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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. 4 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.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 3 points

    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.
  5. 3 points


    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!
  6. 3 points


    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.
  7. 3 points

    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..
  8. 3 points

    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!
  9. 3 points

    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
  10. 2 points

    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!!!
  11. 2 points
    My first week had 1 min runs x 8. I did every other one and repeated week 1. Hope that helps
  12. 2 points

    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.
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    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.
  14. 2 points

    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.
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    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!
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    Jamie C


    I’m a 32 year old mom who just signed up for my first 5k. I walk a lot at work, but don’t really work out on a regular basis. My event is a benefit for suicide awareness in my hometown. I’m really going to push myself to run the whole thing, but if I can just complete the event I’ll be happy with myself.
  17. 2 points


    This past weekend my wife and I took our kids to Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH. Everything was going great until I tried to ride one one their famous coasters. It’s a ride I’ve been on dozens of times, but this time was a bit different. You see, I didn’t fit into the seat in our chosen row. This was the first time that has ever happened. They directed me to another row that accommodated larger passengers, but I had to wait for the next train. I was mortified. Fast forward to today. Trying to think of ways to get myself more active I remembered the C25K app. It’s been a couple of years since I used it, but wanting to give it another try I actually downloaded the 10K version because, why not? I lost interest in exercise when my first son was born. I didn’t have time to work out, work second shift, and be a full time parent while my wife worked first shift. after weighing myself today I was at a bulky 291 pounds. A far cry from the 210 I weighed when I met my wife. Needing to lose some before our family heads to Disney World in November, I’m trying again.
  18. 2 points
    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!
  19. 2 points

    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
  20. 1 point

    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!!!!
  21. 1 point

    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?
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    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!!
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    Running theraphy for depression

    Suzaku, one of the best things that I found about running is that you realize your body can do so much more than your mind thinks is possible for you. This might be great therapy for you, especially when you get to that point of doubt in yourself and you're able to push through! There will be days that are disappointing, just keep believing that you'll be able to do it, and it will work out. Good luck!
  24. 1 point
    This has driven me insane since day one. I hate it!!!!
  25. 1 point


    I made a comment at the end of one of my threads but I think it should be its own thread. Find it sad that so many people often get no answers to their questions, but I hardly ever come on here and I think most people who have had some experience are also gone. People come and go rather quickly on this forum. I rarely come here anymore, and the people who were active when I was training for my 5k seem to also be gone. I think most people don't get answers to questions because no one knows the answers. They are new, too. I would recommend reading old threads. And do a lot of research online. The app that brought you here follows a schedule created elsewhere so you should be able to find info about almost any question you have. (Problems with the app can be best helped by going to "feedback" in the app, which lets you send them an email.) Remember, you can also get really bad advice online so check in several places before you decide to believe something.
  26. 1 point
    Two middle age best friends who are out of shape and needing a purpose are giving this a shot. Wish us luck!
  27. 1 point

    1st time runner

    If you can do week 5, you are doing awesome!
  28. 1 point

    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.
  29. 1 point


    Thanks! I think that’s my plan!
  30. 1 point

    Training for October 5 K

    Have been walking the 3.2 miles each day. Now have to work on improving speed , strength and nutrition .
  31. 1 point

    2019/2020 goals

    My goals for this year and next is to train for the Bolton 2020 iron man race. And to run the London marathon
  32. 1 point

    I turn 57 next month...

    I am on my 8th month of intermittent fasting and I am rebooting my life. I graduated from my 5K training and now I am embarking on my 10K. I am down to my 160+ range and targeting the 150s. I can’t go back. I need to move forward! The attached image is my 34 year old’s reaction to my training.
  33. 1 point

    Proper running technique!

    Yeah, I think perhaps it meant to land on the ball of the foot. As a coach, I've seen some of my runners land more on their toes. Sometimes, because they've been running or walking like this since they've were young children, it's not something that's fixed, nor does it really need to be fixed since their entire body has adjusted to this style of walking/running. More importantly is that the foot is somewhat aligned to your hips and body when it strikes the ground.
  34. 1 point

    New runner starting today

    Hi Jen! Good luck, today was my first morning. Cheers to losing weight and getting fit!!!
  35. 1 point

    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!
  36. 1 point

    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!
  37. 1 point

    Treadmill for now

    I'm just starting today. Hopefully you are going strong and ready for your first 5k. Do you have any tips to stay on track and motivated?
  38. 1 point

    First 5k in over 10 years

    My goals for this year: 1. Get under 200 lbs 2. Complete my first Color Run 5k 3.Go to a Comic Con and do my first Cosplay 4. Get my thyroid under control
  39. 1 point

    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.
  40. 1 point

    Restarting a day

    Just go back to the day you finished, click on it to start. It will warn you that all previous data will be lost. Tap yes and away you go!
  41. 1 point

    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.)
  42. 1 point

    Treadmill for now

    Treadmill Team dor the win!
  43. 1 point
    http://www.zenlabsfitness.com/how-the-8020-diet-can-help-improve-your-health/ What Is The 80/20 Rule? The 80/20 rule basically states that you should be ‘on’ the plan around 80% of the time, which then allows you time to have freedom and flexibility the other 20% of the time. Most people when they first start out on a healthy eating plan expect themselves to be 100% healthy 24/7.
  44. 1 point

    Am I too fat to jog?

    No. Look up 300 pounds and running and Running Fat Chef...they’ve both done marathons...
  45. 1 point
    I am trying to use the app on my Apple watch 4 without having my iPhone with me on my runs. But the app on my Apple Watch doesn’t sync at all with my iPhone when I am finished. And it won’t let me use the app on my Apple Watch without it syncing. This was 3 days ago and it still hasn’t synced! I emailed them and we’ll see what they say. Such a hassle trying to use this with my Apple Watch in stand alone mode!!!
  46. 1 point

    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!
  47. 1 point

    crossfit Shoes?

    Edgar, Thank you, the site helped with the choice!
  48. 1 point

    Week 9

    Just finished a 3 day streak 5k 6.3k and a 5k. Tired but ok. Thx zen for the app
  49. 1 point

    c25k, completed

    Hello, I just completed my first 5k run, right in the 30 minutes allocated time. I have to say it felt really good. To give you a little background, I'm 35 years old, and I have not done any real sports... for most of my life. I started somewhere in May, last year . Ever since then, I ran each week until I felt confident about moving on to the next one. For me it was mostly about getting in shape and safely reaching the 5k point. So about one year later, I am at the point that I can make the 5k run, without any breath issues or pains. And yeah, I did drop some weight as well which is nice. Now I will slowwwwly move towards the 10k program, hopefully I will return in a year with another success story. To conclude, here is a picture of the place I first ran the 5k challenge. Have fun!
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    The bottle of ice water is a great idea! I bought socks with arch suport to help my planter fascitis. After work outs I roll my feet over a tennis ball. I also stand on a stair backwards, with my toes at the edge of the stairs and my heels dangling over. I dip my heels downwards while holding onto the wall for support. This helps stretch my calfs and heel muscles. These tips were recommend by my dr.
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