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I bought the app for the C25K and got it all set up for tomorrow. I'm ready to go.
Susan G Komen 09/26/10 - 33:22
Ok, I'm going to do this. I've been walking for a couple of months and I've never been a runner. My husband wants me to set a huge goal and try to do a 1/2 marathon in Feb. but I think he is insane. This is a much more attainable goal I can do this!!!
Yes, I would am also planning on beginning 8-1-10. I used to run up to 3-5 miles a few years ago, but lost momentum and need to get off the couch and back in shape. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
I am excited about starting C25K tomorrow! I am also planning to begin the McDougall Maximum Weight Loss Plan. You can google it to see what it is about. I think it is a good plan for me. Everyone is different though...this is a more carb centered diet...no animal fats at all..which means no meat, which I can do fairly easily....but no cheese either. Yikes! That's gonna be a tough one for me!
Anywho... I hope to be checking back here occasionally, but it will be easier for me to access the facebook group that was a spinoff from this. I don't have access to a computer most days, but the IPhone facebook app gives me a better option to post and read more frequently. The group name is 8/1 C25K Group. I don't have the link handy, but a couple of folks have posted here earlier on. I certainly don't want to tak eaway from this site, but if that one's easier for you to access or you need extra encouragement...Come join there too!
Also I have started a blog to comment a little more in depth- I can do that from my phone as well. If you are interested in following my progress, feel free to check it out at www.redheroncurrents.blogspot.com
Good luck to all....I will keep telling myself that whether I am fully able to run the full time in the plan....to keep going in the program. Not to throw in the towel, but instead to repeat a week if necessary...also, to LISTEN to my body. Not the psycho babble that happens in my head that trips me up so much...and NOT to do push to much that I end up injuring myself!
Congrats to all for stepping up to the plate...or for those of you like me....leaning to step by from the plate a little!!
I am really excited about starting tomorrow! Go motivators!!
W1D1 is in the books! Ok, so i was a day early, but close enough to continue with this group. Right? Having done W1D1 a few weeks ago, I knew what I was in store for. And it definately wasn't as hard as the first time. My concern was my knee, which seemed to do fine. I'm going to ice it before I go to bed and hope it doesn't act up.
As for you folks heading out tomorrow, a few suggestions if you struggle a little 1) you're supposed to, 2) It doesn't matter how fast you run, just keep lifting your feet off the ground. 3) the next 60 second run, start a little slower. The hardest thing for me to learn the first time around was pacing and breathing. 4) don't forget to breath and 5) have fun.
Started C25K 3/29/11 for the third time - Graduated 7/1/11 - some of us take longer
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)
I'm in! By starting now, I should be running a 5k by my 45th birthday! Can't think of a better gift!!
Alright, I am in. This isn't going to be easy but I'll go for it. I've always said "I am not a long distance runner"...time to throw those words out the door!
Good luck everyone!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! So glad to have found this group for support and can't wait to hear about everyone's first day!
Wow, just...WOW! I'm from the group that started on or about July 12th & I have to say, I'm in AWE at the number of people starting C25K this week. You guys are gonna rock it - you have so many members & there's clearly lots of support for each other all ready. It does help to have a feeling of 'accountability' even if it's only to an online and/or Facebook group. For some, that support isn't there in real life. Family & friends may not take us seriously - not at first. Here, that's not gonna be a problem.
Some started today, some will start tomorrow, some Monday or even Tuesday. It's still all the same week. Over time, some will end up a bit behind due to unexpected injuries, (hopefully minor), life getting in the way or just... stuff. Don't worry about it - just keep doing it when you can. For some 60 seconds of running doesn't sound like much, for others it's forever. If you can't do 60, do 45 or 30... it's about progress & we're all different, for some it comes faster, others more slowly. There's no pressure.
Don't let the lack of an iPod or anything 'techie' keep you out of this. I run with an old dial watch & hum tunes in my head - no iPod. It works just fine for me. As long as you have running shoes & access to a treadmill or the outdoors, you can do this. Running gets to fun after a while... or so I'm told...LOL. I won't lie, it's work BUT it doesn't have to be torture. Keeping it really slowly, even just barely faster than a walk counts too & if it keeps you moving as long as the intervals call for - you win!
I start W4 tomorrow, D1 & yes, I'm nervous about 5 minute runs. But if I can come this far, I can do this. You can all do W1D1. I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow. Good luck and...
C25K STARTED: 10/12/11
FIRST RACE PLANNED: ???
Excitement is slogging through a spectacular dry lightning storm
Well I would love to join you, however I started tonight..W1D1 is now in the history books for me! YAY Im only 5'6 almost 260 and I did w1d1 tonight..my first time ever jogging! If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT! !!!! I only have nike walking shoes (For now until i can afford running shoes) but they worked fine, straps the girls in and gave them a ride of thier life!! There is soo many motivating stories on here. I hope that me making it through my first day today will be an inspiration to someone else... Good luck to everyone! You can do it!
Shinsplints!?!! How do you deal with the pain? *HELP?!*
Count me in! I made through w3 in Feb but never finished. Did a trial run Fri night and made it through. Determined to run 5K Oct 2 and not walk any! So need this thread and motivation from all. I am stealing the quote from someone but it is the way I truly feel, "Today is the first day of the rest of my life"!!! So, let life begin. HAPPY RUNNING!
Hi everyone! I just fininshed w1d1 and it went well. Have to see how I feel tomorrow:)
**Shinsplints!?!! How do you deal with the pain? *HELP?!**
I strongly recommend you get really good running shoes. Find a specialty store that will measure your stride, tell you how you run and where you need help. They will find shoes that target your problem area (ex. I tend to run on the outside of my feet and roll inward. There's a shoe that helps me hit more evenly). I also suggest a really good calf stretch before running. I stand and put the toe of my foot on the wall and my heel on the floor and lean forward until I feel my calf stretch. I, too, deal with shin splints. Luckily, I have a cousin who is a physical therapist and is always ready with advice. If your shins hurt so bad that you can't run, then don't run. He recommended biking or swimming to keep up endurance and to only run again when the pain is gone. Ice your shins, heating pads on your calves to loosen them up, and ibuprofen. As your legs get stronger your shinsplints should go away. Good luck! <3