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Angela, good luck with the rehab. Get yourself strong again and let us know how you are progressing.
Florida was great, I got in three very good runs and a few walks. Had to take a couple of 20 second pauses on W6D3 but I tacked on 40 seconds at the end of the 25 minute run to make up for it. Moving on to W7 today. I'm going to miss running in shorts and a t-shirt for the next few months
I did 30 minutes againthis afternoon. I guess that I have finished the program, though I really did W9 over a week and a half. I think that I will be doing Hal Higdon program. On May 2, there is the Broad Street Run (10 miles) that I might shoot for. That would be from couch to 10 miles in 5 months!
thanks everyone for your support
Finished C25K two weeks ago, and ran my first 5k Feb 13 Cupid's Chase. Really fun! Cold, and first mile was huge hill with strong wind. I was 14 mins at first mile, but then course leveled next mile and downhill last mile and I must have picked up some speed. Finished 38:40, 12 min 20 sec mile, which I'm really happy about first race with wind and hill. C25K is a great program! I'm moving to Hal Higdon's 10k training now for a race this summer.
Thanks, everyone, for your support, and keep going....this program works!
Congrats to everyone who has finished. I ran W7D1 yesterday with no problems at all. I was actually overheating a bit (a rarity for me in the dead of winter) but finished the whole 25 minutes without a break. Doing a walk today and will do Day 2 tomorrow.
My 5k is going to be the Ras na hEireann in Somerville MA which is on March 14th. I have no doubts I'll finish it and am hoping to be under 35 minutes.
Congrats to everyone who has finished so far --- and to those of us still working towards that goal!
Saturday my husband and I did a 4k race. We ran-walked it in just over 26.5 minutes. Our goal was 25 minutes, which we could have done, other than a few novice mistakes. Lessons learned! I was going to count that as my 1st day of week 9, but since we didn't run the entire time, I am not.
So... I just finished W9D1 this morning. 2.6 miles in 30 minutes. I'll increase speed a little on the next two runs and see if I can run a full 5k! After this, I'll be following Jeff Galloway's 10K training program for a 12K I will be doing in May, running two days a week with long run-walks on the weekend.
angelsh, sorry to hear that, hope you recover quickly!
shevek, congrats on finishing and good luck with the 10 miler! let us know how it goes
Mary, congrats on the 5k, awesome job!
Bostonwolf, good luck with your 5k, im sure you'll do fine
zeesparrow, good job on the 4k and you'll be able to finish a 5k, believe me.
I can honestly say that the Couch to 5K has gotten me in a lot beter shape! I played basketball
for the first time in a long time this past weekend, and I had better endurance than almost
all the guys I was playing with. When all the other guys needed a break between games, I was ready
for the next game.
Also, I had stopped playing basketball because it always hurt my knees. This time
my knees didn't hurt, and I think it is because I have built up my quads and other leg muscles
by running and weight training.
I have kept running after I finished the C25k, but I have added some other things. I am now doing
the "Spartucus" workout found on Men's Health website. I definitely recommend it if you want to
cut some fat and/or improve your cardio. It is circuit training, so it combines cardio with
weight lifting. It is definitely tough but it's definitely worth it.
To all who have not finished yet, keep at it! You'll get there, and it is SO worth it!
Hey everyone, I just did W8D1 today no issues. My only "rests" were to cross the street twice. I also tacked on a couple of fast two minute runs after a few minutes break at the end of the 28 minute run. Still not as fast as I want, but for the program I'm really just focusing on the distance.
I've also been doing the workouts every other day, not 3 per week. Trying to give myself a few days before my 5k (3/14) to do some speed work and work on pacing instead of distance. That will give me 10 running days before the race and only five runs left to complete the program.
I might also keep pushing out some longer runs to get started on my half marathon training.
Looks like I'll be about the last one in our group to finish, but I'll keep posting until I get my 5k time
Finished W8 today. Should have run Sunday but didn't because it was my brother's birthday and that tied up most of the day. Really tried to push today (mainly because I know I can do the 28 straight and I'm getting a bit bored) and it showed. Did great for the first 20 minutes then hit the wall. I'll slow it down Friday for W9D1 just to make sure I do the whole 30, push a bit on Sunday then again on Tuesday. My plan is to continue to do the 30 minute run every two days and each 3rd run do some kind of speed work (there is a track not to far from me that will be perfect for this.)
I want to run the 5k in 35 minutes. Right now I think it would take me about 39-40.
Finished W9D2 today, even added in a few hills and had no problems. One more run to finish the program then I'll start working on speed to try to make my 35 minute 5k goal.
I have not checked for awhile. I 'officially' finished the C25K program today.
I had a few delays - work sent me to Dubai at the last minute a few weeks ago and then I had some cold/ cough thing last week that I caught on my return flight.
I have now run at least a 5K distance 3X in a race. I still am amazed I can do this. Today I did another half marathon (Mardi Gras in New Orleans) and I was able to run 5 miles without stopping! I started a 10K program with intervals to work on on my time. Since I am close to a 10K, I will start Hal Higdon's half marathon program next.
Good luck to all - My next 5K this Saturday - Stride4Stroke on the Rice University campus in Houston.
Current C25K Status: Finished 2/28/2010!
Boston and Tweidler, congrats on finishing!! I have my first 5K race this saturday in Louisville, and my goal is 27 minutes. I have been doing some hills as well as a little bit of interval training. After the 5K I will probably just keep running and building mileage for a few weeks, then begin a 10K or half-marathon program. Good luck to all, and I hope to keep hearing about your all's successes.
Thanks Jag. i just sent friend requests to all the regulars on this thread so we can keep up and keep each other motivated.
I also plan to increase building mileage and try a half marathon in June. That might be a little aggressive but I like having goals out there to strive for. I'm aiming for a marathon later this year and would like to do a triatholon in 2011.
Congrats to everyone who has finished! Bostonwolf, I do believe you're going to finish before me at the rate I'm going... I had almost 2 weeks of. Did W9D1, then nothing until this past weekend when I went out for 4 miles ... with a 4min jog/1min walk plan which was perfect. That is my intent for my 12K race in May, so I'm very happy with how it went. I will be finishing C25K with two full 30 minute runs... maybe this week. Maybe. I will get out three times this week, whether they're full runs or not is yet to be determined....
I will officially finish tomorrow and probably move on to a 1/2 marathon program. i'm at least going to start it to see if I can handle the added workload. If not I'll go back to running every other day and add in a lot of cross training/weightlifting etc. I do want to get to where I can run a marathon but I am in no rush and don't want to get hurt increasing my workload too fast.