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I had to take 5 days off because I hurt my knee when I finished W2D3. This morning I completed W3D1, it was at a slow pace but I completed it without any pain in my knee.
Looking forward to W3D2
I started May 14th. I am starting week 2 today.
"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished finished. 'There is a lot of satisfaction in that."
-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder
Well I techinically started on April 29th but close enough right
Just did day 1 week 4 last night and it felt alright. I've been running Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you told me a month ago I would be looking forward to my runs after work I would have laghed in your face. Haha!
I just finally got good shoes and what a difference it makes!
Completed W2 D1 at a lake in my area. Didn't warm up long enough and my shins were killing me from the change of surface (had been running on high school tracks). I completed it, but I hope my shins are too bad for the next run.
Keep up the good work everyone!
Good job to all who are going from couch to 5k! If you want some supplemental free training check out this site on form and skill. What you can learn there is how to run those workouts that you're getting from your training plan. Good luck to all!
Have fun and get it done!
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I finished W4D3 today. Again, the first two days of this week's cycle I didn't completely do without a little extra walking and day 3 was great!
My plantar fasciitis bothered me a little bit on the last 3 minute run so I'm guessing I may need to stretch more before and after.
I'm amazed at how motivated I am to do my runs. I also wouldn't have predicted I'd be up at 5:00 in the morning pumped to hit the pavement!
Are you all running outside, indoors (track or treadmill)?
I'm mixing it up a bit because it's already hitting 70 degrees at 6 a.m. here in Alabama. HOT and HUMID!
I started back in April and am on Wk6 Day 3. The transition times during this week have me concerned. Going from running two 10 minutes sessions to a full 22 minutes seems a bit much. I struggle with my mind convincing me I can't do it. Anyone else struggling mentally? I am 45 and only now taking up running. I refuse to give up though.
I'm having trouble finding the best way to time intervals. I started out using the Runkeeper app, which is great for measuring the distance I'm running (since I'm focusing on time intervals), but I can't find a way to create any "custom" intervals. Next I tried an app called Seconds, which does allow me to set custom intervals easily, but doesn't allow me to save the program I create, so I have to re-create it each time.
For those that are using the podcasts, how do you like it?
I'm on week 2 run 2 and I seem to actually be committed to doing this. I had W2R1 yesterday, which was a crazy hectic day but I still actually made a point of going for a run instead of putting it off which is big deal for me.
Regarding the podcasts, I'm using the one that just tells me when to run and when to walk. ONly vocal cues. It's nice I don't really like music when I'm trying to work out outside, it detracts from what I'm doing and make me less likely to pay attention to my suroundings (car, bikes, etc. ).
I am on W4D1. Just did it yesterday. I was really uncertain I would get through the 5 minute runs, but I did it! When I started out on my trek to running, I had to keep stopping because of majorly bad shin splints. I learned to run slower in order to condition my body to the activity before adding any speed. I wear compression sleeves on my shins/calves, and I got fitted for good running shoes. Now, no pain! Just the stiffness after a run that says I DID IT!
I started on May 18th. I have done 3 days, but it took me those 3 tries to complete "week 1 day 1". (The first two days I just couldnt run all of it, so I walked the second half) I'm going to start week 1 over and hope that i have the endurance now
I use several C25K apps on my iPhone that are available. Haven't yet used a podcast but hear they're pretty good.
I know someone who just uses a handheld stopwatch. They start at zero, run for 3, reset to zero, walk for whatever...
Works for them. I like having the app with the "trainer" telling me to walk or jog.
I started out attempting to time myself. It kinda worked. But then a friend told me about the podcasts. So, now I use those. I like not having to be responsible for keeping track. (It is hard enough to just keep myself breathing!) However, I don't like the music that comes with it, it bores me. I have heard people say that they can listen to their own music while having the voice guidance on their iphones. If that were an option for me, I would definitely use it.
I am using the couch to 5K app from active.com and it works great. She tells you what to do and you can listen to pandora while she tells you. It is easy to hear her over the music and pandora is free and they have stations for working out. I had to pay $2 for the app but it is worth it!!