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hwkwyld Pro 81 posts since
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Apr 28, 2011 6:44 PM


I finished C25K tonight and did so with a 4 mile run!  I finished the 4 miles in 44:56 which breaks down to an 11:13mm.  I imagine if the wind wasn't blowing 15-20mph I could have done it faster but at this point it really doesn't matter.  C25K is an AWESOME program.  It took me 12 weeks, but I never repeated a day, I only miised time to "life" getting in the way.  I knew completing the program was possible but I didn't know if I had the resolve to do it.  I feel great, such a sense of accomplishment.


The next goal is my 5K next week and then onto 5 miles!


1/29 - Ice Breakers Tri: 51:15

Swim (400Y) - 7:46; Bike (10 Miles) - 20:20; Run (2 Miles) - 23:09

2/11 - Red Flannel Run (5 Miles): 1:01:45

5/20 - Bluff Creek Triathlon (Sprint)

6/10 - Trinona Triathlon (International)

6/24 - Copper Creek Triathlon (Sprint)

10/21 - Des Moines Marathon

  • Alder2011 Legend 203 posts since
    Apr 8, 2011
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    1. Apr 28, 2011 7:19 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    I can't wait to be in your shoes man.  Congrats.  My wife and I just started Week 4 tonight.  Good luck on the next phase of your training.



    Race Results:

    2011 Fun Fourth 2.2 Mile Run : (22:08)

    Beat The Heat 5K : (33:14) "The Bar Is Set"

    Upcoming Tentative Plans:

    No Race plans.  Just running for now.

    My Running Blog:

    My Virtual Life

    My fundraising for MS Society:

  • freesia777 Pro 98 posts since
    Mar 13, 2011
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    2. Apr 28, 2011 7:40 PM (in response to Alder2011)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Great job!  Congratulations!

    Kate in NH

    Started C25K: 03/16/2011

    First 5K: 06/04/2011 (Over the River and Through the Woods 5K, Concord, NH): 40:30!!

    Second 5K: 08/04/2011 (Thunder Chicken 5K, Portsmouth, NH): 39:32!!

    Third 5K: 10/09/2011 (Great Island 5K, New Castle, NH): 38:18!!

    Current words to live by: "4 mph is faster than the couch" --FaithInSC

  • RunninUgly Expert 56 posts since
    Dec 30, 2008
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    3. Apr 28, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Aaaaah another running addict is born.   Congrats and great job!!


    Upcoming Races:

    Warrior 5k 11 Sep 11-doing this with a couple friends. It will be their first race.

    Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon- 1 Oct 11

    Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge- 7-8 Jan 12

    "Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never

    dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push

    through the obstruction."  William James

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    4. Apr 28, 2011 9:49 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Way to go.  Congrats on your accomplishments so far, the next one isn't too far away with the 5K.  Keep it up and keep posting here.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • NachoQTPie Rookie 4 posts since
    Mar 10, 2011
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    5. Apr 29, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!


    Congrats!!!! I can't wait to be there myself!! I missed 1 week due to an injury, and I missed this week because life got in the way! LOL I'll start W5 on Monday!

  • drbojangles Pro 110 posts since
    Mar 7, 2011
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    6. Apr 29, 2011 7:06 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Congratulations!!! ME TOO!!!!

  • Dar Kelly Pro 79 posts since
    Mar 17, 2010
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    7. Apr 29, 2011 7:08 AM (in response to drbojangles)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment!


    Stay positive and keep running!



  • seb34 Expert 58 posts since
    Mar 24, 2011
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    8. Apr 29, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    fantastic job!!!!!!!!!


    i am on w8d3 myself and feel the need to talk incessantly about how great c25k is.  i think back to how i felt in the beginning - hopeful but completely uncertain of how on earth i was ever going to run for anything more than a minute.  now, being able to run for 28 minutes and feeling like i could do more, it's absolutely amazing!


    keep us updated on your new goals & progress!  for me, it's a big motivator to hear what other people do next

    sarah in pa

    candy cane 5k, 12/8/12 36:25

    historic bethelehem turkey trot, 11/24/12 37:18

    turning point 5k, 10/6/12 38:38

    run wild at the lehigh valley zoo 5k, 8/19/12 40:38

    2012 first night resolution run 5k, 12/31/11, 37:15

    children's miracle network turkey trot, 11/19/11, 35:15

    haven of hope 5k, 11/5/11, 37:53

    steps to safety 5k, 9/18/11, 40:03

    first 5k, sue crowe memorial 5k: 7/17/11, 42:38

    goal: fun!

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 454 posts since
    Aug 3, 2010
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    10. Apr 29, 2011 1:25 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!

    Let me add my congratulations to everyone else's.  Just goes to show what determination and commitment can do to reach a goal.  I don't doubt that you can reach your goal weight.


    My son and daughter-in-law live in Ankeny and we have all run the Des Moines Marathon.  Son does the full and she and I do the half.  My son's company may send him on a trip about that time, so I haven't signed up yet for this year.


    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    11. Apr 29, 2011 4:38 PM (in response to hwkwyld)
    Re: C25K COMPLETE!!!!


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