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Old 07-31-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question Anyone interested in a Couch to 5 K challenge?

I have seen alot of talk about this Couch to 5 K. I really want to start it. I do better on things when there are a group of people doing the same thing as me and going through some of the same things. I think we all struggle with motivation and exercise....this could definately be a challenge to help with both of those things....

a little summary about this plan if you haven't heard much about it.....

It is a 9 week program that is designed to get you from sitting on the couch in a sedintary lifestyle to jogging/running 5 K in 30 - 35 minutes in 9 weeks....It starts off pretty simple and progresses each week.

Now....each week the program only suggests that you do the suggested workout for 30 minutes a day 3 times a week.....that is it!!! I think we could do it as often as we want as long as we do it 3 times a week....Now I think we all can handle that!!

Here is the link for a little more info and so you can see the plan:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

I plan on creating a new thread for each week so that we can focus on the plan for that week only and not get confused....that is if anyone is interested in doing this with me????

SO....COME ON!! Who's with me?
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:20 PM   #2
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I'm definitely interested in starting it. Would this be something we would start in the next couple of weeks?

What area of TN are you from? I moved to SC only about 2 years ago, I grew up in east TN and my husband is from west TN. I love it there, but we like it here too (it's just not home).
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Count me in! I just started running last week, as I had heard about the c25k, but had no-one to do it with. Somebody posted a reminder that 'the' c25k was starting the next day, but I couldn't find an actual thread about it, and when I asked her, she suggested I google it, so I think it was something independent of 3FC. I did print off the info, so I have it to refer to.
**One question, do you know what the "podcasts" are? Is that something I can download to my i-pod?
Great idea to do this, Melissa!
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Old 07-31-2008, 12:25 PM   #4
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I'm from west TN....about 45 min to an hour east of Jackson....I'm right on the TN river! Small world!

I would like to start the couch to 5 K program on Monday August 4th...that way we are starting at the beginning of the week.....everyone who chooses to participate in the challenge will be able to do the minimum 3 x a week or more if they like!!

I think this is a great way to make us all stronger!
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Melissa, please add my name to the list.
I have got to do something to get going.
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:45 PM   #6
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Count me in! I just started running last week, as I had heard about the c25k, but had no-one to do it with. Somebody posted a reminder that 'the' c25k was starting the next day, but I couldn't find an actual thread about it, and when I asked her, she suggested I google it, so I think it was something independent of 3FC. I did print off the info, so I have it to refer to.
**One question, do you know what the "podcasts" are? Is that something I can download to my i-pod?
Great idea to do this, Melissa!
I'm not sure what a podcast is...I know the guidelines for this program are posted on the link in the first post

I figure Aug 4th I will start the first thread....Couch to 5 K --> Week 1
and I will post the requirements for week 1....then everyone who wants to participate and give and get support, talk about problems they may be having...or maybe how it is easier than they thought? Everyone would post when they complete their first week and if they are going to do more than the 3 days or not.....then we will go to week 2 and then week 3 etc....
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:55 PM   #7
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*****SIGN UP SHEET FOR COUCH TO 5 K*****
~~~CHALLENGE WILL BEGIN MONDAY AUGUST 4TH~~~~
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:01 PM   #8
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me too...i need to get back into it!
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:12 PM   #9
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Here's the link for Robert Ullreys c2k5 podcasts...

http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcas...ategory-7.html
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count me in...I have been kinda doing it not following exactly...I am up to jogging 1.25 miles straight! I am in!!
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:46 PM   #11
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Here's the link for Robert Ullreys c2k5 podcasts...

http://www.ullreys.com/robert/Podcas...ategory-7.html

Wasn't sure if you were just passing along info or if you were wanting to sign up...just let me know if your in!
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Just passing along the info...it is very good..he tells you when to run and when to walk along with playing techno type music.
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Me too! I've had this on my mind. Need to get shoes this weekend.
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I did this for a week a few months ago but stopped, so Monday you can count me in!
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Old 08-01-2008, 01:54 AM   #15
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