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Silver Pie

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    1st time runner

    Yes!
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    Newbies

    I made a comment at the end of one of my threads but I think it should be its own thread. Find it sad that so many people often get no answers to their questions, but I hardly ever come on here and I think most people who have had some experience are also gone. People come and go rather quickly on this forum. I rarely come here anymore, and the people who were active when I was training for my 5k seem to also be gone. I think most people don't get answers to questions because no one knows the answers. They are new, too. I would recommend reading old threads. And do a lot of research online. The app that brought you here follows a schedule created elsewhere so you should be able to find info about almost any question you have. (Problems with the app can be best helped by going to "feedback" in the app, which lets you send them an email.) Remember, you can also get really bad advice online so check in several places before you decide to believe something.
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    Training for April 5k

    I got the c25k app so I could run a 5k near the end of April. I repeated weeks 1 and 2, but I'm determined to stay with week 3 all this week. I don't know that I will repeat any weeks from here on, but I will only run as long as I can, even if that means on the last day of the last week I am running 2 minutes and walking 2 minutes. Saturday, I decided to do a long "run" that was at least half dirt road. I used the Nike app to track my distance because it seems to be way more accurate. The route was nearly 5K. Obviously, the c25k app stopped before I was done. Today, I missed the dirt road that leads to Main Street, and I ran/walked several minutes before I realized my mistake. I ended up going almost 6 k. It took me over an hour. I will probably not make that mistake again, but it was nice to know I could go that far. At this point, most of my runs consist of walking more than running. In any case, I'm really glad to have the c25k app, and the Nike app. I think they complement each other.
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    Training for April 5k

    People come and go rather quickly on this forum. I rarely come here anymore, and the people who were active when I was training for my 5k seem to also be gone. I think most people don't get answers to questions because no one knows the answers. They are new, too. I would recommend reading old threads. And do a lot of research online. The app that brought you here follows a schedule created elsewhere so you should be able to find info about almost any question you have. (Problems with the app can be best helped by going to "feedback" in the app, which lets you send them an email.) Remember, you can also get really bad advice online so check in several places before you decide to believe something.
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    1st time runner

    I totally understand. Back when some of us were conversing on here fairly regularly, week 5 was the hardest. Most of us went back to week 4 several times. I don't know if anyone actually got beyond week 5, because the jump it makes is unrealistic for most people. After doing week 4 a few times, I just started running and walking as I felt I could, using the Nike app to keep track of my time, distance, and pace. And I started coming on here less and less. I don't regret using the c25k app. It was incredibly helpful to get me out there when I didn't really want to run. But after week 4, my stamina doesn't match its expectations.
  6. The distance includes all the time spent running and walking with the guiding voice.
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    I want to adjust routine with c25k

    You're supposed to run 3 days a week, walk 3, so you could do the others on your walking days. For example, Mon, Wed, Fri - run Tues - squats Thurs - pushups Sat - sit-ups Or you could do pushups and situps on run days, since they are upper body. Just wait a few hours between the exercise and the run. As for which one (exercise or run) to do first, do the one you want to be best at first.
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    We did day 1 - starting was the hardest, hopefully

    Much easier with friends, that's for sure!
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    1st time runner

    If you can do week 5, you are doing awesome!
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    tiu_laurag

    I never made it past week 5, so I probably can't help you. I did several weeks over and over, and that worked for me for a few months. I made a thread about the 5k I was planning to run in April 2019. Near the end, I wrote a schedule I thought was more realistic than the c25k schedule. I don't know if that will help.
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    Run/Walk... or just run?

    If you can run 6 miles without walking, you don't need this app. You need an app to train you for a half-marathon or a full marathon, and start at least 5 or 6 weeks in, or wherever the level fits someone who can run a 10k without a rest.
  12. Mine has always given me the warnings. There's no way to turn them off.
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    Apple Watch

    MisterMark, it sounds like you should go into Feedback on your app, and send them an email about your problem.
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    Help!

    A 5k is 3.1 miles, in case you were not aware of that fact.
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    Help!

    I rarely come here anymore so this is the first time I've seen your post. You absolutely can do a 5k if you are walking that far. The thing is that in a 5k you don't have to run. You can walk. You'll probably be at the tail end of the crowd but it is not against the rules to walk. Of course you can run as much as you feel capable of, then start walking until you feel like you can run again, and repeat.
  16. Contact the developer via Feedback in the app.
  17. Not on the C25k. The schedule cannaot be altered in it.
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    App Error 3?

    I'd go into the feedback part of your app and send them an email about this issue. It sounds like something only they can take care of.
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    Over 50

    I think the most important thing to remember is that your health is more important than the app's schedule. If you feel like running is not something you can do, I think you should walk, and only run the minutes you feel safe doing so. You can also do speed walking. You should talk to your doctor. Running is probably good for your health, and I know walking is.
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    Training for April 5k

    So, I have not used the c25k app for a long time. I rarely get on these forums. I still wanted to give a quasi update. I'm still on for a 10k run in October, but I don't know how much of it I will run and how much of it I will walk. I hope this time I will not be sick like I was for the 5K in April. Thumbs up to all of you who are working to improve your health, working to successfully accomplish a 5k or 10k run, or have some other goal in mind that the c25k app will help you with.
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    Distance vs Time week 6

    When I replied earlier, I did not have a Fitbit watch, but I got one for my birthday. And definitely it's really good for recording everywhere you go. I have not taken advantage of the Nike guided runs. To be honest, it's because I'm sure they will want me to go farther and faster than I'm capable of. I know that's a dumb reason to not even try it. (I've also switched it to miles.)
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    Newbie - Just turned 39, need more energy

    Maybe your boys could run with you? And if you can, you could give them some kind of a reward at the end of each week.
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    App Questions from a New User

    You just run any three days you want. I have never used the reminders, so I don't know what they do. I am supposing your phone make a noise or vibrates if that's turned on. I don't know if it would be daily or if you could set the days or what.
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    I turn 57 next month...

    Man, you are doing awesome!
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    Distance vs Time week 6

    It's all about time. It starts when you tell it to start and stops when the time runs out. I've found the Nike app to be really good for keeping track of what I actually run (both time and distance). You can set it to tell you when you've run a half km or a full km. You can also set it for miles, so I expect it would also give half mile and full mile comments. I use km because of 5km and 10km runs (or walks, as the case may be). Got to give Nike app a minute to make sure it's connected to the GPS if you want a more accurate reading. The c25k app was very helpful for beginning training, for me. I ran both apps at the same time and had no problems.
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