(Closed) Starting C25K Tonight!

posted 10 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

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.

Shoes: $130

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
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Newbee

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
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Helper bee

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Buzzing bee

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@XcitedBride630: 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

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!)

Good luck!

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2000

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 # 25
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Bee Keeper

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 # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m on week 4 too! I’m taking things a little slower and repeating a few weeks, but I’m really enjoying it.

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@XcitedBride630: 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 # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Gemstone: 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!

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