Couch to 5k – Who is doing it/Done it?

posted 3 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@FromA2B2013:  I completed it and have since run a bunch of 5ks.  I had a hard time running for a minute when I started.  I can’t recommend it enough!  

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I ran my first 5k at the end of week 5 because of poor planning and I was still nearly able to run the entire thing maybe only walked about 5 minutes total! Yes I was slow!

The program is awesome! When you start reaching the 20 minute runs its all mental so just dont look at clock and run! You can do it!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I started the program in August, having never done any excercise really at all in my whole life. I got through 4 weeks of the program and felt great, but I felt like it was moving too slowly, so I started my own version of the program and worked my way up to the 5K faster then what the program was recommending. 

I ran my first 5K 8 weeks after I started the program, at 30:29. Not the fastest, but I certainly wasn’t last either, I was pretty proud of myself. 

The program is a good way to ease into exercising. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@FromA2B2013:  I did it a couple of years ago (well, a very similar plan). I liked it so much I trained for and have run 2 half marathons since! I also lost 30lbs running. It’s great! And once you get in the “hang” of it, it feels like you could do it forever!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@FromA2B2013:  I’m doing it! I’m supposed to be doing the last session tomorrow (35 minute run). I don’t think I’ll be at 5k – more like 4 or 4.2. But I’m close and I ran for 30 minutes straight last week. I could barely do the 30 second intervals when I started – seriously. I am not an athlete by any definition of the word but I’ve learned to enjoy running, I’ve lost weight, and I’m having fun. I’m running my first 5k in February and I’m really excited!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I started it a few months ago, but I went really slow with it. I was around 240 at the time so I could barely handle week one. Instead of giving up I just kept redoing week one until I felt ok to progress. I got to week three when I got shin splints. I’m planning to pick back up with the program soon, but on the treadmill this time.

I really enjoyed it, though, and it helped me lose weight. I’m at 217 now 🙂

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m currently on week 3.  I have a feeling that I’m going to need to repeat this particular week b/c day 1 on the second set of the 3 min run I had to start walking halfway through.  Day 2 of week 3 I was able to complete all of the runs.  I love it.  I dont love running but I’m trying to make myself.  I want to be able to do a 5k Memorial Day weekend.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

Right before the last workout, I rolled my ankle. I fell off the bandwagon after that. I very highly recommend it though. I’m going to start at week 5 or 6 again once we get more daylight hours in the evenings. I’m just doing 15 minute runs for now.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

I did it.  I didn’t run a full 5k in the 30 minutes but I’ve run many 5ks, a few 10ks and a half since.  It’s a great motivator and a great way to gain skill.

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