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  1. 2 points
    PaulaClara

    New to running!!!

    I started this in February and re-did weeks 1,2 a number of times. I’m now on week 5 Day 3 and nervous about finishing it. I signed up for a 5k May 11 and my goal is to do the best I can. I’m 63 and a lung cancer survivor. I had a upper lobectomy October 2018 so breathing is a challenge. My short term goal is to run the 5k and build my lungs up.
  2. 2 points
    Shane1125

    2019 - Be better.

    I've got some lofty goals, but I've waited too long to get better each day! Short term: - Score a 280 on my Army APFT doing 70 push-ups, 70 situps, and running my 2-mile in 14:00 in June - run a 5k with my niece on 04 May - run a 26.2 with a friend on 11 May - finish the heavy ruck challenge (26.2 miles with 35 lbs) in September - get back to ideal weight of 200 lbs. Long term: - Run two marathons in 2020 - Run the Army 10-miler I'll keep you all posted on the progress, but I'd love some accountabili-buddies to help me stay on track!
  3. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    5K July 13

    After my 5k on St. Patrick's Day I decided to sign up for another one. I'm working on being able to actually run the entire 5K on Thanksgiving this year. I have a couple months to go until the next one and am hoping I can make some improvements. Signing up for another race hopefully will help keep my motivation moving forward!
  4. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Good for you, PaulaClara. (thumbs_up) I'm planning to leave my four-week loop on April twenty-second. Up until now that third day of week 5, while not exactly terrifying, was definitely scary. At this point though, since my breakthrough this week, it isn't as scary, though I'm not so sure I would be able to run for a full 20 minutes. But my mindset is such that I'll give it my best shot and maybe I can do it.
  5. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    New to running!!!

    You are very inspiring. I think you can do this. I have been on week 4 for 4 weeks at least, so I am impressed with anyone who can do week 5. And I want you to know that, from my experience and experiences of the people posting here, it is absolutely no shame to repeat weeks over and over and over and over again. I think one's own personal health and stamina are a lot more important than a running program created by some random person who wanted to help couch potatoes run.
  6. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    New to running!!!

    Well done Paula! My sister had the lower lobe removed. Good on you and keep moving forward!!!
  7. 1 point
    PaulaClara

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    I just finished week 5 Day 2 and seeing what’s coming up is freaking me out. I’ll do what I can and start over if I have to.
  8. 1 point
    I originally downloaded this app in 2017 and gave up early. But January this year I got a super supportive sports bra, tight compression pants (I hate bouncing) and a no excuses attitude. My calendar says run, I run (rain...I run wet, sun...I still run wet cause of the sweat). Like silver Pi, I walk during run times if I have to but I repeat weeks until I can do the whole week running during the run time. And guess what I did today? I ran a full 5k even though the app said stop running, I hadn’t reached the 5k distance yet. So I kept running for 10 more minutes after the app said stop. I ran slow but I ran 5k. Distance on picture does not reflect ten minutes beyond end of C25k workout.
  9. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Training for April 5k

    I have thought about this and realized I should have been a little bit more specific. About the "what" you are eating lol One thing I do know, since you are doing so much running/exercising and working your muscles, you might want to pay attention to the protein portion of your diet. I don't get overly involved in the macros though. My buddy Tim said not to venture too far down that rabbit hole. Calories in vs calories out is the game changer. BUT protein is essential. That is the one macro I pay attention to regularly. In the morning, every morning in fact I make a smoothie. The rare exception is when I meet up with friends for brunch on the occasional weekend. Otherwise it's 1C of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, one frozen banana, 1T flax seed and 1 scoop of Garden of Life vanilla protein & greens. I put it in a NutriBullet and blend it all up nice and smooth. That's my breakfast. It keeps me from garbaging, and I don't get hungry for a couple hours. It's great when Target has bananas for 10 cents a piece lol I buy them out. It doesn't take long for me to peel, cut and ziploc bag them for the freezer. Anyways.... now that I've gone on and on and on my point was, once you have a week or so of tracking, look at your protein and see where it is at. It may just help?
  10. 1 point
    CleBkPkr

    Training for April 5k

    I have found the same thing to be true! Once I have been going for a while, and I mean a mile or so I start to feel way better. Like I could keep going and going. I am going to increase my warm up time and see how that works. I am guessing it will help.
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