Post # 1
I have been been wanting to take the 5k plunge for sometime now and thought why not now? I have three months to go before my wedding and it would be a great cardio boost to my excersice routine. I am wondering if there are any future or past brides out there who have found sucess with this program? I will be participating in a “color Run” in late May and my wedding is June 15! I am only a week into the program and so far I love it..it is nice to have something else to think/obsess about other than little wedding details
Post # 3
My bf signed me up for a 5k in May. I haven’t run since high school. I’m so scared bc my cardio isn’t all that great… 🙁
Post # 4
Well if you have a smart phone maybe give couch25k a try! It is interval training so you will do a lot of walking with little burst of running at first! The gradual addition of more running may surprise you, I have seen improvment in the first week!
I hear you though, I am a little scared too, I will be running with a soon to be sister in law who is a “runner”. It should be interesting.
Good luck, and keep me posted on your progress!
Post # 5
Good luck!! I’ve never done C25k, but everyone I know has had success with it! I kinda of just created my own running routine/schedule and went from there. The running bug is ADDICTING!!
Post # 6
I’m seven weeks in and it’s awesome. I hated running when is signed up. I’m actually at the point that I look forward to running. We have been going slower than the programme says, so have been doing it for about ten weeks.
Post # 7
Ooh ooh me! I’m in the middle of week two. I really like it a lot. It’s a great app. There are a variety of knock-offs of the Color Run between now and my wedding, so my plan is to finish the app and then run a few of them before the wedding. I also have a girlfriend motivating me (she’s a pageant contestant), so after I finish C25K, I’m going to start Insanity and Beach Body. 😉
Post # 8
@Jlee28: I am in the same boat! I am not a runner now, but signed up for a Color Run in June. It just looked too fun to resist. We are trying the C25K too.
Good luck with your running!
Post # 9
@farawayviolet: It is great to hear that you started with a hate for running! I want to like it, I really do, but a week in I find my self still dreading my morning run. I do feel very empowered when I finish though, and I know the color run will be a blast.
Thanks for sharing
Post # 10
The C25K app has been great to get me out and running. My only issue with it is that it approximates your distance with time. I was so excited to complete my first “two mile” run when I discovered that it was really more like 1.5 miles. Now I’m alternating runs between focusing on a good pace and a longer distance.
Post # 11
The C25K is great for getting you running! But like BlueMorphoButterfly my runs are also not as long as they should be! But even with that I am still enjoying the program and may even start to enjoy running!
Post # 12
I’m too impatient to go through the whole C25K program. Now that the snow is melting I’ve been taking my dog on runs and trying to beat my distance each time.
I think my first run I only did 3/4 of a mile, but I haven’t ran a mile since high school, so I’m not too upset.
Post # 13
@Jlee28: Okay, what exactly is the program? How do you get in shape?
I’ve been wanting to start running to train for an eventual marathon or something like that but I am a total loser when it comes to exercise! Gah!
Post # 14
I will attach a link that described the program far better than I ever could! Although I must admit after the first week of following the program to a T I approached my weekend run by just running as much as a could and taking walking breaks when i had to. I also liked this approach I think I ran much more than the program allows in the beggining stages!
Post # 15
Also I couldn’t help notice your user name.We are planning a literary inspired wedding in June so it made me smile!
Post # 16
I did one week and one day of C25K…and I loved it! Unfortunately, right before the 4th day, my old shoes blew out and I bought new ones…big mistake. They felt okay during that run, but for the last week and a half my knees and ankles have been killing me! I’ve been icing and taking NSAIDs, but to no avail. So that’s my biggest advice to you ladies….buy the right shoes (or don’t replace them halfway through!). I’ve never had joint problems in my life, it’s crazy that my very expensive Reebok zigkicks could do this to me!
I’m excited for my knees and ankles to feel better, because I absolutely loved the program while I was doing it! I’ve never been a runner (not even in high school!) and this pushed me exactly the right amount.