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  1. 2 points
    Silver Pie

    Training for April 5k

    So I did it. I got sick on Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday I was in bed, but I was determined to do the run today. I did it, but my time was not very good. I was hoping that I would get under 53 minutes. I got 54 min, 25 sec (10'53" pace per km) but I've done 53 minutes in so many practices I thought I could do better on the 5K because I would be pushing harder. I'm really sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm sick. On the positive side, the fact that this is a private 5K because I couldn't walk the long distance to the city's 5K means that no one is going to get sick because I ran.
  2. 2 points
    ChrissieHayton

    1st timer here

    I’ve always wanted to love to run. I hate it. But I started last night. Thought I was going to die. But I didn’t. Am I supposed to run a day then rest a day?
  3. 2 points
    IndyRnnr

    Day 1

    I do Pilates and feel strong, but get winded going up the stairs ..here we go!
  4. 2 points
    Herbeckywords

    Newbie!

    Newbie here! It's been 6 years since I've last exercised... Wish me luck
  5. 2 points
    IndyRnnr

    Goal-Become a Runner

    I would like to be able to run 4 miles (almost) daily, and not feel like I’m going to die. I’d like to look forward to it as an escape and feel more energy throughout my day.
  6. 1 point
    EbonyM

    Let’s try this one more time

    Greetings everyone, My name is Ebony and im a want to be runner. Lol. I’ve tried this program several time in the past and have given up each time. Hopefully I can remain motivated to continue. My goal is to run (not Walk) a 5k in the Caribbean while on vacation this summer.
  7. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    Training for April 5k

    Sayonara, folks. Best of luck to all of you.
  8. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    1st timer here

    Yep. Run and than rest and run and rest.... You can do some other form of exercise on the off days but the idea is to "run" only 3 days so you get a day to recoup.
  9. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Day 1

    Pretty soon you won't get winded going up stairs!
  10. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Newbie!

    Good luck and hang in there! You can do this
  11. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Treadmill for now

    Hello Susan! Here is the one thing I have learned: Be patient! All of this takes time and sometimes I get frustrated. When that happens, I reach out to someone I know. To keep me moving I started listening to podcasts. Some are really good, others not so much lol Music is great but I need to change it up so the podcasts are nice. I won’t let myself make excuses. There are days I want to sleep in but I literally say outloud “get yer butt out of bed. It’s only a half hour”. Of course some days are longer but in general 30 minutes of hard work is sufficient. If you need to vent, or talk or want a little motivation it helps to be accountable to someone else. You know what you need to do, but talking to someone else helps! You can always hit me up here or send me a direct message! Hang in there, you CAN do this!
  12. 1 point
    susankorec@gmail.com

    Treadmill for now

    I'm just starting today. Hopefully you are going strong and ready for your first 5k. Do you have any tips to stay on track and motivated?
  13. 1 point
    Gosh, wouldn't that be helpful and motivating to see it hanging out there on the calendar.
  14. 1 point
    susankorec@gmail.com

    Step one in a long haul

    Hi, I'm Susan and my goal is to complete a 5k. I would prefer to run it but have TKR and not sure how running is going to play out for me. I may end up speed walking which is a sport I am keenly interested in but cannot find any local (Sacramento) groups or someone to hire as a coach while learning. So, I'm here, C25K will most certainly get me closer to my goal than doing nothing at all... hahaha. #wishmeluck to stick with my determinations.
  15. 1 point
    Hang in there Ebony. I too have given up in the past. It's not a failure if you learn and grow each time. We will make it to the finish line this time!
  16. 1 point
    I have walked several 5k races but this summer my family and I are going to WDW and on a Disney Cruise where I want to not only have the stamina to make it all day Florida heat but to also run (not Walk) in the Caribbean islands 5k race.
  17. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    So out of shape!!

    I've gotten to the point where I run when I can and I rest when I have to, which means I'm not paying a whole lot of attention to what the lady says at this point.
  18. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Week 3 Day 3 ugh

    W3D3 with a slight change. One thing I was having trouble with was the second 3 minute run. This was my sticking point. Today I decided to continue my last 90 second walk for another 60 seconds leaving me with 2 minutes to run instead of 3. It helped! Like tremendously! Just that little change and I was able to finish without walking that last 3 minute run. Another day or two like this and I’m moving to week 4.
  19. 1 point
    bennysmith

    comfortable shoes for men

    Lift your left leg and place your right ankle on top of the left knee. Hold the position for a moment. This helps stretch the tiny piriformis muscle, which sometimes becomes inflamed and presses against the sciatic nerve, causing pain. Do the same exercise with the other leg. How To Alleviate Sciatic Nerve Pain
  20. 1 point
    Twobees

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    Thank you. Ive now completed week five and the 20 minute run was awesome. Felt like I could keep going. Week 6 this week. Feeling satisfied
  21. 1 point
    MrsWepking

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    I did it! C25K week 5 day 3 is in the books! I ran for 20 minutes straight, which is 12 minutes more than I’ve ever done before. I didn’t hit the 2 mile mark because I only run at 5 mph, but running for 20 minutes without stopping is a huge accomplishment for me. I am by no means a runner, and just a few weeks ago 3 minutes at a time was rough. I will say I much prefer the intervals to the long runs, but it is very satisfying to know that I am capable.
  22. 1 point
    MrsWepking

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    The day after when it went back to intervals I was happy and couldn’t understand how people said the long runs were better, but now that I am on week 8 I agree! Long runs are satisfying. I also crave running—on my off days I get cranky that I can’t run, lol. Good luck on Monday!
  23. 1 point
    Twobees

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    That's awesome. I remember that being my dreaded day lat time I first did the programme. Seemed scary. After two years off not running I'm starting again on Monday
  24. 1 point
    MrsWepking

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    I just did Week 6 Day 3 today and it was great. I ran for 27 minutes straight to get the 2.25 miles and I wasn’t completely dying by the end! I always walk afterwards until I hit 3.17 miles and I did it in 45 minutes 25 seconds. 45 minutes is my goal for my first 5K in November, so I’m hopeful. After I finish the program I am planning on starting over outside because I have been doing it only on the treadmill (at a 2 incline) so far. Good luck with your long run!
  25. 1 point
    Klawilliam

    Week 5 day 3 rain

    I got to the dreaded first 20 minute run. It was raining, but I told my family I was not missing a day except under the most dire circumstances so I headed out. Best run yet! I think because I spent more time thinking about the rain everything else took care of itself. Feel like I can tackle anything!
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