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18 Things Anyone Who's Done Couch To 5K Will Understand

Week five is when shit gets real.

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1. Before you started couch to 5K you never saw yourself as a runner.

I'm starting couch to 5k on Monday because, apparently, I hate myself. 🙃

2. You probably didn't have any of the gear that other "running people" have.

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You're still not convinced this whole running thing is for you, so you're not splashing any cash on it just yet.

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5. You avoid reading ahead because you cannot imagine a world where you'll be able to run for 20 minutes without stopping.

About to make a start on week five of Couch to 5k in about 45 minutes. Shit would appear to be getting ever so slightly real this week.

Week 5 is so far in the future, it's like another lifetime.

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8. If you use the NHS podcasts you also have mixed feelings about the strange stock music they use.

The music in that NHS 'couch to 5k' podcast is truly awful. It's enough to put me back on the couch.

Woooo w2d1 done! At this point my biggest obstacle is coping with the awful "inspirational" nhs running music. #couchto5k

Don't lie: "I'm A King, Baby" is an absolute banger.

9. You have a very complicated relationship with the person in your ear who tells you when to run and when to walk.

'COME ON TAE FUCK LAURA' I find myself shouting in desperation at the helpful woman that narrates the couch to 5k podcast

On the one hand they've been there for you since the beginning and you love them. On the other hand you hate them because they make you run.

11. By week five you've probably realised that your legs do not like running.

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It's quite hard to believe running it good for you when it feels like there are needles in your shins.

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16. Then one run, probably even before week nine, you just do it, you run 5K.

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It probably wasn't even the run that felt the hardest it was just one of the many runs you did as a running person.

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