Post # 1
I started c25k on Monday. So far so good, but it’s not in my nature to hold back (short intervals). Anyone else doing C25K right now? Any words of wisdom from those who have been doing it longer?
Any new runners who are starting around now too?
I’m surprised I’m a little sore today, but my neighborhood is pretty hilly and I went from sea level to 4000 ft in elevation recently with my move.
Post # 3
I’m on week 3, and I’m not a runner….at all. But, after getting into it I’m really enjoying it. It’s hard at times, but by the end of a run I usually feel great! I haven’t been consistent with it, but I need to start doing it more regularly. Good luck, Mrs. DG!
Post # 4
@Mrs. DG: I tried to start it about a month ago, but the heat wave here was just too hot to handle. I’m planning to start back up not that the weather is more moderate. I only did day one and I almost died. Not a good idea to start running on a 95+ degree day and forget your water bottle.
Post # 5
Ooh zippy, bad!
It was 82 this am (around 8) when we went. Too hot already! We made it though, and it wasn’t bad. I hope I can stick with it!
Post # 6
i just recently finished the program!
i posted here when i started the program and got a TON of great advice..here is the thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/starting-couch-to-5k-tomorrowany-tips
most important tip IMHO: buy good shoes!
i dropped $100 on a pair of shoes going into the third week (i think?) and it made a lot of difference for my ankles.
i over-did it one week and had to take a week off (between week 8 & 9) because my knees were KILLING me..but i rested, and jumped back on the treadmill (its 100 degrees in texas, i run inside) and recently finished the program.
Post # 7
I started it early summer and got to week 6 and then life happened….Grandma fell, got sick and passed, the terrible heat and humidity and then family visits; so it got pushed aside. I am planning on starting again next week but I had already signed up for 2 5ks in October and now feel I will not be ready but this has been 1 of my 2 major goals this year (getting pregnant is the other) so yes I would like to start and finish this this year! I really loved it and it helped get me back into gear after not working out for awhile. Good luck everyone!
Post # 8
I can tell that I haven’t fully committed since I haven’t signed up for my race yet 😉
I should do that tomorrow!
Post # 9
You are committed! I only signed up for a race bc if I did not have a set goal in mind at the end, it is easier for me to give up. But it does get you more excited if it is something you really want to do!
Post # 10
This is my THIRD attempt of C25K, but my first time carrying it all the way through. I’m going to finish week 7 today.
I know the difference this time is that I’m doing it outside, and I change up my location. Sometimes I run in my neighborhood. Other times I try new paths around my city. Occassionally I’ll bring my dog. It really helps me to have something new to look forward to each run.
Post # 11
I’m in the process of completing it. I made it to week 7 and hurt my knee doing something non-C25K related. It was stupid. So, I took a few weeks off from that, So, last week I did a rewind to week 5. It was awesome. I did well. This weekend ragweed has kicked my butt so I think I’m going to have to bring this workout indoors for awhile. I’m a runny-noss, watery eyes mess. It’s not pretty.
I’m not good at running on the treadmill for a long period of time. Any suggestions?
Post # 12
i was doing C25K and was in the middle of week 4. then i i got strep throat, which made me not want to leave my house, let alone go running. i’m starting up my gym time again tonight and i’m excited about it. i might have to go back a week or so, just to get back in the swing of things, but it’s a really good program!
Post # 13
I’m in Week 6 of C25K! And I’ve found that I’m more hindered by the mental challenge than the physical. So ignore the voices in your head, and stick to the plan. It’s preparing you well for what’s to come!
Post # 14
Ok! You all are motivating me. We’re in Week 2. 90 second runs and 2 minute walks. I’m route choosing better because I keep picking really hilly areas to end on and that makes me not want to do it. I had to do an extra day of Week 1 to keep going, otherwise I wouldn’t have gone at the beginning of this week.
Also, I *think* running with the stroller is giving me a better workout!
Keep going, girls!
Post # 15
I just discovered this thread because another Bee over in “waiting” mentioned C25K. I’m also on Week 2 (D2)!!! I am doing more like 4 times a week instead of 3. But if I need to repeat a day, I definitely willl do that.
I’m in pretty good shape, I’ve just always *hated* running. I’d say I ran about once a year when I was desperate for a workout and out of town with friends who are runners. I kept up OK and I got a good workout, but I never enjoyed it and my legs were all messed up for days afterwards. Then I wouldn’t run again for another year, LOL! This program is inspiring to me becuase I want to give myself a chance to enjoy running.
Post # 16
I’m starting Week 4 Day 1 and it’s hard. I know to many it doesn’t seem like much but to run for 5 min kills me. It’s not that I’m tired or anything but my shins are KILLING ME. Does anyone else have a problem with their shins killing them? Remedies? I would love some tips please!!