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Guayquilwriter Legend 511 posts since
Mar 18, 2011
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May 11, 2011 3:45 AM

After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

Several of us on some of the threads have wanted to stay together even after we've finished the C25k program. Well I'm kicking it off - this thread is for graduates of the C25k program as they move on to new challenges! Welcome all!





OVER 50 PRs

5K - 31:50 5K La Joya 2011 - Aug 2011

10K - 1:14:30 at Guayaquil Half Marathon - Jul 2011

Half - 2:32:22 at Guayaquil Marathon - Oct 2011

2012 Races

InterAmerican Family Fun Run (5k) 36:04 (Previous Year 39:22)

Emelec 5K 33:16

Upcoming Races

15 June - 5K Ciudad Celeste

22 June 5K por los Ninos

1 July - Guayaquil Half Marathon

5 August - 5K La Joya

2 September - 30K Milagro

7 October - Guayaquil Marathon

18 November - 5K Villa Club

2 December - 5K DM3

  • CatPyn Expert 63 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011
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    1. May 11, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    I am in!  I would like to follow what other people are doing and get motivation from fellow runners.  Yes, I called myself a runner.





    Cathleen - Age 52

    Started running 03 Jan 2011

    Graduate C25K - 10 April 2011

    First 5K - Mother's Day Run - May 8 - 38:44

    Emilie's Run 5K- June 25

  • edhodge Amateur 33 posts since
    Apr 8, 2011
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    2. May 11, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Thanks, Richard, for starting this thread!  I graduated C25K last Monday, did my first 5K on Saturday and have done one 30 min run since then.  It was surprisingly harder than I expected.  I was still sore from the race but I think it was the heat and humidity more than anything.  Two weeks, we had a high of 55 and Monday, it was 80 something when I started running.  Gonna have to get used to that though!

     

    I have 3 friends who are doing C25K right now so I am trying to find a 5K that we could all do together.  Really need a goal to keep me focused.  I love running but without that carrot (or someone with a stick), I am so afraid that I will relapse into lazy Diane again.  Am I the only one who feels that way??





    Running won't kill you. You will pass out first.

    Started C25K March 4, 2011

    Finished C25K May 2, 2011

    Root Rocket Run 5K May 7, 2011 unofficial results 41.49

    Williams Route 66 5K November 19, 2011

    Williams Route 66 1/2 Marathon (walking!) November 20, 2011

  • slowskinnyrunner Pro 67 posts since
    Apr 11, 2011
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    3. May 11, 2011 12:47 PM (in response to edhodge)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    You are not alone in feeling that way. As soon as I start getting a little unmotivated I start a schedule. I started the 10k schedule yesterday. Just having it on paper and somewhere that I have to look at it everyday, whether I want to or not, is enough for me. You will find your own little things that keep you motivated. Keep moving. No matter how slow you are; you are faster than anyone that is sitting on the couch.





    Ham Jam Hog Wild Run 5K - April 16, 2011....................37.32

    State Games of MS Cross Country 5K - June 4, 2011......39.03

    Slow Poke 5K - August 13, 2011....................................37.17

    Rush Run For Your Heart - September 24, 2011...............37.39

    Homecoming 5K - October 8, 2011.................................

    Run For Home 10K - November 12, 2011.........................

    Jingle Bell Run 5K - December 3, 2011............................

    It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit. ~George Sheehan

  • edhodge Amateur 33 posts since
    Apr 8, 2011
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    4. May 11, 2011 5:32 PM (in response to slowskinnyrunner)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Thanks! I did get in a 30 min run today.  Congrats on starting towards a 10K!





    Running won't kill you. You will pass out first.

    Started C25K March 4, 2011

    Finished C25K May 2, 2011

    Root Rocket Run 5K May 7, 2011 unofficial results 41.49

    Williams Route 66 5K November 19, 2011

    Williams Route 66 1/2 Marathon (walking!) November 20, 2011

  • Guv66 Amateur 18 posts since
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    5. May 12, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Great idea!

    Congrats to all who have finished C25K...I'll be here real soon.

  • Alder2011 Legend 203 posts since
    Apr 8, 2011
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    7. May 12, 2011 12:36 PM (in response to Guv66)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    My wife and I are about half way done with C25K, doing W5D2 tonight.  I am already looking forward to my first 5K this summer.  Then I will be looking to train for a 10K.  Good luck to you all and I'm proud to be here on this thread, and soon enough, I will deserve to be here.  LOL. 

     

    Keep moving. 

     

    Simon





    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:

    http://joggingproud.wordpress.com/

    My Virtual Life

    http://www.facebook.com/Alder2000

    My fundraising for MS Society:

    http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/Alder2011

  • crainjo Amateur 16 posts since
    Apr 4, 2011
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    8. May 12, 2011 1:52 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Finished C25K yesterday and will start a 10K program tomorrow morning.  Have already completed three 5Ks and hope by training for 10K will improve my 5K times.  My next goal is to run a sub 25 minute 5K.  Still have 20 pounds to lose, so I have to keep running.





    Run From the Sun 5K        4/9/11    31:26

    Natchez Trace Festival 5K  4/30/11  27:37

    Run Forest! Run! 5K           5/7/11    27:18

  • SusanC02 Amateur 13 posts since
    Apr 4, 2011
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    9. May 12, 2011 3:26 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Thank you for starting this thread.  I just finished C25K also, and need the "program" to keep me from falling back into lazy.  What training programs are you all using?  I'm trying one that's 5K to 10K - it starts out with 3 days of 10 min run/1 min walk, repeat 4x, then moves to 15min run/1min walk 3x, etc...  the first day about killed me, and I ended up not running the last 10 min.  :-(  But, the second day was better!  Does anyone have any information about how much you should be extending your mileage a week? 





    Susan

    Life is not just good; it's great!

  • CatPyn Expert 63 posts since
    Feb 21, 2011
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    10. May 12, 2011 4:36 PM (in response to SusanC02)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    I need the motivation from other people to keep going.  I ran my first 5 K last Sunday and have signed up for another one the end of June, so I have to get out there and keep moving.  It is so easy to slide back to old habits.

     

    I am going to try the 10-K Training: Novice by Hal Higdon.  It seems that it starts where the C25K left off, being able to run 3 miles and adding a little distance each week.  I will continue to sign up for 5 K and hopefully some day be able to do a 10K, it may take me a while to get there but at least I will be moving forward.

     

    Don't quote me on this but I think I read that you should add 10% per week to your running distance.





    Cathleen - Age 52

    Started running 03 Jan 2011

    Graduate C25K - 10 April 2011

    First 5K - Mother's Day Run - May 8 - 38:44

    Emilie's Run 5K- June 25

  • M.J. in Springpatch Pro 154 posts since
    Mar 17, 2011
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    12. May 13, 2011 10:21 AM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Hi Richard, everyone!

     

    Congratulations to everyone who has finished the program.

     

    I completed C25K on Thursday morning and have my first 5K tomorrow.  I am facing quite the issue.  Yesterday, the bursitis in my left hip (which I hasn't bothered me in ages) decided to make a very painful visit. 

     

    I've been taking ibuprofen all day yesterday and so far today, but still I'm feeling it.  I'm afraid for tomorrow.  If it continues hurting like this, I don't know that I can do the 5K.  It's stressing me out.  What should I do?





    As Stuart always says: Run Happy!

    Started C25K: 3/13/11 Completed C25K: 5/12/11

    FatAss 5K: 5/14/11

    New Balance Girls on the Run Community 5K: 5/21/11

    5th Annual MMC Burn Center 5K Run/Walk: 6/4/11

    Women's Distance Festival 2-Miler: 7/9/11

    Scheel's Inaugural 5K Run/Walk: 7/16/11

    Red Ribbon 5-Mile Run: 10/22/11

  • KILOWATTGOLD Amateur 22 posts since
    Feb 3, 2011
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    13. May 13, 2011 12:24 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Richard,

    Thanks for starting this and hopefully you'll all allow me to join.  I also just graduated from C25K on Thursday.  I would have loved to have been in a "group" of some sort when I first started.

     

    To everyone else:  I was also thinking of going into the Bridge to 10K, starting tomorrow.   I have two really good friends that run and I am not yet ready to run for their distance and at their speed (I'm very much a penguin/turtle/slug).  One runs 3-5 miles almost daily with a long run on the weekend.  The other does 3 miles every other day or so and then does 4-6 on the weekend.   I guess in a sense they both just add on time when in "training" for a longer run much like Richard explains.  

    .  Being new to running and the discipline it takes (and mental games I play with my mind) to have gotten this far, I'm not sure I could just turn on an IPOD and go run for 30,40 or 50 minutes.   I JUST finished getting to 30 minutes and have not yet run 2.5 or 3 miles in that 30 minutes.   What worked for me about this program was that it talks to me.  There was a definitive training schedule that i could follow and it told me when to walk, trot and cool down.  I think that, at least for me, it's the way to go.  The question is which program is best to increase distance.  I'm guessing that the times will get better automatically. 

      It sounds like most of you are ahead in that you have already run a race.  My first one is coming up on May 30, just two weeks away.   What is the best program to figure out how far I am actually running right now, to know how far I still have to go?  Also, how often do most of you run? I need to lose weight and want to run 4-5 times a week.  Is it better to have one or two shorter runs during the week (maybe a mile or mile and a half) or should every time I go out be for at least 30 minutes?  Is it better to find something different to do the other 2 days...like swimming?

     

     

     

     

    Kristi

     

    And how do you get the same attachment at the bottom of each post? 





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    Graduated C25K 5/12/11

    Finished Races:

    23rd Annual Memorial Day Classic at Weston (5K) 5/30/11 49:25

    Doral Business Run (5K) 6/24/11 45:20

    5th Annual King of the Hill Challenge (5K) 9/3/11 49:34

    UPS 5K 9/17/11 47:30

    13th Annual Miramar-Pines Rotary Run (5K) 1/14/12 48:34

  • FLkayakgrl Pro 60 posts since
    Feb 18, 2011
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    14. May 13, 2011 4:00 PM (in response to Guayquilwriter)
    Re: After the C25K - Continuing the Journey

    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for starting this new group.  I hope you don't mind my joining in.

    I finished the C25K for time a couple of weeks ago and ran my first 5K (with a little walking at the end) last week.  Definitely penguin speed.

    So I was running 30 minutes but not reaching the 5k distance.  Now I know that it took me 44 minutes to reach 5k I am trying to extend my running time to be able to run 45 minutes non-stop.

    This week I was able to do 35 minute runs consistently.  Next week I plan to do 40 minute runs.   Then increase to 45 minute runs.

    By that time I should be able to handle any 5k without stopping.  I think if I keep up that 45 minute run time, my speed should pick up with time. 

    I am determined to continue committing to 3 or 4 runs a week to continue my improvement.

    I never thought I could run a half hour and not feel like I was dying.  I actually look forward to running and the accomplishment I feel at the end.

    I still kind of dread the first 5 minute start of the run, but now I know that after that part it gets easier.

    I celebrated my first 5k finish with a new pair of running shoes!

    I will be interested in what running plans you all follow to continue after the c25k program.





    Age 52

    Started C25K Feb 2011

    Graduated C25K (time) April 2011

    Run for the Arts 5k - 5/7/2011 Lake Worth FL, 44:08 pace 14:14....not last!

    Stress fracture

    Holiday Fantasy of Lights 5k- Coconut Creek FL 11/12/2011

    PB United Way Turkey Trot 5k 11/24/2011 - 42.48 pace 13.48 - 19 of 30 in age group

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