(Closed) Couch 2 5K

posted 11 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I think you’d be fine skipping the weekend.  2 days are ok occasionally, it is just that more than 2 messes up my motivation.  I would stay away from any off-day workouts that involve leg muscles for a while…even elliptical and walking.  If you’re new to running (like I was) you really need the day of actual rest to repair your muscles, and bones, and other leg parts.  I do arm weights on my days off (ok, I should say I TRY to do arm weights on my days off?) πŸ™‚  

I am so excited you’ve started this.  You should seriously find a 5k to enter, it is awesome to have a goal, I have finally realized.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

I love c25k.  I am not a runner at all, but this really got me into it. I DLed the iphone app too!  I am taking my time with it because around week 5 it started to get hard for me, and I also took a little workout hiatus so I went back to week 4.  It’s designed to do in 9 weeks, but if you need an extra day on a certain day/week, then don’t be afraid to take it!  I’m hoping to run a 5k sometime before the end of July.

Post # 20
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990 posts
Busy bee

there’s an app? Oh man … I’m betting I could get it for ipod touch, too. C25K is my favorite!! Looove it … seriously.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve been trying to motivate myself to run. Ok so I’m not kidding that I’m NOT a runner, but you have all inspired me, I think I’ll try this! I’m seeing a lot about the iPhone app but I don’t have an iPhone, any suggestions for an iPod??

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Because of all the positive, encouraging comments about C25K I started it last night on the treadmill. Let me just say that I have never been athletic, even as a kid, and have tried running before and just hated it, but Couch to 5k made it so accessible for me! I was surprised that I could keep up, actually. The only real tricky thing is getting the right settings on the treadmill on time! I’m a little sore but nothing unmanageable.

I’m probably going to try to keep on a Tuesday-Thursday-Sunday schedule.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@babyboo: I have just a regular iPod (nothing fancy for me, I have a hard enough time figuring it out!) but I did finally figure it out! I’m downloading ALL of the podcasts for each week now so I have NO excuse!

So it’s 3 days a week? Is that right?

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@babyboo: Thanks for the advice!!! I just got home from my W1D1 and am not looking forward to tomorrow’s feeling, haha! Thank goodness though I’ve been doing the 30 Day Shred video for a while now and it works your thighs pretty hard. Whew. I hope I can get into the swing of running, I really would like to…we’ll see. πŸ™‚

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Ok so our board kind of died down ladies, how’s it going?? I started W1D1 over with my SO because he wanted to start so this is my second week on the first podcast. I feel like I’m more worn out this week than I was in the beginning, it’s really frustrating! πŸ™ How is everyone else doing??

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@babyboo: Yes, he totally helps me keep motivated!!! I would probably cheat a little if he were not next to me haha. I wish we could take our dogs but I’d have broken bones. The last “run” we took our yellow lab on I had a cut hand and cut calf when we got home…she caught her leash on the fire hydrant and pulled me along haha!

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