Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Just for Fun > W.I.S.H
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-30-2011, 06:30 AM   #676
MrsDuck
DIS Veteran
 
MrsDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 147 miles from WDW
Posts: 5,149

Started C25k last night and really enjoyed it!! I'm doing it again Friday and Sunday-- looking forward to it!
__________________
MrsDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #677
Toad_Passenger
Wild Ride Dreamer
 
Toad_Passenger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,817

For anyone who is doing couch to 5K, keep up with it. I ran my first 5K this past Saturday after doing couch to 5K, and it worked like a charm.

I missed one week in the middle due to an illness, but I modified the last few weeks, and ended up crushing my goal for the 5K. My training runs were in the 35-37 minute range, and I ended up coming in around 34 minutes.

Keep your heads up and stay motivated, because it is a great program, and I'll vouch for it.

Now to continue onward and see if I can start whittling that 34 minute time, down towards the 20's!
__________________
~~It's a silly time to learn to swim when you start to drown.~~
~~They heard me singing and they told me to stop. "Quit these pretentious things and just punch the clock."~~
~~We all got old at breakneck speed. Slow it down, go easy on me.~~

My WDW visits:
Ft. Wilderness Campground - 1986
Polynesian - 1989, 1991, 1998
Off-Site - 1995
Wilderness Lodge - 2002 (Honeymoon), 2011
PO Riverside - 2003, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015
Toad_Passenger is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-05-2011, 08:01 AM   #678
MrsDuck
DIS Veteran
 
MrsDuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: 147 miles from WDW
Posts: 5,149

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toad_Passenger View Post
For anyone who is doing couch to 5K, keep up with it. I ran my first 5K this past Saturday after doing couch to 5K, and it worked like a charm.

I missed one week in the middle due to an illness, but I modified the last few weeks, and ended up crushing my goal for the 5K. My training runs were in the 35-37 minute range, and I ended up coming in around 34 minutes.

Keep your heads up and stay motivated, because it is a great program, and I'll vouch for it.

Now to continue onward and see if I can start whittling that 34 minute time, down towards the 20's!
That's awesome-- congrats! Thanks for the success story! I'm about to start week 2!
__________________
MrsDuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2011, 08:58 PM   #679
ShannonRT
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 649

Joining this thread...

I just started Week 3 and am doing each week twice with the goal of my first 5K on 4/1/12. I just found out about the Disney Princess Half Marathon today and am seriously considering making that a goal for 2013.

DH started doing triathlons this year (and one half) and said if I committed to this race, he would run it with me in a tutu!
__________________
Shannon
ShannonRT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 11:36 AM   #680
Pixieflip
Are we there yet?
 
Pixieflip's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,131

Which Couch to 5K app do you like? There are several out there and they seem to be geared differently, some for beginners some for the more advanced. I'm more of a beginner!
__________________
DH: Me: DS18: DD16: DD14: DS12:

1991 OP, 1994 POFQ, 1996 AS, 1998 POR/CBR, 2000 Disney Institute/OKW, 2001 ASMu/ASMo, 2002 WLV/OKW, 2003 POFQ, 2005 DCL, 2005 OP, 2007 BCV, 2010 AKV, 2010 OKW, 2010 SSR, 2011 OKW, 2012 BC, 2012 OKW...
Pixieflip is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 03:23 PM   #681
BernardandMissBianca
I just love a dancing banana!
I'm a Tag Fairy junkieI wanted to be a lawyer or a teacher, and now I'm both, I'm a mom!
Rum makes math fun!
 
BernardandMissBianca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Blink and ya miss it, CT
Posts: 23,277
DISboards Moderator

I use the blue fin app on iTunes, it's works pretty well, uses GPS if you need it, it has a journal section and you can use your own music.
__________________
~BuffyDHDS18DS13DS12DD8
Focus your attention.
BernardandMissBianca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #682
ColleenG
DIS Veteran
 
ColleenG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,474

I used the same one as Buffy, but on my android. I think it just changed names. I think it's now Ease into 5K.
__________________
First Trip Jan. 1983 Ft. Wilderness, Nov. 1984 Contemporary, First trip w/family Dec. 2004 Caribbbean Beach, 2005 DVC Nov. 2005, Jan 2013 Old Key West Jan. 2007, Oct. 2008, Nov 2010, Feb 2012 Saratoga SpringsDec 2009 Caribbean Beach, Aug 2011 off site, Feb 2013 BoardwalkVillas Mom DD 11 DS 9 DS 7 DS 6
ColleenG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2012, 01:43 PM   #683
vettechick99
Why do I open these threads?
Car Snob
Oh snap, I'm Bree!!
my mom used to call me "gagootz"
 
vettechick99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,028

My Droid C25K app is called Run Double. It works fine, and a lot better than the old version! Plus is was freeeeee.

I did C25k in 2009 and was actually able to train in about 6 weeks. I literally went from couch to treadmill too because I've never been a runner and pretty much dislike it still. But I wanted to go to WDW and DH agreed so we planned the trip around the 5k. So this year I will be doing the 5k again, minus DH. I am hoping to go with 2-3 other girls, depending on who can work it out. I'm excited! I loved the whole experience of it - WDW does a great job putting on a 5k. And it was neat seeing all the characters out, although I didn't stop to get pictures. I was scared if I stopped, I would never start back up! I think my time was around 36m, which was a low for me. It was kinda sad though when I saw a 10YO passing me and probably ran 8-10:00m miles. But hey, I made it and that's all I cared about!

So is there an official list of everyone who is going to the Princess 5K? Should I start one? Not many people are posting on the other thread...maybe they are all over here? Let me know!
__________________
Allison, Kory, Schooner Tuna & Indian Baby


Check out the Official Bonnet Creek Thread or You too can do Disney Pregnant! or Our Budget In-Ground Pool
vettechick99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 07:06 PM   #684
Therinian
My pants are too dangerous!
 
Therinian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 216

I had to look up Couch to 5k on the internet, because I didn't know what it was!

After looking at the plan, I think I"m going to give it a try. I wanted to get started on something January 1st, but it looks like I'll be starting tomorrow, February 1st.

Looking forward to the day when I can say I trained for a marathon--and took part in one!
Therinian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 06:43 AM   #685
Therinian
My pants are too dangerous!
 
Therinian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Delaware, USA
Posts: 216

Got up at 6:30 a.m. and did the first day of the Cto5k Plan! I did 5 minute walking/2 minute jogging/5 minute walking and in 12 minutes walked 0.75mi.

I feel great, and although it says to rest tomorrow, I *might* do the 5/2/5 again in the morning, because it helps me feel motivated to do things around my house.
Therinian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2012, 10:02 PM   #686
ColleenG
DIS Veteran
 
ColleenG's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,474

Quote:
Originally Posted by Therinian View Post
Got up at 6:30 a.m. and did the first day of the Cto5k Plan! I did 5 minute walking/2 minute jogging/5 minute walking and in 12 minutes walked 0.75mi.

I feel great, and although it says to rest tomorrow, I *might* do the 5/2/5 again in the morning, because it helps me feel motivated to do things around my house.
Way to go!! C25K is such a great way to start running.
__________________
First Trip Jan. 1983 Ft. Wilderness, Nov. 1984 Contemporary, First trip w/family Dec. 2004 Caribbbean Beach, 2005 DVC Nov. 2005, Jan 2013 Old Key West Jan. 2007, Oct. 2008, Nov 2010, Feb 2012 Saratoga SpringsDec 2009 Caribbean Beach, Aug 2011 off site, Feb 2013 BoardwalkVillas Mom DD 11 DS 9 DS 7 DS 6
ColleenG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2012, 03:32 PM   #687
Elleshoodat
DIS Veteran
 
Elleshoodat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SW FL
Posts: 944

I'm new to this thread, but I'm doing the C25K program for the third time -- this time with the Ease into 5K iPhone app mentioned above, and it feels SO much easier than the times I used Cool Running's programs. I think it is more incremental.

Tomorrow is W3D3!
__________________
Elleshoodat * DH * DS * DS

Thanksgiving 1988, Offsite * June 1991, Beach Club * Easter 1995, Dixie Landings * June 1999, All-Star Movies * Easter 2005, Offsite * September 2007, Caribbean Beach * October 2008, Lake Buena Vista Best Western * May 2009, Port Orleans Riverside * October 2009, Port Orleans Riverside * April 2010, Port Orleans French Quarter * May 2012, Port Orleans French Quarter (Read our trip report here!) * October 2013, Wilderness Lodge
Elleshoodat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2012, 04:00 PM   #688
princesslvr
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 128

I'm doing the Ease into 5k too, it's the Jeff Galloway program. I've completed two days so farBoth runs I completed over a mile!!

I want to run the Bunny Run 5k, the Saturday before Easter Then the following weekend is the Girl Scout Thin Mint Sprint 5k, which I think I'll have to do more walking (than running) with my 7 year old daughter.

Good luck to everybody!
__________________
princesslvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 06:25 AM   #689
The Mystery Machine
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Missouri
Posts: 44,948

Wow, all you guys with your 5K's are impressive!

So, for a newb, 5K is a 5 mile run and you have to have good time right?
The Mystery Machine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2012, 06:38 AM   #690
firecracker725
DIS Veteran
 
firecracker725's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: France
Posts: 1,164

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Mystery Machine View Post
Wow, all you guys with your 5K's are impressive!

So, for a newb, 5K is a 5 mile run and you have to have good time right?
5K is 3.1 miles. Some 5K's might have specific pacing requirements, but for most you can go as slow as you like. The particular race I'm aiming for has results that range from 17min to over 50min.
__________________
--Crystal

-------------
firecracker725 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.