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  1. 5 points
    Inour

    Training for 10K

    Super excited for launching 2019 with 10K app!
  2. 4 points
    Cerelia

    Training for 10K

    I just made it to 10K - would love to hear all about your progress!!! I followed the C25K then moved to 10K and followed it pretty religiously :-)
  3. 4 points
    admin

    Welcome to Getting Started!

    Welcome! This forum is for everyone who is new and just getting started. Questions? Post them in this forum and get answers from our community. Need help or guidance? This is your place. Please keep in mind that this forum is for beginners. Do you remember how it was when you first started? Any contribution can go a long way. Help others and please be polite. "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington
  4. 3 points
    DaveC

    Completed the program!!! It works.

    It took me a bit longer than the actual plan most likely since I am a former smoker. Tonight I completed 3.2 miles and I have lost 25lbs in the process.
  5. 3 points
    Louisdog

    Starting running in your 60's

    I started C25K 8 weeks ago, hoping to do the magic 5K run before I turn 62 in January. I wanted to do it while I still can. Today I ran 5K for the first time in 35m10s. I am thrilled. Huge thanks to the C25K app. It never asks you to do more than you can do.
  6. 3 points
    CleBkPkr

    Treadmill for now

    Hello! Just getting going with the app. Right now the weather here isn't fit for running so I am on the treadmill. I purposely restarted week one. Trying to make sure I am adapted before I move to the next week. This is all very new to me but I am determined to succeed!
  7. 3 points
    Maulik

    Completed 30 mins. Thanks C25K

    Today i completed 30mins jogging. The pace is still a bit slow. I could do 4kms in 30 mins. But still very much happy coz I couldnt even run 4 mins at start of the program. With balanced diet I also reaped sweet benefits of weight loss. Took me almost 12-14 weeks to reach 30mins. Although there have been some delays due to injury but I did not quit and hence completed it. Since my stamina was too less, alternate day jogging was not sufficient and so I used to jog daily(except Sunday) upto first 5 weeks. Also repeated the week wherever needed. Week 5 is toughest but remember not to quit and repeat if necessary. Every week seemed tough and hard to finish. But the thumb rule was not to quit and repeat until you finish a target week. Dont forget pre and post stretches at it helps prevent injury and helps in recovering. Take a break whenever legs are sore or in deep pain. Best thing about the app is its breakdown to achieve the target. Must say its very skillfully developed. Thanks C25K :-)
  8. 3 points
    I was able to do the first day work out even though it was hard. But I did repeat week one before moving to week 2. So I would recommend attempting to do the workout and if you need to back off some of the runs to a brisk walk and repeat the week until you have those 8 runs down. One thing I have found is that the first 2 runs and the last one are the hardest. The ones in between are the easiest because my body is all warmed up. This will increase your stamina. I have been a walker for exercise the past couple of years so this is quite challenging. I just did my week 2 day 1 and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
  9. 3 points
    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.
  10. 3 points
    Leah Stambaugh

    Motivation

    My goals are to ba able to finish marathons. And to keep running for the rest of my life. To stay active!!
  11. 3 points
    Downtonfan

    New Life, Getting back to my old me

    Going thru a yucky divorce and need to take care of myself. Getting back to eating right, exercise, losing weight, and taking care of myself and setting a good example for my daughter
  12. 3 points
    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!
  13. 3 points
    Nachomama

    40 not fatty

    Hi everyone, Since I had my second child 5 years ago, I've gained 25 pounds. I was running 5ks after I had her but completely stopped exercising and am eating terribly. Party over. In May I turn 40, and have made it my goal not to enter my 40th year unhealthy and the heaviest weight I've ever been in my life. I'm only in day 2 of week one, but for me, getting started is the challenge. I look forward to running in this healthy journey with you all!
  14. 3 points
    Jdubb12

    Week 4 day 2

    I completed week 4 day two this evening. Not fast but Completed. My knees are sore but Advil and rest should take care them. #happy
  15. 3 points
    Marjieh

    Week 3 is really tough for me!

    Totally agree that repeating is not a step back. You are still moving and that is the goal.
  16. 3 points
    Jschaferhess

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    I'm the challenge today. Considering you've been successful until now, I suspect it's a mind over matter issue. Believe me when I tell you, your body can do it regardless of what the voice in your head is chanting.
  17. 2 points
    Eric Lee

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    I saw this one coming. I've done everything through Week 5, Day 2, which I thought would be pretty challenging as you make the transition from 5 minute runs to 8 minute runs, an increase of 60%. But that last day, which I attempted this morning, jumps to a single run of 20 minutes with no walking. Now, wait a minute -- the run before last was 5 minutes (times three). Now we're at 20 minutes? Four days later? I know the next workout, Week 6 Day 1, is easier. But what's the point of this 20 minute run? I couldn't complete it, and wound up walking about a third of the time. Very discouraged. I've decided to try to repeat it in a couple of days, and continue doing it until I can get up to 20 minutes, however long it takes. I had no problem with the previous run, so a couple of runs of 8 minutes each is doable with a 5 minute walk to break it up. This is an entirely different kettle of fish. Has anyone else run into this problem at this stage? Until now, I've found the program really good, and step by step have been getting fitter. Thanks. P.S. I'm a 61 one year old male in London (England). I can't remember the last time I ran -- possibly in 1980. I keep fit by walking, so this is really a big challenge for me.
  18. 2 points
    Trailblazer

    Hiker that’s new to running!

    Hi there! I am an avid hiker/backpacker who is looking for an outdoor workout I can do year-round to strengthen my knees and ankles and keep me conditioned for summertime hiking goals. I have never run before but am looking forward to the challenge of it. I do worry about building endurance but I know that comes with time. Would love any tips or encouragement others have! I am from Upstate NY so I’ve chosen to begin my running journey in the snowy winter. We’ll see how it goes.
  19. 2 points
    PG0078

    Completed 30 mins. Thanks C25K

    HI .. I just completed week 5 yesterday and totally agree with you that it was the toughest. The idea of 20 mins jog without break petrified me through out the week. The 5 mins and 8 mins runs were difficult but was proud to complete the 20 mins jog with yes a 30 sec walk. Did not think I could do it but did so. Pace of my work out is also almost same as you and probably tad slower. Now that I crossed week 5 last day I do believe that I have at in me to finish the course. My goal is also the same as yours ie finish 5K in under 40 mins and then work my way to reduce time from there. I am aiming to participate in a 5K run by middle of Feb if n only if can start to run in under 40 mins. I am also after the runs doing strength training at my local gym but need to up my game in same. Maybe we can share info n data with each other to keep ourselves motivated and better advised.
  20. 2 points
    Hi. I am 49 years old and trying to get back to a healthy version of me. I've had a few setbacks over the last few years but no excuses. I'm always trying to find people to start running with me, but I guess I'm on my own. So after working back up to a decent time AND being able to breathe on the elliptical, I decided (after seeing an old friend do her first 5k)that I'll start getting on the road again. My main reason for lacing up the sneakers is it always helps me feel better. It's mostly for the mental and emotional goodness I get, but if I get benefits in the physical areas, I'm not going to complain. Here's to finding the old me or maybe a new me.
  21. 2 points
    Shazzah

    Exhausted

    Its taken as long to figure out how to post! Ha ha. First run today. Hoping to get fit ready for spring
  22. 2 points
    Pstrwife

    Getting started again

    I’m a pastor’s wife, instructional coach of teachers, and 45. I’ve lost 47 pounds and now I’m ready for a race. I don’t want to win I want to finish. I’ll win the second one I enter.
  23. 2 points
    MJG

    How to add my settings?

    I would also love to know how to do this!
  24. 2 points
    Hi Redneckbooda, the obvious is to set a daily calorie goal and work to meet that goal each day. 5 days ago I set a goal of 1200 calories a day and each day I blew through that goal by like 1600 calories over but each day I blew through it a little less by a few calories. To me that's a win! I also started to weigh myself every morning as soon as I brush my teeth. I write the date and weight and put it away in my bathroom cabinet. Why everyday? Well I read it's better for me to weigh myself every morning before I start my day as a reminder of my commitment to do better today! Each day you get to try again. Take a full picture of yourself in tight (revealing) clothes facing front and facing sideways once a month (same date each month). Some people have said they see a difference more in pictures than the scale shows progress. Measure your chest, waist, hips, neck, mid upper arm, mid thigh, mid calf once a week. People have said sometimes you will lose inches before you notice a scale or picture change. Drink lots of water (half your weight in ounces) so 150 ounces a day should be your goal. Meals - a portion of meat and carbs should be the size of your palm for each. Not a lot I know but add some green veggies and it makes a difference. When you sit down to eat your plate should be colorful that's how you make sure your getting in all your food groups. The portions should be 25% protein, 25% carbs, 50% healthy greens. Go easy on the white, tan and yellow colored foods. Choose baked or stir fried over fried. Easy on salt, try cumin for seasoning instead of salt. Try stevia instead of sugar. Use olive oil, coconut oil to cook with. Smoothies are great healthy option for a meal replacement like breakfast - if you don't have one invest in a bullet it will change your life! Make sure the smoothie has some antioxidants like a handful of blueberries or strawberries, 8oz of almond or soymilk if you want creaminess or 8 oz water if you don't, add a scoop or two of a good quality (low sugar/low carb) protein mix (look for something natural like Visalus (thats one example I like but there are others), add a handful of greens like spinach or spring greens to your smoothie you won't notice a change in taste and it's a way to get in a portion of greens. Also add a 1/2 avocado wedge or 1 table spoon of coconut oil or olive oil to your smoothie. You need a healthy fat to help with digestion and it will help you feel full longer. Density- think of eating less dense. Food weight is food weight whether it's healthy or not. If you weigh a 1/2 lb of grapes off the stem and weigh a 1/2 lb hamburger they both weigh the same but you can eat a lot more grapes then the same weight in hamburger and it's a healthier choice! Soda drinker? Plan to get off soda, it's high in calories and sugar with no health benefits. Whatever your intake is do one can or bottle less each day until your down to zero. Try flavored seltzer water, it takes getting used to but will give you the fizz you crave with some sweetness and NO or little sugar! It also has zero calories so win win! If your not ready for that then switch to Coke Zero as a progression. Your tastebuds won't know the difference, trust me. Walk, follow this program, shoot for healthier choices (instead of chips, choose popcorn) instead of take out cook something simple but healthy, be ready for the random snack cravings by having available 2-3 portions in your purse or backpack of a healthy low calorie, low sugar, high fiber granola bar, a hand full of almonds, a sandwich size baggie of popcorn, etc. and a bottle of water to chase each snack down. It will fill you up with good stuff and fill the hunger need. Cheats - If you absolutely have to have that Wendys Burger or Crispy Chicken Sandwich then have it but skip the fries and get a baked potato and drink water, flavored seltzer or Coke Zero instead. Allow the occasional cheat but modify with some better choices also. You can do this, I will do it with you. I need a buddy to help me practice what I preach. Knowing all this great information is great and it helps but I still need to follow through and it's not always easy. If it was I wouldn't be 80 lbs over weight. But I have educated myself with what needs to be done so I have the tools, I'm ready to get started. Reach out to me if you want to do this with me.
  25. 2 points
    liev

    Can't seem to get past week 5 day 1

    Hi, I'm 68 and just finished W5D3. I was so scared last night that I couldn't fall asleep and then I just yelled at myself and decided that I will have no judgement. Just do the best I can. Well I did it. Ran the 20 minutes with no problems, so excited... I run a bit faster than a turtle but I figure that I'll work on the speed after I build up my endurance. On to W6.
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