Have you watched the video and raring to go? Why don’t you try our free training plan that has been customised to make running happy and successful for over 40s.
Don’t worry Midlife Runners Paradise (MRP) is crafted just for you after years of research and experiences by someone who has been in your shoes. Learn more about our training methodology and packages available for you..
Did you know I am among the thousands of over 50s who has been there and successfully overcome these to run several marathons and climb the highest peaks in the Himalayas. You can also do it, because our training is not the standard c25k beginner program. It has been tailored for beginners like you who are starting late in life but it is never too late.
At 56 years of age, I was looking to find a way that I could get a little healthier both mentally & physically due to life stressors and poor eating habits. I wanted to try out different exercises, but the thought of enrolling into classes and the commute etc. put me off, and I wanted to try running. I've never been able to run, but I found the C25K program, hard, and it took three failed attempts before I stumbled upon the MRP beginner program for over 40s. I started the free MRP 5-week running apprehensive of my ability to complete it. My aim was to finish the program and be able to run for 30 mins without stopping. But instead, I managed not only to meet the MRP 5-week program but progressed on to running 5k non-stop and ran a race for life in March 2022. I am currently preparing for my 10 K race in November 2022. I will recommend MRP Beginner Programme for over 40s & 50s to anyone in my shoes.
I started off with a standard C25K programme and tried to give it my all. After 7 weeks on the program I had severe shin splint and realised that this program was not working for me. I came across the MRP Beginners Programme for over 40s , which looked more reasonable and included strength training to improve muscle strength and avoid injuries. I started in Jan this year and take my time. I repeated a few weeks just to be sure, and my week 7 I had completed the MRP beginner plan for over 40s. The heart rate based running was easy for the body and recovery was quick and I could also run longer. Now, 7 months on from this success, I have followed the level 1 5k program for beginners and have started doing parkruns. I have become a runner for life thanks to Raji from MRP!
MRP Beginners Run Plan for Over 40s is a strong foundation for anyone beginning to run over 40s. I am 45 and gained so much confidence after completing the MRP Beginners Over 40 Plan. It is effortless and straightforward. The run/walk and the MHR(maximum heart rate) based strategy made me look forward to the weekly running sessions. I was no longer huffing & puffing but enjoying every bit of the run. The strength training sessions were fun, just 15 minutes a session, and I started feeling stronger in just a few weeks. I continue to run and have 1-to-1 coaching with Raji from MRP to do my first 10k race!
In 6 months I have gone from running for 30 seconds to running for more than 50 minutes without stopping. I never imagined this was possible for me and I am so proud of myself for sticking with it, I am tremendously grateful to Raji for making and sharing these plans, but I sure couldn't have done it without the amazing runners of the community either!
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