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    torus_ot got a reaction from Rose_P in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    Do what I did - go very slow (schlepping ). And it is really OK if you need to repeat W3D1-3. C25K is just a schedule. It works well for most, but if you have to - adjust it for your physical current state.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Crabapple in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    Do what I did - go very slow (schlepping ). And it is really OK if you need to repeat W3D1-3. C25K is just a schedule. It works well for most, but if you have to - adjust it for your physical current state.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Lagrift in Very simple answers I need!   
    1) phone in the pocket is fine
    2) yes the voice will interrupt the music
    3) any headphones will work
    start the music then start the app and start the daily routine. I
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Nachomama in Week 3 is really tough for me!   
    I would stay with week 3 and try to complete it. Do not worry about the distance, just stay steady, distract yourself with music and put one foot in front of the other.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Laura J in Can't get the distance   
    Keep going! You can work on the distance (speed) after C25K
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    torus_ot got a reaction from kittykandra in Ready to start... but how do I even?   
    The answer is - walking. Normal speed but include 10sec burst of speed walking. In a week or two you will be able to speed walking 20 and 30 sec intervals.
    Then you can try to jog - it is very similar to walking, but there is an interval when your both legs are of the ground. It is not easy switch from sedimentary life style to active moving but it's worth it. I know what I am talking about - I did this switch when I got 55yo
     
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from CiaoBella in Mainstream Diet’s – What You Need To Know   
    And some free time and some skills
    I can (and I like) to cook. But to do it daily?
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    torus_ot got a reaction from CiaoBella in Mainstream Diet’s – What You Need To Know   
    How the food itself? Do you feel hungry if you stay with it?
     
    I can't do this. I cannot think without sugar
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Abitofwit in Week 3 is really tough for me!   
    I would stay with week 3 and try to complete it. Do not worry about the distance, just stay steady, distract yourself with music and put one foot in front of the other.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Robbann in How To Motivate Yourself To Workout????   
    Best motivation - rewards! Did I run three times this week? - OK, I can have ice-cream this Saturday
    The main trick is to find rewards that will motivate you....
    Tasks should be small and easy reachable. Rewards should fit the size of the task:
    easy task - small reward; big task bigger reward.
     
    It is working for my dog and it is working for me too!
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    torus_ot got a reaction from jmatt in Ready to start... but how do I even?   
    The answer is - walking. Normal speed but include 10sec burst of speed walking. In a week or two you will be able to speed walking 20 and 30 sec intervals.
    Then you can try to jog - it is very similar to walking, but there is an interval when your both legs are of the ground. It is not easy switch from sedimentary life style to active moving but it's worth it. I know what I am talking about - I did this switch when I got 55yo
     
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Arcvandy in Week 4 done   
    Thank you for calling me seasoned runner. I have started the running and C25K last December.
    Before that my life was: computer at work - compute at home - couch and TV.
    Today I am less overweight (#195), eating better (trying), can run 5K in 33min and almost one year older (56).
     
    This is what I am trying to tell here. This is more mental than physical.
    Strangely enough you remember all negativity about W5D3, but forum has plenty victories posts about the same day. Look at them.
     
    Good music, easy pace, ignoring the clock and believe that you can do it - all these will help, especially the last part.
    There are few ways to deal with it:
    - run as long as you can, take 2-3min walk and complete the run. Repeat until you conquer this!
    - slowly (1-2weeks) increase you total running time to 25 or 28 min. Then 20 continues min will be easy.
     
    There is one thing to remember: the total running time is a goal, not continues time. Our  sedentary life style benefits more than anything
    from __total__ moving time we can add to the day. Speed and continuity is good, but much less important.
     
    Thanks again for the "seasoned runner", make me smile....
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    torus_ot reacted to Tuxgirl in Question on w5d2 (and beyond)   
    Awesome. So,I'm gaining a ton of trust in the people who came up with the times for this program. I was totally sure I couldn't do w5d3, but not only did I do it this morning, but I was a ways from home at the end of the 20 minutes, and was feeling awesome, so I kept going through the timed cooldown!!! Ended up going about 1.75 miles. 
    Seriously, 2 months ago, I didn't think that was possible. Honestly, before I started this morning, I wasnt sure if I could actually make it through the 20 minutes!!! 
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Arcvandy in Week 3 is really tough for me!   
    I would stay with week 3 and try to complete it. Do not worry about the distance, just stay steady, distract yourself with music and put one foot in front of the other.
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    torus_ot reacted to Andriiya in Week 1 Day 1 Kicked My Ass   
    Do you typically spend a lot of time sitting down? Your hip flexors might be tight and causing your lower back pain. 
    http://www.stack.com/a/4-hip-flexor-stretches-to-relieve-tight-hips
    #2 really helped prevent lower back pain for me. 
    Good luck with the program, it's hard, but not impossible!
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Perkie in First 5k June 2017   
    Nope. It is we who are expecting from you regular reports about your progress!
    Welcome to the forum.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from SQteach in Ready to Run   
    Run every other day, do other exercises (core, upper body, stretching) in between!
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    torus_ot got a reaction from slbickett in What should I Do?   
    Bailey,
    Don't look at the C25K as a strict schedule, use it as a guide. If you have other activities, just adapt C25K around your life. It is OK, it will not yell at you and nobody will know.....
    The same goes to your problem with knees and joints. Try to ease up the load, go slowly and/or shorter distance. Take two days rest instead of one. See if it helps and pain is gone or subside. If it is not, then check with your doctor. Otherwise try slow increase the load.
     
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from SQteach in Ready to Run   
    Let us know how it went!
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    torus_ot got a reaction from KellyAnn in Help! iphone smashed and can't access 10K week 6!   
    Since C25K and c10K are the same for the first 8 weeks, check this out:
    http://cnycap.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Couch-to-5k.pdf
     
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    torus_ot reacted to Joe99 in Ran a 5k Friday and another today (Sunday)   
    I started the Couch 2 5k app in Mid-February 2017. 
    I never ran before now. I'm 37 and way out of shape. I have two children and have been inactive for about 15 years. 
    I have Psoriatic Arthritis and Degenerative Discs in my spine and Chiari Maformation. For years I used this as an excuse. I'm too tired. Too much pain. Blah blah blah. 
    I ran my first 5k two days ago. I ran another 5k today. It feels so good to hit my goal in less time than I thought. I was running almost everyday. 
    When i I started I wasn't able to do Day 1 Week 1 completely. I was huffing and puffing.  
    Get out there!  If I can do it, You can do it!
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Betflip in Newbie   
    It depends what is your goal. You can go for 10K distance (more endurance) or increase your agility for the 5K distance.
    I would suggest to complete c25K starting may be from week 4 or 5.
     
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    torus_ot got a reaction from JCFREEK 767 in Starting again & again & again   
    C25K is right for this (it worked for me). It is schedule that you can follow strictly. It is achievable goal with some efforts from you. It is very satisfying to complete one more day of the program and move forward to the 5k! I did whole program on the treadmill and now just maintaining my cardio and trying lose more weight. Pushups are good, but I would stick with either C25K or 7min program, otherwise it could be too much for start.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from Joe99 in 6 weeks in   
    It does feel good!
    If you feel OK, than your approach is working for you. Just watch for any symptoms of over stressing your muscles and joints. 
    Cannot help you with camel-back though, never used one. I usually run 3mi without drinking and after finish I need to walk before I can drink.
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    torus_ot got a reaction from maryjane in Feel like I have failed already....   
    It will be failing when you stop trying!
    It is OK not to able to run whole thing trough - keep walking the rest of the exercise.
    Repeating days or weeks is something that lot of us here  did.
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