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    PaulaClara got a reaction from Silver Pie in I’m starting over tomorrow   
    I made it to middle of week 5 in the latter part of April and stopped to go on Vacation! I really can tell the difference in not being active.
    I’m starting over tomorrow. 
    I got this
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from Silver Pie in Training for April 5k   
    Great job! I’m starting over and finishing this time. If you can get up and do it with being sick I know I’ll make it. 
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    PaulaClara reacted to Silver Pie in Training for April 5k   
    So I did it.
    I got sick on Wednesday, and Thursday and Friday I was in bed, but I was determined to do the run today. I did it, but my time was not very good. I was hoping that I would get under 53 minutes. I got 54 min, 25 sec (10'53" pace per km) but I've done 53 minutes in so many practices I thought I could do better on the 5K because I would be pushing harder. I'm really sure it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm sick.
    On the positive side, the fact that this is a private 5K because I couldn't walk the long distance to the city's 5K means that no one is going to get sick because I ran.
     
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in New to running!!!   
    You guys are great thanks for the encouragement. 
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    I’m going to give it my best!
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in New to running!!!   
    You guys are great thanks for the encouragement. 
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from Silver Pie in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    I just finished week 5 Day 2 and seeing what’s coming up is freaking me out. I’ll do what I can and start over if I have to. 
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    I’m going to give it my best!
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    PaulaClara reacted to Silver Pie in New to running!!!   
    You are very inspiring. I think you can do this.
    I have been on week 4 for 4 weeks at least, so I am impressed with anyone who can do week 5.
    And I want you to know that, from my experience and experiences of the people posting here, it is absolutely no shame to repeat weeks over and over and over and over again. I think one's own personal health and stamina are a lot more important than a running program created by some random person who wanted to help couch potatoes run.
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    PaulaClara reacted to Silver Pie in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    Good for you, PaulaClara. (thumbs_up)
    I'm planning to leave my four-week loop on April twenty-second. Up until now that third day of week 5, while not exactly terrifying, was definitely scary. At this point though, since my breakthrough this week, it isn't as scary, though I'm not so sure I would be able to run for a full 20 minutes. But my mindset is such that I'll give it my best shot and maybe I can do it.
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from Silver Pie in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    I just finished week 5 Day 2 and seeing what’s coming up is freaking me out. I’ll do what I can and start over if I have to. 
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in New to running!!!   
    I started this in February and re-did weeks 1,2 a number of times. I’m now on week 5 Day 3 and nervous about finishing it. 
    I signed up for a 5k May 11 and my goal is to do the best I can. 
    I’m 63 and a lung cancer survivor. I had a upper lobectomy October 2018 so breathing is a challenge.  
    My short term goal is to run the 5k and build my lungs up. 
     
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    PaulaClara reacted to CleBkPkr in New to running!!!   
    Well done Paula! My sister had the lower lobe removed. Good on you and keep moving forward!!!
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    PaulaClara got a reaction from CleBkPkr in New to running!!!   
    I started this in February and re-did weeks 1,2 a number of times. I’m now on week 5 Day 3 and nervous about finishing it. 
    I signed up for a 5k May 11 and my goal is to do the best I can. 
    I’m 63 and a lung cancer survivor. I had a upper lobectomy October 2018 so breathing is a challenge.  
    My short term goal is to run the 5k and build my lungs up. 
     
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    PaulaClara reacted to Megblue in Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!   
    Today was my first attempt at Week 5, day 3. I did it without stopping and wasn’t dying when I was done. I feel pretty good for  a 64 yo who just started running in December. I hadn’t run in 15 or more yests before that. 
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    PaulaClara reacted to CleBkPkr in 5K July 13   
    After my 5k on St. Patrick's Day I decided to sign up for another one. I'm working on being able to actually run the entire 5K on Thanksgiving this year. I have a couple months to go until the next one and am hoping I can make some improvements. Signing up for another race hopefully will help keep my motivation moving forward!
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    PaulaClara reacted to AnneM in Is it possible to dial down the intensity of C25K?   
    I originally downloaded this app in 2017 and gave up early.  But January  this year I got a super supportive sports bra, tight compression pants (I hate bouncing) and a no excuses attitude.  My calendar says run, I run (rain...I run wet, sun...I still run wet cause of the sweat).  Like silver Pi, I walk during run times if I have to but I repeat weeks until I can do the whole week running during  the run time.  And guess what I did today?  I ran a full 5k even though the app said stop running, I hadn’t reached the 5k distance yet.  So I kept running for 10 more minutes after the app said stop.    I ran slow but I ran 5k.  Distance on picture does not reflect ten minutes beyond end of C25k workout.  

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    PaulaClara reacted to DaveC in Completed the program!!! It works.   
    It took me a bit longer than the actual plan most likely since I am a former smoker. Tonight I completed 3.2 miles and I have lost 25lbs in the process. 
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    PaulaClara reacted to Ninjajedi in Training for the Bubble 5k   
    Thanks for the welcome. Bubble 5k just makes a bunch of suds to run through.
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    PaulaClara reacted to Silver Pie in Training for April 5k   
    Today begins week 6 for real. I tried week 4 day 1, but running 3 minutes, then 5 minutes was too much. I stopped the run, reset it, then finished it doing day 1 week 1.
    The upside is that that day was a lot easier this time around. When I began the first time, I couldn't run for a whole minute more than once iirc. Today's run (after I reset the app) was almost easy.
    I think part of why it's taking me so long is that I'm running up hills during the first half of the run. Not super steep, and not tall at all, but enough so I have to work harder.
    I could start in the direction that is downhill, but then I'd be running uphill when I'm tired.
    I can do this. WE can do this!
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    PaulaClara reacted to Silver Pie in 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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