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irishkatt 07-14-2008 04:57 PM

20 something C25K
Ok folk..those checking in every week on their C25K journey should do so here.
Give a brief discription on what you are aiming to achieve by the end of the 9 weeks.

Please post your dates as well as where you are in the programme, then come back and edit and update it as you progress.
Eg: 14/07/08 Wk1-Day1

On your marks....get set.....Gooooooooooooo :running:

JulieRN 07-14-2008 09:26 PM

Here's my C25K Post!

Mon. 7/14- W1D1: It went well! My legs are tired from hiking all weekend, but it kind of feels good! Good luck to everyone!

BernerDoc 07-15-2008 12:19 PM

I finished C25K in May, did two 5Ks in June and due to training and a stupid work mishap now have lateral collateral ligament tears and a stress fracture. *sigh* I'll be starting the program over sometime this fall...I can actually say I MISS running when just a few months ago I couldn't run 90 seconds to save my life. C25K is awesome, I recommend it to everyone that mentions wanting to start running.

Matilda08 07-15-2008 12:55 PM

I started yesterday! I am on my first week of the nine week program.
60sec jog
90 sec walk alternating for 20mins

It felt great and I wasnt tired but I have been speed walking for the past three months and I think that was a big help!!!! Lots of luck to you all lets keep it going......

irishkatt 07-15-2008 02:20 PM

Woo...well done everyone..lets keep it going now that the hardest part of getting started is done.
I had planned on doing the C25K but a friend of mine who runs though I was fit enough to just run so took me out the other day and I managed 1.5mls, and yesterday I managed 3...it wasnt pretty but I did it. I am planing on alternating running and walking and building up to 6 miles in the next 9 weeks so will report in here too as the accountability is great.

14/07/08 3 miles

Fat Chick B Gone 07-15-2008 08:11 PM

Hey girls! How's everyone doing? I completed week 6 day 1 yesterday and bumped up my speed a bit! Tomorrow's has me a bit nervous but I can do it!

girl anachronism 07-15-2008 08:30 PM

I just wanted to say how awesome C25K is. It's one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I finished in April and it was such a huge accomplishment. And I still run!

Congrats on starting, everyone! Keep it up!

Matilda08 07-16-2008 10:19 AM

I am still hanging in there guys yesterday I completed day two of week one! I feel so refreshed after doing those runs.!!!! Keep up the good work guys.

Today I will be on my third day!!!!

irishkatt 07-16-2008 12:52 PM

Matilda..wow, have you done days 1,2 and 3 in a row...thats hard core. I find it best if I take a day of recovery inbetween as my muscles need time to adjust, or at least to do somethig different, so I alternate running days with strenght days and a day off. Recovery and strenght training are as important as cardio as the more muscle we have the more fat we burn and your muscles need time off to adjust and grow....the girls over in exercise and weightlifting ahve lots of good advice on this, its worth checking out. Keep up the good work.

Matilda08 07-16-2008 02:26 PM

Yes I have only because I work out Monday thru Friday for about 45mins during my lunch brake. The jog is only twenty minutes of walking and jogging and before this week I was speed walking mon-fri so my body is already use to these types of workouts to a certain degree after the twenty minutes I do mind strenght training and a lot of stretching. Followed by a 10min cool down walk. My co worker is out this week so I kinda changed my plan up a bit in her absence our walk jog day would normally be mon wed and fri.

I dont think I am doing to much because this jog is only 20mins which isnt much compared to my usually routine because I also workout after work as well. I will check it out though.

Willow324 07-16-2008 02:36 PM

Im sorry what is C25K? I would love to become a jogger...

toesocklover 07-16-2008 02:41 PM


Originally Posted by violetMOM (Post 2272486)
Im sorry what is C25K? I would love to become a jogger...

I second this! I just bought new running sneakers and would love a program. =]

I'm going to search a bit more for threads...hmmm...

taragettingthin 07-16-2008 02:49 PM

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taragettingthin 07-16-2008 02:54 PM

C25K is Couch to 5 K.. It's a 9-week program...Check out www.coolrunning.com. You do it 3 times a week...Each week has different workout. For example, week one, you do Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes. Week two, you do Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 90 seconds of jogging and two minutes of walking for a total of 20 minutes... and so on. The schedule is on the website.

Also, Robert Ullrey's podcast is a great podcast for the running because it's got music, it tells you when to walk and when to run.

It's a great way to get cardio in. :)

Willow324 07-16-2008 02:59 PM

great!!!!!! thanks, can't wait to start

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