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    Week 6 day 2

    Sharon, you do what you can do. Speed is not important, in my opinion. If you're jogging and getting your heart rate up, that's what is important. If you get to running in some races, and aren't happy with a time, you could go back and work through the program again, running faster to try to build up. But if you're running on a treadmill for exercise, the speed is what's comfortable for you to run.
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    Good leg stretches

    If you stand on the edge of a step with your toes and let your ankles drop down, that will stretch that area. compression socks could help, as well.
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    My third introduction

    I'm pretty sure this will be my third time introducing myself, but why not. I have started the C25K program a few times, completed it once and run a handful of 5Ks and one 10K. This past summer, to get my boys (8 and 12) more active, we all did a different training together and then ran a 5K at the end. They followed with little interest in running after that, and I dropped off as well. I've found that this program, and some running are the best ways for me to stay active, so after hitting an all-time high weight, I'm back to try to get myself back into the sport and my health in check, as well. I've finished week 1 and I'm looking forward to stepping up to the next challenge. My goal is to be ready for a 5K on New Year's Day, and increase my distances from there, with an ultimate goal of (some day) running a half marathon. Wish me luck!
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    New to forum

    Welcome and congrats on finishing the C25K program, that's a great accomplishment! I love that you're doing this for you and your health. I have knee issues myself, which came on from running a few years ago, and I'm never really confident on how it will affect me going forward. If you have no interest in running in a 5K "race" no pressure at all, but don't think of it as competing. If you have a formal 5K near you, I would suggest giving one a try. I'm a competitive spirit, so that pushed me to do one, but the community, and the environment is AMAZING! You'll meet some great people and be inspired by all of the individuals you see out there. And when you approach the finish line and random strangers are cheering for you, it will give you a boost like no other! Good luck!
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    Drive to 55!

    Sarah, great job in continuing, and I love the attitude "I am determined to reach this goal as it will prove to me that I can reach any goal I set my mind to." I have been on and off again with the program, and hoping to be back to running a few 5Ks in 2020, starting on New Year's Day. Best of luck!
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    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!
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    New but Not

    Loren, glad to hear you are overcoming the ankle injury. A few years ago, when I really was using the app a lot I actually built up to a 10k, the first and only one I was able to accomplish. It was an incredible feeling. Unfortunately, I hurt my knee on my last warm-up run for the race. I still did it, but I was out for a few months, and struggled (for the past few years) to trust it and get back to a regular running routine. I'm restarting now, just finished week 1, and I'm aiming for a few 5Ks next year, if I can. I went to school in NC (UNC Charlotte) and lived there for a few years after (now live in MD) what part of the start are you in?
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    Drive to 55th Bday!

    Sarah, how's it going, have you conquered weeks 4 and 5? I have run a few 5ks. But that was a while ago, and I've regressed, but getting back to it now. Just finished week 1 and I'm looking forward to the journey (again).
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    RunDisney 9/2020

    This is awesome! You are starting early and you have a goal, two great ways to get started. Can I say, I'm incredibly jealous that you are running Disney. I've run a few 5Ks and one 10k, and I fell way off the wagon. Trying to get back now, just completed week 1 again yesterday. When I was running on a regular basis, my goal is to possibly, one day, maybe, get to a half marathon, and Disney would be the goal. You can do this, just realize it's a process, and your body can do so much more than your mind believes! Good luck.
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    I'm back

    I'm back for my third run (pun intended) on C25K. I've been successful in the past, but knee injuries and life kept me away. I recently weighed in at the heaviest weight of my life, and I'm not happy with that. I'm getting back to it, hoping to get to a 5K in the next few months and maybe more beyond that. I'm going through the program with my 10-year-old son through week 1, and I hope he'll stick with me as long as he can. I haven't told him about W5D3 yet, I don't think he's going to like that idea.
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    nervous of running 10k

    R&S, don't be nervous. If you can run a 5K (no matter the speed) you are very close to being able to knock out the 10K. I would suggest that you start on week 9, and see how it goes, if you feel like backing up a week or two to feel comfortable, that's fine, as well. I wouldn't worry about getting in just two runs per week, you'll still gain the benefits if you keep on a scheduled. I think you'll be good advancing each week every nine days (or whatever your schedule allows). You may not complete the 10K program before the end of March, but you'll be close, and when you get to race day, you'll be surprised how ready your body is to make it the entire distance. I breath through my mouth almost exclusively when I run. I've always felt like I can't not get a deep enough breathe and don't get enough oxygen when I breath through my nose. Best of luck, keep us updated on your progress.
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    Week one day two finished!

    Jlwill, the push to get back out there will continue to get stronger. Running and seeing what your body can do next is an amazing addiction!
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    Week 3 day 2

    Mike, great job. Keep up the good work. You'll be great on March 14!
  14. Federica, great story to share! We are all so proud of you. Keep up the great work!
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    Ricky, DEFINITELY TAKE THE REST DAYS!!!!! Let me tell you from experience, it is not worth the pain and frustration! I built up to running a couple of 5Ks and recently completed a 10K. I was at the point where I ran a few training runs at 6 miles. I thought I could do anything. Well, just before the 10K, I decided to get three good workouts (6 miles, 3 miles, and 4 miles) in on consecutive days. Just before the end of the third day, I felt a pain in my knee. It's been three weeks and I've tried to run once, to no avail. Overuse injuries happen too often. You can certainly exercise nearly every day, but make sure you are cross training, (lifting, yoga, walking, cycling) on those others days. Give your body a chance to stay healthy.
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    healed fractured 5th metatarsal pain

    Elle, I am not an expert on shoes (by any means). I'm still working with my first pair of "real" running shoes, and I still bought those because the price was more in the range I was looking for. Don't tell some of my running friends who aren't on this forum, or they'll kill me for allowing price to be a concern! I would try a few things that might help with the pain. Try wrapping one day for your run and see if that helps. The biggest thing I would suggest, if you are often getting swelling later in the day is to ice right after you complete your run, and again later in the day, if necessary. Best of luck!
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    Am I supposed to hurt this much?

    Donna, sorry to hear about that. What is the recovery time on that? Is there rehab, or just rest. My thoughts are with you. Be strong, you'll be able to get back out there!
  18. My goals for 2015 are to increase my distance, completing a 10-mile race and start preparations for a half marathon. I started the C25K program in January of 2013, February 2014 and June 2014. I completed the program (for the first time) in August 2014 and ran my first two 5K races in August. Once I committed, it didn't take long to be completely hooked on running. My next step was a 10K, while I completed on New Year's Day 2015, and have started looking toward a 10-mile race on March 2, 2015. I'd eventually like to get to a half marathon distance. That sounds crazy just typing it here, as I played baseball and golf when I was younger because it meant I didn't have to run. I dreaded running in gym class, or for any teams I ever played for, now, 20 years later, I find myself spending more time than I should researching possible runs near my home, near my family, or for some reason in Alaska. I have loved the journey I've taken and am looking forward to taking it even further. Training starts for the 10-miler on Monday (I hope) after tweaking a knee in my final tune-up for the 10K. I powered through that race, but needed to get a few days off, I'll be starting slow to build back up, and will post here so you can hopefully keep me accountable. If you don't see something from me for a couple days, please ask why? I still need to be pushed! I'm on MyFitnessPal, also at timb113, and I'm on Map My Run, if anyone wants to connect on either of those as well, to help each other.
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    Taking the distance up in 2015

    Well, that did not work the way I had hoped. After a 10-day layoff (of stretching, walking and gentle cycling), I tried to run a mile. I made it about half before my knee started acting up from the IT Band. At first, I decided I wanted to push through the moderate pain and finish the mile I set out to complete, but then asked myself if that last half mile of running was worth the extra week that I might have to rest to come back from it. I decided it was not, I listened to my body and walked. I iced and heated later in the day. The troubling thing is that I have to cancel my plans to run the 10-mile race in a few weeks, but that also means I am going to take three weeks off running, work on stretching and the dreaded foam roller to try to get back to where I want to be. I'm already planning for my return, and my next race, which will be a 5K just after Memorial Day, when things will be finally winding down at work. All of your support and encouragement here has been a great help as I've worked through this, and I'll continue to lean on you all as I keep battling back! Thank you!
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    Red Must Run

    Red, that is awesome, and I love your goals mapped out and including your daughter and friends. Having someone along for the ride is a great way to go. If you haven't seen the Accountability 2015 thread head over there and you can start a thread for your journey. Keep all of us updated as we are all keeping each other accountable!
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    This body doesn't run...or so I thought!

    cendorly, that is awesome to hear what you've accomplished so far. I'm excited to hear about your accomplishements going forward. I recently completed my first race with a finisher's medal, it was a really great feeling to hang that on the wall!
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    Newbie Questions

    Understudy, I have not linked the C25K program with MFP, but I have on Facebook. It does not automatically post to FB, at the end of each workout, it asks if you want to share to your page.
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    Taking the distance up in 2015

    Last (hopefully) rehab walk this morning. took the dog for two miles, with windchills in he upper teens. Certainly not as cold as some parts of the country, but pretty chilly. Good equipment helps, just having a skin-tight layer of UA or Nike under really helps to keep things warm. Taking tomorrow off (maybe a short walk or bike ride), a little stretching, then going to try to run a slow mile on Sunday. Fingers crossed the knee does not flare up, or it'll probably be a trip to the doc.
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    kick starting

    Pics, great job getting started. And I really like your plan of walking the program once before getting into jogging it. Great idea!
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    Day 1 of week 1 completed

    Deb, great job and congrats on starting the program. I do the same thing, alarm goes off sometime between 5:30 and 6 a.m., depending on how far I'm running that morning. I feel the same way, by the end of the day, I will not want to get out on the road. I've also found that a good run is a great way to get the day started. I feel like I've accomplished so much before 7 a.m.