hi everyone, I'm fairly new to running, and feeling very hopeful that this will be something I'll be doing for a long time. I've been reading about the c25k and feel very confident that it will get me started. will anyone else be starting this saturday....?
I started last week Monday, but I will be on week 1 for a few weeks!!! Seriously!!! I am new to running and a recent quitter of smoking so I am taking this with baby steps!!! I have found some great people on ehre for advice and support!! I never realized what a team effort was involved in running!!
I'm in! My brother has challenged me to run a Marathon in the fall. But as an overweight, non-runner, who just turned 50, I'm pretty sure that's not gonna happen! However...I think I could complete C25K, learn to walk/run, and work my way up to a half-marathon one day. Getting started is the hard part so I'd love to be a part of your group! I'm going to start Week 1 this coming week.
ETA: I just did a Pre-C25K walk/run for 30 minutes. I didn't have a timer so I just counted to 60 during the runs and counted to 90 during the walks. Also, my dog was with me so we had lots of potty stops along the way!
I have started this twice in the past and 4 weeks one time and only 2.5 the second time. Maybe a group is what I need to be accountable and encouraged by. I will do my W1D1 tomorrow 5/14/11. Looking forward to completing it this time!!
Hi Everyone! Just wondering if you all started yesterday and how it went.
I received an Iphone recently and I'm still learning how to use it. Yesterday, I set up a playlist on my ipod (of GLEE songs) and downloaded the C25K application. Although it had mixed reviews, since it was only $2 I figured it was worth a try. I LOVE IT! It allows you to use your own playlist, but it gives audible cues to change from walk to run etc. It also has a 'journal' feature and it estimates calories burned and other things. I can't wait to try it out sometime today...when I embark on W1D1!
You guys all rock!!! Just remember, take it slow and dont be in too big of a hurry. After you stick with it for a couple weeks, it will become a habit. If it gets too hard, back off just a little, regroup and continue on. Also, try to mix in some other things like some easy bicycling or even walking. The idea is change your lifestyle to be more active. You can all do whatever you want!!!! Push the doubts out of your head, you have the power to make it happen!!! Good luck!!!
I am happy I got out there. I did w1w1 on Saturday and w1w2 on Sunday, I know it's best to take a day off inbetween but I'm a bit short on time so I did them consecutively. I felt great after I did my jogging/walking for Saturday and felt like I could do more but I didn't since I want to take it slow. On Sunday, however, I was struggling a bit when I hit the jogging parts, I think it was because my body is not used to this and I did not rest a day inbetween, I would not advise anyone to do this unless you absolutely can't find anytime (like me). Today is my day of rest and I'll be doing w1w3 sometime before Saturday. My legs feel a bit sore but I'm not complaining. I already feel the difference... :)