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smarge117 last won the day on July 30 2020

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  1. So. I’ve been working on the c210k app for 5-6 months. I’ve repeated various weeks multiple times. And this week I went back to the beginning—to week 1. I still can’t run for more than 5-8 minutes at a time. I’ve repeated weeks, I’ve slowed my pace, I don’t know what I am doing wrong. I’ve been outside, on a treadmill, flat runs, hillier runs, I want to do a 1/2 marathon one of these days, but I don’t seem to be able to make any progress. Any words of wisdom? This is getting me very down.
  2. Oh boy, where to start. Didn’t come close to completing 2 miles in 20 minutes. (Are 10 minute miles the goal?), and I had to walk a little bit. So the next question is, do I repeat week 5, or plow on to week 6?
  3. 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.....
  4. I got through C210K and did my first 10K (very slowly--well over 1 hour and pulled a calf muscle in the last mile). I'm basically at the point where I can run for 1 hour or so (with only a little bit of walking.) When and how do you train to go faster?. I realize that the 'apps' are assuming a 10 minute mile--I am no where near that. How do you get there? Does it matter how old you are? I'm 51 and it took me 9 months to get through C25K--into C210K.
  5. So I'm on week 5 (well, I'm re-doing weeks 5 & 6 because I felt that I hadn't quite "nailed" it). And my problem is that I can't pace myself well when I'm on the trail. On the treadmill I set it at about 5.1 - 5.3-ish, but when I'm outside I have no skill in setting a consistent pace. I think I'm starting too fast and end up at a slower pace. Any suggestions as to how to help keep pace when I'm running outside? Thanks Margaret
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