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  • edensacres Pro 197 posts since
    Jun 19, 2010
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    10,710. Mar 1, 2013 9:16 AM (in response to RN2013)
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    Welcome to the club RN2013! And congrats on your decision to start c25k.  I am a believer it does work and with this support group you can do it.  We all have been there, many of us more than once.  Share your achievements, aches and pains with us and you will not be alone. 

     

    I remember the awkward feelings heading out to run (that is not really the right word for me and my 13-14 minute miles). Plus size running clothes didn't (and don't) fit.  My walk and runs are slower than slow. And I couldn't even make it to the next mailbox. Any of this sound familiar?  I had to convince myself that so long as I was moving faster than a couch, I had no reason to be embarrassed.  To date, I've only been passed by once couch, but it was in a truck. Honestly, I have been surprised at the great comments Nd encouragement I have gotten.  By skinny folks and heavy folks.  All were impressed I was actually doing something for myself. 

     

    The first two weeks are the hardest, as you struggle with pace, breathing, aches etc.  Stretch well, feel free to repeat weeks or dAys and let us know how it goes! 

     

    Looking forward to celebrating the small and big steps with you!

    Stephanie

     

    PS. I just finished my first 7 mile run.  It took forever(1:45) but I battled some demons and some BIG hills. 





    Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer

    Completed Races

    Webster Co. Woodchopping Festival 5K (5/28/11) 38:03 "Holy crap! Did he just say 38 something? I was hopinig for 45 minutes"

    Never underestimate yourself!

    That Dam Race 5K 7/23/11 44:46 - a challenging route & a hot day- but I will do better next year!

    "Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K 10/29/11 39:54 in the snow!

    Woodchoppers 5K 5/26/12 36:08 My 5 year old was 5 minutes behind me. Way to go Liat!

    Fly By 10k 6/16/12 1:24:12

    And the dream race...

    "Flying Pig Half Marathon" Cincinnati, OH (May 2013)

  • EburgGuy Rookie 1 posts since
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    10,711. Mar 1, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi,

    My name is Mathew. I am 28 years of age and I currently weight 254lbs. I started running two weeks ago. I have been struggling with weight loss for quite some time now. As of recient I started to run every other day going between 1 and 2 miles. My knees are sore but my calf muscles feel fantastic. I have really been struggling with getting a rutine for propper nutrition, but I am making small changes. I hope to see some significant change in the next few months. Yet, I am already starting to feel better, my back even hurts less.

     

    Blessings,

     

    -MP

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,712. Mar 2, 2013 9:00 AM (in response to EburgGuy)
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    Congrats to everyone getting started!!!! The hardest step is that first one off the couch and out the door. But trust me, it's SOOOOOO worth it. I just finished my first 5k.  Did I run the whole thing?? Nope, I was only on W3D3, but I still did it. And I didn't finish last in my age group, well I finished next to last but next race, I'll be even faster.  My time was 48:59 and I wanted to be under 50:00 so I am so proud of myself. I will continue C25k, and I feel amazing. I didn't ever think I'd get to this point, but I did and I'm going to keep going. Even after falling and breaking my wrist on W1D3, I wasn't sure I wanted to continue but now, wild horses couldn't drag me away. We went to the US Coast Guard's open house afterwards and the best compliment I've ever gotten was "Did you run a marathon today?" I told him Nope but thanks for thinking I could do that!! So keep going, it gets easier and your confidence will continue to build. 





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • edensacres Pro 197 posts since
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    10,713. Mar 2, 2013 9:48 AM (in response to dkknaebel)
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    And congrats to you DK... you did fantastic!  You got out the door, you lined up and you beat your goal.  You must be walking on air right now, and you deserve it!





    Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer

    Completed Races

    Webster Co. Woodchopping Festival 5K (5/28/11) 38:03 "Holy crap! Did he just say 38 something? I was hopinig for 45 minutes"

    Never underestimate yourself!

    That Dam Race 5K 7/23/11 44:46 - a challenging route & a hot day- but I will do better next year!

    "Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K 10/29/11 39:54 in the snow!

    Woodchoppers 5K 5/26/12 36:08 My 5 year old was 5 minutes behind me. Way to go Liat!

    Fly By 10k 6/16/12 1:24:12

    And the dream race...

    "Flying Pig Half Marathon" Cincinnati, OH (May 2013)

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,714. Mar 2, 2013 12:52 PM (in response to edensacres)
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    edensacres-

     

    Yes, I am walking on air right now...I can't believe I did it...And my 16 y/o son??? His first 5k and the booger freaking finished first in his 15-18 group. Very proud of him and every one who came out to run!!!





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • edensacres Pro 197 posts since
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    10,716. Mar 4, 2013 8:55 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hang in there Wideguy!  Take care and follow the Drs. orders.  Running wouldnt be any fun anyway.

     

    Stephanie





    Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer

    Completed Races

    Webster Co. Woodchopping Festival 5K (5/28/11) 38:03 "Holy crap! Did he just say 38 something? I was hopinig for 45 minutes"

    Never underestimate yourself!

    That Dam Race 5K 7/23/11 44:46 - a challenging route & a hot day- but I will do better next year!

    "Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K 10/29/11 39:54 in the snow!

    Woodchoppers 5K 5/26/12 36:08 My 5 year old was 5 minutes behind me. Way to go Liat!

    Fly By 10k 6/16/12 1:24:12

    And the dream race...

    "Flying Pig Half Marathon" Cincinnati, OH (May 2013)

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,717. Mar 4, 2013 9:17 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Thanks Wideguy!! And take all of your medicine and rest...It will get better!!!

     

    Oh my son snapped this pic as I was heading to the finish line. I love it!

     

    finish line Dawn.JPG





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
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    10,719. Mar 5, 2013 7:11 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    I tried to run last night....NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!! I made the first three minutes ok but when I started the next section, I dragged my toe a couple of times and I just felt off, so I turned off the C25k app and just walked back home. It's only been a day since I ran the 5K so I'm giving myself a bit of a break.





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • gilbertholdings Amateur 27 posts since
    Mar 6, 2013
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    10,721. Mar 6, 2013 9:57 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Congrats on your great accomplishment!  starting is half the battle, i'm just starting out and looking forward to working up to my first 5k too!





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  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
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    10,722. Mar 6, 2013 12:07 PM (in response to gilbertholdings)
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    I'm going to run tonight, no more muscle spasms and my knees feel better, so I think I'll be fine. Plus I feel a bit cagey, so I can use the outlet.





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • dkknaebel Amateur 28 posts since
    Nov 29, 2012
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    10,723. Mar 7, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to dkknaebel)
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    Alright I did W4D1, I wasn't sure I could do the 5 minutes, but I did, twice!!! It was awesome. My time was slower but I went the opposite way I usually go and I think I had more uphill this time.  My pace was 5 seconds slower than my 5k pace, so I think it's still good.





    12/3/2012- Began C25K

    12/7/2012-Fell and broke left wrist

    2/17/2013- Back to C25K

    3/2/2013 First 5K- Suncoast Classic finished in 48:59

    4/6/2013- Seminole Stampede 49:17

    5/25/2013- Color Me Rad- Tampa

  • edensacres Pro 197 posts since
    Jun 19, 2010
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    10,724. Mar 7, 2013 7:37 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    DK- Happy to hear your muscles have healed fromt the 5k.  You pushed yourself and they just needed some time, you were right to take the extra day.  In my opinion, your training pace, will always be slower than race pace - the adrenaline cannot be replaced.   Going the distance and doing the intervals is what counts. My first 5k was a few years ago, but I still get chills thinking about that finish line (and yes sometimes I still tear up)

     

    Gilbertholings- WELCOME to the club.  Best support there is.  We would love to share in your successes and struggles with you.  We've been there, are there and understand.

     

    Wideguy- how you feeling?  Don't rush it, just know I'm thinking about you. Getting back after respitory issues is slow.

     

    As for me...my schedule is being juggled due to an upcoming trip and some discomfort in my popliteus (its the muscle that makes you knee bend and extend).  My long run on Saturday will be 8 miles (YIKES).  Yes, this C25K grad is going to sign up for my dream half marathon in 3 weeks, if I can survive.  These are Long SLOW runs, about a 14:30 minute mile pace.  I was confident during the 7 mile run, struggled the last quarter of mile, and then thought I was going to have to crawl to the car during the 1/2 mile cool down.  But I made it.  Getting out of the car however was the real struggle. 

     

    And now the real news....our scale stinks if you step on it 4 times you will get 4 different readings.  However, today for the first time in more than six years, two out of four times the scale read 199.8 or 9 someting.  The other two times it was 200.2 or 3.  My BMI is still over 30 (obese).  So will you let me stay a part of the group or should I just avoid the scale so I can participate?

     

    Happy Running,

    Stephanie





    Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer

    Completed Races

    Webster Co. Woodchopping Festival 5K (5/28/11) 38:03 "Holy crap! Did he just say 38 something? I was hopinig for 45 minutes"

    Never underestimate yourself!

    That Dam Race 5K 7/23/11 44:46 - a challenging route & a hot day- but I will do better next year!

    "Run for the Ta-Ta's 5K 10/29/11 39:54 in the snow!

    Woodchoppers 5K 5/26/12 36:08 My 5 year old was 5 minutes behind me. Way to go Liat!

    Fly By 10k 6/16/12 1:24:12

    And the dream race...

    "Flying Pig Half Marathon" Cincinnati, OH (May 2013)

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