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  1. 5 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. 5 points
    Mellow yellow

    Weightloss and Park runs.

    I've joined up to lose some weight, I've put on around 40lbs since my wedding in 2017 and need to sort myself out to get in better shape, I've done casual runni g before but never kept it up, hopefully c25k can keep me on track. I'm sound 207lbs now and looking to get down to 160ish and get some regular park runs in over summer. I'm a bit of a yoyoer so really going to give this my best shot.
  3. 5 points

    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.
  4. 4 points

    Treadmill for now

    Hello! Just getting going with the app. Right now the weather here isn't fit for running so I am on the treadmill. I purposely restarted week one. Trying to make sure I am adapted before I move to the next week. This is all very new to me but I am determined to succeed!
  5. 3 points

    Training for April 5k

    I got the c25k app so I could run a 5k near the end of April. I repeated weeks 1 and 2, but I'm determined to stay with week 3 all this week. I don't know that I will repeat any weeks from here on, but I will only run as long as I can, even if that means on the last day of the last week I am running 2 minutes and walking 2 minutes. Saturday, I decided to do a long "run" that was at least half dirt road. I used the Nike app to track my distance because it seems to be way more accurate. The route was nearly 5K. Obviously, the c25k app stopped before I was done. Today, I missed the dirt road that leads to Main Street, and I ran/walked several minutes before I realized my mistake. I ended up going almost 6 k. It took me over an hour. I will probably not make that mistake again, but it was nice to know I could go that far. At this point, most of my runs consist of walking more than running. In any case, I'm really glad to have the c25k app, and the Nike app. I think they complement each other.
  6. 3 points


    In the back of my mind I knew I couldn't keep up, but I tried. I just couldn't get those 5 minute runs done without walking. Looks like I will be stuck on week 4 for a bit. I'm not giving up though. Thanks for reading. Happy running folks!
  7. 3 points


    Hi my name is Hank and tomorrow will be day 2 of week 2, I have ways to go. Been working on being healthy a bit over a year now, and this is phase 2, a 5K, picked the one I want it's in July. If I don't mess up I should be ready
  8. 3 points


    Hello everyone! I made the decision to live a healthier life one month ago. I now have my diet under control and want to start exercising. I have always wanted to do a 5K so I thought this would be a great way to do both. Looking forward to doing this with all of you!
  9. 3 points

    Finished c25k 3 weeks ago.

    I finished the c25k app 3 weeks ago. Felt great to finish, but you know what? It feels even greater to keep with it. I have gone back a few weeks and started running for the distance and not the time. It has kept me going with a steady progression and now I absolutely feel ready to start week 9 of the c210k app! My first 5k will be March 23! I love running! My husband has also started running and that makes me happy!! Keep running everyone!!
  10. 3 points

    Training for the Bubble 5k

    Thanks for the welcome. Bubble 5k just makes a bunch of suds to run through.
  11. 3 points

    Training for 10K

    Just completed Week 10 day 1. I move fairly slowly but am amazed that combining the Running with the walking and warm-ups, I did 5 miles. Whoever thought that I could do 5 miles.
  12. 3 points

    Training for 10K

    Next week I start week 9 for the c210k app!! We can do this!!
  13. 2 points
    Rosie Glowe

    Treadmill beginner help

    Hi everyone, I’m new to this so please bear with me. I’ve just finished week 4 of C10k and run VERY SLOWLY ! Im doing 4K walking pace and 6k jogging on the treadmill but once a week run outside ( no timing just do a 5k at what ever walking running pace intervals I can) im 53 3 stone over weight and very unfit but the app is helping me get fitter. hoping to do a full outdoor 10 K by September.
  14. 2 points

    Redo W3

    I'm going to start over at week 3. I havent done anything since the 16th and that was W4D1. Here we go. Happy running folks!
  15. 2 points


    This my second attempt at this but now I have a goal and better mind set
  16. 2 points
    Oh, yeah, isn't that so weird!! I'll feel exhausted, but then get distracted by a show on TV and 20 mins later I'll suddenly realize the time as flown by. Then when I focus on the time again, I "suddenly" feel exhausted. Hmmmmm..... Yep, most of it is all mental!
  17. 2 points


    I been in Disneyland neglecting my program. Hope to get back to it.
  18. 2 points
    My goals for 2019 1). To continue my weight loss journey with the goal of losing 10lbs per month or 100lbs total for the year 2). Continue to develop and grow the love that I have for myself 3). To complete at least thee 5k walks or runs for charities I support 4). To meditate and pray daily, along with becoming more involved in my church and scripture readings 5). To just be happy and to live my life to the fullest.
  19. 2 points

    5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019

    I read the last part and just started cracking up! I can just see me stripping off layers as I near the finish LOL I decided on a thin base layer, long sleeve t shirt and my north face. Bottoms are my leggings. And kilt of course lol
  20. 2 points

    Breast Cancer Cowgirl and Noob

    Hi all. I started a new pastry chef job 2 months ago, and calculating my walking, I’m doing over 10k each day. So why not try a 5K run? My goal: 5K@59. Yeah, I just turned 59. I feel fitter than I have in years!
  21. 2 points

    Week 3 Day 3 ugh

    I finished W3D1 yesterday and surprised myself. I didn't think I could run for 3 minutes straight, but I did it. Feeling confident.
  22. 2 points

    13.1 Half Marathon App

    I think they recommend that you can start about that week since you've already run a lot. If you do that week and it's too easy, then just skip forward again. If it's a little bit hard then you could just go back a week.
  23. 2 points
    Mellow yellow


    Hi there, I'm Dan I'm 36 years old and did my first c25k this morning, looking forward to progressing with this and hopefully doing some regular park runs in the future.
  24. 2 points
    From what I've studied, it would probably be good to do push-ups, squats, and sit-ups on days you don't run. And you should definitely take at least one day a week off for your body to recuperate. It is also recommended to walk on the days you don't run. Best of luck to you. Sounds like you've got great goals!
  25. 2 points

    Too Slow? Is it really running?

    I would think how fast you go is an individual choice. Some people might not be able to run any faster than someone else's fast walk. If you feel like you're running too slow, and you have the physical ability to go faster, then I would say go faster. If you're going as fast as you can already, but it seems like a fast walk, then you're doing the best you can and that's just fine.