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ticketyboo Amateur 37 posts since
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Nov 12, 2010 1:21 AM

Whats everyones plans after c25k?

Hi guys

Just a thought?all the people who are currently doing the c25k programme .when you complete it ,whats the next move for you?

I have just finished week 4 of c25k and i absolutely love it.had problems with breathing at the start but as the weeks go on its kinda coming to me naturally.get a little bit of stifness in the calfs after each workout but its fine by the next day so nothing to worry about.

   mentally i feel that im gonna complete the programme and would like to keep on running after it.but what do i do?run 5k 3 times a week until i can improve my speed ,or maybe start on a beginners 10 k programme????

to be honest i dont know for sure although im kinda thinking that doing 5k 3 times a week will help my endurance levels?

what do you guys think and what do you plan to do?

yours in running


  • ktb1962 Amateur 23 posts since
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    2. Nov 13, 2010 11:29 AM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    Hey David!  Right now I'm just running W9 3 times a week.  I have another 5k on Thanksgiving Day then after that I will start training for a 1/2 marathon that I signed up for in February.  I was talking with a friend yesterday and she suggested increasing my distance by 1/2 mile a week after this next 5k.  I've gotten to a point that running a 5k is almost easy.  I NEVER thought I would say that!!!  So, to answer your initial question - I'm going to start training for a 1/2 marathon


    How are you doing these days??



  • merylp Pro 116 posts since
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    3. Nov 13, 2010 11:33 AM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?


    Meryl I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

    C25K Graduate 7/18/2009

  • gdsmit1 Legend 332 posts since
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    5. Nov 13, 2010 4:54 PM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    I'll be doing W7D3 tomorrow, then on to week 8.  I have a 5k to do on Thanksgiving day, so will likely be skipping some running that week to heal up.  Which means I do week 9 the week after Thanksgiving.  That's really about as far as I got in future planning.


    However, I like the run/walk programs.  The intervals seem to work pretty well for me.  I'm thinking that I may go back and repeat the C25k to try to improve.  Another thought is that I have a Nike+ Sportband and will likely get a Garmin Forerunner, I believe they each have a 5k program that I'd be able to work on, so maybe one of those plans will work for me.  Or I may go on to the Gateway to 8k program.


    Obviously this isn't really answering your question.  I don't have any aspirations to run any of the long races.  Maybe some day I'll want to do a half or a full marathon, but in the forseeable future, a 10k is probably the most I'll run.


    I think that your own goals will be the most help in deciding what path to take.


    Nike + id: gdsmit1

    Graduated C25K: 26 December 2010

    Upcoming races:

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    6. Nov 13, 2010 5:06 PM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    I finished 10/23 and I started with others doing the OHR. When I get done with that... then I will do Hals Novice 10k.

  • cdubbs46 Amateur 18 posts since
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    7. Nov 13, 2010 7:12 PM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    I moved right into the Hal Higdon's 10K program.  I wanted to keep progressing.  I did repeat a few of the C25K weeks.  I felt pretty ready to do the 10K training program and ran my first 10K last week.  Not sure what I am going to do now.  I have the 15K training program but may just try to increase in small increments my middle of the week run from 3 miles to 5 miles and then increase my long weekend run by 1/2 mile every 2-3 weeks.  I hope to run a 10 miler and or a 1/2 marathon next summer.

    Iowa City River Run 5K

    Hudson Pump and Run 5K

    Torchlight 5K Minneapolis, MN

    Park to Park 5K Waterloo, IA

    Best Dam Run 8K Waverly, IA

    Sullivan Bros 10K Waterloo, IA

  • lisaannd Pro 95 posts since
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    9. Nov 14, 2010 11:56 AM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    Hi all,


    I am on W3D2(11/16) Once I complete W9D3 I plan to do the entire program over.  My focus will be to increase speed.  I'm currently doing 1.56 miles in 23-24 minutes.  The  2nd time around I would like to see my time at 15-16 minutes.   Once I finish round 2, I will look into the 10k training.


    I'm in Boston so with the winter coming I'm not sure how feasible my plan is,but it's my goal to follow the plan 18 weeks straight.  




    Good luck to all!

  • Lisa9410 Amateur 38 posts since
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    10. Nov 14, 2010 1:12 PM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    C25K is such a great program!

    I ran the 9th week for a month, then I started increasing minutes for my third run of the week making it my "long run". I am now doing the One Hour Runner program. Eventually, I'd like to run a half marathon. I think.

    7/5/10 -Started C25K

    9/4/10 -Finished C25K

    First 5K: Hoosiers Outrun Cancer 5K - 34:50

  • Lola67 Pro 69 posts since
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    11. Nov 15, 2010 9:45 AM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    Once I complete CT5K I think I will keep running the 3 miles until it becomes fairly comfortable, then move on to the One Hour Runner program. I would like to finish a 5k at a decent time then move on. The main reason why I started running is to get in shape, so running one hour would be awesome.

    Started CT5K 10.18.2010

    Graduated 12.27.2010

    1st 5K 01.29.2011 PR 00.33.40

  • LemonaidLucy Legend 332 posts since
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    12. Nov 15, 2010 10:02 AM (in response to ticketyboo)
    Re: Whats everyones plans after c25k?

    Hiya, David:-) I finished the C25K 2 weeks ago and moved to the One Hour Program. I wanted to set a solid base for running longer and the OHR keeps it at 30 min for the first 3 weeks. Just my cup of tea. During the OHR I'm also going to work on my speed (one workout) and do some 'strength work' (hills, stairs). I'm going to look for a 10K race in early February (after finishing the OHR) and I have signed up for a half marathon in April.


    PB 5k (training): 25:32, PB 10K (training): 56:05, PB 20k: 1:55:13, PB half marathon: 2:01:32  

    4/2/2011 Prague International Half Marathon 2:03:37

    6/04/2011 Silva Nortica Trail Half Marathon 2:14:54

    6/18/2011 Olomouc Half Marathon

    8/14/2011 Zebrak 25K

    Not faster, but farther. Not catch up, but hunt down.

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