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Old 09-03-2008, 02:58 AM   #46  
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I've been trying to start the c25k for months now. I started it on the TM, but hate watching the clock on there, I get clock-obsessed and it makes me feel like it's taking forever. Really, I'd prefer to run at the track near my house and would like to use a podcast. But I don't have an ipod or mp3 player.
After reading through this thread earlier today, I finally downloaded the podcasts onto my daughter's itunes (she has an ipod, of course!) and burned a CD with week 1 on it (I do still have a walkman-type CD player that I wiped the dust off of & it works!!).
I'm READY! I'm FINALLY w1d1 of the c25k!!
Yippee!!! Thanks guys for helping to encourage me

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:02 PM   #47  
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Hey everyone- glad you are taking the c25k challenge. My advice is go as slow as you need too. I think the pace c25k sets- 30 minute 5k- is not realistic for even the most fit runners. I just finished w3d2- went better than yesterday- but still challenging- I think I may end up repeating this week, not quite sure I am ready for week 4.
Please check in with your progress- it's nice to hear how everyone is doing
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I agree. I am not racing anyone but myself, so I try and keep it @4 MPH. I can go up to 5, but that's REALLY pushing myself right now. I have short little legs ya see.

Anyhoo, I got Week 2 Day 2 done. I think I may be ready for week 3 next week. We'll see.... Depends on the type of job I end up with.

You guys are rocking it!

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I did it! I did it!
W1D1 was awesome! My form is so much better at the track than it is on the treadmill. I have to keep reminding myself to loosen up, relax my shoulders, but it feels great!
Tomorrow, I'll do a 30-minute walk with the dog and look forward to doing W1D2 on Friday!
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WOOOHOOOO! WTG!
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Good for you!!!
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Finished week 3 yesterday- I was looking at week 4- a bit initimidating. I may give myself another week at 3.
For the restarters- has anyone done week 4 b4? How was the transition? did you need to take an extra week?
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OMGsh! My hips are still so sore. I don't want to injure myself by going to fast. I should be doing W1D2 today, but I think I'll give it one more day of stretching them out and do it tomorrow. Maybe I'll do an extra day or 2 of W1!!!
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Finished week 3 yesterday- I was looking at week 4- a bit initimidating. I may give myself another week at 3.
For the restarters- has anyone done week 4 b4? How was the transition? did you need to take an extra week?
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I'm in the same place as you. But I'm trying to be optimistic about week 4. I know I had the same thoughts about starting week 3, but just went ahead and did it anyway. And it turned out easier than I thought (yay for the training effect). Doesn't mean I'm not still nervous .
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Good point. Maybe I will try it and see how I do. Maybe I will surprise myself. By the end of week3 I was fine with that workout.
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I think since I am job hunting (again) and will prolly start working soon, I am changing my GYM & c25k days to Tues, Thurs & Saturday...Unless whatever new job interfers with that, then I'll just figure things out. But anyhoo, I think I am ready to move on to week 3 beginning Tuesday!!!!
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I am proud to announce the I completed w4d1 today without a problem. Still going slowly, but I finished. I feel pretty proud of myself. I find the jogging part is much more enjoyable than the walking- and I can actually see myself being able to achieve the 5k goal. Yeah me!
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I am proud to announce the I completed w4d1 today without a problem. Still going slowly, but I finished. I feel pretty proud of myself. I find the jogging part is much more enjoyable than the walking- and I can actually see myself being able to achieve the 5k goal. Yeah me!

WTG girl!

It was very hard to breath yesterday. We had rain & humidity and what not, so it was a struggle...

Anywho, I did Week 3, Day 1 and I thought I was gonna DIE! But I did it. Three minutes straight was the longest I have ever run in my entire life! Why is it that the recovery time seems to fly by but the 3 minutes of running felt like forever? I think I'll be doing week 3 a couple of times....
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I am proud to announce the I completed w4d1 today without a problem. Still going slowly, but I finished. I feel pretty proud of myself. I find the jogging part is much more enjoyable than the walking- and I can actually see myself being able to achieve the 5k goal. Yeah me!
Pamela, I had the same experience. Week 4 was the first time the jogging was enjoyable and the end result (5K) seemed like it might actually be doable at some point in the future. I'm finding the 2 1/2 minute walk to be too long - the start up of the following jogging interval is a little rough because I've cooled down too much.

But then, that last 5 minute jog is hurting my knee, and I haven't been able to jog the whole last 5 minute jog because I'm afraid if I push through the pain, I'll be out for a week or worse (that's what happened to me in week 1). But so far, it isn't derailing me yet, just messing with me a bit. .
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Julie,
I agree- I feel like I get into a groove and walking jars me out of it- then i spend the time walking trying to figure out how far I need to go on the treadmill- making sure I am doing the math right. You would thinks with all this education I could add 25 or 50 in my head without a problem. Are you running outside or on a treadmill? I have not tried to run outside yet because I am concerned about injury. I may try it in the next few week as there is a nature preserve close to my house that would be nice to run on.

Diva- good for you- slow down if you have to. My husband say me on the tread mill and said I looked like a real runner-
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