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    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
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    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.
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    My Fitness Pal

    I am trying to integrate this app with my fitness pal and I don't see how that's possible. It redirects me here and I don't see anything
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    Hello guys, Have a very good day to all. I am newbie here. I would like to introduce myself with all of you guys. Thanks for your time!
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    Fabulous 50

    My weight went up 40 pounds while I struggled through the peri-menopause years. Now that it’s over and my weight has been steady for the past two years, it’s time to get my weight back down. I just hit 50 and I want to enjoy my years ahead by being in shape and healthy.
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    Excited to start!

    Hi all! I’m a year post lumbar fusion surgery, and my doc has cleared me to slowly start running again, so C25K made the most sense! I ran all through high school and through my 20s...Now I’m almost 50 and 30 pounds overweight! Yikes! I put W 1 D 1 in the books yesterday and it felt great just to be heading in the right direction! Thanks in advance for the support and any advice y’all have to offer!
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    NewRunner Here

    Hey what's going on everybody this is a new Runner here. Most of my life I've been either into football or baseball which or sports that really don't require much running as far as staying in shape. But since college football I've grown to dislike running but the recent circumstances have made me to start wanting to run again. So all of my professional runners who are running marathons and half-marathons I will need your help. Thank you in advance
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    Off days

    On my days off from C25K, I have been power walking on the treadmill at a brisk pace for me about 4mph. As my c25k mileage is picking up I have found my knees getting really “tired” I don’t feel like I’ve injured them but rather just overuse soreness. Is it a bad idea to be power walking like this on the days off? Should I try a different exercise for the off days instead of walking which is using the same muscles as running??
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    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!
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    Week 6, day 3.... so hard!

    I managed to nail everything up to week 6 day 3. I can get 15 mins through the 22 mins run but then I always seem to run out of steam (my legs just decide enough is a enough) - I'm gutted if I'm honest as I'd been doing so well up until this point. I'll keep trying as I'm sure I'll get there eventually, but any tips would be greatfully received. UPDATE: Finally done it at last! How? by simply slowing my jogging speed a little; that's it Looking forward to starting week 7 now - 25 min runs here we come :-)
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    Week 6, day 3.... so hard!

    I finished week 8 and the C25K programme a few weeks back now. I am now running two 5K runs per week and really enjoying it. So pleased as I never dreamed I'd be able to do this a few months ago :-)
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    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.
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    Want to do this injury free

    I've done this before gung ho and always end up injured. Finished day 3 this morning and feel great. Slow and steady will get me to the 5k in October and Turkey Trot in November!
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    Week 3 is really tough for me!

    Abitofwit - I'm with you, except I was able to do the 3 minute run. It was the 90 second run that came after it that I struggled with. I ended up pausing the app and walked for about 10 minutes before starting up with the second 3 minute run. I have mapped out a 2 mile route, so I do walk a little bit extra in the beginning and end of the workout. Keep with it. It will be worth it. Every time I think about quitting because it's too hard, I just remind myself about how far I've come so far. I mean, a month ago, I never would've thought that I could actually run 3 minutes continuously. And right now, I can't picture running for 5 minutes straight, let along running an actual 5K, but one thing I know for sure. I definitely won't get there if I stop. I hate exercise completely, so for me to be excited for my next run is thrilling. I hope that I keep this feeling going. Wendy
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    Question on w5d2 (and beyond)

    Awesome. So,I'm gaining a ton of trust in the people who came up with the times for this program. I was totally sure I couldn't do w5d3, but not only did I do it this morning, but I was a ways from home at the end of the 20 minutes, and was feeling awesome, so I kept going through the timed cooldown!!! Ended up going about 1.75 miles. Seriously, 2 months ago, I didn't think that was possible. Honestly, before I started this morning, I wasnt sure if I could actually make it through the 20 minutes!!!
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    My Fitness Pal

    I was having the same trouble too today. My 1st workout I was given the opportunity to connect to MFP when my workout ended. Today, it automatically ended without me having to slide to end & went to the home page. When I checked MFP it didn't sync, so I disconnected the app & planned to reconnect only to have the same trouble....redirected me to Zen lab website. After much research it says you can only sync right after work out complete.
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    Proper running technique!

    Check out the article on our blog with great tips from an expert on proper body form when running. These tips will help reduce the risk of injury, as well as help you get the most out of your workout! http://www.zenlabsfitness.com/learning-proper-running-technique/ Comment here in this post if you have tried these techniques, and what has worked best for you.
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    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Don't sweat the distance and just do the time. You will speed up.
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    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.
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    Life after 10k trainer

    I recommend only running it once per week. Drop down to 50% on Day one, 70% on day two, then 100% full 10K on day three. Repeat until 10k race. Once you get done with the 10k, time to start training for that half marathon.
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    Week 5 day 3 - how did you get through it?

    I did day 2 twice then amazingly managed day 3 with only about a 10 second stop after about 5 minutes. Once I did that I was fine for the rest of the way. Can't actually believe I managed it. When I went onto week 6 day 1 today it seemed like a breeze! One thing I have found is that listening to audiobooks helps me better than music. Although you don't get the "pace" (and I run incredibly slowly) I find they make me concentrate more on the story and less on how much my legs are hurting!
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    breathing techniques

    To get better breathing you should inhale twice and exhale once.!
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    breathing techniques

    When I first started running with C25k I heard to use your core to run and to concentrate on breathing. In order for me to tighten my core, concentrate on breathing and to run at the same time I used a back support belt. It helped me to run without leaning forward and able to breath when running. Now in 2014 I did 5k's events now in 2015 in already doing 10k's event. My first run was the NewYearRace 10k in Los Angeles 1hr15min due to some hills on the course. I didnt train myself running on hills lol
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    breathing techniques

    So. Today. I'm in Week 5, Day 1. Super Cold out (40 degrees), high altitude. Which I am used to. 2nd running session and my right side was killing me. It's from lack of oxygen. I was so stiff running today because of the cold. Major stitch in the Side. Started walking and breathing deep. Not through your mouth. Through your diaphragm. Hold your tummy and breathe through your chest with your mouth closed. Do this a few times a day too and this will help. I set a timer for 3 x a day and breathe deep for a few minutes. At first you will get dizzy but it will subside. Do you you realize how much we don't breathe DEEP????? It will increase your metabolism too. Breathe in , out. Breathe in 3 times, let it out the same way. 3 times in, blow out. keep doing it. Also breathe in, hold, hold, hold, let out. Look up Oxycise. It works. We never use our lungs to capacity. Are you sitting here ? Are you breathing?, not deep enough EH??? Now breathe deep. It oxygenates the blood. Which increased circulation, which increases metabolism. Try it.