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  1. I've been running for the past couple of months, but not with any kind of plan. There's a 5K coming up in just 4 weeks. Can I use the CouchTo5K app and tell it to start me at the 5 week point so my training is for the final 4 weeks?
  2. Does this app (free version) track speed, distance and location?
  3. Assuming you are running 3 days a week and no more. Particularly at the beginning of the 5k programme. All at the beginning then 4 days to heal? Or day on day off in the week with a weekend off? What works best for you and is one way recommended over others? I've never managed to settle in to a routine properly and always end up mixing approaches (perhaps a reason for me starting the course many times but never finishing!)
  4. I haven't started training yet, having trouble staying dedicated and completing anything, but I was wondering if you could do any type of training on an elliptical. I have one in my house so I might be a little more motivated to get on that at times then getting dressed in warmer clothes to go outside. Just wondering if anyone could help.
  5. Hi everyone! I just gave birth to my second baby girl on August 27th, 2015. I was doing great working out with Xbox Fitness while on maternity leave, but now that I'm back at work, I'm finding it very difficult to workout in the mornings or after work. A two year old and a 3 month old, it's tough! My solution to this is to run on my lunch breaks - either outside (downtown Portland) or on the treadmill in the gym at my work. And in between runs, I'm going to be doing weights at the gym or other strength training (squats, lunges, etc). I was at 233 the day before I had my baby. I'm now down to 206. My goal weight is 150ish (which is a size 6 for me; I have a ton of muscle and bone mass). I'm also using personaltrainerfood.com for lunch and dinners. I have to eat extra calories since I'm breastfeeding, but I'm averaging around a 700 calorie deficit per day. I find that when I'm breastfeeding, weight is very hard to lose - I know you have probably heard that weight just falls off when breastfeeding, but that's not true for a lot of women. Like me. I didn't lose a single pound of baby weight until after I stopped breastfeeding my first child at 18 months old. So I know this will be a long journey, but I'm ready to put in the work. I used to be really tough on myself when it came to working out. I used to totally fall apart if I had a bad diet day, or missed a day working out. I've changed my mentality now. Getting fit is about making good choices on a day to day basis. Bad days will happen. But every decision matters. I'm going to sign up for my first 5k soon. I'm thinking sometime in Feb or March. I haven't run a 5k since high school (cross country, 15 years ago). I'm nervous, but excited for it too! I'm so glad that I found this app! So neat. Good luck to you all. I'm looking forward to being a part of the community. :-) Kandis
  6. Hi All Just completed week 7 of the C25K. i have always been able to run until two years ago, i trained with British Military Fitness and struggled with shin splints for a year, had to stop running and adopted the couch potato role for 18 months. My wife started C25k and is on week 8 although she has had flu this week, and has been unable to train. I have struggled a bit this week but have completed everything so far, and looking forward to progressing onto the 10k programme. Can anyone tell me if its a genuine bolt on the the 5k. So far the shin splints have been ok and i am hoping to progress right up to marathon training if my body can cope with it.
  7. I bought the paid version of c25k and I was wondering if there is a way to set it so that it tells me to walk and run up to 5k? I never make it to 5k when I run and walk with the 1 minute interval. I would like to run a 60 seconds and walk 90s all the way until I am done 5k. thanks
  8. I'm not a runner whatsoever so getting back into it after all these years has been a challenge. I have a 5 k in about a week. My goal is just to get through it, regardless of time, by jogging and not stopping to walk. My speed at the moment is VERY slow. I need to build endurance before working on upping speed, although I'm trying to do both.
  9. i have finally gone and did it. Completed W1D1 of C25K. I am 46 years old and weigh near 300 lbs & I have come to the conclusion that I have a very hard time dieting and I really like beer, so I decided I need to put in a check system to keep me honest. I have signed up for my first 5k at the end of October (Halloween) and the long term plan is to run a 5k at least once a month from there forward. Pleased to meet "all of y'all" here and look forward to talking with you. Cheers, MightyFez
  10. I'm new to the app and am trying to get back on the wagon. I did a lot of running for awhile, but ran to far and too frequently, and ended up with a couple of injuries. I registered for a 5K that takes place on 9/12 and want to be able to finish it without walking. Is there a way to adjust the app's training timeline from 8 weeks to 4 weeks? Thanks, Dave
  11. Hi, just introducing myself. My name is kimberly, i'm 25 years old and hate running (so far). I've never struggled much with my weight, I'm naturally pretty thin and don't do much exept for pilates touch football and volleyball to stay fit. With running being more popular than ever, people have been asking me to sign up with them for 5k runs, spartan races and other races such as prison break, expecting me to say yes right away. People give me the strangest look when I tell them I'm not a runner and that my cardio endurance is actually horrible. I can't even run 1 minute without having a litre of saliva in my mouth and side cramps. So that's why I'm giving this a try... I'm tired of the odd looks of people who don't get that you can have a runners body without actually being a runner. I want to be able to say "i'm in" and not be ashamed that I can't run like everyone else. I want to surprise my friends by running 5k at the end of june for charity. Wish me luck!
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