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Everything posted by Crabapple

  1. I've never been able to do one minute more than once or twice a run. This is my second week doing it, and at the beginning of this week I reset it so that I'm doing Week 1 again this week. I run us long as I can and then start walking. I am seeing Improvement so I would say definitely don't give up on yourself and don't worry if you have to walk during part or even most of the minute.
  2. That's great! I understand running can be addicting. Looks like you and I are finding out if that's true.
  3. That's awesome! Kudos to you for going out on such a cold day. It doesn't get that cold here, usually, but the summers are triple digits. Thank you so much for the encouragement. It really helps a lot.
  4. Wow! That's quite a jump. I'm really glad I came across this conversation because now I am prepared, and I know not to stress out about it.
  5. I think it should help. My understanding is that exercise helps regulate blood sugar because you're using the sugar for the energy you use when you run. Your doctor should know this, if you ask them.
  6. My research into running says that we should run 3 days a week, walk 2 or 3 days a week, and rest one day a week. The schedule I have chosen is to run Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. I walk on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays, and rest on Sundays. I hope this helps.
  7. GPS. I turn GPS on and then open the app and it tracks how far I go. Pace, I don't know.
  8. It includes warm-up and cool-down. I mapped my run on Google Maps, and how far I am able to go with the c25k app (including warm-up and cool-down) matches Google Maps.
  9. I forgot to mention that the c25k app I'm using is a godsend. It is really helping me do what I wasn't sure I could do.
  10. I've never been a runner, but recently it occurred to me that if I can walk three or four miles I could probably learn to run it. So I decided to shoot for a 5K run that is in my local area near the end of April. I may become a runner yet.
  11. I reset my first day and c25k gave me the option of connecting again to Google Fit. I said yes and it still doesn't work. I am sure the fault lies in Google Fit not in Zen labs.
  12. I am running in Sockwa minimalist shoes. Technically they're not running shoes, but I have been wearing minimalist shoes for a long time and I think the slightly elevated heel in a regular running shoe would give me problems.
  13. Today begins my second week, but I I'm doing a do-over of the first week, because I can't really run more than a minute at a time right now. I have the Google Fit app and I put my progress in there. Unfortunately Google Fit doesn't let c25k automatically write the information even though it says it has given c25k permission. But it's really easy to put it in by hand. So even though I have lost my progress on the c25k app, I still have it recorded in Google Fit.
  14. Then don't. I suppose it's a requirement of forums to have an introduce yourself section. It does help others get to know you if that's what you want.
  15. Yay! That's great! I'm 61 (female) but, unlike you, I have never been athletic. I'm only going for a 5K, but hope to eventually go for longer races. You are very inspiring. Thank you.
  16. I have a knee that gives me problems, so I was concerned about running. So far, not only have I had no pain, my knee seems to be stronger. What I'm doing is running in Minimalist Shoes (Sockwas) and taking short strides and landing on the ball of my foot as lightly as I can, which is what you're supposed to do when you do run in Minimalist Shoes. So maybe the problem is running in regular shoes? Or taking longer strides than your knees can handle? I'm used to walking in Minimalist Shoes, though, as I've been wearing them for about three years. Someone not used to them may or may not have a problem initially with walking or running in them. I don't really know because I'm not a doctor or anything, but maybe what I said here can help. At least I hope it does. Best of luck to you.
  17. Kudos to you for doing this. Today marked my third run and the app really helps. It wants us to run for a minute at the beginning, but I don't make it to a full minute very often. I have I am optimistic for me and I'm optimistic for you! Go for it!
  18. After decades of believing I I'm not a runner, I have decided to take up the challenge. I am planning to run a 5k near the end of April. On the advice of someone else, I am using the c25k app to help me. I am finding that it is very nice and very useful.
  19. When I when I first installed c25k, it wanted to know if I wanted to link to Google Fit and I said yes, but I didn't have Google fit on my phone. After I installed it, I was able to get it to accept c25k, but c25k never updates Google Fit. I'd like to know how to take away the permission on c25k and then give it permission again, now that the Google app is on my phone - in the hopes that that will make it work. But c25k is not on Google fits list of compatible apps, so maybe it will never work.
  20. I can update manually, so it's not like a horrible thing. It's just inconvenient.
  21. I'm having the same problem. I did get Google Fit to show the c25k app but Google Fit never updates when I do a run. I'd like to disconnect and reconnect to Google Fit from the c25k app but there's no way I can see to do it. I did look on Google fit and this app is not listed as compatible, so maybe that's why it never writes any information to it, even though it says it's connected.
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