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  • Jenn73090 Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,876. Jun 19, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Well I did it!  After 3 years of not running I got off the couch tonight and did W1D1 of C25K.  I almost didn't make it, but I DID! 

  • Jenn73090 Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,877. Jun 19, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to MichelleSzeluga)
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    The first time I tried C25K It took me 2 weeks to get past day 1 of the program.  2 more weeks to finish the first week, but I did it!  Everytime I went out I got a bit further than the last time, I felt better each time.  Today I started again after 3 years of sitting around and WOW that was hard but I know it will be easier on Friday when I go back out.  Start slow, do what you can and each time you try it will get a little bit easier. 

  • Jenn73090 Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,879. Jun 21, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Thanks for the Welcome! 

     

    It's Friday so I hauled myself back out there and completed W1D2.  My distance wasn't as good as Wednesday but that's alright, I'm more concerned with getting out there and moving right now than I am achieving a personal best! lol

     

    How is everyone else doing?

  • AnneofGreenGables Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,880. Jun 22, 2013 5:19 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Did my 1st 5K today!   Time :57  I jogged, walked, jogged, walked, shuffled and got dragged across the finish line by a pal.     Had fun even though I was one of the last to cross the finish line.   In the welcome bag they gave everyone, I recieved a digital jumprope, so now I guess I am going to have to start jumproping.

  • Jenn73090 Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,881. Jun 23, 2013 5:17 PM (in response to AnneofGreenGables)
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    Well done!!  It doesn't matter when you finished the  fact is you did!  That's fantastic!

  • SamShep40 Rookie 1 posts since
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    10,882. Jun 23, 2013 7:45 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Hi everyone! I'm 41 yo and a big walker - never run for fitness in my life! Downloaded the C25K app to my phone tonight - will do W1D1 tomorrow. I'm sure it's going to take me longer than the "standard" timeframe to complete this program, but I'm okay with that. I was excited to find this thread  - it looks like a great place to get advice/ encouragement. I look forward to getting to know you all better. Happy walking/ jogging/ running!

  • SpartanJD01 Amateur 30 posts since
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    10,884. Jun 25, 2013 10:05 AM (in response to Wideguy)
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    Thanks to Wideguy for starting this and everyone that posts.  I hope you all realize you are encouraging the silen majority as well as everyone else who reads this thread.

     

    I'm 43 and got started on running last year.  I started at 333# and began with walking before starting the C25K program.  I made it to 2 mile runs and had dropped down to about 310 when I got injured (horrible shin splints/high ankle sprain? + rotator cuff sprain).  That put m,e on the shelf and I stayed longer than I should have.  Added all the weight back and began again at the end of February at 335#.  I weighed 289# and ran 6+ miles this morning.  I ran a 5K on 6/8/13 at 38.37.

     

    My original goal was to get to a 10K by the fall.  I am debating trying to do a half marathon.  If I keep on my weight loss pace, I will be 240ish by race day.  I can easily push out my max to 13.1.  I have really tried to pay attention to my body.  I run no more than 3 times a week and do weights/recumbant bike and bikram yoga on the other days.  I had a little pain in early April and took 2 weeks off to make sure that i didn't have a major setback, but I have had no issues since.

     

    Does anyone have any experience running a half at or near my weight range?  Should I just run my 10K and train to improve my time, passing on the half until next spring?

  • Jenn73090 Rookie 5 posts since
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    10,885. Jun 25, 2013 5:35 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    I ran again tonight and finished W2D1 and I found it easier than W1D3, not sure why but I enjoyed it   I'm actually looking forward to running on Thursday!

  • gatorrn83 Rookie 1 posts since
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    10,886. Jun 27, 2013 4:08 PM (in response to cjs2013)
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    Hi just found this thread/ blog? Anyway I'll give you my 2 cents. I am 52 and yes fit in this weight category. Even before I got this big I was never flat chested. Finding a good running bra is essential. I went to a good running store (Track Shack in Orlando) and I was fitted with a bra by Moving Comfort... love it! I also love my compression shorts also by moving comfort. I am not consistent but Jeff Galloway's run walk method gave me the courage to do my first 5k, a 10 miler, and three 1/2 marathons in the past year and a half.He has several apps. And I have them on my I phone. My goal for the next races are to actually train like I should . Wish you all the best

  • NubeRunnerHopefully Rookie 3 posts since
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    10,889. Jul 5, 2013 3:52 PM (in response to Wideguy)
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    So I tried the C25K app and it works well. It is me that is not working well. I literally got shin splints minute 1 of day 1, pretty discouraging. I researched about the shin splints and found out most likely my shoes were crap. I went to a running store and they analyzed my walk and run. I was told I was a toe runner, which puts strain on my shins. Does anyone know of a way or some kind of trick that could help my gait? I bought new shoes and new arch support inserts, hoping I can make it past day 1 minute 1. Thanks

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