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  1. 4 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
    Crabapple

    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
    Drum Dave

    What comes before Couch?

    So I thought an update was due. I fought through the demotivation and ran anyway. I took all the advice and repeated Day 1 over and over, allowing myself to walk during most of the day's 8 runs. And when I did walk through a one-minute jog, I chose to see it not as a failure but as part of the process. Each jog was a success, whether or not I could do many of them. My first Day 1: Barely survived 3 of 8 runs. Nearly three weeks later: For the first time I actually jogged for all 8 one-minute runs of the Day 1 session. It was messy. I was out of breath. But I did it. Happy running to all y'all.
  4. 2 points
    Rossd

    Changed Watch. App no longer working

    So I have just changed from a Series 4 Apple Watch to a Series 6. I pay the monthly sub which rolls tomorrow. In the Apple Watch app I can only add the free C25K app to the watch and this causes a You need to subscribe on your paired device to enable the watch app. Any help appreciated.
  5. 2 points
    Cocoasmom

    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!!!
  6. 2 points
    My first week had 1 min runs x 8. I did every other one and repeated week 1. Hope that helps
  7. 2 points
    Suzaku86

    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.
  8. 2 points
    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.
  9. 2 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.
  10. 2 points
    dmbotz

    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.
  11. 2 points
    admin

    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
  12. 1 point
    AMidnightSoul

    Week 5 day 3 , failure

    I wanted to add an update for anyone else who gets to this point and panics when they see the 20 minute jog on week 5, day 3, like I did. When I got there, I ended up doing a repeat of week 5, days 1 & 2, which I wish I hadn’t done because it turns out, I could’ve done the 20 minute jog non-stop. I just completed week 6 and rather than psych myself out on day 3 (22 minute run), I decided I would run until I couldn’t any long and was surprised when I did the full 22 minutes non-stop without feeling like I was going to die or like I did too much. So, even if you’re sure you can’t do it, if you’ve made it that far, don’t listen to yourself. Push yourself. You can do it. On day 3 of both week 5 and week 6, you know you’ve got non-stop jogs, so don’t start out going full tilt. Start with a nice, steady pace that isn’t too taxing. If you have to, don’t pay attention to the timer. Just keep telling yourself you’re going to keep going. Eventually, you’ll get into a groove and your body will quit panicking. You can do it!
  13. 1 point
    TMW

    New on day 3

    Just started. I'm on day 3 today. Just finishing up! TGIF everyone.
  14. 1 point
    Bodacia26

    Big 5-0 tomorrow

    I don't want to be out of shape anymore. It happened so gradually, but here I am! My gift to myself is going to be the ability to run a 5k again!
  15. 1 point
    So, I’ve “run” in the past (very slowly) and have started and stopped so many times before it’s daunting at start... again. I did a full marathon In 2005 doing a run walk (12 minute pace), didn’t keep up with it. Now 15 years later and 20 pounds heavier I’m at it again. I did a half marathon last November doing a run/walk and it took me 3 hours. I did it with a bunch of old friends and we did a LOT of walking. Even “training” With a run/walk app for 9 months before the marathon I couldn’t run a couple of miles without walking. And once again, I didn’t keep up with it. I have friends my age who breeze through a quick 6 miles even if they haven’t run in 6 months and don’t run for 3 months after that. When does it get easier? Feeling defeated even before I get started. On week 2 day 2. so now, at 55 I’m starting again.....
  16. 1 point
    RoseGale

    Really worried. PLEASE help

    Concern about the pressure on your joints is valid. There is no shame in walking as opposed to running. Listen to your body, test your limits, but don't shame yourself for getting tired! Recovery is just as important, IF NOT MORE important, than the exercise. You can't continue each day if you get injured, so go easy on yourself. Push later, but only because you feel empowered to do so - avoid doing it out of guilt, jealousy, or spite. Your body is your greatest asset, take care of it and it will take care of you. No need to "punish" it every day. Long term results will come from feeling good about what you are doing, so please try to find additional motivation outside of the disgust you've begun to feel. This will prove to be a much stronger push for you on days when you don't feel like going. Also, walking with the kiddos and family can prove to be a great way to add more exercise each day without the added strain on your body and schedule.
  17. 1 point
    RunMommaRun

    Couch-to-30minutes

    I realized yesterday that this app does not prepare you to run 5k/3miles; it prepares you to run for 30 minutes, and it assumes a 10-minute-mile pace. That is a pace too fast for most beginners. I don't really have a question, just wanted to express my annoyance. At my current (very slow) pace, it will take me 45 minutes to run 3 miles, but the app abandons me at 30 minutes.
  18. 1 point
    JaiTadeo

    Burning legs

    Your leg muscles with get stronger as you continue with regular runs. And the burning sensation when you suddenly switch to walking is normal. I suggest to switch up running with cycling or swimming for variety. You'd get the same level of leg workouts and well, keep the exercises from getting boring. You can also read about Fartlek exercises for runners It'd hep build your endurance and strength - plus help keep running injuries at bay.
  19. 1 point
    Blackrystal

    Pregnancy Weight Loss

    My son is 5 months now. The last I checked I weighed 176lbs and that was when i was 6 months pregnant, I think I have gained more. My son is still breast feeding too. I was a runner prior to falling pregnant. I tried to run during the pregnancy but I couldn't, it was too painful. 5 months later I ran 5Ks and my pelvic was acheing so much. But I wanna try again I need to lose the weight. I have tried hiit and other forms of exercise and I am not seeing any results, so i am going to run
  20. 1 point
    DarrenP

    Syncing Apple Watch with iPhone

    on your phone go to the app change to the day your on and then look on your watch it should now match :)
  21. 1 point
    jtaylo04

    More than 3x per week?

    I personally would just repeat the week one stuff until my actual week two. I think it’s a flexibility thing, so you don’t have to feel like you have to run 5 or 7 days a week to have progress.
  22. 1 point
    MaryIreland

    Hi everyone

    My name is Mary and today is day 1! I’ve just completed it and I’m feeling positive! I can’t wait for day 2 already! As my name suggests I’m from Ireland, we’re currently on lockdown due to COVID 19. We are permitted to do brief exercise daily so this plan is perfect for me!
  23. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Hi Just about to start the course again. Will be trying to fit a run in in the morning, so am looking for some help to stay motivated and some accountability! It's dark and cold and there are too many reasons to not run, but I want to!!!
  24. 1 point
    Hechy

    3 days a week?

    The programs are set up to train 3 times a week. Training every day could result in injury.
  25. 1 point
    LSwain

    Help a newbie?

    This may be really dumb. But I just finished Day 1 and it was fine. But can’t find in the app what I do next. Do I go three days in a row am I supposed to take a day off between each run or two days off or none? Might be app challenged but can’t find that on here. Also, nothing on here saying how fast or slow I should be running. What pace am I supposed to go at ? Without this information, this app just seems like a timer I could just use a stop watch for. Any help? I am sure it’s not but help on how long between run days if any and how fast am I supposed to be running at first and then as you go. Is there a link with that info I may have missed ? Sorry for the long post all help is appreciated.
  26. 1 point
    Ninjajedi

    Day 1 for me

    I am going to try this again.. I could only get through half of the first workout today. I lapped everyone on the couch though..Woohoo!!
  27. 1 point
    Shin splints are the worst!! Ice massage helps recovery. Shin splints is an overuse injury. They are tiny tears in the muscle/tendon, and cause painful inflammation. aA first if feels like a 'good' soreness after a workout, but it doesn't dissipate it get's worse. The best treatment is prevention Run on softer ground if possible (dirt>asphalt>sidewalk) Slow down (mph), Limit your mileage until your bones and tendons have toughened up Stretch before and after your run
  28. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Went again today. Worried about what will happen when work starts again but am going to keep trying!
  29. 1 point
    StacyS

    C25K not working on Apple Watch ...

    My Apple Watch workout app overrides my c210k app...when I lift my arm while struggling through a tough segment, I see the apple workout stats instead of hoe much time is left in the segment. Is there a way to lock the c210k screen on the watch despite workout also running? Second to that...can anyone confirm that if both are running, I don’t have a duplicate cal burn logged on my activity app?
  30. 1 point
    Ninjajedi

    Running theraphy for depression

    Anne, I'm in the same boat. Congrats on finishing day 2. I just did half of day 1 tonight.
  31. 1 point
    Just checking in, Anne. How is the running going?
  32. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    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!!
  33. 1 point
    Gigi2three

    New to forum

    Hi everyone ! I am new to the forum but would like to introduce myself . I am 59 yrs old , live in the Midwest , a farm wife ,mom to 3 adult kids and a Gigi to 2 and a 3rd that will join our crazy family in mid-Feb. i have completed the C25K training module and am now into the 10K one . While knee issues may never have me running fast miles/times Or actually competing in 5k/10K’s ,I am doing this to get in the best shape possible ... I love jogging/running !!! look forward to getting to ‘know’ others that are new or veteran !
  34. 1 point
    Timb113

    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!
  35. 1 point
    jeb6294

    More than 3x per week?

    This is my 3rd time doing C25K. First time did the whole thing on a treadmill which doesn't translate to running outside so it didn't go anywhere once I'd finished. Second time I did it outside and kept going and eventually got up to doing 3-5 mile runs, long runs of 10 miles and even a half marathon. A bum knee due to a fall on the ice put a stop to that. It's been several years, but I am starting again...just did week 2, day 2 this morning. Taking the day off is pretty important, especially if you're starting as someone who wasn't running at all at the beginning. Trying to do too much too fast is a good way to end up with shin splints. I did my 2nd stint while I was overseas in Afghanistan so I was able to get regular runs in every morning. I was able to fast track things a little bit because I, literally, did one rest day between runs rather than say Mon, Wed, Fri. Something that I did do that I would recommend is getting out and walking for 30 minutes on the off days. Any extra exercise is always good and that way I was able to stay on a regular routine.
  36. 1 point
    MumRun

    5K without stopping

    I want to run 5K without stopping. I am just going to follow the program and do my best, the aim is to move my body everyday, whether it is a programmed run or a long walk. I want to feel the best I can - and maybe go running with my sister next time I visit her!
  37. 1 point
    I tend to start with unachievable goals, and always give up when I don’t follow through. This time I start low. This week I will do 3 days. Today was my first and I feel proud of myself. It took months of just thinking about it daily but stopping short of moving my rear toward the treadmill.
  38. 1 point
    Crabapple

    Newbies

    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.
  39. 1 point
    Meggs9977

    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
  40. 1 point
    I would say go back. Your health is more important than a schedule. I did week one at least twice and week two maybe 3 times (I've kind of lost track now). I did week 4 last week and will probably do it again this week, even though I can't really run for 3 to 5 minutes and I think I'm on a week 8 or 9 as far as how many weeks I've actually done the program.
  41. 1 point
    Crabapple

    Proper running technique!

    I agree. I don't think it's good to land on your toes, if that's what they mean. I've read that it's good to land lightly on the ball of your foot, that heel strikes are not good and can lead to injury. Also, that a person should take shorter strides, in essence, falling forward with your body over the foot as it hits the pavement or ground.
  42. 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.
  43. 1 point
    PG0078

    Foods to eat before a run

    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
  44. 1 point
    After my first run the watch wanted me to synchronize with the ‘parent app’ I had to do it three times before both were on the same page. Same thing happened on the next day.
  45. 1 point
    Lovelylight

    Help a newbie?

    I believe this is meant to be three days per week with a day of rest inbetween each run As for speed, you start out slow and will naturally speed up after you've finished the program. "If you can run slower, you're running too fast."
  46. 1 point
    5marty

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    Sounds like a great idea! Seems odd to me that run6.1 is so much easier than 5.3. Just substituting 6.2 for 5.3 looks good too
  47. 1 point
    Twobees

    Week 5 Day 3 conquered!

    Thank you. Ive now completed week five and the 20 minute run was awesome. Felt like I could keep going. Week 6 this week. Feeling satisfied
  48. 1 point
    portion control, and exercise will help in losing weight, please intersperse running with strength training and rest , Eat wisely and you will reach your target goal. it takes about 6 weeks for you to see the results and 12 for others happy running
  49. 1 point
    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.
  50. 1 point
    admin

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