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MizT Amateur 22 posts since
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Jan 15, 2011 3:28 AM

C25K Week 5

Hello, I've done the programme before and not run since last summer.  Decided I'd start back and try to drop the 28lbs I'm carrying around every day and managed to shift 6 so far.  I've reached week 5 which starts day 1 tomorrow.  I must admit at this stage I'm not looking forward to the 20 min run as I know from experience it is scary.


I anyone else at week 5?

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  • UrbanTrailRunner Pro 88 posts since
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    1. Jan 16, 2011 9:25 AM (in response to MizT)
    Re: C25K Week 5

    Hi there!


    I am picking running back up and starting on Week 5 of C2 5K.  I haven't run regularly since August.


    I was meant to do the 20 minute run Friday but I couldn't make it to the gym...will be doing it tomorrow or Tuesday.


    I did C25K all the way through last spring.  The 20 minute run went just fine for me...just remember to go slow!!!!

  • AE1960 Amateur 21 posts since
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    3. Jan 17, 2011 3:15 PM (in response to MizT)
    Re: C25K Week 5


    I'm coming back to running and started at W5D1 today.

    I am definitely going to take it slow on the 20 minute run.  I've promised myself not to think about speed until after I am comfortably running 15M/wk.  


    I am pretty psyched up to get back into running...I don't want to wait until Wed for my next run

  • Johnna4 Rookie 1 posts since
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    4. Jan 23, 2011 5:18 PM (in response to AE1960)
    Re: C25K Week 5

    Hi there.  I just finished W6D3 of C25K today.  I remember last week being so intimidated by the 20 minute run.  I ended up walking about 3 of the 20, but felt great. I never thought I could be running 17 minutes 6 weeks ago!  You can do it!!    

  • runningangelinvt Pro 136 posts since
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    5. Jan 24, 2011 7:50 AM (in response to Johnna4)
    Re: C25K Week 5

    Hi Bertay, I am starting W5 tomorrow and I know how you feel. Running,wogging, jogging (or whatever everyone does) for 20 minutes is intimidating me. I've never stuck to a running program before so for me to actually be able to run for 20 minutes is going to be incredibly cool. But then again, when I started the W4 workouts I was intimidated then but I made it through. So I have confidence that I will be able to follow through with this week. And like someone else that replied to your post about going slow? I am going to do that too. That is what helped me with the 5 minute segments last week in the W4 workouts. Anyway you can do it! just as I know I can. Have fun!!


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  • KleinFireman Expert 45 posts since
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    6. Jan 24, 2011 9:39 AM (in response to MizT)
    Re: C25K Week 5

    Hi Bertay,


    I just finished me W5D1 jog and it went pretty well. But, like you I am a little nervous about the straight through 20 minute run on D3. It seems such a jump from D1 and D2. But, I feel like the jogging intervals are getting much easier for me, so as long as the 8 min intervals go well on D2, the 20 mins shouldn't be a problem.


    So, good luck and keeping on running.

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  • emilu28 Rookie 2 posts since
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    7. Jan 25, 2011 12:54 PM (in response to MizT)
    Re: C25K Week 5

    I'm starting week 5 (first run tonight, gulp!) and I'm TERRIFIED!!!! I did the 20 minute run on W4D3 and thought I was going to fall off the treadmill. But I did it, and I figure if I can do it once, I can do it again!


    Maybe...I guess we'll see tonight!

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