I just finished my W4D6. I kept having trouble getting all the way through the second 5 minute run. I have only completed the whole W4D5 without extra walking. This morning I started walking about 30 seconds before the end. I was looking for other people's experience. Should I start W5? Or do W4 over one more time?
Thanks for any advice......
I thought I might repeat week three, but I'd give w4 d1 a shot at it and see how i did. Each time I start a new week, I'm a little nervous. I think I won't be able to complete the workout, so far I have . I finished w4d2 today. Since I'm fairly new to this c25k also, I got confused with your post saying you just finished w4d6. I thought there were only 3 workouts for each week? I've read other posts by people and they all say it's ok to repeat weeks if need be. Someone even mentioned if it takes 15 weeks, it's ok as long as you keep progressing.
Sorry I confused you with W4D6, it's kind of a short hand I got from another thread about repeating days. Any day connotation above "3", signifies you are repeating all or part of a week. I have read several different threads on the "Newbie" site. Some people say they completed a certain week and day, but talk about altering or having to run during the walk and consider that complete. I guess I have read so many opinions I get myself confused about the best thing to do. I was just looking for other people's experience.......
Thanks for clearing that up for me. Now I'll know what others are meaning if I see anything like that again.
The great thing about this program is that you can do whatever you need to do to get through it. Just go at your own pace and don't give up!
C25K Graduate July 31, 2010
Goal weight 125ish
Started walking regularly October 24, 2009 - Weight 260
Started spin classes May 11, 2010 - Weight 247
Completed C25K July 31, 2010 - Weight 237
I say push on to week 5 and see how you feel. You can always repeat 5 if you need to, but you should be ready. Having to walk the last 30 seconds is trivial, and could be just how you were feeling today, not that you're not capable of completing it.
Rock the Parkway 5k 3/27/10 37:40.6
Mother's Day 5k 5/9/10 33:19
Walk/Run for Isaiah 9/18/10 4.4k 37:26
Harvest Moon 10k 10/23/10 1:08.50
Great Santa 5k 12/5/10 33:22
Carlsbad half marathon 1/23/11
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Coolbikermom - I did it! I went out to try W5 and made it all the way through! It felt great. I think maybe I haven't been eating enough carbs at night and then trying to run in the morning. I had pasta Friday night, and Saturday morning W5D1 in the books. Thank you for your insight about walking the last 30 seconds being just the day. I appreciate someone who's more experienced responding. Onward!
I definitely repeated Week 2 and Week 3. I battle some injuries and joint problems from previous sports injuries, and was overly cautious if I felt so much as a twinge beyond normal soreness...and I think it paid off! I wanted to be able to get back to running long term, and I have other sports I can't jeopardize...so far so good and I'm VERY glad I was careful and took it at my own pace. I think as long as you are doing things at the best pace for YOU, it will work out. It did for me, I ran my first 5k this past Friday.
I also really hit a road block in Week 4 and got down on myself, though I didn't repeat that week...it may have been a good idea though, because I went into Week 5 discouraged.
Good luck, do what works best for you and it will all come out right.
Thanks Saratogaslim. And congratulations on your first 5K!!! After repeating W4 I ended up telling myself to give W5D1 a try on Saturday and had a great run. How long ago did you graduate C25K?