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Everything posted by Cherylseptember

  1. It's possible, but from my understanding there is a very long recovery period and I dont know if I have what it takes to start over after such a setback. I'm much better at encouraging other people than I am myself.
  2. Well, I am beyond bummed. On September 3, I heard a snapping sound in my knee ( not running-standing in kitchen) and had a sharp pain slice through it. I've been giving it time to rest and hopefully recover on its own. Unfortunately, it now looks like I am dealing with a severed ACL; just waiting for an MRI to confirm it. This is when I was going to be running my first 5K race and I am so depressed that it's not ever going to happen.
  3. Same story here. I was never a runner and made jokes about those who were. I started on June 3 and now can run a 5K in about 34 minutes. This program makes running accessible to everyone, not just the "fit, athletic" types. So, you just keep moving ( no matter how slowly) and let us know how it's going each time, okay?
  4. I am 44 and had never run before this program. I have seen people of all ages posting here. I don't believe 54 is too old, if there is such a thing. Just be consistent and don't give up. I hope to see you posting results soon!
  5. Torus, what is the title of your post?
  6. Slow running is still running! Keep at it and I'm sure you'll be amazed!
  7. Torus, I sure would like to pick your brain!
  8. Hey runner! Great job! I remember finishing the 20 minute run. That was probably the point when I r liked I could make this program a reality and not just an unobtainable dream.
  9. Way to go! Finishing the program is such an accomplishment.
  10. Awesome Elise! I found the 20 minute run to be the easiest (for what it was) of all of them. Keep going! I can't wait to hear more success stories!
  11. This is such a great program for beginners. You start slowly and work your way up gradually. And if one run goes badly, just repeat and keep moving. If you just don't quit, you'll surprise yourself. Don't let your head talk you out of it. Go for it and I'll see you at the finish line!
  12. I wasn't running fast enough at the end to run 5K. I could run the full 30 minutes, but I still had to work on increasing my distance to make the full 5K. Keep up the good work!
  13. Good luck! If you follow the program, you can't lose!
  14. Torus, I just did 5k for the second time last night and shaved 3.5 minutes off my overall time. Who knew?
  15. Elise, it's amazing what we are capable of. I am really amazed at how well this program works. You've got this! Keep up the good work and let us know how it goes.
  16. Slow doesn't matter! You have done one of the hardest parts by making it through week 1. Keep up the good work!
  17. I do use the GPS tracking. I use the MapMyFitness app. Since I finished the program, my first goal was to run a full 5k and not just a set period of time. I have accomplished that and am now working on bettering my time on the 5k. That's a trick right now because of heavy rains and flooding in my area, but I'll get there. Good luck to you!
  18. Way to go Dawn! Me personally, I'd try to do W2. If it's a little too much, you can always repeat. I've found that I was able to do more than I thought I was ready for.
  19. I averaged about 12min/mile. I am hoping to add in some hills and do a little interval training for speed. I'm still looking for a good 5k in my area to run in the fall. Maybe by then I'll be super fast.
  20. I finished the program last week. My next goal was to run the full 5K distance instead of just running for a set time period. I was able to accomplish that last night, so like torus, I will now be working on speed. Good luck to you. You can do it! PS: my legs still felt like jello last night!
  21. I wish you all the best and I believe you can do this. It makes such a difference!
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