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  1. I'm here to train and be able to run for a few miles without being overly winded. As it stands I can't run a quarter mile without being winded.
  2. Hey guys, which music do you like to put on while running? Which songs give you the most adrenaline?
  3. Hi everyone, I just started the C25K last week and finished the first day of week 2 today. I normally do around 50 mins 4 times a week on the elliptical but would love to get into running instead. Every time I've tried, it's been a miserable, awful experience! I've always tried to push too far, too fast, and never had any patience. Everything hurt and I hated it...! This time I decided to do the exact opposite and follow a proper, simple training program for newbies. So far, so good!!! No misery, no tears :-) I'm walking at 4.0mph and running at 5.5mph which feel about right, not too difficult or taxing. Good luck to everyone just beginning on their journey like me!
  4. After four children and 34 years in this earth I have decided that I was a better more active life. Starting at 240lbs hoping to run/walk a 5K by the end of January for my birthday
  5. In 2009, I reached my goal of running a 10k in an hour and then I got shin splints training for a half marathon. It hurt and it got hot and I quit to "heal". After that injury, I started and quit over and over. Always, I remembered how good it felt when I could easily run a ten minute mile, and those days when I would run even 1-3 minutes faster per mile, but I never reached those levels again. Years later I learned the shin splints happen when you scale up too fast, and that half marathon was too much too soon. Now, nearly a decade later, I am older, fatter, and slower. I am going for the same goal again, a ten minute mile. But this time, I will make sure to progress slower, consistently, and carefully, so that I don't quit before I give my body the chance to adapt and because it feels amazing to be a runner.
  6. In 2009, I reached my goal of running a 10k in an hour and then I got shin splints training for a half marathon. It hurt and it got hot and I quit to "heal". After that injury, I started and quit over and over. Always, I remembered how good it felt when I could easily run a ten minute mile, and those days when I would run even 1-3 minutes faster per mile, but I never reached those levels again. Years later I learned the shin splints happen when you scale up too fast, and that half marathon was too much too soon. Now, nearly a decade later, I am older, fatter, and slower. I am going for the same goal again, a ten minute mile. But this time, I will make sure to progress slower, consistently, and carefully, so that I don't quit before I give my body the chance to adapt and because it feels amazing to be a runner.
  7. After four children and 34 years in this earth I have decided that I was a better more active life. Starting at 240lbs hoping to run/walk a 5K by the end of January for my birthday
  8. Please guide me with the ideal time for treadmill running.
  9. Hi all, I just started the 10k program. I have been running for a few years but i have not been able to break the 5k threshold. If i don't get tired first then I will have joint problems or tired muscles. So i thought to give this program a try. I started the first day and the lady told me to run for 10 minutes. I did. She told me to walk. I did. The repeated. The third round, I could not complete the full 10 minutes without walking. There was a few big hill incline which might have contributed to my failure. My question is that since i was unable to run the full ten minutes on the third round and fourth round, do I need to keep retrying day 1 with slower pace till I can run the whole program? Or jump to day 2 with my pace? Thank you all for your input.
  10. Hi all, I just started the 10k program. I have been running for a few years but i have not been able to break the 5k threshold. If i don't get tired first then I will have joint problems or tired muscles. So i thought to give this program a try. I started the first day and the lady told me to run for 10 minutes. I did. She told me to walk. I did. The repeated. The third round, I could not complete the full 10 minutes without walking. There was a few big hill incline which might have contributed to my failure. My question is that since i was unable to run the full ten minutes on the third round and fourth round, do I need to keep retrying day 1 with slower pace till I can run the whole program? Or jump to day 2 with my pace? Thank you all for your input.
  11. This is my first time being open to people I don't know, but I figured it would help this time around. I've fallen off my weight loss goals countless of times, and I can usually chalk it up to my depression, bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. Many people don't understand mental illness, but it is something so many people struggle with every day, myself included. These past few months have been bad. Usually I have a few bad months at a time, but I can sometimes see the light at the end of the tunnel. This time, though, it's completely dark at the other end, which is terrifying. I was slowly relapsing into my depression and all of the bad, addictive habits that come along with it. I gave up on myself. So here I am again, trying to start this journey and not giving up this time. Using running as an outlet for all of my emotions has been one of the healthiest habits I've learned, I just hope I can stick with it this time. While I know the fight is long and hard, I know I can't give up.
  12. Hi all, i started C25K about a year ago and I made it to the end! After I finished I stopped running, stopped working out, and stopped eating right. It's time for that to change... again. I know I have done it once. I want to be there again and go further. So here is to running. Age:22, Height:6'3'' SW/CW: 294, GW: 220
  13. How is running the best weight loss workout?
  14. Hey Everyone - I am new to running, I started doing this with the purpose of learning to run, becoming the runner I always wanted to be and losing some weight. I have yet to start training with the application, and have completed three 5k's. Now these, I have done while walking/jogging. And I am really enjoying them. I am also from Connecticut. Looking forward to some improvements.
  15. running

    Been on a walking profile with the military for 5 years. Finally not in severe pain to run and starting to run after 5 years after surgery to my ankle and foot. I am in decent shape for a 40 year old. Any and all help is encouraged and accepted.
  16. Just finished training for a 5k with the C210k app. It feels good to start running again.
  17. What is the significance of running over gyming? I feel working hard in gym is way more better than running on treadmill or down the lane.
  18. I had my left ankle injured a month back and had a swollen foot for few days. The pain was really high for few days and after which the swelling and pain reduced comparatively. But the pain does sustain now and it gets worse when I get a small twist or something like that while walking. My right ankle also had a similar problem but is not intense as this. Is running with these ankle injuries okay for my feet or will it make the situation worse. I would love to hear from you guys.
  19. Heyo! I'm Zach and 15. I had heard that getting into better shape and, especially running, can help alleviate dysphoria. I thought this app would be perfect to try to help out with dysphoria, with the added bonus of maybe losing some weight too.
  20. The dreaded shin splints. We've all had them. Which running technique/stretches has helped you the most to overcome this painful condition?
  21. 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!
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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