Post # 17
I got my shoes at a store called Road Runner (it is only a running store and they analyze your foot). Here is there website: http://www.roadrunnersports.com/. I suggest going to an actual running store (not a department/sporting goods store) because they are more knowledgable.
I currently run in a pair of Nike Vomero 5’s but I also tried on these Asics and almost got them. I also have a pair of custom fitted insoles in them and running socks.
Custom insoles: $70
Socks: $25 (3 pairs)
Honestly, though, people can recommend brands to you but your foot could be completely different! For example, I don’t over/under pronate, I have even balance but put slightly more weight on my heals, and I have a slightly wide bridge for my food. They had me choose this shoe on because it works for all those things. Go to a running store to see what they say for you!
Post # 18
I started the C25K last week and so far its going awesome! I was just wondering what speed you guys run at when you run on a treadmill? I’m doing it at 5.5 and its a challenge, but I feel like I need to kick it up a notch in the next few weeks!
Post # 19
I love this idea! I think I’m totally going to do it! I HATE running but I think if I ease into it would be a lot better. I decided a couple of weeks ago I wanted to run a marathon in about a year. This will give me great motivation!
Post # 20
i read about this program a few months back and kinda passed over it. I’ve hit a complete standstill with my weightloss and exercise habits, so I’ll suggest it to FI!
Post # 21
I never ran it on a treadmill but I would calculate my speed/distance after each run. By my 30 minute runs I was running at about 6.7 to 7 mph.
Post # 22
I love C25K! The first time I did it was six years ago, I didn’t ever quite make 3 miles, but it got me running more than I’d ever run in my life (2 miles). Anyway, a couple of years later I tried the program again and found success. Next week I’ll be running my second half-marathon!
Here are some tips:
Don’t get discouraged– if you want to repeat a week, do it. Try not to miss a work out. The key is consistency.
Like others have said get good shoes, but also good socks (not cotton, they cause blisters), dri-fit clothes, and a good sports bra (Running sports bras need to be a whole lot more supportive than ones you’d use for aerobics or yoga–Title 9 is a great place to find a really supportive one, especially if you’re busty!)
Post # 23
I love C25K. It was very successfull for my years ago and I plan on starting back up soon. I wear Asics and love them.
Post # 24
Ahh thank you for the great comments everyone! So many great tips. I definitely need to get some better running apparel—shirts and bras primarily.
We’re starting Week 4 tonight!
Post # 25
Yeah! Way to keep sticking with it! Yes, a good sports bra is in need. I usually need a regular bra under my sports bra (for the bigger chested), but it works! You’ll be doing your 5K in no time! Keep up the good work!
Post # 26
Thank you so much! It’s great having Fiance do it with me, and it’s a huge motivator to stay on track! I can’t wait to be able to run multiple 5Ks a week.
I have a pretty typical sports bra but could probably use something a little more high-tech. I DID buy some great Nike running shoes that have 1) made running more comfortable and safe and 2) made me want to run because the shoes are pink and white and cute.
I’m nervous though that by the end of the nine weeks, we won’t quite be at three miles (i.e. running slower than a 10-minute mile). But it sounds like you were able to up your speed, which I think is so impressive! 🙂
Post # 27
I’m on week 4 too! I’m taking things a little slower and repeating a few weeks, but I’m really enjoying it.
I’m running on the treadmill too. I usually start Day 1 on 5.2 and then by Day 3 ramp it up to 5.5 as I get used to more running and less walking. It’s worked for me so far!
Thanks for all this advice on sneakers… mine are causing me some serious blisters on my toes 🙁 Looks like I need to invest in a new pair!
Post # 28
Congrats on Week 4! Is it hard? It seems like SO much more running than Week 3!
Post # 29
I know I was so intimidated by it.. but I just did Day 1 and 2 and it really wasn’t that bad! Good luck!
Post # 30
Thanks for the encouragement! I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂