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Everything posted by Wendell

  1. Treadmill miles was 2.4, but that's with walking too.
  2. Welcome Christie!! You're going to be amazed what this app can do....but you MUST stick with it! Make it a priority in your life, and you'll do great!
  3. My first 5k is Thursday morning, and I feel like I can really run it all if I watch my pace. If I have to walk some, I'm ok with that too, but I really am going to try not to.
  4. W5D3, done! I NEVER thought I'd be able to run for 20 minutes straight, but when it was over, I'm sure u could have run even farther. The only thing I didn't like about it was I did it on the treadmill, thanks to the 5" of snow we got yesterday. This program really works!
  5. Shows how far in the clouds my head has been. 4-7 inches of snow tomorrow. Yuck.
  6. Speedy, you CAN do this!!! Every week for me, day 2 has been my wall, making me dread day 3, but I PROMISE, you'll be able to do day 3. In fact, I bet when you're done, you'll think you could have run more. Go for it, believe in yourself, and you'll make it! If you're running out of breath, slow down a little. Pace is everything. You've got this!
  7. I think they will make a big difference. They did with me I know, and I think it's good you got the ones with extra room, because your feet swell a little when you run. I was surprised my right foot swings left of center when I run, something I'm trying hard to correct.
  8. W5d2 done, again on the treadmill. I think I was able to fix the problem by tightening the belt? We'll see if it lasts. I was a little initiated by two 8 minute runs, but I did it fairly, and surprisingly, easily. D3 will be a real test for me, but I'm excited about it. I'm just hoping it doesn't rain so I can run outside!
  9. Congrats Lefty! Every other day is the way to go, I think. That gives your legs time to recover in between, and it's important. Just be sure to not overdo it. Someone on here said there's a difference between sore and hurt. Sore is ok, hurt isn't. Good luck!!
  10. I'm gonna try! He runs a 5k in around 19:00 though, but I'm sure he'll back it down for the old man lol
  11. Bailly, no joke here, have you ever been tested for Lyme disease?
  12. Kenneth, honestly, that's why I'm doing it, too. I'm 44 myself, and my son discovered he loved running cross country this fall. Made varsity as a freshman. So I decided I'm going to run and help him train. He's on crutches for a couple more weeks, so between his setback, and my running through the winter, I'm hoping to be able to stick with him in the spring
  13. Brittany, I've always hated running, but with this program, I actually love it! I'm only on week 5, but seriously can't wait for my next run. Don't give up, and you'll amaze yourself. Good luck, and keep us all posted!
  14. Mat, congrats on putting down the smokes!!! It's hard. I quit last October 30th for the third and last time. Just know you can never have a drag off anything again, or its over. You're stronger than they are!!!!! Good job on getting moving too. Great program, with great support!
  15. I ran to the end of the street, about another two minutes, because I know it's a five minute walk back to my houses LOL!
  16. W5D1 done. Did it on the treadmill though, and never realized how much I like running outside better. 1:30 left on my last five minute run, and my treadmill shut off!! So I run upstairs, out the front door and down the street. My wife thought I was insane when I came back. My legs felt sooo much better running outside, like I could stretch them out. Hopefully this weather breaks before Thursday.
  17. I still ache a little the mornings after, but it's almost a good ache, like you have after a hard day of work. No pain yet. I'm just looking forward to this next challenge. It's really yucky outside, rainy and around 45, so it may have to wait until tomorrow. :-(
  18. Day 2's have been that way for me every week from the start lol. It's amazing how it works! Good luck!
  19. Way to go!!! Not giving up is definitely key. I've wanted to a few times myself, and I'm glad I didn't. Keep it up! I'm starting week 5 today, myself
  20. Breathing is definitely key! I would also recommend going to a running shoe store and have them look at your form. A quality pair of shoes fitted for you make a huge difference also. Good luck on the academy!!
  21. Congrats on getting started! Biggest thing is, don't give up!!
  22. I took this advice and started tacking on extra running at the end. It works!!
  23. Got through it. Not nearly as hard as day two. Nice weather, empty stomach, well hydrated, and focused on my breathing more. Pushed my pace for the last five minutes and felt good afterward. Best thing I did was turn my iPhone over in its case once I started so I couldn't look to see how much time was left. I read that on here, and it was the best advice ever!
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