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  1. The dreaded shin splints. We've all had them. Which running technique/stretches has helped you the most to overcome this painful condition?
  2. Hello everyone. I'm so excited to do this program again with support from the community. I followed the c25k method about a year ago and didn't even know about the app. I'm 19, vegan, pregnant, and absolutely love running. I'm trying to ease back into it now that the worst of the first trimester has passed. I look forward to talking to lots of you, and hope to make a few running buddies along the way!
  3. Hi! I am 36 and I have run off and on since I was a teenager. More off than on! My supervisor at work told me about the C25K app and I downloaded it last week. I have done the first two days of week 1 so far this week. My plan is to do day 3 in the morning. I really prefer to workout with a buddy (don't we all) and I really struggle to work out on my own. I am trying to do this program more independently because it is pretty much impossible to find someone to work out/jog with 3-4 times per week which is how often I am trying to exercise. It is just not realistic to only workout with a friend so I am trying to get in the habit of running on my own as much as I can. I am confident as I focus on my goal that I will be successful. I am excited to have found the app and this forum. I hope it will give me some extra support! Shoutout to Virginia! I have lived in this state for seven years now and I love it here! Smiles! Ashley
  4. tarottee

    Thighs/Calves

    Hi there, not really an injury as such however this seemed the best place to post. I'm at the 5K mark finally but I find the thighs are really tightening when running & so it's making it harder than it should be to do the 5K, also finding the inner calf muscle on my right leg is tight & a bit uncomfortable. I finished my run 5 hours ago and yet still feel tight. I do my warm up & cool down as the app suggested but any other suggestions would be good. Thanks
  5. I have found since I took up running & especially since I managed the 5K mark that my leg muscles seem uncomfortably tight, I am guessing some of you find this too. I found this yoga video on YouTube & it really helped, even after just the one session which given my muscles were tight was not easy, lol! Check it out https://youtu.be/of2spyCtUkw Hope it helps
  6. tarottee

    Knee Pain

    Hi all, finally made it to the 22 minute stage which I am really pleased with, 25 tomorrow!!! In the meantime my knees really ache after today's run, my sports massage person is coming Friday so hope she can sort it out but in the meantime is there anything I can do to help it? Thanks
  7. Hey there! My name's Tyler and I'm a trans guy, working to get in shape for DCI (Drum Corps International) and the upcoming WGI season. I was a runner awhile back but fell off the pattern when the marching band season (12 hour days and then once school started 3+ hour rehersals) began, so I'm excited to pick back up! Drum corps is my main reason for running, because you have to be insanely in shape and even if I'm not auditioning this year it's good to get started! Feel free to ask me anything or talk about DCI and WGI with me!
  8. Hey there I am 33 years old, 87 Kilos, 1.78 and I am trying to lose around 8-10 Kilos (and i want to reduce my body fat) My main workout is Running, I am running almost everyday for 45 min, around 5 kilometers (and from time to time I am doing P90X, Kenpo x) and I am a little bit confuse about the intensity of my running Some places I heard that I should run slow for a long time for maximum fat lost and some other places I heard that I need to run fast (small sprints) to lose maximum fat what is the right method? * Plus I am taking my diet very seriously since I know I need to lose more calories than i am taking Plus if you have any other methods and tips how to lose fat and to reduce my body fat "fast" it will be great! Thanks Yossi
  9. I have never been fit in my entire life, and I'm ready to make the change to a healthier lifestyle. I'm getting married next June and want to look and feel the best I ever have. I hope I can do this..
  10. Just realized I'm on Week 1 Day 2 and I haven't introduced myself. How rude. I'm Samantha but people just call me Sammy or Sam. I'm 19 and from the little Caribbean country of Belize. I'm 5'5"/5'6" and weigh 160lbs. Always stays the same cause my metabolism absolutely refuses to stray from what it's used to. That stubborn little twitch. I'm aiming for 128, and I want to maybe keep it there for the rest of my life. So what do I need? A lifestyle change. I need to KICK my metabolism forward and ORDER it to change. So I shall become a hardcore runner.. and a healthy eater.. and maybe join the karate club down the street. Right so.. running. Yes. This is an app for people to learn how to become runners. I really love it and would recommend it to anyone who's lazy like me 'cause the app basically does everything for you.. except move your legs. It even has that little encouraging voice that tells you when you're halfway done with a session. How great is that? Love it. So that's that. Nice to meet you all and good luck on your journey to fitness!
  11. Hi guys. I've got a question. A week ago I finished the c25 program,and tried to start the c10,but I'm not ready So I'm going to ask: can I improve the number of training days in the week (for example 5 days) instead of improving the length of the training? Will it be useful?I'm going to run only because I need to lose weight,in fact thanks to this program I lost 8 kg in 2 months.
  12. Hey everyone! Just a post to make things public, and wanting to declare it to myself infront of the world. To be honest, I do feel very embarrassed to share this on Facebook etc, where people know who I am. I do hold a lot of anxiety, as I have tried to have support buddies, but they got lazy and Ended up bailing out... Or when I do something or even just post about exercise my best mate thinks I am making a personal attack on her because I am "capable"? ... Don't get me wrong, lovely person however she makes her self out to be very mentally disabled and self sabotages. For example, I teamed up with a very successful life coaching/counselling company, paid them to help her out, with a weekend face to face course and told them to just let her think she won it, as she will kill me if she found out what I did. She said she really wanted to do it but came up with 100 problems why she can't and told them to pass the prize on. Sorry, that's a little rant, but something I really wanted to get off my chest, because I don't want her to know what I did. To keep the secret, I can't tell anyone... But she can take up the "prize" when she is upto it, it is always there. So I am sick of people saying "that's awesome! I wish I could do that but <insert excuse>" ... Because in some way, shape or form, I believe everyone can do it, and hearing the disguised negativity and other peoples excuses is bringing me down. So here, and in a hopefully supportive environment, I am holding myself accountable to finish the 10K trainer! I timed it so week 15 (graduating week) of the trainer, I will be running the community 10k run in September. I want to successfully run the entire course this year. No half-tried attempts like the previous years I have done it... And I will post up progress every week along the way! This week I have done week one, and am feeling motivated. Just have to not burn out that motivation and keep it up.
  13. I'm a 29 year old mother of two, and when I started running, a smoker. I started running when I realized I needed something to stop cravings, I'm a former drug addict (7 months sober). So since I had not run in 11 years, it was hard to do, but I pushed through it. Where I live , in Missouri, It's very hilly and I find that to be a good thing. Anyway, I quit smoking cigarettes in May 7 and running has become much easier. I've cut a full minute off my mile and all cravings have stopped. I can't wait to run my first 5k. If I can do this, anyone can.
  14. What is your favorite running shoe? Are you a heel striker? Midfoot? Forefoot? What has worked for you? New Balance? Inov-8? Where did you find the best deals? Where have you had the most help? Share your stories with the community. We'd love to hear them all.
  15. Hi! My name is Ashley and I would love for you to check out my story of going from Fat to Fit! I'm still on my journey and the blog is my way of sharing my story, the ups and downs, to help me and to help others. I recently wrote about my struggle of seeing and enjoying the progress I'm making instead of focusing on all of the work that still needs to be done. Please check out my story by clicking the link below: https://abeautyandbeard.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/struggling-to-enjoy-progress/ You can also check it out on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/abeautyandbeard
  16. I have syncope which really isn't a big deal if I wanted to sleep all the time. Syncope means I faint or black out when I stand or when I do something that should raise my blood pressure even slightly. This is caused by a series of events that all come from hypotension, or low blood pressure. This is the short definition of course. Either way, it doesn't happen every single time. When I decided to lift weights was when I became very aware of my syncope. I just cannot get my heart rate up consistently to get a good workout in. Not to mention I looked odd constantly yawning while lifting. It's almost like I could take a nap between every rep. It's annoying more than anything. So I wanted to learn to train my heart to do it's job. When you run with syncope it takes a very very long time to get your heart rate up and once it gets up, you could run forever. Of course you may pass out repeatedly trying to get your heart rate to that point. That's the miserable way to do it. The better way to train syncope is to walk then run and walk then run. Over time, you walk less and run more. This is the best way to train your heart rate for anyone but especially for those with syncope. It keeps your heart guessing and trying to keep up until finally, it figures out it's just going to have to raise on demand. So for those of you out there with super low blood pressure and heart rates and for those of you who faint or blackout when you do anything strenuous, it takes time but you CAN get there!
  17. I don't want to say I'm looking for cheap shoes, because I need good quality shoes. But $ is an issue; I run cuz I can't afford a gym membership or fancy workout program. That being said, what brand of shoes have given you the best bang for your buck? What shoes have you tried that reduced the most shin pain?
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