100 lb. Club - Nsv- C25k

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08-30-2010, 12:19 PM
I have a huge NSV. I FINALLY finished C25K yesterday!!! Ok let's not mention that it was my 6th (well technically 7th) attempt, but I actually actually finished! I am one of the physically laziest people I know, I hate to sweat and pant, I tend to quit things that get uncomfortable, but I did it. I can jog/run for 30minutes straight (probably longer!)

Am I running 5km in 30minutes, huge NO! I'm running super slowly but I'm running (ok maybe more accurately, jogging) and I don't hate it. I actually get that high when I'm done, like I've accomplished something. I don't look forward to the runs per se, but I DO look forward to the feeling I get afterwards, that's what makes me want to continue.

Honestly if I can do it, anyone can! Next I'm going to try and work on increasing my speed I'm so excited about running and getting better and stronger at it now.

08-30-2010, 12:39 PM
That is so awesome! I'm plugging away on c25k too, and it's not easy, no matter how you slice it! :) You should be very proud!

You know, the first few weeks KILLED me, until a runner friend told me that if I was getting winded like that, I was running too fast, and just to slow down, get the endurance to run a length of time, THEN work on increasing speed. So I run slow like you ;) but you're so smart to do that!!

08-30-2010, 01:03 PM
I'm doing C25K also, and I got the slow route too. Congrats on finishing, I love to hear from people that finished so I know that it's possible. I'd love to hear from you as you work on increasing your speed, I plan to go through at my slow pace and then work on increasing speed too. Once again, congrats to you on your awesome accomplishment!

08-30-2010, 01:13 PM
I am also working on c25k, have only completed 2 days so far but am very committed. I would be pleased as punch to be running a 10 minute mile, which you are if you complete the 5k in 30 minutes. If you lumped that together 4+ times you would have run a half marathon in just over two hours. I think that is pretty awesome for a former coucher. Best of luck to you as you move forward.

08-30-2010, 01:52 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I ran both Saturday and Sunday because I was soooo excited it was the last day, I couldn't wait till today.

Like I said it IS doable. I quit 6 times (after the 20minute run) because I felt like it just wasn't doable but this time I made it. I'd love to be able to run a 10 minute mile too some day (right now it seems impossible, but in July, so did running for 30mins straight). Y'all will work it I know! You CAN do it!

My plan is to go back to running intervals to build speed (as opposed to one single 30-minute run).