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jlpickens2 Rookie 1 posts since
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Dec 30, 2013 10:05 AM

C25K newbies

Anyone starting this week?  Would like to form a group

  • EleanorVolpe Rookie 1 posts since
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    1. Dec 30, 2013 10:38 AM (in response to jlpickens2)
    C25K newbies

    I am starting in the morning!!

  • DeanerOH Amateur 18 posts since
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    2. Dec 31, 2013 7:32 AM (in response to jlpickens2)
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    I am starting after work today with W1D1!





    12/31/2013 - Started C25K - 243#

  • mmahessh Rookie 1 posts since
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    3. Dec 31, 2013 8:17 AM (in response to jlpickens2)
    Re: C25K newbies

    i am also trying to start but things are getting delayed right now

     

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  • DeanerOH Amateur 18 posts since
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    4. Dec 31, 2013 12:42 PM (in response to mmahessh)
    Re: C25K newbies

    I just finished W1D1, but I am sure I am going to be repeating the beginning workout for a couple days to get adjusted to physical activity again.  Let me know if you guys would like to move on together.

     

    Eric





    12/31/2013 - Started C25K - 243#

  • otter711 Rookie 1 posts since
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    5. Dec 31, 2013 5:51 PM (in response to jlpickens2)
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    This is Steve, I am 51...

     

    I am a day behind, but will be starting tomorrow morning (1/1/14).  I will skip D1 and catch up.

     

    I am coming off torn Meniscus, so have not run in a while.  Over 220 pounds, and doctor wants me under 180 so I have a ways to go....

  • DeanerOH Amateur 18 posts since
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    6. Dec 31, 2013 7:57 PM (in response to otter711)
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    The first week has 3 identical workouts so you aren't behind at all.  If anything we can do the first week until the OP is ready to start.  Today's workout wasn't the most dreadful, but coming off an injury (or in my case extreme inactivity) can make it beneficial to repeat a few times or so.  I am in the same boat - my "ideal" weight is supposed to be between 140 and 170 (I think BMI based weights to be crazy targets).





    12/31/2013 - Started C25K - 243#

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    7. Jan 1, 2014 6:40 AM (in response to DeanerOH)
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    DeanerOH wrote:

     

    ...I am in the same boat - my "ideal" weight is supposed to be between 140 and 170 (I think BMI based weights to be crazy targets).

     

    Yeah, the whole BMI thing is a bunch of crap.  In my case the upper end of the "Normal" category on BMI charts for a man my height is 158, that means I'm a cool 35 pounds overweight and just inside the lower end of the "Obese" category.  Could I stand to lose another 10-20 pounds?  Yeah, no doubt, but I stongly suspect the next time I will weigh 158 or less will be when I'm rotting in my grave. 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,424 posts since
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    8. Jan 1, 2014 9:27 AM (in response to shipo)
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    I don't think much of the emphasis on BMI either.  This is another formula that was developed to measure and compare POPULATIONS, not as an indicator for INDIVIDUALS.  Same thing for the heart rate formulas (220 minus age for example).





    Len

  • DeanerOH Amateur 18 posts since
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    9. Jan 1, 2014 10:24 AM (in response to lenzlaw)
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    I know what I was like in high school at 165# and I would say that would be the absolute minimum for me now.  When I was playing baseball I was 185# and felt perfect at that weight.  I'd be happy with around 200 now that I am older.





    12/31/2013 - Started C25K - 243#

  • cakinne1 Rookie 1 posts since
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    10. Jan 2, 2014 6:42 AM (in response to jlpickens2)
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    I started my w1w1 yesterday1/1/14. I wasn't planning this as a new year resolution.  Just got a wild hair to be more active and get fit. I've registered for two runs this year. A 5k and 8k. I did this to commit and motivate myself. I've never been a runner. I'm an athlete for sure but never been motivated to just run. I must say I enjoyed myself. And I'm looking forward to the next run. I feel good.

  • DeanerOH Amateur 18 posts since
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    11. Jan 2, 2014 7:55 AM (in response to cakinne1)
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    Congratulations on starting!  I also signed up for a 5k walk and then a 5k timed run to keep motivated.  Keep up the great work!





    12/31/2013 - Started C25K - 243#

  • FMY Rookie 2 posts since
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    12. Jan 7, 2014 6:01 PM (in response to jlpickens2)
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    Well I'm starting behind everyone else, I had my first run yesterday.

     

     

    39 years old.   Started out at 290lbs a couple of months ago and was struggling do up my shoes let alone run!   Down to 249lbs now.   Aiming for somewhere around 195lbs.   Still a long way to go but a decent start at least.

     

    My two small kids are great motivation to get this done, they are very high energy and difficult to keep up with.   Also my wife who is super fit and heads out for a casual 30km run a few times a week is great inspiration.   Ideally I'll get in shape to be able to do one of these http://toughmudder.com.au/?gclid=CJuxtt687bsCFYNLpgoduj4A8g events with her at the end of April.  

     

    That's the plan anyway.   A bit sore today after yesterday morning but thinking of heading out tonight for day 2.

  • CactusGirly Rookie 2 posts since
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    13. Jan 9, 2014 10:01 AM (in response to jlpickens2)
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    Hello all,

    My daughter and I started on Sunday, so we have completed 2 of the 3 sessions for W1 so far, W1D3 is tonight for us.  Here is a little about us...

     

    Me - 44 years old, mama to 3, work full time.  I have done C25K once before, 3 years ago.  It worked!  I ran my first 5K and then promptly signed up to run a 1/2 marathon 6 months later.  I ended up run/walking it, and loved it!  I did a second 1/2 marathon the next year, mostly walking, some running, due to a bad knee.  Fast forward to today and I have been pretty inactive for the last year and a half due to some severe laziness, other than sporadic zumba and kickboxing classes.

     

    DD - 9 years old.  I had signed her up for Girls On The Run (a group that trains 3rd-5th grade girls to run a 5K, plus gives them lots of great life lessons along the way) and she was so excited to start.  They did not have enough girls for our local team though.  I thought, "well, I don't have all the great motivational curriculum that GOTR does, but I have trained for a 5K before... we could do it together!"  Maybe mama can sneak some life lessons of her own in along the way too.

     

    W1D1 was a little tough, she whined a bit that she was thirsty and her form and breathing were crazy.  I was worried that I had gotten myself into something too deep.  W1D2 however was a different animal.  We took our dog, who is a crazy beast, and DD was well hydrated.  Everytime we got the "run" cue from my phone, DD took off!  She was practically sprinting.  My crazy beast-dog was thrilled, and determined to trip me, so zig-zagging all over the place and halting to a dead stop every once in a while so I would have to hurtle over her.  I was completely winded half way through the session.  When we got home my husband said "you look exhausted!"  Yeah.  Cardio... it's important.

     

    Hopefully tonight I can keep up.





    ~ Cactus Girly

    http://c25kmama.wordpress.com/

  • shipo Legend 499 posts since
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    14. Jan 9, 2014 11:02 AM (in response to CactusGirly)
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    Congratulations to you and your daughter; keep up the great work.

     

    Funny thing about GOTR; I had never heard of that organization prior to this last fall when I got recruited to be a course marshall for one of their events (which was unfortunately cancelled due to severe cold).  I think anything which can get kids out there to learn confidence and improve their physical fitness is a wonderful thing; I've already signed up to be a course marshall for the next event coming up this June. 





    Fat old man PRs:

    • 1-mile (point to point, gravity assist): 5:50
    • 2-mile: 13:49
    • 5K (gravity assist last mile): 21:31
    • 5-Mile: 37:24
    • 10K (first 10K of my Half Marathon): 48:16
    • 10-Mile (first 10 miles of my Half Marathon): 1:17:40
    • Half Marathon: 1:42:13
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