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    PG0078 got a reaction from Danica R in Foods to eat before a run   
    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
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    PG0078 got a reaction from AngelaCobb in Completed 30 mins. Thanks C25K   
    HI .. I just completed week 5 yesterday and totally agree with you that it was the toughest. The idea of 20 mins jog without break petrified me through out the week. The 5 mins and 8 mins runs were difficult but was proud to complete the 20 mins jog with yes a 30 sec walk. Did not think I could do it but did so. Pace of my work out is also almost same as you and probably tad slower. Now that I crossed week 5 last day I do believe that I have at in me to finish the course. My goal is also the same as yours ie finish 5K in under 40 mins and then work my way to reduce time from there. I am aiming to participate in a 5K run by middle of Feb if n only if can start to run in under 40 mins. I am also after the runs doing strength training at my local gym but need to up my game in same. Maybe we can share info n data with each other to keep ourselves motivated and better advised.   
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Crabapple in Foods to eat before a run   
    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
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    PG0078 got a reaction from CleBkPkr in Completed C25K   
    Being over 40 years of age and  around 260 lbs on the wrong side of scale had completed the C25K program 3 weeks back. Infact did a local marathon for 5K where same was completed in 55:07 mins:sec last year and current was completed in 36:04 mins:secs. And today I am 210lbs and definitely faster due to the app. Though didnot lose the entire weight due in the time using C25K app but definitely accelerated the weight loss. Had never believed that I would be able to run/jog entire 5K ever in my life and was able to do so and surprised a lot of people. Now the next goal for next year is sub 30 min 5K and a 10K.
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Crabapple in Completed C25K   
    Being over 40 years of age and  around 260 lbs on the wrong side of scale had completed the C25K program 3 weeks back. Infact did a local marathon for 5K where same was completed in 55:07 mins:sec last year and current was completed in 36:04 mins:secs. And today I am 210lbs and definitely faster due to the app. Though didnot lose the entire weight due in the time using C25K app but definitely accelerated the weight loss. Had never believed that I would be able to run/jog entire 5K ever in my life and was able to do so and surprised a lot of people. Now the next goal for next year is sub 30 min 5K and a 10K.
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Smiley2019 in Foods to eat before a run   
    If you are on a weight loss goal then I suggest what I did . I used to have only 2-3 pcs of almonds 1 walnut 1 Date every time before a run. There were days i didnt have even that ie when I was intermittent fasting. Its difficult in the start but actually the stamina or endurance is not troubled after a couple of weeks and you get used to it. I have realized that 30 to 35 mins runs for a 5K doesnt require you to be on a full stomach . Yes i do have atleast 2 glasses of water half hour before a run which helps me stay hydrated and carry a very small bottle in my pocket incase i need it but requirement is only after completion of a run.
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Crabapple in Completed 30 mins. Thanks C25K   
    HI .. I just completed week 5 yesterday and totally agree with you that it was the toughest. The idea of 20 mins jog without break petrified me through out the week. The 5 mins and 8 mins runs were difficult but was proud to complete the 20 mins jog with yes a 30 sec walk. Did not think I could do it but did so. Pace of my work out is also almost same as you and probably tad slower. Now that I crossed week 5 last day I do believe that I have at in me to finish the course. My goal is also the same as yours ie finish 5K in under 40 mins and then work my way to reduce time from there. I am aiming to participate in a 5K run by middle of Feb if n only if can start to run in under 40 mins. I am also after the runs doing strength training at my local gym but need to up my game in same. Maybe we can share info n data with each other to keep ourselves motivated and better advised.   
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Crabapple in Completed Week 6   
    Hi ! I too had started week 8 and infact towards the end of it. I am actually doing a little beyond 28 mins and trying to complete 30 mins or 4 Kms. After 2 attempts with timing of around 32 mins approx , I did 4 kms in 30 mins on my third run. I have planned to progressively increase my running time by 5 mins each week and tomorrow would be doing 35 mins while maintaining the speed achieved on the last run.
    To add to what after C25K , I have downloaded Nike run club which also has different types of runs that varies around. There is focus on increasing speed and also distance in the program. My first goal is to run 40 Mins straight and also complete 5 K within the time. By next week will be able to do so and then incorporate the training program in Nike run club to increase the speed and tempo. You can customise stuff also and plan your entire week run on the same. 
    As per slow , speed will come soon as I could discover. When we started the program we were at 90 sec of walking and with minute of jogging, but today we are at over 25 mins of jogging non stop. So my experience now says build the distance and then speed will follow. 
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Crabapple in Completed Week 6   
    Today have completed week 6 and ran (rather jog) for 24 mins straight without break. Though could do 3 kms in 24 mins. Week 5 run was more difficult on first attempt but repeated it and was successful. But today uninterrupted run was better as had energy and strength to run for another 5-6 mins. Earlier was dead tired and out of breath but today was exhausted but still not reached the brink. The biggest advantage was "Mental Block". At start of every run when the levels were elevated , there was a voice which kept telling me " no you cant do it, its too hard, take it easy , donot over-exert ". This was specially on the uninterrupted runs when I was told  "its ok take a break , you will not last that long as its too difficult"and I was scared to even try. I have realized that more than the physical , the mental state demotivates you but you need to conquer this Block. It was more pleasing to prove that voice wrong constantly telling me to give up. Its been a difficult journey for me since last year where I was 260 lbs + and today I am 215 lbs. I still have another 30lbs to lose to come to my ideal weight. C25K has also along with others has provided me the boost and motivation in my journey. I am able to do things that I couldnt even think earlier. I am now able to set more goals and feel more confident in achieving them than ever before.
    The next immediate milestone will be a 5K race by the end of Feb which I aim to complete in 35  mins. Last year when I competed for the same, I had completed the same race in 57 mins hence want to return back with a vengeance. 
        
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    PG0078 got a reaction from Weezie in Completed Week 6   
    Today have completed week 6 and ran (rather jog) for 24 mins straight without break. Though could do 3 kms in 24 mins. Week 5 run was more difficult on first attempt but repeated it and was successful. But today uninterrupted run was better as had energy and strength to run for another 5-6 mins. Earlier was dead tired and out of breath but today was exhausted but still not reached the brink. The biggest advantage was "Mental Block". At start of every run when the levels were elevated , there was a voice which kept telling me " no you cant do it, its too hard, take it easy , donot over-exert ". This was specially on the uninterrupted runs when I was told  "its ok take a break , you will not last that long as its too difficult"and I was scared to even try. I have realized that more than the physical , the mental state demotivates you but you need to conquer this Block. It was more pleasing to prove that voice wrong constantly telling me to give up. Its been a difficult journey for me since last year where I was 260 lbs + and today I am 215 lbs. I still have another 30lbs to lose to come to my ideal weight. C25K has also along with others has provided me the boost and motivation in my journey. I am able to do things that I couldnt even think earlier. I am now able to set more goals and feel more confident in achieving them than ever before.
    The next immediate milestone will be a 5K race by the end of Feb which I aim to complete in 35  mins. Last year when I competed for the same, I had completed the same race in 57 mins hence want to return back with a vengeance. 
        
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