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Old 06-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #511
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It doesn't matter what others are doing, time-wise, with the 5K (or any, really). Do it for you, and don't let silly husbands mess with your head. Just realize that *in general* men are faster than women, and if he's already more in shape than you it makes the difference more, and his "I can walk it in that time" needs to go in one ear and out the other (and hopefully he's not going to continue saying such things).


The C25K programs are great, but don't be afraid to repeat weeks! The 9 week thing is silly when you are just starting off a fitness program, because your cardiovascular system doesn't always get with the program that fast. Around 4 or 5 weeks there's always a huge leap in the distance/time that you're jogging, and if your lungs can't take it or your heart is beating out of your chest, don't move on. Just repeat that week until you can do it.


The "say you're 12" thing is NOT what the CM on our 5K did. She had a relatively long conversation with the parent of the younger child, and while she might have gotten the child a bib later on, the child did NOT have a bib while running. And, in fact, the child's behaviour on the course made me SO glad I had left my son with his dad instead of letting him run, because if my son had acted the way the child was acting when I passed them (shocker, since I'm a slowpoke) it would have really ruined my fun on the 5K.


If I remember correctly, I finished (walking, slow jogging) in something like 46 minutes, and there were plenty of people behind me. CM was there handing out medals, it was still fun. No characters, though, not at the beginning or when I finished.
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It doesn't matter what others are doing, time-wise, with the 5K (or any, really). Do it for you, and don't let silly husbands mess with your head. Just realize that *in general* men are faster than women, and if he's already more in shape than you it makes the difference more, and his "I can walk it in that time" needs to go in one ear and out the other (and hopefully he's not going to continue saying such things).


The C25K programs are great, but don't be afraid to repeat weeks! The 9 week thing is silly when you are just starting off a fitness program, because your cardiovascular system doesn't always get with the program that fast. Around 4 or 5 weeks there's always a huge leap in the distance/time that you're jogging, and if your lungs can't take it or your heart is beating out of your chest, don't move on. Just repeat that week until you can do it.


The "say you're 12" thing is NOT what the CM on our 5K did. She had a relatively long conversation with the parent of the younger child, and while she might have gotten the child a bib later on, the child did NOT have a bib while running. And, in fact, the child's behaviour on the course made me SO glad I had left my son with his dad instead of letting him run, because if my son had acted the way the child was acting when I passed them (shocker, since I'm a slowpoke) it would have really ruined my fun on the 5K.


If I remember correctly, I finished (walking, slow jogging) in something like 46 minutes, and there were plenty of people behind me. CM was there handing out medals, it was still fun. No characters, though, not at the beginning or when I finished.
Of course you can modify the program. Though in a lot of cases (mine included) the problem wasn't the jump in running time...the problem was thinking that "running" meant running fast. You don't have to even be running 5mph for it to be "running". It's just going faster than walking (and by walking there should be pace and purpose...not strolling along like Sunday in the park).
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #513
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Of course you can modify the program. Though in a lot of cases (mine included) the problem wasn't the jump in running time...the problem was thinking that "running" meant running fast. You don't have to even be running 5mph for it to be "running". It's just going faster than walking (and by walking there should be pace and purpose...not strolling along like Sunday in the park).


I mentioned it because there are so many people who just drop out and stop the program rather than modify it. They blame themselves for not being able to do it rather than help themselves work through it.
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I mentioned it because there are so many people who just drop out and stop the program rather than modify it. They blame themselves for not being able to do it rather than help themselves work through it.


Exactly! In my case it was speed that almost caused me to drop out. I didn't think I could do it because I couldn't run "that long" when I got to the longer runs. Some friends said "How fast are you running?" and I said "5-5.5 on the treadmill." Their response was "Duh. You're starting out. You don't have to run fast! Just go faster than you walk!"
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I've also found there are 2 types of runners. One type does it to get in shape or because they set a goal. Another type runs for the love of running. It seems to be easier for the latter to keep it up, moreso than the former. I do it to stay in shape while my wife just loves running. It seems to make a difference in the dedication as well. Either way, I think we have gone slightly
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Can you drop your kids off at Skuttles Cove if both you and your hubby want to run??
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Yes, the rest of the group will wait for you to catch up. I know one mom rode the tram with the kids as her DH walked with us and then she caught up after.

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:47 AM   #518
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The C25K programs are great, but don't be afraid to repeat weeks!
I love my C25K program on my android phone! So much so, that I've repeated Week 1 for the past month!!!

But now that I have the Castaway Cay 5k to motivate me, I actually moved onto Week 2 last night. I could have done so all along, but the Week 1 workout was just my stride, I was comfortable with it (albeit, I should've challenged myself a little more after the first week).
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I just switched from C25K, which I used a few times in the past, to the Zombies, Run! 5K trainer. It's awesome! It's nice having a story unfolding as you're running. Try it out, the program is similar to C25K, but adds some leg exercises as well.
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I just switched from C25K, which I used a few times in the past, to the Zombies, Run! 5K trainer. It's awesome! It's nice having a story unfolding as you're running. Try it out, the program is similar to C25K, but adds some leg exercises as well.
How much does it cost

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The 5k trainer is $1.99 and the full version is $3.99. In app purchases are available in the full version. There are three seasons worth of missions with season 1 included in the full version.

I only have experience with the 5K trainer currently.
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I love my C25K program on my android phone! So much so, that I've repeated Week 1 for the past month!!!
And I bet you seriously rock that Week 1!

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I just switched from C25K, which I used a few times in the past, to the Zombies, Run! 5K trainer. It's awesome! It's nice having a story unfolding as you're running. Try it out, the program is similar to C25K, but adds some leg exercises as well.
I've just had this app explained, and it sounds hilarious. I'm going to have to try it.


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The 5k trainer is $1.99 and the full version is $3.99. In app purchases are available in the full version. There are three seasons worth of missions with season 1 included in the full version.

I only have experience with the 5K trainer currently.
Thanks for that info!
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Do you think if I asked nicely a CM would be willing to give me 2 medals?? The reason I ask
Is because I am part of a group that runs for people that cant run/walk. I am running this race for a young girl that has many disabilities including cerebral palsey. This is my first ever 5k so I'm excited to get my first medal however since this run is dedicated to her I would love for her to have a medal too! I will give her mine if I can't get more then one medal but I'm really hoping they might give me an extra! I'd even pay for it!
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Do you think if I asked nicely a CM would be willing to give me 2 medals?? The reason I ask
Is because I am part of a group that runs for people that cant run/walk. I am running this race for a young girl that has many disabilities including cerebral palsey. This is my first ever 5k so I'm excited to get my first medal however since this run is dedicated to her I would love for her to have a medal too! I will give her mine if I can't get more then one medal but I'm really hoping they might give me an extra! I'd even pay for it!
I'd imagine they would give you a second one, but if not let me know and I'll send you one of mine. I'll have 3 of them at that point and quite honestly don't need them.
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