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  1. "Clare Gallagher shocked the ultrarunning world in August when she came out of nowhere to win the women’s division of the Leadville Trail 100 Run." Film - 8 min, short story and few pretty pictures of the Canyon: Leadville Trail 100 Run
  2. Week Jan 01 - Feb 04, 2017 Monday: - Ice-cream day! 3.0 mi run with average speed 5.48 mph and 3.0% incline (I reduced the speed and incline because ibuprofen did not help me with my ankle pain...) Wednesday: 3.10 mi run with average speed 5.67 mph and 3.5% incline (I have to skip the gym on Tuesday, was too tired...) Thursday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 5.7 mph, 3.5% incline + other gym stuff Friday: 3.2 mi run with average speed 5.74 mph and 3.0% incline Started with 5.4mph speed and slowly increase it to 6.2mph! But the incline was only 3.0 today.
  3. It is entirely your decision! If you feel that you need to prove it to yourself - then repeat it until it is done as scheduled. If you are sure that you can do it - go ahead to the next day. In your place I would add additional (smaller) run interval to the W6D1
  4. Yes, outside running is way to go (I was told )
  5. New week. Monday: 3.0 mi run with average speed 5.6 mph and 3.5% incline Tuesday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 5.56 mph, 3.5% incline + other gym stuff Wednesday: 3.13 mi run with average speed 5.62 mph and 3.5% incline Thursday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 5.55 mph, 3.5% incline + other gym stuff (Did 5mi on ex.bike under 16min for the first time!) Friday: 2.7 mi run with average speed 5.6 mph and 3.5% incline Saturday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 6.0 mph and 1% incline
  6. I disagree - keeping the constant pace on treadmill is more challenging for me. I am also slow increasing speed from start to finish. And now I run on 3.5% incline or more...
  7. The app is simple schedule, it cannot remember all your results. If you tap on the day you have completed the program is warning about reset - all your results for this day and after will be reset to zero. To keep all your activities logged you will need additional app such as MapMyRun or RunKeeper. HTH
  8. Both ways will do the trick. Just stick with it!
  9. torus_ot

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    You are almost done! Two more weeks. The program is a schedule for everybody. You just have to adjust it for yourself. If you feel that you are ready, try to run more and see how it feels. What I did - I was running 'bonus" intervals starting from week 5.
  10. Thanks, Jenn Wednesday: 3.14 mi run with average speed 5.7 mph and 3.5% incline (it is so helpful when your head is preoccupied with something... Time is flying) Thursday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 5.55 mph, 3.5% incline + other gym stuff * Friday: 3.0 mi run with average speed 5.67 mph and 3.5% incline * - gym stuff is usually 5mi bike, treadmill walk to get to my daily goal of steps + 4-6 strength machines
  11. I think starting c25k over is stepping back - reducing activity time. 1) add some interval training - for speed. 2) try to increase your running distance - for endurance Since I am running on the treadmill I am slow raising the incline and speed. It is also good from time to time change your routine. Sometimes I drop the incline and increase the speed. And of course there is an option go for 10k program starting from week 9.
  12. It has been one year and a month when I've started this. Good news - I can run now 5km; - My treadmill is used almost daily. - I am definitely more fit then ever - it looks like I now stick with regular exercise (treadmill and gym) Bad news: - I am one year older (56) - My low back, left hip and ankle still do not like the punishment - I am still overweight and cannot get below 190lb Monday: 3.13 mi run with average speed 5.58 mph and 3.5% incline Tuesday: 1.0 mi run with average speed 5.5 mph, 3.5% incline + other gym stuff
  13. No. The app is simple schedule... you can use this forum to find accountability buddies: http://forums.zenlabsfitness.com/forum/12-accountability-2017/
  14. My 2nd year of the "couch potato no more"

  15. You will need additional app for this. Most recommended (on this forum) are MapMyRun and RunKeeper but there are others you can also use pedometer - 1mi is 2000-2400 steps. I would suggest you use the time as your main measurement at first.
  16. That what I said: less calories and more exercise ... there is no quick fix Raquel, I am sorry that you feel that way.
  17. long stride and hard surface are can aggravate your shin. Try to reduce your running stride and use grass surface as much as possible. http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/shin-splints#1
  18. Welcome back! Take it easy and do not rush.
  19. Monday 0.6mi, 3.6mph, 4.0%incline 2.5mi, avg. speed 5.61 (5.6-5.8mph), 3.5% 0.6mi, 3.8mph, 4.0% Wednesday 0.5mi, 3.6mph, 4.0%incline 3.0mi, avg. speed 5.5 (5.2-5.9mph), 3.5% 0.3mi, 3.8mph, 4.0% Friday 0.5mi, 3.6mph, 4.0%incline 3.0mi, avg. speed 5.55 (5.4-5.8mph), 3.5% 0.5mi, 3.8mph, 4.0% This is my last post in this thread. First it feels like I hijacked it and nobody else is dare to use it... Second I think I don't need it anymore to keep myself motivated. May be later I will open my own topic: "Torus Accountability", I am still thinking about it...
  20. I read that most treadmills give 10-20% error. Be sure that you enter your weight (your real weight ) in the treadmill. I would not compare calories from different devices. Stick with one for rough estimates.
  21. 1. To lose weight you have to burn more calories than you get with food. 1. The calories count is never precise, it is always rough estimation. 3. Unfortunately (for me ) exercise alone is not enough. The reasonable diet should be added. I have no idea how the app calculate the calories. 175 is kind of low. With my weight running 30min with 3.5% incline is about 600 calories This is what my treadmill is showing and it is one good cheeseburger .
  22. Monday 0.5mi, 3.6mph, 3.5%incline 3.1mi, avg. speed 5.68 (5.6-5.8mph), 3.5% 0.5mi, 3.8mph, 4.0% I've found 100+1 reasons not to run on Wednesday.... Thursday (redemption day) 0.5mi, 3.6mph, 3.5% incline 3.2mi, avg. speed 5.75 (5.6-5.8mph), 3.5% 0.5mi, 3.8mph, 4.0% Saturday (broken schedule day) I have to take it easy in the afternoon, since I mast attend the party in the evening 0.3mi, 3.6mph, 3.5% incline 2.5mi, avg. speed 5.6 (5.2-5.8mph), 3.5% 0.3mi, 3.8mph, 4.0%
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