Ladies and Gentlemen, I was a former athlete back in the mid 80's, and I miss it. I have begun some training for running and hiking, but not anything documented, and not anything structured... until now. I am going to start the C25K tomorrow (only because it's dark here in Hollywood already), and see it through to fruition. Now, I WOULD have started on something a little more advanced because I do some walking and running, etc., but I want to do things right. I want to go BEYOND the C25K and work my way up to something really big. I have already come a long way, and, just like most people, I need some buddies, some encouragement, and I need to share successes and failures with "friends." This is the perfect place to do it. I am a VERY straightforward person, and I don't sugar coat things. I expect the same from others. I am already down 100 lbs. since the first of the year, and have 70 more to go. By the time I get there, I want to have some great stories and successes and 5K's and 10K's and maybe even a half marathon under my belt. Anyone want to join me?
Congrats on taking that step and bettering your health. Lots of great stories around here, just take a look in the 200+ board. Keep going and post your successes and failures here. There will likely be a thread of all the people that started the C25k plan this week, if not, why not start one yourself?
Hi Rodney, our stories are very similar. I am 42 and want to compete again after being an athlete in my younger days. I started running six months ago and have lost 34 lbs but probably still need to lose 10 or 15 more. I signed up for a 5k about three months ago and used as motivation to take things to the next level. I am not using any C25k program but have worked myself to the point were I am running 3 practice 5k's a week and mixing in some interval training at least 1 day a week. To make a long story short I would love to keep tabs with you and share the experiences of training and competing again.
Good luck and I can't wait to hear from you
Paul Reese Memorial Clarksburg Country Run 5k November 14 2010 31:50