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  1. 2 points
    Jen19

    New runner starting today

    Hi! I'm Jen and new to running. I am starting this running app as a friend of mine runs and recommended this app. Just wanted to say hello! Jen
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    jenni09876

    Newb - Where to begin

    Hi Everyone - I've been running off and on for a few years now. I use the term running loosely as it's a combination of walk when I need to and jog when I can. I am slow at about 12mph have been doing between 3-5 miles/day 4 or 5 days/week with other exercise on poor weather or super busy days. There are some steep inclines on my route so not sure if this is part of what makes my numbers so low. Would it be most sensible for me to start on day 1 the C25K? I like to stay out and exercise for about an hour and really hate to cut my workout short and potentially walk more than I do now. I don't want to get less fit and exercise less but I would like to improve my stamina/speed a bit. Any advice appreciated!!
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    Mzfuturefitqueen

    New runner starting today

    Hi Jen! Good luck, today was my first morning. Cheers to losing weight and getting fit!!!
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    VBallCoach10

    Training for April 5k

    I loved reading this thread! I think the most important is they everyone is sticking to it even when the runs aren’t perfect. That’s awesome! It’s so easy to quit when we don’t do things the “right” way. If you’re moving toward your goals and feeling better while you do it, then it is the right way! Keep it up, you guys rock!
  5. 1 point
    VBallCoach10

    Back at it!

    Hi! I just completed my first run on this app and I’m super excited to work hard and stick with it! I am a former collegiate athlete and am not too happy with how I’ve let myself get this far out of shape the last few years. Enough is enough and though it isn’t my immediate goal to get back into my college playing shape, it would be nice to be able to go through drills and explain things to the high school team I’m coaching without being super winded or sore afterward I’m also getting married next summer so I’d like to be comfortable with how I look and feel way before and way after the big day. I’d like to not look back at my photos and wonder what the heck happened to me!  Anyway, I’m pretty pumped to be in this community and I wish everyone the best of luck with your goals too! We got this!
  6. 1 point
    VBallCoach10

    Back at it

    Hi! I just completed my first run on this app and I’m super excited to work hard and stick with it! I am a former collegiate athlete and am not too happy with how I’ve let myself get this far out of shape the last few years. Enough is enough and though it isn’t my immediate goal to get back into my college playing shape, it would be nice to be able to go through drills and explain things to the high school team I’m coaching without being super winded or sore afterward :) I’m also getting married next summer so I’d like to be comfortable with how I look and feel way before and way after the big day. I’d like to not look back at my photos and wonder what the heck happened to me! Anyway, I’m pretty pumped to be in this community and I wish everyone the best of luck with your goals too! We got this!
  7. 1 point
    blues

    crossfit Shoes?

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  8. 1 point
    Talon4

    Music

    I have an Apple watch (series 3) and use the 10k PRO app in standalone mode. I love it since I no longer have a bulky phone to drag around. I have a cheap pair of bluetooth headphones I have paired with my watch. I'm able to use 10k Pro and listen to music I have stored on my watch just fine. The voice and audio cues are a little weak, but I can still hear them pretty clear, depending on the music. There doesn't appear to be anyway to adjust the volume of these cues. As to the haptic feedback, I can feel it when its time to switch walking/jogging although I did have to tighten my watch strap a little more than it usually is to be sure. The only real problem I seem to have is that the 10k Pro app wants to be the dominate app when you look at the watch, so switching songs is a bit of a pain as you have to scroll back to the music app each time. Plus changing the music volume using the watch dial doesn't always work right when playing music simultaneously with the 10K Pro app, it works just fine any other time so I know it's not the watch or the headphones.
  9. 1 point
    Thanks for touching base, Silver Pie! Recently heard that a local running coach/race organizer is starting a weekly evening group run, so hopefully I can connect up with some seasoned runners there to benefit from their knowledge and experience.
  10. 1 point
    Jennypcal

    New Runner Starting Tomorrow

    I'm a newbie. I've had this app on my phone for over a year and I'm finally ready to start. I need an accountability buddy. Any other newbies?
  11. 1 point
    How'd it go today? I'm just starting C25K today too. I had my phone in a belt at my waist this morning and couldn't hear the cues very well. Ran out and got an armband for my phone and some wireless earbuds this afternoon. I tested them out walking the dog this evening, but we'll see how they do running on Wedesday. Hang in there!
  12. 1 point
    JoJoB

    New Runner

    Thank you for the suggestion. I will look into it. I just bought a pair of Mizumo’s that I was properly fitted for. I really hope that does the trick.
  13. 1 point
    watchme27

    He Said I'd Never Be a Runner

    I had just started running several years ago when I broke my ankle. The orthopedist, due to my age ( mid 40s then), never having run before and being overweight, told me I'd never be a runner. I believed him for a few years. Now, at 51 and a grandmother, I'm ready to prove him wrong. My first goal is to simply complete C25k training and continue to transition my diet to plant based-increasing my compliance to 80%.
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    Tennis Gal

    Recovering from injury

    I’m a 52 years old aging athlete and have never picked up running. I had a new friend ask me recently, “Do you run?” and my answer was “Only when something is chasing me”, which is only partially true because I do chase that fuzzy ball around the tennis court on a pretty regular basis. Unfortunately I think I may have over did it and either stained a muscle in my forearm or have tendonitis, either way most of things I love to do are off limits indefinitely. I need to be active, I’m in a much better place emotionally when I can do something athletic; however I’m limited right now so I picked up running. I have no intention of running a 5K, but by the time I get to the end of this program I may feel different. In the meantime I will be absorbing as much as I can about technique and breathing....you name it. I have a ton to learn and time to do it so I hope you all can help.
  15. 1 point
    PaulaClara

    I’m starting over tomorrow

    I made it to middle of week 5 in the latter part of April and stopped to go on Vacation! I really can tell the difference in not being active. I’m starting over tomorrow. I got this
  16. 1 point
    Silver Pie

    Training for April 5k

    Today I ran for 10 minutes and 5 seconds without a walk break between. I have never run that long. The run was slightly downhill which helped, and it was towards the end of my run. For some reason, I always run better after 25-30 minutes.. I'm not sure if I will be able to run the 10K I've committed to in October, but if I continue to improve I think it can be done. I'll probably see if I can do another 5K before then and, hopefully, I won't be sick and will be able to have a faster pace/time.
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    PaulaClara

    Training for April 5k

    Great job! I’m starting over and finishing this time. If you can get up and do it with being sick I know I’ll make it.
  18. 1 point
    Pdthunder

    Tired of Being Tired

    Hey there! My friends call me Thunder, and I am 21, female, and fairly active (but not a runner). I have to run errands for my dad all the time, which frequently involves lifting/moving things, and doing a lot of walking in between. I haven't started the c25k but I feel like I could manage the first week pretty well - maybe even the second week without too much pain and strife, but we will see. I ultimately want to build endurance. I am not so much interested in running in races, but I definitely want to be strong and fit. I have always been relatively out of shape and at toward the max end of my recommended Body Mass Index. I want to feel good about myself and I think running is where I will find that. My ultimate goal is to be able to run 10 miles in one go with relative ease. I am not sure how long that will take but I would like to imagine with constant practice and always pushing myself I can get there in one year. Here's to getting stronger, faster and and healthier!
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    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.
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    Rosestrahan

    crossfit Shoes?

    Edgar, Thank you, the site helped with the choice!
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