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  • ChrisG71! Amateur 17 posts since
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    405. Jul 24, 2011 7:31 PM (in response to Sherib12353)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    @Sheri: Both my wife & I have Asics. Whatever you do go check out a local runner shop & have them fit you.  Your knees & ankles will thank you for it!

  • chr1svee Pro 96 posts since
    Apr 17, 2009
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    406. Jul 24, 2011 7:40 PM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    I finished my 20 minute run so W5 is one for the books!

     

    I had to slow down a bit -- I usually run about a 12 minute mile but tonight ran about a 12 1/2 minute mile.  I actually did the first 10 minutes at a slightly slower pace than the last ten minutes. But since I had to run without walking plus add 4 minutes running, I felt it was prudent to slow down.

     

    Even though I was inside using a treadmill, the sweat was flowing freely!

     

    I basically knew that the first 10 minutes would be the hardest (it usually takes my breathing about 10 minutes to settle into a pattern and for the various aches/pains to subside).   So when I got halfway through I told myself that I had less left to do than I had already done and the worst was over.

     

    Only two more days with run/walk intervals and then I'm 100% running.  Hard to believe!

     

    Happy running everyone!





    C25K started on 06/19/11 and completed on 08/22/11!


    8/6/11 -- Inaugural Harrisburg Hydro 5k Walk/Run (not timed)

  • Maria Does Life in VA Expert 52 posts since
    Jun 2, 2011
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    407. Jul 25, 2011 5:58 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    It's really great reading everyone's progress - so happy to see the program works.

     

    I've continued working on my "freeway to 10K" podcasts - today was 5 min warm up, 6 run, 1 walk (Repeated 6x - total of 36 min running).  The knee brace continues to hold my leg steady so my pace is gradually returning back to the even moves it has been so far.  I'm still slower - my total average pace per mile today was about 15 minutes, compared to 13.5 minutes about 2 weeks ago but considering the pain level is almost gone, and I feel like I am running even again, I'm happy.  I'm adding extra workouts this week as I gear up for my run/walk attempt at the half marathon in 6 weeks.  As of right now, I've been able to complete 5 miles in 70 minutes, with run/walk intervals.  I hope to shave that down to 60 minutes per 5 miles, and by the end of August be able to run more than walk, but still complete 13.1 miles.

    I found that in two of my "races", the measuring was off.  2 weeks in a row, the distance was 3.8 - 4.1 miles.  Last weekend (7/23), the distance was more accurate 3.3 per my Nike and Garmin vs. their marking of 3.1 miles.  I can handle it being off 1 - 2 tenths, but not 6- 8 tenths.  I'm training for 14 miles just in case whoever measures the marathon measures it differently.

     

    Check out my blog - this week's military challenge has posted the map - I should laugh my head off all day on Saturday during that run.





    http://mariadoeslife.tumblr.com

    Finished C25k: 7/28/2011

    Races run:

    CHKD Charity Run - 7/9 - 5K - 36:20 personal best on a mile 10:24

    Allen Stone Braveheart Memorial 5K- 7/16 - 5K - 35:38 personal best on 5K

    Operation Homefront 5K - 7/23 - walked - 51:55

    Military Challenge (3.5 miles/obstacles) - 7/30 - ran/jumped over hurdles haha/walked - 64:55

    RocknRoll 1/2 marathon - 9/4 VA Beach - 3:48:58

    Freedom Run 9/11/2011 Chesapeake 49:11

    Races entered:

    Beach Ford 5K - VA Beach - 10/8/2011

    Komen 5K - Chesapeake VA - 10/15/2011

    Run Like a Girl 10K - 10/23/2011

    Blue Moon Wicked 10K VA Beach - 10/29/2011

    Outer Banks 8K (Kitty Hawk HS) - 11/12/2011

    Freedom Half Marathon - 11/13/2011

    Surfing Santa 10 miler VA Beach - 12/3/2011 - debating

    Walt Disney World Marathon - 1/7/2012 - (run thru Epcot and Magic Kingdom)


  • Padvali Amateur 32 posts since
    Jul 1, 2011
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    408. Jul 25, 2011 6:59 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    Today should of been my W7D3 run, but I opted to do it last night so I could sleep in this morning

     

    Typical first 3 minutes of working out the kinks.  At the 1/2 way minute mark, I had run .2 miles further than my last 2 runs which were identical in distance, so that had me happy and actually had me thinking that I may try for 2.5 miles rather than the 25 min mark.  I ran through the 5 minute cool down and hit the 2.56 mi mark.  I was rather proud of myself. 

     

    So, my Game Plan for the rest of the C25k, I am thinking that if it continues to feel as good as it did last night, I am going spend 1-2 more runs working on the 2.5 mi mark, then spend 3 runs working on the 2.75 miles, and then from there, nothing less than the 3 mi mark.

     

    I had no idea that this would be such a high!!!

  • Maria Does Life in VA Expert 52 posts since
    Jun 2, 2011
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    409. Jul 25, 2011 7:14 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    It's really great reading everyone's progress - so happy to see the program works.

     

    I've continued working on my "freeway to 10K" podcasts - today was 5 min warm up, 6 run, 1 walk (Repeated 6x - total of 36 min running).  The knee brace continues to hold my leg steady so my pace is gradually returning back to the even moves it has been so far.  I'm still slower - my total average pace per mile today was about 15 minutes, compared to 13.5 minutes about 2 weeks ago but considering the pain level is almost gone, and I feel like I am running even again, I'm happy.  I'm adding extra workouts this week as I gear up for my run/walk attempt at the half marathon in 6 weeks.  As of right now, I've been able to complete 5 miles in 70 minutes, with run/walk intervals.  I hope to shave that down to 60 minutes per 5 miles, and by the end of August be able to run more than walk, but still complete 13.1 miles.

    I found that in two of my "races", the measuring was off.  2 weeks in a row, the distance was 3.8 - 4.1 miles.  Last weekend (7/23), the distance was more accurate 3.3 per my Nike and Garmin vs. their marking of 3.1 miles.  I can handle it being off 1 - 2 tenths, but not 6- 8 tenths.  I'm training for 14 miles just in case whoever measures the marathon measures it differently.

     

    Check out my blog - this week's military challenge has posted the map - I should laugh my head off all day on Saturday during that run.

     

    Also - good article from Courtney from the MRTT (moms run this town, VA Beach Chapter) on tapering before a run.  Geared to people running full marathons, but still good info.

    http://completerunning.com/archives/2007/04/25/12-tips-to-a-terrific-taper/





    http://mariadoeslife.tumblr.com

    Finished C25k: 7/28/2011

    Races run:

    CHKD Charity Run - 7/9 - 5K - 36:20 personal best on a mile 10:24

    Allen Stone Braveheart Memorial 5K- 7/16 - 5K - 35:38 personal best on 5K

    Operation Homefront 5K - 7/23 - walked - 51:55

    Military Challenge (3.5 miles/obstacles) - 7/30 - ran/jumped over hurdles haha/walked - 64:55

    RocknRoll 1/2 marathon - 9/4 VA Beach - 3:48:58

    Freedom Run 9/11/2011 Chesapeake 49:11

    Races entered:

    Beach Ford 5K - VA Beach - 10/8/2011

    Komen 5K - Chesapeake VA - 10/15/2011

    Run Like a Girl 10K - 10/23/2011

    Blue Moon Wicked 10K VA Beach - 10/29/2011

    Outer Banks 8K (Kitty Hawk HS) - 11/12/2011

    Freedom Half Marathon - 11/13/2011

    Surfing Santa 10 miler VA Beach - 12/3/2011 - debating

    Walt Disney World Marathon - 1/7/2012 - (run thru Epcot and Magic Kingdom)


  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    410. Jul 25, 2011 7:35 AM (in response to ChrisG71!)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    ChrisG

     

    Way to push through. With hills and heat you have to be willing to make it through some tougher challenges but wise enough to keep yourself safe and healthy. Keep up what you are doing.





    OVER 50 PRs

    5K - 31:50 5K La Joya 2011 - Aug 2011

    10K - 1:14:30 at Guayaquil Half Marathon - Jul 2011

    Half - 2:32:22 at Guayaquil Marathon - Oct 2011

    2012 Races

    InterAmerican Family Fun Run (5k) 36:04 (Previous Year 39:22)

    Emelec 5K 33:16

    Upcoming Races

    15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

    22 June 5K por los Ninos

    1 July - Guayaquil Half Marathon

    5 August - 5K La Joya

    2 September - 30K Milagro

    7 October - Guayaquil Marathon

    18 November - 5K Villa Club

    2 December - 5K DM3

  • chr1svee Pro 96 posts since
    Apr 17, 2009
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    411. Jul 26, 2011 4:56 PM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    I finished W6D1 tonight -- with only one rest day since the 20 minute run!  But I had a quick recovery this week and felt really great so I went for it!

     

    The five minute intervals went quickly.  The eight minute interval was a bit more of a challenge. I'm not sure why after running 20 minutes without a break -- I think it has to do with the fact that I ran my usual 5.0 mph pace tonight whereas I slowed down for the 20 minute run.  I still forced myself to do the last 2 minutes at a faster pace, just so that my mind would know that there is something left in the tank even when I think there isn't!  I basically didn't have much in the way of pain or discomfort -- just a litlte post-run soreness. I think the yoga is paying off. I did find my breathing was a bit labored during the first five minute run but it settled down partway through the 8 minute interval.  I had someone next to me doing 6.1 mph on the treadmill and striking the belt very hard so I think that was throwing my pacing off a bit. I just turned up the headphones to drown it out!

     

    I have one more interval run -- 10/3/10, then it's all running.

     

    Hard to believe I will run 25 minutes in 4 days.  That's five minutes longer than ever before and without a walk break.  I will use my 'slow down early' strategy. I can't wait until the weather gets more hospitable and I can get off the treadmill.  I find it boring if straight runs.  It's okay for intervals.

     

    Happy running everyone!





    C25K started on 06/19/11 and completed on 08/22/11!


    8/6/11 -- Inaugural Harrisburg Hydro 5k Walk/Run (not timed)

  • teacherintraining Amateur 12 posts since
    Jul 22, 2011
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    412. Jul 26, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    Does anyone have tips for aches in the side while running? Will they just go away once I get farther in the program and my body adjusts?

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    413. Jul 27, 2011 9:34 AM (in response to teacherintraining)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    teacherintraining

     

    it depends on what is causing the side aches. If it is simply because the body is not used to theexertion, they will go away. if it is caused by something else - then they may not.

     

    The most likely cause is simply because you are running too hard for what your fitness allows right now. Even if you are going slow, if you are gasping for breath while running you are going too fast. Try slowing down, especially on hot days. When it is sizzling outside, a simple walk can mean the same amount of effort as a sprint. Cramps and side stitches will come fast.

     

    It could be because of hydration. You should be drinking plenty of water, not only before and after running, but throughout the day.

     

    It could be because of posture. If you are leaning one way or another while running it can lead to back or side pain. Best way to determine this is look at yourself in a reflection. The fix is exercises to strengthen your core muscles.

     

    Good luck!





    OVER 50 PRs

    5K - 31:50 5K La Joya 2011 - Aug 2011

    10K - 1:14:30 at Guayaquil Half Marathon - Jul 2011

    Half - 2:32:22 at Guayaquil Marathon - Oct 2011

    2012 Races

    InterAmerican Family Fun Run (5k) 36:04 (Previous Year 39:22)

    Emelec 5K 33:16

    Upcoming Races

    15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

    22 June 5K por los Ninos

    1 July - Guayaquil Half Marathon

    5 August - 5K La Joya

    2 September - 30K Milagro

    7 October - Guayaquil Marathon

    18 November - 5K Villa Club

    2 December - 5K DM3

  • xfitjunkie Rookie 6 posts since
    Jul 6, 2011
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    414. Jul 27, 2011 11:28 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    20 minute run DONE!  I was so nervous I repeated Week 5 day 2 three times I was so nervous but I did it.  My pace was slow but I was not totally out of breath so I think I could have done it faster, but I feel really good about finishing.  I really did not think I could run 20 minutes straight.

  • 422lrw Amateur 14 posts since
    Jun 27, 2011
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    415. Jul 27, 2011 1:19 PM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    Way to go xfitjunkie!  Nice job!

     

    Just finished W6D1!!! (The interval of Warmup 5, run 5,walk 3, run 8, walk 3, run 5, Cool down 5)

    The 8 min run part is when my legs tightened up a bit...but the last 5 min run was fine.

    To be honest I enjoyed the 20 min run much better. Hoping the W6D2 run will go better on Friday.

    I think I might like the 10-3-10 interval better.

     

    Keep On Running!

    Lisa

  • decinrtp Amateur 16 posts since
    May 27, 2011
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    417. Jul 28, 2011 2:37 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    @SingingPilgrim - so glad to hear that your biopsy was negative! What a relief.

     

    I really wish I was where some of you are...W5 or W6... but I'm trying to believe that I'm right where I'm supposed to be.  After doing W1 workouts for about the past week and a half, I tried W2D1 again.  It didn't feel too bad - I guess I'll see later today after I really start moving around.  It definitely helps me to rest a day in between so that my ankles and knee can recover. My plan had been to do exercise DVDs here at home on my off days but my AC has been on the blink since Monday afternoon and it hasn't been comfortable to do that.  Looking forward to W2D2.  With temps forecasted for 104 on Friday and Saturday here in NC, I may wait until Saturday morning and do it when things are a bit cooler.

     

    Stay cool everyone!

    Dawn





    NHL All-STAR 5k, Raleigh, NC, 1/2011 - ~60 min.

    Run the Quay 5k, Fuquay-Varina, NC, 6/4/11 - 58:18

    Run with Heart 5k, Morrisville, NC, 8/13/11 - 53:14

    18th Annual Women's Distance Festival 5k, Raleigh, NC, 9/24/11 - 53:32

    Old Reliable Run 10k, Raleigh, NC, 11/6/11 - 149:09

  • 422lrw Amateur 14 posts since
    Jun 27, 2011
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    418. Jul 28, 2011 5:11 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    Dawn:  You are doing great. You are at the place you are supposed to be. No worries.

    I highly recommend stretching exercises for 5-10 min then icing knees, ankles, or whatever else for approx. 30 minutes

    straightaway after a run.  It has really kept soreness at bay for me. I leave a day to recover between runs and do something

    different like cycling, weight training, basketball...you get the idea.

     

    Keep On Running!

    Lisa

  • Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
    Mar 18, 2011
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    419. Jul 28, 2011 6:55 AM (in response to SingingPilgrim)
    Re: Starting Couch to 5K week of June 20th!

    Great news on the test results!





    OVER 50 PRs

    5K - 31:50 5K La Joya 2011 - Aug 2011

    10K - 1:14:30 at Guayaquil Half Marathon - Jul 2011

    Half - 2:32:22 at Guayaquil Marathon - Oct 2011

    2012 Races

    InterAmerican Family Fun Run (5k) 36:04 (Previous Year 39:22)

    Emelec 5K 33:16

    Upcoming Races

    15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

    22 June 5K por los Ninos

    1 July - Guayaquil Half Marathon

    5 August - 5K La Joya

    2 September - 30K Milagro

    7 October - Guayaquil Marathon

    18 November - 5K Villa Club

    2 December - 5K DM3

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