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Silver Pie

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  1. Silver Pie

    Novice Runner

    I have the 5k app, so I can't tell you. You can scroll past the days to the right in the app and see on what week it ends.
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    First 5k in over 10 years

    Sounds like you have great goals. You can do this, for sure.
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    Newbie getting off the couch

    Awesome!
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    New user with a few questions and comments needs help

    As for music, I made a playlist using the phone's default program instead of Google Play (it was recommended to do that to be able to have a playlist that worked with the c25k app). I'd go to music through the c25k app, not find my playlist, click on play all (or something like that; it has been a while since I've gone there), then go out of the music, then back in (sometimes doing that again) before I even saw my playlist, so I said, Forget that! and went through the Nike app to get to the playlist. I love doing it that way, as it always starts up when my workout (run) starts, and will continue playing until I press stop on the run. In other words, it plays the list over and over again if I'm running long enough. But I really liked the c25k for those first weeks of direction, being told when to start running and when to stop. It helps you figure out where you are and what you can do, plus gets you used to getting out there to do the run.
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    New user with a few questions and comments needs help

    The C25k app seems willing to connect with Google Fit, and Google Fit claims they are connected, but info is never written to Google Fit (I've tried a couple or more times). I don't have any apps connected to c25k, but when I run, I run the Nike app along with it. Well, I've stopped using the c25k app (explanations are at the end of my Training for April 5k thread (under Accountability)), so I only use the Nike app now. I bought the c25k app and, like you said, there isn't much difference. I don't regret buying it, as it didn't cost very much and really helped me run during those first several runs when I wanted to just give up. I find that several apps can run at the same time. I can't help you with any of the others as I don't have them on my phone.
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    Run map

    My app never shows a map, even though the gps is always turned on, so I can't help you there. The best bet is to go into "feedback" on your app and click on it. It will let you send zenlabs an email with your phone info in it, and you can ask them about the problem. They haven't always been able to help me, but I usually get a reply.
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    Export to Calendar/When to Start Training

    I have the c25k app, and I have not seen those options on that app.
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    Shorts that don’t ride up

    Several reviewers said this doesn't ride up. Hanes Women's Bike Shorts I would read a bunch of the reviews (both good, medium, and bad) to make sure they are something I would want, but from what I've read, these are good for the price.
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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

    Thank you, CleBKPkr. I said "rest" instead of "walk" in my schedule, above. I'm going to edit it.
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    5K July 13

    This one made me laugh. I won't quit, but I'll swear the whole time I expected it to say the same thing as the shirts.
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    Week 3 Day 3

    That really is the best way to do it I think.
  13. Silver Pie

    Shorts that don’t ride up

    The only luck I've had with shorts that don't ride up are longer shorts. I'm talking just above or below the knee.
  14. Silver Pie

    Music

    No watch. I just use my phone.
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    5k by September

    Repeating weeks seems to be the best way to do this. Best of luck to both of you.
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    5K July 13

    Thanks. I'll look it up when I get on my computer.
  17. Silver Pie

    Training for April 5k

    Being able to run 10 minutes at a shot would still give a person decent 5K pace.
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    Training for April 5k

    The schedule I would choose would be more like this: Week 1 - Run 30 seconds walk 1 and 1/2 minutes Week 2 - Run 1 minute walk 1 and 1/2 minutes Week 3 - Run 1 and 1/2 minutes walk 2 minutes Week 4 - Run 2 minutes walk 2 and 1/2 minutes Week 5 - Run 2 and 1/2 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 6 - Run 3 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 7- Run 3 and 1/2 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 8 - Run 4 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 9 - Run 4 and 1/2 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 10 - Run 5 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 11 - run 6 minutes walk 3 minutes Week 12- Run 7 Minutes walk for 3 minutes Week 13 - Run 8 minutes walk 3 or 4 minutes Week 14 - Run 9 Minutes walk 3 or 4 minutes Week 15 - Run 10 minutes walk 3 or 4 minutes I would try that and see if it worked, and if it did I would continue in that manner, adding only one minute per week, unless by the time I got to 10 minutes, I could add two or three minutes a week.
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    Training for April 5k

    If I was going to make a c25k program, I would make it more realistic. I think the person who created the program has no idea what it's like to have never run. Nor do they have a clue about how difficult it is to run if a person is very much overweight. I mean, if a person is running with a 50 lb pack on their back, or 100 or 200, they might have a clue. People who are very much overweight are actually getting a whole lot more of a workout than someone who appears to be in shape, and I really admire overweight people who stick with the program, because it is not easy at all. You don't get enough credit for how hard you work and for what you do every time you do some kind of exercise program. You should be treated with admiration and love and I don't think that happens often enough.
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    Training for April 5k

    I think I've been doing this program for over 12 weeks. It's kind of difficult to know for sure, because I restarted week 1 a couple of times. And I don't think I joined the forum until I had run for a week, but I'm not sure. It looks like 12 weeks since I joined the forum though. Anyway, here's my review of the c25k program. Not this app, because it is simply following the program. It seems to me that it goes far too fast for someone who is inactive, as far as running goes. I've been working out with weights for 2 years. Now, when I started the weights I was really weak, but now I'm stronger than most women my age. So I wasn't exactly totally inactive when I started the c25k program. At this point the c25k program and I are parting ways. I don't regret using the c25k app, and I don't regret paying for it. It really has helped me. It has helped me not give up during those first few days and weeks, and I've met some people on here who really encouraged me. For that reason, I'm really glad that I had it.
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    Training for April 5k

    Thank you for letting us know ninjajedi. It really is painful to start something and not finish it. Best of luck with your new program. <3
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    Training for April 5k

    I have decided that, after my 5K on the 27th, I will probably not come to these forums, except once in a great while if I do come at all. They have been very helpful, and I do still intend to "run" a 10K in October but I will not be using the app after my 5K run, even though it has many weeks to go. I think I'll be like your relative, CleBkPkr, and take at least a year before I'm an actual runner. And like him, I intend to keep going until I can actually run and do it well - even if it takes me two or three years.
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    Training for April 5k

    My feet hurt. I went over 9 km today 5.78 miles). Most of it was walking, but it's the farthest I've ever gone. I was trying to see how far I could push myself to go. I tried it on Saturday, but the Nike app didn't pick up the GPS. Whenever it does that it always gives me credit for going farther and faster than I really go. So I was determined to find out how far I could really go. And the Nike app did pick up the GPS today.
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    5K July 13

    I totally want that shirt! Where do you buy one like that?
  25. Silver Pie

    Hello, all!

    I think standing is more fatiguing to the body than walking around. It's no wonder you're so tired at the end of your day. CleBkPkr's advice to run before work seems like it's probably a good idea.
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