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I did the C25k program back in April and haven't run or exercised in a long while...and I am really looking forward to starting over. Slow and steady is much better than trying to start in the middle or jump back in with a 3 miler. I LOVED the program back in April and it's gonna be great this time around. Anyone else joining me in getting started for a holiday C25k jumpstart? I think I'll do my Week 1 Day 1 tomorrow morning (Monday).
Since the "upgrade" there dosen't seem to be many people who are just starting the program. I'm in week 2. Perhaps we should combine "groups." I did my Week 2 day 1 run yesterday. It was a good run.
I also finished C25k over the summer. However, things got in the way, and I stopped running. Now I am back. I started last week, when the site was down. I thought there would be others.
How did your first run go?
I know as cliche as this sounds I am going to start after the first of the year but it's for child care reasons....my husband is deployed and i'll be able to get the kids into a daycare so I'll get some free time...and it'll be some de stressing time...I just hope I can find some people to join me after the 1st of the year...
Well it looks like there are still a couple of us who want to start the C25k program around the holidays! I think combining these couple of weeks is a great idea. I went out for W1D1 on Monday morning, first time I've waken up "early" in a while...so that was good. I'll be doing W1D2 tomorrow.
As far as where to find the C25k program, I have absolutely no idea now. I have the podcasts from Robert Ullrey which are going to help me follow along again this time. So basically I won't know what I'm doing until I get out there and put the headphones in! ...Which kind of sounds good this time around. You can find the podcasts at http://www.podcasts.ullreys.net/
I felt a little sluggish getting out there yesterday...I always have trouble with the first couple of minutes of running before I sort of settle in, so those 60 second bursts are just kind of rough. Hope you guys are doing well wherever you're at!
I doubt if we see very many new people starting the C25K now. I'm also using the http://www.podcasts.ullreys.net and love it. I've completed the C25K twice before and this podcast is very helpful. When I was leaving for the Y this morning, I couldn't find my nano and I wasn't going to leave without my trainer. It is so helpful not to have to watch the clock.
Before when I did this program there was a weekly thread with questions about your progress. I enjoyed reading all the posts and being accountable for myself. Does anybody remember this?
W1D2 was pretty much the same for me. My ankles are a little sore but other than that no problems. I need to get some new running shoes...I like my New Balance.
Hope everyone is having fun on their runs.
I ran Week 2 Day 2 today. Last time I did C25k, it was sunny and warm out, so I ran outside. Now there is snow and ice everywhere, so I'm forced to run on a treadmill. Treadmill running is so different from running outside. In some ways, it's easier, but I run on a 1.5 degree slope to compensate. The scenery isn' t as good. So far, running outside is much more enjoyable than running on a treadmill. In a few months, the weather will improve and I can go back to running outside.
I agree, most people who are thinking about starting the C25k are probably going to join enmass on January 1. My thinking is that if one isn't determined to start changing your life now, one will never permanently change. There is always some excuse to put things off. They will start on January 1, but many will drop out before the infamous Week 5, or week 9. By having a few of us a couple weeks ahead of that pack, we can cheer them on and let them know that this program really does work. It can take couch potatoes to runners in a couple months.
I like our little W1 and W2 group so far.. Very homey
I am lucky to be in Phoenix where the cold weather is in the 50's, so my run this morning was done outdoors. I was still decked out in full sweats with my hood up though. Haha! I always struggled on the treadmill, nice job doing the 1.5 incline!
This morning went pretty well, but still feel really stiff during each of the 60 second bursts. Maybe it's the icy cold 55 degree weather...
W1D3-Finished Week 1!! I could have ran outside but it is so sloppy...melting snow,salt,cinders...the treadmill will probably be how I do all my runs. I bump the include to 1.0 and listen to the podcast. This morning would have been so easy to skip with so many things to do but having this program to follows keeps me motivated.
Can't wait to start on Week 2. I'll have to see when the Y is open over the holidays.
Have a great weekend!
Good job for everyone who is finishing week 1! You made it through .
W2D3 is finished. Off to week 3. I think our little group should create a name for ourselves. Ideas?
I ran the first week and a half inside, on a treadmill. I found that I hate running on it. It's boring and feels like I just a hamster on a wheel going no where. So despite the "warm" temperature of 25 degrees, and snow and ice everywhere, I tried running outside today. I wore layers and my new running tights, and I didn't get cold. Compared to the treadmill, running outside is much more enjoyable, even if the weather isn't the best. Besides, it was absolutely gorgeous out, because of all the fresh snow from last nights snowstorm.
Great job team! I'm kicking a cold right now, so hopefully W1D3 will be Sunday morningish. ...speaking of, I gotta get to bed asap. Just wanted to drop in and say hello. A name for our group would be great, we need to start a new thread soon. Maybe something having to do with newbies and the new coolrunning/active situation? I can't really think of anything right now, but I'll sleep on it. What do y'all think?