I just finished PT sessions to recover from ITBS and knee issues. I was at W6D2 and I have not run in 6 weeks. So it's do over time. Anybody else need to start fresh?
I am a 53 year old nana and I'm ready to hit the road. I hope you will give it another start too. Please join me!
Good luck with the start over. And you should be very proud of yourself for starting up again. Many people would be off for those 6 weeks and never start back up again.
Nike + id: gdsmit1
Graduated C25K: 26 December 2010
Last time i tried C25K I gave up around week 3 because my shins were killing me. I want to get ready for the turkey trot... which gives me 8 weeks!
I'm far from a runner, but I'm motivated to get moving. Lets try this together
Glad to have you aboard AmyBear830!!!
I ran W1D1 on Monday and it was really easy stamina wise, though my knee is a little stiff and slow. Wednesday I ran W2D1 on the treadmill (yuck) because it was pouring outside. I felt like I was struggling. But today I ran what I am calling W2D3 outside and it was great. So far no soreness. I won't run again until Monday. I think I will do Monday, Wednesday, Saturday because Saturday's I have more time and I know farther along in the program the 3rd day has the longer runs. Last time I repeated both W4 and W5, and that's important. You have to do just what you can do. Don't move forward to a new week if you don't feel comfortable with your progress.
AmyBear please let me know how you are doing. We are in this together!
good for you! so proud of a person like you that give us motivation with the courage you have.never it's to late to start all over.you are an exemple to me and I bet to a lot of people.start smooth to get back in the roads.
I am in too--will finish week 1 tomorrow My problem is i try to do too much to fast, then hurt myself, then give up....I am going to stick with it this time.
Magdalena5 - Thanks for your kind words. I really appreciate it.
ctrlaltdel - Welcome! Good to have another friend to run with. When I first started C25K in the beginning of summer I joined a tread with people that started at the same time. The majority of them would run more than what the program says. "I ran the run time and through the walk....", "I know it says run 5 minutes, but I ran ten...." and so on. By the time I injured my leg only half of them were still on the thread. Now there are only one or two who respond to a post. Out of maybe thirty. When they were running the double times I thought "wow, maybe I'm too old and slow for this thread...". But it's not just your heart rate and breathing during a run that the program tries to build. You body needs to become accustomed to the impacts. Your muscles, joints, and tendons all need to slowly build as your endurance builds. That's what prevents injuries. So please, please, just follow the program till the end even if it's easy for you. No pain is good! After you get to the end you can add mileage at 10% a week. And please keep posting so I know how you are doing.
AngelBear830 - Are you out there? How's it going?
I ran W3D1 today and it went well. I just wish it was lighter at 6am. This morning's weather was really nice for a run. Hope you all have great runs today or tomorrow.
Sorry I went MIA- VERY busy week for me!! My body hurts, but not from running its from lack of sleep
I got W1D1 and W1D2 done last week, but then my week got out of control crazy busy and I haven't had the opportunity to run again. I'm going to do W1D3 done today and continue on from there
Great job, already at W3? That's amazing!
Good luck in your runs today all!
I would love to join in. I would guess you are at week 2 day 1?
Oops, I see you are on week 3 day 1.... I'll do that today and I'll be caught up.
Ok, I ran it on the treadmill since it's sprinkling here...I felt like I could have set something higher whether it was the incline or jogging speed, but I have to keep it slow!
|Workout||Round 1 Treadmill setting (2% incline)||Round 2 Treadmill Setting (2% incline)|
Emi102506 - Welcome!! When did you last do C25K? Will doing W3D1 be good for you?
I am so glad you joined us.
thank you! Yes, week three is fine. I can run a bit, but it's not pretty and it's tough, so I thought by starting over and training the "right way" it would be a bit smoother and I would enjoy it more.
i am restarting the program for about the 3rd or 4th time today. I have been telling myself for the last few weeks that I was going to get started but I am have been telling myself that because I have been so busy at work that when I get home I am too tired to go out and do 20 minutes of running/walking. Then I guess you could say that I kind of got put in my place this past Saturday. My DD is in Kindergarten. She was asked to be in a running club at school about the second week after school started. she stays after school 2 days a week for an hour. On Saturday she went to a cross country meet and competed in a 1-mile run. She finished it in 9 minutes and 12 sec. I could not do that right now if I tried. Her next competition is a 5K and the parents can do it with them. If she can do that mile in that time and be 5 years old there is no reason that I can't do the 5K with her so here we GO!! Yes I am also a VERY PROUD MAMA!!!
Welcome Shae! Your daughter sounds awesome. Wow, a 9 minute mile? Maybe she should train us (haha). I was just curious how far you got with C25K your other times and why you quit. I would love to hear your stories.
Anyway, good luck on the start of your "do over" and let us know how you are doing.
I think I got to Week 7 the other times and just got the I am too busy and "I can't" do it mentality.
I completed W1D1 last night so I am off!!!
Thanks for starting this thread. I just started C25K on 10/7. I did W1D3 yesterday and will do W2D1 tomorrow. I'm using a C25K podcast which I find really helpful.
I've signed up for a 5K in December to give myself plenty of time.
Started C25K on 10/7/10
Goal - Reindeer Romp 5K on 12/12/10