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Old 02-29-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Hi everyone!

I created this new thread to move all of us starting C25K on March 1 into an official start thread! Of course, lots of people have joined at various stages in the program... I hope you don't mind me calling it a "start thread," and that you keep posting all your wonderful tips and stories! Let post here on our progress, and motivate each other!

Here is the week one schedule for all us newbies, from the folks at coolrunning:

Workout 1
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Workout 2
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Workout 3
Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes.

Thanks everyone for joining in!

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Old 02-29-2008, 02:48 PM   #2
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OK, thread officially started!

I am going to do day 1 Tomorrow, Day 2 Monday morning, and Day 3 Wednesday or Thursday - I'll be at a hotel, so it will be on a treadmill, and will depend on meeting schedule.

I need to remember to download the podcast from my 'puter to my mp3 tonight so that I am ready to go tomorrow. Anyone else going to use the training podcast?

Good luck everyone!
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for starting the new thread Amaire.

I'm not sure if I'll start tomorrow or Monday, it depends if I'm still sick or not, I suppose.

I've downloaded the podcast to the ipod, I think I'll resume at Week 1. I'd been doing the C25K but I've been out of commission for a couple of weeks. I'd managed to work my way up on the treadmill to doing one 4-minute run and a lot of 1 minute runs. Hopefully I haven't lost all my progress.

If the weather holds I'll move to running outside, I think that's easier with the podcast for me.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:21 PM   #4
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Thanks Amarie!
I already started on the treadmill, but I'll consider that "treadmill-familiarization" training, as I've never run on it before.
I will also continue walking (hard!) after the 20 min of alternate run/walk, because I always try to get at least 40 min of cardio+5 min cool down. It can't hurt, right?

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Okay...I'll be starting on my treadmill tomorrow. I'm going to do a modified C25K that lasts for an hour. It gives just a bit more time between "runs" as I really don't know if 90 seconds is enough time for me. I'm a very very slow turtle!
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Rhonda - that sounds like a great idea. I have been a little worried about the short recovery periods. I'm going to give it a try, though...
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:32 PM   #7
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Hi all! I wanna play,too! I've been wanting to do this for awhile, but this thread has given me the push I need to get started. I'll be out there blowing in the West Texas wind! Best wishes to all us "runners"!
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Hey all!
Due to the weather (I was planning to start outdoors) it looks like I WILL NOT be starting tomorrow. MY work schedule is also going to be absolute insanity for oh, the rest of forever, lol. I'm hoping the roads won't be TOO messy and it will be warm enough to start sunday and it looks like my week one is going to be a little extended... sunday, wednesday, sunday again because of work.
not the ideal every other i was hoping to do, but it is a start and hopefully i will catch up soon enough!
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Okay...I'll be starting on my treadmill tomorrow. I'm going to do a modified C25K that lasts for an hour. It gives just a bit more time between "runs" as I really don't know if 90 seconds is enough time for me. I'm a very very slow turtle!

I hurt my foot running yesterday so I don't know If I can do this with you all the first week or so, but when I do I will be doing it on Mon, Wed, & Friday's with weight training afterward. I'm a slow turtle too and will be doing the same schedule as Rhonda. If anyone is interetsed in a longer run here's the Hour schedule.
1 hour (12 reps):
Always start with 3 minute warmup walk then -

Week1 run 30 seconds, walk 4 mins 30 seconds
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I bought 2 (yes 2!) new pairs of running shoes on Thursday just for this. They were both so comfortable while I was running around the store I couldn't decide which pair to get. I'll be doing Saturday, Monday, then either Wednesday or Thursday.
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I made it thru Week 4 Day 1 this morning, go me, go me!
Here's a little happy thought for those starting out. I've only lost one pound this month while staring C25K but I believe that's because I am growing muscles because I lost 2 inches in my hips this month!!!
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:30 PM   #12
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Holy smokes, Mavis! 2 inches in a month?

I just wanted to wish all of you good luck!

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Just got finished with W1D1. I did a 3 minute warm up followed by 8 intervals of jogging at 4mph and walking at 3mph. Then I did one minute at 5mph and a 7 minute cool down. 30 minutes total. 1.63 miles completed.

I bought new running shoes on Friday and they felt great other than the fact that I think I tied them to tight. My feet were starting to go numb at the end.
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Okay, I am in with you guys! The weather is supposed to be nice until tomorrow late afternoon, so I think I am going to start my program OUTSIDE tomorrow and then day 2 on Tuesday and 3 on Thursday. These are my typical cardio days, so I think that will work out well. Good luck everyone!!
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I am going to try and start tomorrow, but if not for sure Monday. I've been battleing this horriable head cold and I feel I am almost over it! Goodluck to everyone starting!
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