0+0++00++00+++000+++000 total: 24 min Day3: +0+0++00++00++00+++00+++00 total: 26 min Day5: +0+0++00++00+++00+++00+++00 total: 27 min Day 2, 4, 6 and 7: rest or cross-training Week 2 Day1: ++00+++00+++00+++00++++00 total 25 min Day3: ++0+++00++++00++++00+++++00 total 27 min Day5: ++0+++0+++00++++00++++0+++++00 total 30 min Week 3 Day1: ++0+++0++++00++++00+++++00+++++00 total 33 min Day3: +++0+++0++++00+++++00+++++00+++++00 total 35 min Day5: +++0+++0++++0+++++00+++++00++++++00 total 35 min Week 4 Day1: ++++0+++++00++++++00++++++00+++++++00 total 38 min Day3: ++++++0++++++0++++++00++++++0++++++0 total 35 min Day5: ++++++++0+++++++++00++++++++++00 total 32 min Week 5 Day1: ++++++++++0++++++++++00++++++++++0 total 34 min Day3: ++++++++++0++++++++++++0++++++++++++0 total 37 min Day5: +++++++++++++++00+++++++++++++++00 total 34 min Week 6 Day1: running 30 minutes with 1 or 2 min walking around halfway Day3: running 32 minutes and walking 1 or 2 min walking around halfway Day5: 30 minutes running, no walking.

Running in Belgium
Ann

Baby bean!

Ann, thank you! That looks great!

Goals:
Finish C25K

I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.

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