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Back on the C25K again and this time I will continue to run. Last time I completed the programme and after a few weeks I did less and less running because of the winter. This time I am going to keep it going.
Week 1 day1 completed yesterday and don't feel any different, which can only be a good sign. Do need to loose a few pounds so hope the additional exercise will help. I have some kettlebells and should start to swing them for 30 mins or so on my days off.
Who is on the programme ? What week are you on ? do you do other exercises? is so, what and how often?
Oh, I am 45 and live in the UK, the weather is not kind to us so sometimes I use my treadmill. Going to start the first few weeks on the tm before I venture outside again.
Day 2. Started on the treadmill and after about 10 mins had to get off and rush to the little room. Did not expect that to happen. Anyway got back out into the garage and back on the treadmill to finish the programme.
I then took my DD to the train station and on the way back I was feeling so good I thought about doing the programme all over again. So half hour later I was back on the treadmill and did it all again.
I feel fantastic. I am not running as fast as last time. I just want to finish the programme, speed will come later.
I'm thinking I'll move on to week 2 next time I run.
Hi Miz T. My name is niki, I am 49 and I live in Indiana, USA. I am not doing c25k but am doing a very similar program called 5k runner which takes you to running 35 min over a 8 week period. I did a similar program about 2 1/2 years ago and ran up until late last fall when I got bad shin splints and then in Jan I tore my ACL skiing and had to have knee surgery. I missed running (even though I am quite slow) and am excited to be back at it. I just finished week 5. W6d1 will consist of a 10 min run, 5 min walk, 10 min run. I ran 8r, 5w,8r today and have to admit I struggled the last minute or so (knee was fine, out of breath) But, I am going to try the w6d1 and if I can't then I will redo w5d3. My son has a serif kettle bell he doesn't use, maybe I will give them a try as I am trying to drop a few pounds too. Sounds like you are progressing well! Happy running :)
Hi Longtallsallee, Indiana ? I have heard of it but will need to look it up on google. The only place in the US I have been to is NY, many times as I have family there.
sounds like you are doing well on your runs, congrats on running for 8, I can only dream of that much at present. I enjoyed my run yesterday and looking forward to my next one tomorrow. Although I've just eaten Ravioli and feel like I'm going to burst, just hope I'm ok for tomorrows run.
I am thinking of new running shoes as an insentive to keep going, once I get to 5K I will buy them to keep me running. That is when i want to do the programme for 8K or 10K.
Hi guys - I am new runner too so glad to hear that someone is on the same track as me I am on week 5 but not really following the guidelines (push myself - impatient) I can run 10min then walk 2 first mile and1/2 and then from there is gets harder doing about 3 min run then 2 walk on last mile & 1/2 doing 3.5 miles every other morning today I pushed hard very hot/humid in central FL but I feel good drenched in sweat when I am done.
On the days I don't run I go to the gym and do the stationary bike or eliptical 30 min and weights -Oxygen Magazine great mag. to show you different moves with weight training for women and can do at home. maybe just walking if you don't do the gym on the days your not walking or bike ride.
Hope to hear from you some more on your progress I feel a little alone I read the blogs all the time trying to find someone who shares in this new challenge.
sounds like you are getting on well with your programme. Well done.
I moved on to week 2 yesterday and omg I loved the 90 sec runs, to be honest I found it great going so I did an extra one at the end and did it a little faster than the others. I am looking forward to my next run tomorrow.
Hi guys :). I have been cross training on elliptical. My daughter and I going to start road biking once a week. We went yesterday for an hour, so much fun. However my knee was quite swollen and sore last nite:(. But, I am determined to do my w6d1 run today. I think I also need to increase my core strength so I am going try and fit in some weight work during the week. How are you runs going? Happy running!
I had a couple of rest days Saturday and Sunday, rest from running only, not from other housework etc. Run week 2 day 2 on the treadmill tonight as the weather is horrible. Heavy rain tonight, looks like autumn (fall) has arrived for us. Oh well that's what happens when I live in Scotland.
Anyway legs hurt a little tonight so off to bed early.
Longtallsallee, is your knee sore because of your shoes, have you had your running shoes checked? I hope you feel better soon.
Happy running and I hope your weather is better than ours.
I tore my ACL skiing in January and had to have surgery. Was cleared for running in June but unable to run then because of pain. Can run now without pain but my knee swells after but doctor said this would happen. W6d2 run went great. Beginning to wonder if I am running to slow but I have been reading Long time Nick's threads and he is very insistent about keeping it slow at first. Weather is not good here either, high 80's and very humid(96% today). How did your w2d2 run go?
Hi Mizt, I too began C25K some time ago, then stopped running but stayed active w/ Tennis and Soccer. I missed running so I decided this time, I can't get side tracked.
Like Longtallsalle, I am using the 5k runner program. I love it! It is somewhat similar to C25k. I love the fact that I have it on my iphone and it tells me when to run, when to stop and walk, run, etc. makes it so much easier to work with. When I originally did C25K, there wasn't such a phone app.
Gogolegs, I wish you luck. When I originally started C25k back when, I felt I was able to run more than they recommended on a particular run. Unfortunately for me, I got stuck at just under 3 miles and had a hard time pushing past that point. Maybe that is what caused me to stop running. Don't know. This time I promised myself to stick to the program and hopefully move forward to a greater distance. So far, so good. I still feel a great sense of satisfaction at the end of my run even though I could probably push myself more. Taking the motto, slow and steady....
Seems as if we are all in a similar age bracket. I am 47. Good luck everyone!
I am also re-doing the C25K plan.
I first went through the program starting back in Oct. of 2009.-Cruised through it without difficulty ,built up my base and eventually did a Half Marathon a year later in Oct. 2010
My Half. time was disappointing- I think I did too much ,too fast for my age and weight- I injured myself training for the Half-and quite frankly I limped from mile 2 untill the finish.
I took about 6 weeks off after the Half to try and heal up--and I ran pretty consistantly from then untill January 2012
this past January a bad kidneystone/surgery situation through me out of action for over 3 months----and by the time I was able to resume running-well let's say it was just easier NOT to resume running, LOL.
At any rate- I am re-doing the C25k plan now-and I am doing it with a running partner- my 4 year old Labrador Retriever Annie.
Annie has run with me in the past- but she was younger then and more rambunctious---since then she has gone through basic obedience training, settled down and works well on and off lead so every outing is much more enjoyable
I am 50 now-and I am a pretty big guy, which largely accounts for my dis-appointing Half time in 2010. I am thinking of doing another half marathon in either 2013 or 2014-and knowing now, what I didn't fully know THEN, I think this next Half will be more successfull,
Good luck!!! I have had great luck doing kettlebell swings on my off days. I feel like it's helping me do much better on my runs, strengthening my legs and back. I use a 25 lb kettlebell, and do 3 sets of 20. That gets my heartrate up. I also do stairs whenever I can at work.