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    C25K Take #2

    Hey everyone, I never really knew that these forms were here. My story begins 3 years or so ago when my daughter decided that she wanted to do a 5k for her birthday. i agreed and we started the c25k program about 3.5 months before the race. We did it everyday to fit the program to our needed schedule. I ended up losing close to 90 lbs in three months ( also eating chicken and rice). We ran the 5k and loved it. We ended up running five 5ks total in 2 years. then we kinda stopped when i moved back home. We have not ran since. I've gained all 90+ back and do not like this feeling, so we are starting it back up for take 2. Can't wait to see where it takes us this time..
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    Just the beginning....

    Running my very first half marathon with my daughter on November 10, her birthday, on NASA property. Excited and nervous at the same time. I feel determined to complete it....that’s my goal at this point since I am just now starting this journey. I really want to get into the best shape I have ever been in.
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    Building a better me!

    Your accomplishments thus far have been amazing!!! I have just joined today and I am looking forward to using the app to train for my first 5K in 90 days. I agree, persistence and progress is the key, not perfection. That is how I will be looking at it:)
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    I started as a new runner. Zero running experience. 57 yrs old. Post 250 lb weightloss. I could barely make it through the first week.... Until I read to slow down my running to a conversation level (can say a sentence or two without gasping for air) I am now on week 6, day 2. From now on, it is straight running, no intervals. My son and I feel much better about ourselves. We are Proud of our accomplishments. My body shape is improving. If we can do it... You can!
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    Our goal is to complete this program and run a 5K without walking. We need to get in shape and stop hating how we look and feel.
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    1st time runner

    Hi. I decided to try the forum. I am excited to become a runner. I am currently at w5d2. I am so much slower than I was in week 4. I must really run at a granny pace. I have been taking my time, as that is what I read I should do, but I think I can speed walk faster. I can use advice. I have a 5k booked (my 1st) on 9/21
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    1st time runner

    Done! W5D3 was not as hard as I thought it would be.
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    Two middle age best friends who are out of shape and needing a purpose are giving this a shot. Wish us luck!
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    Silver Pie

    1st time runner

    If you can do week 5, you are doing awesome!
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    The Little Engine

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Thankful for the insight here. I started week 5 this week and day 3 is scary. Taking your advice and doing what I can. I was thinking there would have been a 12 or 15 minute run in there somewhere. I’m not giving up though!
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    Can I do this?

    That is where I was when I started... And I slowed my pace down to where I could talk. It was no time at all until I was doing a couple minutes. You will, too. I'm currently in week 5.
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    Just me


    I have been following the obesity code for 6 months and have lost 43 lb so far... wanted to increase exercise to ramp up losing because I have hit a bit of a plateau. I also want to start running again but after starting too quickly had an injury that delayed me... this time I will start a bit slower. I used to consistently run 35 miles per week and though it was many years ago, want to get back there.
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    Thanks! I think that’s my plan!
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    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.
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    Silver Pie

    Help a newbie?

    Wishing you luck, Cheryl. If the runs get too difficult, you can always repeat days or weeks. I've repeated. (Thought I was around week 7, but seeing how long ago I posted this, it looks like I could easily be on week 9 or 10. I know I repeated weeks at least 3 times.)
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    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.
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    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Do what I did - go very slow (schlepping ). And it is really OK if you need to repeat W3D1-3. C25K is just a schedule. It works well for most, but if you have to - adjust it for your physical current state.
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    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Tomorrow I do W5 D2 and I encountered the same feeling. How do I go from day 2 to day 3??? I usually don't look ahead til I get to the track as not to freak myself out. I think and hope this is just mental. I'll know more after tomorrow. I'm 68 and this is my first time doing c25k.
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    More of a Prancercise than a jog.

    You are moving and that is what matters!!! Way to go !
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    5k in 2 months

    Yes it is ... I am now at week 9 ... Never imagined I could do this, but I ran 5k last week
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