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  1. 4 points
    Cheryl Huggins

    Help a newbie?

    Thanks this was very helpful. I’ll be starting this tomorrow and am literally going from couch to 5k. I’m hoping to run my first 5k in November. I’m 55 and have never been a runner but have always wanted to. Wish me luck! Louisdog good luck to you too.
  2. 4 points
    Crabapple

    Help a newbie?

    You're supposed to run 3 days a week. On the 4 days you don't run, you are supposed to walk 2 or 3 of those days. The remaining day(s) are rest periods. For example, I run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. My walk days are Tuesdays for sure, and Fridays or Saturdays maybe. My rest day is Sunday. As to how fast you run when you run, run only as fast as you can. I have heard that you should be able to speak at least in short sentences when you run, but that is up to you. And if you feel like you can't run for the full minute or however long it tells you to run, then you should start walking. The point is that you know your body and you know your limits, or at least you will learn them while you're doing this. Yes, it is essentially a timer, but it is also an encouragement. I find it incredibly helpful to have a voice telling me, okay now walk for a couple of minutes, or run for a minute. Also when she says that I'm halfway done that's also an encouragement. Without this app I think I would have given up by now. Also, it keeps track of how many miles you run. All you need to do is turn GPS on before you start your run, and at the end of the run it will tell you how far you have gone.
  3. 3 points
    Drum Dave

    What comes before Couch?

    So I thought an update was due. I fought through the demotivation and ran anyway. I took all the advice and repeated Day 1 over and over, allowing myself to walk during most of the day's 8 runs. And when I did walk through a one-minute jog, I chose to see it not as a failure but as part of the process. Each jog was a success, whether or not I could do many of them. My first Day 1: Barely survived 3 of 8 runs. Nearly three weeks later: For the first time I actually jogged for all 8 one-minute runs of the Day 1 session. It was messy. I was out of breath. But I did it. Happy running to all y'all.
  4. 2 points
    Rossd

    Changed Watch. App no longer working

    So I have just changed from a Series 4 Apple Watch to a Series 6. I pay the monthly sub which rolls tomorrow. In the Apple Watch app I can only add the free C25K app to the watch and this causes a You need to subscribe on your paired device to enable the watch app. Any help appreciated.
  5. 2 points
    Cocoasmom

    Help a newbie?

    I started power walking in November. I have walked 5 5k’s. Now I want to run. I am over 65 and have had both hips replaced. I plan on running my first 5k at the end of April! Although I actually started running a little 2 weeks ago I am happy to have this plan to train with. Loving This Accomplishment!!!
  6. 2 points
    My first week had 1 min runs x 8. I did every other one and repeated week 1. Hope that helps
  7. 2 points
    Suzaku86

    Running theraphy for depression

    Hi, thanks for replying. My running progress so slow but progress is progress! Im on week 4 run 1 now. I am now in way better place mentally than when i started running. I had bad run, but i had good run too.
  8. 2 points
    What helped for me, apart from the tips you got, was to just slow down. Shorter steps and slowing down stopped the shin splints for me. I'll get faster later, and that's fine. At least now I can finish my run.
  9. 2 points
    Shorter steps when you run. Your feet should be hitting the ground underneath you, not in front of you. When you overstride you land hard on your heels and this can cause shinsplints.
  10. 2 points
    dmbotz

    Help a newbie?

    I'm glad others have started over. I just finished week 1 and day 3 was worse than day 1. I think I want to repeat week 1. I am in such bad shape. I think the last time i ran/jogged was in 1985 and I couldn't do it then either. However, I am going to try this for 1 month and see where I am at that time.
  11. 2 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
  12. 1 point
    Twosofas

    Proper running technique!

    A gait analysis thru my local runner’s store and another at a Physical Therapist’s office was extremely helpful and showed me exactly what I needed to correct. I didn’t know what I was doing incorrectly until I saw it in slow motion from a video recorded while running.
  13. 1 point
    Viver555

    New new new

    I think it’s amazing that you have decided to try to fit in exercise into your schedule. It can be hard during quarantine. I’m 26 and still in school. I’m not really sure how, but I’m willing to hold you accountable if you will do the same. -Jacqueline
  14. 1 point
    Bodacia26

    Big 5-0 tomorrow

    I don't want to be out of shape anymore. It happened so gradually, but here I am! My gift to myself is going to be the ability to run a 5k again!
  15. 1 point
    Viver555

    Living Healthier

    Hello everyone; My name is Jackie. I’m 26, and it’s been nine years since I was active. I have slowly become a couch potato. I recently made a goal to exercise, eat better, and lose 30 pounds. As motivation, I joined a virtual 5K. None of the people I know are very active so I started this program, and I hope the people of this community help with motivation and accountability. Stay healthy and active, Jackie
  16. 1 point
    So, I’ve “run” in the past (very slowly) and have started and stopped so many times before it’s daunting at start... again. I did a full marathon In 2005 doing a run walk (12 minute pace), didn’t keep up with it. Now 15 years later and 20 pounds heavier I’m at it again. I did a half marathon last November doing a run/walk and it took me 3 hours. I did it with a bunch of old friends and we did a LOT of walking. Even “training” With a run/walk app for 9 months before the marathon I couldn’t run a couple of miles without walking. And once again, I didn’t keep up with it. I have friends my age who breeze through a quick 6 miles even if they haven’t run in 6 months and don’t run for 3 months after that. When does it get easier? Feeling defeated even before I get started. On week 2 day 2. so now, at 55 I’m starting again.....
  17. 1 point
    RoseGale

    Really worried. PLEASE help

    Concern about the pressure on your joints is valid. There is no shame in walking as opposed to running. Listen to your body, test your limits, but don't shame yourself for getting tired! Recovery is just as important, IF NOT MORE important, than the exercise. You can't continue each day if you get injured, so go easy on yourself. Push later, but only because you feel empowered to do so - avoid doing it out of guilt, jealousy, or spite. Your body is your greatest asset, take care of it and it will take care of you. No need to "punish" it every day. Long term results will come from feeling good about what you are doing, so please try to find additional motivation outside of the disgust you've begun to feel. This will prove to be a much stronger push for you on days when you don't feel like going. Also, walking with the kiddos and family can prove to be a great way to add more exercise each day without the added strain on your body and schedule.
  18. 1 point
    Hi ive completed c25k previously a few years ago and a few kg lighter. Im about to start week 6 day 1 - I’m struggling this time to drift off mentally as I used to. I listen to music & try to distract myself with little success. Does anyone have any tips to help me drift off & enjoy the run more? cheers
  19. 1 point
    JaiTadeo

    Burning legs

    Your leg muscles with get stronger as you continue with regular runs. And the burning sensation when you suddenly switch to walking is normal. I suggest to switch up running with cycling or swimming for variety. You'd get the same level of leg workouts and well, keep the exercises from getting boring. You can also read about Fartlek exercises for runners It'd hep build your endurance and strength - plus help keep running injuries at bay.
  20. 1 point
    Blackrystal

    Pregnancy Weight Loss

    My son is 5 months now. The last I checked I weighed 176lbs and that was when i was 6 months pregnant, I think I have gained more. My son is still breast feeding too. I was a runner prior to falling pregnant. I tried to run during the pregnancy but I couldn't, it was too painful. 5 months later I ran 5Ks and my pelvic was acheing so much. But I wanna try again I need to lose the weight. I have tried hiit and other forms of exercise and I am not seeing any results, so i am going to run
  21. 1 point
    Hey y'all! I am an almost 42 yrs old high school math teacher who looks like an Easter egg with legs. I have never lost my pregnancy weight...in fact it's only gotten worse. I weigh approx 240! All my excess weight is on my stomach, face, arms, neck, and back. My legs are still awesome. I am 5'3" and have always had a very muscular body. Even when I weighed 130, I only had 12% body fat. After marriage and having a child, I lost control over my body and quickly put on the pounds. Now I can't get rid of them. I've tried everything you can think of and would maybe lose 10 or 15 pounds then got it all back. We did find out I have Hypothyroidism but I can't blame it all on my thyroid. I want to be healthy. My goal for myself is to be a healthy 150. I'm currently going through a divorce and I find myself running out of breath just by washing clothes. I want to be able play with my son, but I can't due to my health. What is the best way for me to get started? Any pointers will help! Love, alli
  22. 1 point
    DarrenP

    Syncing Apple Watch with iPhone

    on your phone go to the app change to the day your on and then look on your watch it should now match :)
  23. 1 point
    http://www.zenlabsfitness.com/difference-running-treadmill-running-pavement/ As you gear up to get started on your running routine, one of the most important things that you might be asking yourself is where to do your runs. While some people have a srong preference of either the treadmill or outside, others may not be so sure. Is one better than the other? Would you see enhanced results running outdoors compared to on a treadmill? Or perhaps the treadmill is better? By understanding the differences between the two, you can make a more informed decision on where to do your runs.
  24. 1 point
    jtaylo04

    More than 3x per week?

    I personally would just repeat the week one stuff until my actual week two. I think it’s a flexibility thing, so you don’t have to feel like you have to run 5 or 7 days a week to have progress.
  25. 1 point
    twheels

    New to this

    Finally getting started on my exercise goal...i am not a runner and know this will be a challenge, but here we go!!!!
  26. 1 point
    Genn

    Find Your Inspiration Here!

    How do you keep going? I started day 1, struggled but got through it. It was hard, a lot harder than I initially thought it would be. I don't see myself being able to do 5 mins of nonstop running by week 5.
  27. 1 point
    Tom Riddle

    Proper running technique!

    Hey ADMIN, Surely going to check your blogs but before that I've a Question;How about doing YOGA for better breathing. I mean the asanas can really leads to better breathing. What say..?
  28. 1 point
    HTK

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    This will be my third time trying to hit week 5 day 3 without stopping. The last two times I stopped at around 15 minutes. I’ve had to cut my running down because my knees were getting really sore so I haven’t run in 3 days. Wish me luck!
  29. 1 point
    tiffmarshl

    Pulled/strained my groin? Stretches?

    I did Week 1 Day 3 today, but could barely finish the workout with the pain in my inner right groin muscle. I don't think I stretched quite well enough. Any stretching recommendations to prevent a recurrence or any idea when I might be able to continue doing the workouts?
  30. 1 point
    Boonedog

    Not a runner but here we go.

    Looking to lose weight and better health for the new year. Not a runner, over weight, over 50 and trying something new. Any encouragement would be welcome. Thanks Boonedog
  31. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Hi Just about to start the course again. Will be trying to fit a run in in the morning, so am looking for some help to stay motivated and some accountability! It's dark and cold and there are too many reasons to not run, but I want to!!!
  32. 1 point
    Hechy

    3 days a week?

    The programs are set up to train 3 times a week. Training every day could result in injury.
  33. 1 point
    Runswhenchased

    Help a newbie?

    How did the month go? I have never been a runner. I am out of shape but not overwt. I am giving it a try. Looking for encouragement
  34. 1 point
    LSwain

    Help a newbie?

    This may be really dumb. But I just finished Day 1 and it was fine. But can’t find in the app what I do next. Do I go three days in a row am I supposed to take a day off between each run or two days off or none? Might be app challenged but can’t find that on here. Also, nothing on here saying how fast or slow I should be running. What pace am I supposed to go at ? Without this information, this app just seems like a timer I could just use a stop watch for. Any help? I am sure it’s not but help on how long between run days if any and how fast am I supposed to be running at first and then as you go. Is there a link with that info I may have missed ? Sorry for the long post all help is appreciated.
  35. 1 point
    Timb113

    Help

    Randy, you can do it. I hope you are a few weeks into the program right now. Just take your time, don't be afraid to repeat or even take a step back if needed. You can do this!
  36. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Went again today. Worried about what will happen when work starts again but am going to keep trying!
  37. 1 point
    StacyS

    C25K not working on Apple Watch ...

    My Apple Watch workout app overrides my c210k app...when I lift my arm while struggling through a tough segment, I see the apple workout stats instead of hoe much time is left in the segment. Is there a way to lock the c210k screen on the watch despite workout also running? Second to that...can anyone confirm that if both are running, I don’t have a duplicate cal burn logged on my activity app?
  38. 1 point
    Ninjajedi

    Running theraphy for depression

    Anne, I'm in the same boat. Congrats on finishing day 2. I just did half of day 1 tonight.
  39. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Well I went, not as early as it will be once school starts again but it's an attempt to get in to a routine before then, and it was more of a slow shuffle than a run.....but I went. And it was glorious!!
  40. 1 point
    jeb6294

    More than 3x per week?

    This is my 3rd time doing C25K. First time did the whole thing on a treadmill which doesn't translate to running outside so it didn't go anywhere once I'd finished. Second time I did it outside and kept going and eventually got up to doing 3-5 mile runs, long runs of 10 miles and even a half marathon. A bum knee due to a fall on the ice put a stop to that. It's been several years, but I am starting again...just did week 2, day 2 this morning. Taking the day off is pretty important, especially if you're starting as someone who wasn't running at all at the beginning. Trying to do too much too fast is a good way to end up with shin splints. I did my 2nd stint while I was overseas in Afghanistan so I was able to get regular runs in every morning. I was able to fast track things a little bit because I, literally, did one rest day between runs rather than say Mon, Wed, Fri. Something that I did do that I would recommend is getting out and walking for 30 minutes on the off days. Any extra exercise is always good and that way I was able to stay on a regular routine.
  41. 1 point
    This has driven me insane since day one. I hate it!!!!
  42. 1 point
    MistyT

    New

    I did 2 5 Ks last year. Now, I am motivated to do another one this October , after being treated for Breast Cancer. Thought this app would help get me on track!
  43. 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.
  44. 1 point
    Crabapple

    Proper running technique!

    I agree. I don't think it's good to land on your toes, if that's what they mean. I've read that it's good to land lightly on the ball of your foot, that heel strikes are not good and can lead to injury. Also, that a person should take shorter strides, in essence, falling forward with your body over the foot as it hits the pavement or ground.
  45. 1 point
    MJ Stone

    Play list ideas

    I love Linkin Park and rock music, but when I’m working out, I go with mostly pop music such as Ariana Grande or Salena Gomez. Here’s my playlist on Spotify that I use. Feel free to check it out.
  46. 1 point
    TheBoatDude

    Am I too fat to jog?

    No. Look up 300 pounds and running and Running Fat Chef...they’ve both done marathons...
  47. 1 point
    After my first run the watch wanted me to synchronize with the ‘parent app’ I had to do it three times before both were on the same page. Same thing happened on the next day.
  48. 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!
  49. 1 point
    portion control, and exercise will help in losing weight, please intersperse running with strength training and rest , Eat wisely and you will reach your target goal. it takes about 6 weeks for you to see the results and 12 for others happy running
  50. 1 point
    admin

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