(Closed) Couch-To-5K?

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
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  • Post # 63
    373 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The only advice I can give it watch your form. I was making it much harder on myself because I am used to sprinting when I did basketball and volleyball. When you jog its a different form, and when its done right its actually a lot easier! 


    Week 1 Day 3! Woo!

    Post # 64
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am thinking about joining one of these myself here at work…. I just need the motivation! 🙂

    Post # 65
    132 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I used to HATE running and still wouldnt’ say I love it but I’ve managed to do 5k.

    I did the walk/run thing but without much sucess last year. This year I just mix up a slightly faster 2k with slower longer runs gradually building up. Took me 2-3 weeks to get to 5k. Aiming for 10k now.

    I’m also planning on incorporating interval training now and running up steps to burn more fat and add some variety.

    Post # 66
    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I just started, going to do W1D3 tonight and so far I love it! I have the c25k app on my iPhone and it’s awesome. I’m hoping to lose some lbs for my wedding and also to be able to run a 5k this summer!

    Post # 67
    1098 posts
    Bumble bee

    I finished week 8 last week and then I was out of town for a conference and didn’t get to run for almost 10 days.  BIG MISTAKE!  I ran this morning and really struggled to run the full 28 minutes which I was able to do with no problems last week.  I think the key to this program is to run consistently at least 3 days a week and supplementing with other forms of cardio on your off-running days if you can.  I talked to my friend who is a trainer and she said you can lose cardio conditioning in about 2 weeks.  So now I guess I know…. 


    Post # 68
    14 posts
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I was looking into one of these programs but ended up signing up with Team in Training instead, which is a fantastic program. I completed a half marathon in January! Before then 1 mile was all I could handle. The only advice I can give is that you really need to focus on some strength training and stretching in addition to the running. I ended up with a foot problem which later affected my knees and many hundreds of dollars and months later am still recovering. It’s important to build up strength around your joints and in your thighs, so search for some exercises online and do things like leg extensions, etc at the gym. Also, it’s great that running is so cost-effective, but buy GOOD shoes. I bought mediocre sneakers (one of the most expensive pairs at Kohl’s) and definitely think that contributed to my problem. My problems aside, there is nothing like running and the high it gives you as you reach new goals!!!! 

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