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  • MichaelS75 Pro 168 posts since
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    150. Jun 17, 2011 11:02 PM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Awesome Jeanette, simply awesome!





    C25K Graduate 6/15/11

    Gibson Guitars 5k (6/11/11, first 5k, 34:58)

    Comcast Firecracker 5k (7/3/11, 31:13)

    Forrest Spence 5k (8/27/11, 28:15)

    Chick-Fil-A 5k (9/5/11, 29:26)

    Cooper Young Festival 4-Miler (9/16/11, 36:30)

    Camp Good Grief 5k (10/2/11, 28:45)

    LeBonheur Pumpkin Run 5k (10/8/11, 27:09)

    Home Run 5k (10/23/11, 27:55)

    Turkey Trot 4-Miler (11/24/11, 36:50)

    St. Jude Half Marathon (12/3/11, 2:22:33)

  • j9blair2 Expert 40 posts since
    May 6, 2011
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    151. Jun 18, 2011 6:53 AM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!
    CONGRATS Jeannette!!  That is awesome that you went the full 10k!!  Hopefully it will make the B210K easier knowing you have already done it!




    Jeanine

    Started C25K: 4/28/11

    Proud to Run 5k: 6/25/11 ~42:36

    Chicago Women's Half Marathon: 6/24/12 ~2:49:59

    Chicago Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathlon: 8/24/12 ~1:11:28

    Hot Chocolate 15k Chicago: 11/04/12 ~2:10:48

    Commitment Day Chicago: 1/1/13 ~not timed

    Soldier Field 10 Mile: 5/25/13 ~2:17:06


  • mcmkaye Amateur 11 posts since
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    152. Jun 18, 2011 9:40 AM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Wow Jeanette!  Congratulations!  I can't believe you kept pushing through until you finished a 10K.  You are a runner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    I got week 7 completed and in the books today.  Week 8 here I come!

     

    Kaye

  • TriciaToronto Amateur 32 posts since
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    153. Jun 19, 2011 3:08 PM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Congratulations Jeanette! That is truly inspirational!

     

    I just did my W8D1 run! This after spending 5 hours in the sun and walking around Paramount Canada's Wonderland with my son.

    I'd thought that I'd have to do my run tomorrow morning as my son was with me today. But his Dad arrived to spend some time with my son and I grabbed the chance to get my run in.

    8 Weeks ago I would NEVER have done that! How wonderfully this program changes us!! :-)

    So run done and in better time than the last two weeks!





    "When you find yourself in the midst of hell, keep going" ~ Winston Churchill

    My Journey:

    July 2008 - Joined Weight Watchers (starting weight 285) - lost 50lbs by Feb 2009. Current weight 248

    Spring 2009 - Started running

    Fall 2009 - First 5k (Road2Hope, Burlington, ON) - Run/Walk - Time 42minutes

    Spring 2010 - 2nd 5k - Around the Bay - Hamilton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 44 minutes

    Spring 2011 - 3rd 5k - Around the Bay, Hamiton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 45 minutes

    May 2011 - Started Couch25k to get back to basics and increase endurance. Goal - to run a full 5k WITHOUT walking intervals.

    July 1, 2011 - Finished C25K

  • TriciaToronto Amateur 32 posts since
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    155. Jun 19, 2011 5:47 PM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Thanks Jeanette! I am definitely feeling like a runner these days. Not sure if I'm LOOKING like one yet but who cares right?! lol

     

    I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do once I'm done this program. Right now I'm toying with the following ideas:

    1) Maintaining 30 minute runs (x3/wk) for the month of July and then beginning the B210k program.

    2) Beginning the B210k right away

    3) Increasing my runs each week by 10% until I hit 40/45 minutes. Running a 5k race and then starting the B210K

     

    Any thoughts on that from anyone would be amazing!

     

    Tricia





    "When you find yourself in the midst of hell, keep going" ~ Winston Churchill

    My Journey:

    July 2008 - Joined Weight Watchers (starting weight 285) - lost 50lbs by Feb 2009. Current weight 248

    Spring 2009 - Started running

    Fall 2009 - First 5k (Road2Hope, Burlington, ON) - Run/Walk - Time 42minutes

    Spring 2010 - 2nd 5k - Around the Bay - Hamilton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 44 minutes

    Spring 2011 - 3rd 5k - Around the Bay, Hamiton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 45 minutes

    May 2011 - Started Couch25k to get back to basics and increase endurance. Goal - to run a full 5k WITHOUT walking intervals.

    July 1, 2011 - Finished C25K

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011
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    156. Jun 19, 2011 10:33 PM (in response to TriciaToronto)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    W5D1 done and I was so anxious about the D2 8 minutes that I took a page from all your notes and tacked time on to the first and last runs. So I really ran 6 2/3, 5 and 7 min. I am no longer worried about Tuesday's day 2 run. Thursday's 20 minutes, though. ... Thanks to everyone for their great reports. You are making this so much easier!

     

    Mary Kay





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • Snowy1978 Amateur 33 posts since
    Jun 7, 2011
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    157. Jun 20, 2011 4:57 AM (in response to mkayc)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Week 7, Day 1...25 minutes done.  I don't want to jinx myself but today's run was not that bad.  I was 20 minutes in before I even looked at my stopwatch.  I think I actually could have kept running!  I added a new song to my playlist ("Proud" - The Biggest Loser Theme Song) that says "What have you done today to make you feel proud?" and I just keep yelling in my head "THIS RUN!"


    Best wishes for awesome runs today!






  • karibee Rookie 5 posts since
    Jun 16, 2011
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    158. Jun 21, 2011 12:50 PM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    I just had to send everyone on this forum a sincere thank you for all your inspiring posts.  I was so scared for W5D3 that I took 3 weeks off from the program and tried to do my own goofy, made-up jogging schedule.  I really needed the discipline of the C25K program, so I decided that yesterday would be my day to conquer W5D3.  On my birthday, I ran for 20 minutes straight for the first time in my life.  What a great birthday present to myself. :-)  Thank you all for sharing your stories and ideas.  They were really a great help to me.





    Started C25K-04/26/11

    Splash Mob 5K-07/23/11 (first one!)

  • mkayc Legend 582 posts since
    Jun 8, 2011
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    159. Jun 21, 2011 2:56 PM (in response to karibee)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    What a great story, Karibee and I cannot think of a better gift you could give yourself than reminding yourself that you can reach and grab what you want. But I know your fear about that 20 min. run. W5D3 for me is Thursday. I was kinda hoping I'd have issues today with W5D2 so I could use that as an excuse to repeat but I ran W5D2 today just fine without inhaler or Alleve (accidental and a first) and on my neighborhood streets during rush hour traffic (new to me). Had a flat tire last night and car was in the shop because there was a locked lug nut issue. Mazda3. If you have one, take those locked lug nuts off.

     

    Ideas anyone? How did you prepare mentally to go from intervals to a solid 20 min., which happens to be longer than any of the running and walking periods that came before?

     

    Mary Kay 





    Mary Kay

    Running: Started 5/6/2011; Graduated C25k - 7/21/11; Graduated B210k - 11/24/11;

    PRs: 5k - 36:42; 8k - 1:10; 4.15 m - 53.41; 10k - 1:18; HM - 2:56:31

    I may be slow but I'm persistant.

    Goals: 5k under 30 min.; HM under 2 hr.; AG award in the USAF HM! and one full marathon.

    It won't be easy but it will be worth it!

  • karibee Rookie 5 posts since
    Jun 16, 2011
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    160. Jun 21, 2011 4:47 PM (in response to mkayc)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Congratulations on finishing W5D2!  I started mentally preparing myself two days before, mostly by psyching myself up.  It was almost as if I didn't give myself a choice: I was going to complete that 20 minutes on my birthday.  It was going to happen.  The day before I was really nervous, so I distracted myself a lot, lol.  During the run I tried to concentrate on some of the strategies I have been reading about in a book.  I tried to lose myself in the running by concentrating on my breathing and tried to do some belly breathing.  I have to say the first ten were cake (did I just say that?), the next five were ok, but the last five stunk.  I just wanted to be done, but when I felt that way I did a body check.  It sounds weird, but I would ask myself, "Why do you want to stop?" and would then talk to the different parts of my body.  "Legs?  You guys ok?  How about you lungs?"  If there was nothing wrong, then there was really no reason to stop.  I got a side stitch after about 14 minutes, but I just tried to make peace with it and welcome it along for the ride, haha.  I probably sound crazy, but it worked for me. :-)~  I may be singin' a different tune come W6D3!  AGH!





    Started C25K-04/26/11

    Splash Mob 5K-07/23/11 (first one!)

  • SeattleBondGirl Amateur 12 posts since
    Jun 13, 2011
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    161. Jun 21, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    OMG you're my hero...I''m on week 4 day 2 tomorrow.  W4D1 kicked my butt but I finished.  At least I know what I'm up against tomorrow AM.  I'm so scared of adding more running time...as you can see I've got stupid mental issues...HAHAHA!

     

    Anyway, just wanted to say you're amazing and I'm excited to be where you are VERY soon

  • GeoWolf Pro 100 posts since
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    162. Jun 22, 2011 12:23 AM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    I love reading all these and I wish I had the time to tell each of you how great I think you're doing, but my computer is still not working and this one logs me off without warning.  Plus it's just a bare bones thing someone gave me for my 3 year old to do starfall so it doesn't even have a word program.  Life has been crazy lately so I pop on read and pop off.  It sounds like everyone is doing great and some of you are doing amazing.

     

    I haven't been getting out as often as I'd like but I'm still working on it.  Week 6 took me over a week because I missed so many days, but somehow I managed to make it through all the days and although I didn't rock any of them I didn't totally blow any either.  Did day 3 monday night.  I had to slow down to a walk for a few seconds twice to get a drink, and by the end I was still moving my feet in a jogging motion but there were times I wasn't even sure I was moving forward.  Once I when I felt that way I looked at the gps and it said I was going 1.9 MPH, LOL  I know that was my (s)low point, and it made me laugh.  Needless to say slowing down that much toward the end means I'm not covering much more ground at 25 minutes than I did at 20.  Hopefully that will start to improve over the next few weeks, but I don't think 5k is on the calender for at least a few weeks after I finish the program.  Even with the walks I'm not quite hitting the distance's for the days.  (My 5 minute walks only cover a 1/4 mile each.  I always thought I was a fast walker so I don't get it, but no matter how slow I go or how fast I try to walk I end up within about 100 yards of that.  I don't get it.  I am fine with it.

     

    I think with this heat it will be after the summer ends before I won't need water at least once or more likely twice on my jogs.  It's just too hot to risk it the way I sweat.  Also we are in a drought and the dust and pollen is killing my allergies so I need a couple of swallows to keep my throat clear.  I don't think I should count that against myself do you?

     

    I hope everyone doesn't mind if I post here without commenting on most of the posts.  I'll try to do better in the future.  





    Get up and try again! I think I must be setting a record for how many times I've been sidelined in my quest to actually run an entire 5K. Back injury, bronchitis, knee injury, bad cold, broken toe, biopsy. I am determined to make it.

    2013 - Gritty Goddess Mud Run (Run/Walk)

    2013 - Firefly Run (Run/Walk)

    2014 - ??

    My 6 year old ran in the Gritty Kids Mud Run and I couldn't keep up. LOL

  • TriciaToronto Amateur 32 posts since
    Jun 5, 2011
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    163. Jun 22, 2011 6:33 AM (in response to jliller3)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    Congratulations to everyone on their runs this week! Hard to keep up with everyone!

     

    For me - just finished W8D2.

     

    Also have worked out an 8 week 10k training plan that I will be starting the 1st week of July.





    "When you find yourself in the midst of hell, keep going" ~ Winston Churchill

    My Journey:

    July 2008 - Joined Weight Watchers (starting weight 285) - lost 50lbs by Feb 2009. Current weight 248

    Spring 2009 - Started running

    Fall 2009 - First 5k (Road2Hope, Burlington, ON) - Run/Walk - Time 42minutes

    Spring 2010 - 2nd 5k - Around the Bay - Hamilton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 44 minutes

    Spring 2011 - 3rd 5k - Around the Bay, Hamiton, ON - Run/Walk - Time 45 minutes

    May 2011 - Started Couch25k to get back to basics and increase endurance. Goal - to run a full 5k WITHOUT walking intervals.

    July 1, 2011 - Finished C25K

  • j9blair2 Expert 40 posts since
    May 6, 2011
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    164. Jun 22, 2011 4:00 PM (in response to TriciaToronto)
    Re: W5D3 - I did it!!!

    I'll be doing W9D2 after work tonight, then my first 5k race is Saturday (also W9D3 for me).  I'll post back and let everyone know how the race went.  I'm really looking forward to it.  They changed the route a little bit from what I thought, so now I'm not worried about accidentally following the 10k route. 

     

    I have been spending soooo much time on different running websites that I think I'm going to scale back after my race, and I think this is going to be one of the sites I stop visiting. I'm kinda sad about it, but something has to go.  If any of you are on DailyMile.com, feel free to friend request me - Jeanine C. (in Chicago).  I could spend hours in these forums, but I just don't have that kind of time.

     

    Good luck to everyone - with W5D3, Week 6, graduating and your first 5k race!  Remember to never give up!  And to take the longer distances in little chunks at a time, telling yourself you just need to make it to the next lamp post, or bench or song on your ipod.  Or if you're on a treadmill, make it to the next 1/2 mile or 5 minutes.  After you get past the first 10 minutes, tell yourself there is no way your repeating the day after you've already put that much time into it.

     

    As crazy as it sounds, when my body wants to give up, I tell myself "This is how I roll."  Meaning, during my training time, I am only allowed to run as if it's the only thing I know how to do.  I think about the movie "Antanarjuat (The Fast Runner)" - which is a movie about an Inuit (eskimo) who in order to escape being murdered had to run away naked and barefoot across ice covered land day after day.  It's a very strange movie to think of when I'm running, but it's the mental image of his bloody feet that make me think "this is nothing".

     

    Anyway, my longwinded-ness is the very reason I spend too much time on these forums...Good luck everyone!





    Jeanine

    Started C25K: 4/28/11

    Proud to Run 5k: 6/25/11 ~42:36

    Chicago Women's Half Marathon: 6/24/12 ~2:49:59

    Chicago Fleet Feet Super Sprint Triathlon: 8/24/12 ~1:11:28

    Hot Chocolate 15k Chicago: 11/04/12 ~2:10:48

    Commitment Day Chicago: 1/1/13 ~not timed

    Soldier Field 10 Mile: 5/25/13 ~2:17:06


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