(Closed) C25K..anyone currently doing this?

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have been toying with it for a few months and then decided enough was enough and started it a few weeks ago. I need it to mainly get back to where I was with my running last year before getting married and taking a huge amount of time off from working out due to life :). I am finishing week 3 today and this week was hardest for me bc I was sick and I work nights and was flat out exhausted this week and for some reason, my legs felt like a ton of bricks and were hard and swollen as hell. They do that alot after I work alot of nights in a row and I cant figure it out.  I love the program and signed myself up for 2 5ks this fall. A friend of mine just finished it and I am so proud of her. She never ran or worked out a day in her life and she was able to do it. I have always wanted to do a 5k but never had the stamina to do so. I am hoping this will build it up! By no means do I want to be fast, I just want to be able to run a whole 5k with no walking. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I’m doing it!!! I kind of fell off the wagon a bit towards the end of this week (I repeated week 1 for safety) but I start week 2 next week!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

good for you! i love this program and am a big proponent of it. i graduated a couple weeks ago and ran my first 5 k last weekend so keep it up! you’ll be amazed at the progress you’ll make in this program. good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m getting ready to start it! I’m waiting a few more days though, the only track I have access to is outdoors and we are having a horrible heat wave right now.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did it back in Jan-Mar of this year to prep for my first-ever 5K on my 32nd birthday.

Be warned, though–I didn’t lose ANY weight doing just running. If you look at all into any of Tony Horton’s info (the P90X guy–who I totally believe in), he says that just cardio won’t help you lose weight, you have to lift weights too. (Plus proper diet, of course.) As soon as I finished the 5K, I started mixing weights back into my routine and THEN the pounds started coming off.

Good luck… with whatever your goal is!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

like @tea, I graduated from C25K a couple of weeks ago and I will be running my first 5K on July 4, my first 10K on July 11, and my first 1/2 marathon over labor day weekend!

Conrats on starting the program, it is so worth it in the end! Here are links to a few other C25K posts you might find helpful:

Starting Couch to 5K tonight!

starting couch to 5k tomorrow…any tips??

Good luck!!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@zippylef:  It’s been so hot here as well and ALOT of rain.  I find that I run better around 10 p.m.  There’s a nice residential neighborhood that has good sidewalks across from my apartment complex.  I’m careful and prefer to run while it’s cooler at dusk.  My watch has a stopwatch feature and it also lights up, I don’t run with my iPod b/c music is more of a distraction than I need especially when I’m trying to be careful.  Plus I can never motivate myself to run early in the morning. (My normal work schedule allows for me to be up late)

As for weightloss, I lost about 5 lbs so far.  My goal however is to enjoy running and get in my weekly exercise.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

@beekiss- You lost 5 lbs the first week!?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@zippylef:  Yeah..but I’m like 70 lbs from my goal 😉

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i’m doing it! i did w4d1 today and it was a lot harder than the other workouts..BUT i made it through! 🙂 i really like the program..and my fiance started it last week too because he was impressed with it.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My FI and I are doing it, we’re on w5d2 (again).  Week 5 seemed like a huge jump it’s been intimidating. :p

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

@sahsabahs, i know! i repeated week 5 like, twice before finally tackling day 3.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I finished week 5 this past week and started week 6 last night. I couldn’t finish the 20 minute run without 30 seconds of walking here and there. I’m just not there yet, but I can definitely run 12 minutes without stopping for 30 seconds. I’m feeling a bit down about it though. It makes me wonder if I can run a 5k without stopping in August.

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