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2807 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 4, 2011 12:31 PM by desertrose
Muddy25 Rookie 1 posts since
May 8, 2011
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Aug 1, 2011 5:55 AM

After C25K?

Hi! I'm about to finish the C25K this week. I did this program about 4 years ago, and kept running for a few months after. I really liked the program as I don't have a ton of self-motivation so I never run to just run. It was very challenging, but not so much that I couldn't complete. I loved that I was able to run 3+ miles.

I'm worried that once I finish C25K, I'll just stop. I hope to keep running 3 times a week and increase to 3 miles each (I'm running for time now, and on the slow side). Then maybe add in a fourth day?

I'm just not sure what to do. I haven't seen much on the B210K, but it seems like I wouldn't be ready to increase mileage so much. Thanks

  • freesia777 Pro 98 posts since
    Mar 13, 2011
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    1. Aug 3, 2011 6:10 PM (in response to Muddy25)
    Re: After C25K?

    In addition to the B210K, there's also "Ease into 10K" which moves at a slower pace.  Maybe that would work?




    There's also a pretty active thread going full of new-ish runners who have completed C25K and continuing to run and encourage each other:


    Kate in NH

    Started C25K: 03/16/2011

    First 5K: 06/04/2011 (Over the River and Through the Woods 5K, Concord, NH): 40:30!!

    Second 5K: 08/04/2011 (Thunder Chicken 5K, Portsmouth, NH): 39:32!!

    Third 5K: 10/09/2011 (Great Island 5K, New Castle, NH): 38:18!!

    Current words to live by: "4 mph is faster than the couch" --FaithInSC

  • desertrose Pro 97 posts since
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    2. Aug 4, 2011 12:31 PM (in response to Muddy25)
    Re: After C25K?

    There is also a gateway to 8K (GW28K) program that picks up where C25K leaves off.  It's a 10 week program that uses intervals starting at 7 minute run intervals and finishing up at wk 10 with running for 50 minutes.  You can find the plan on runsource or google gateway to 8K

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