C25K! Anyone else in?

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  1. Desiree

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    Best of luck to you starting the program! A 5K is a great motivator! I'd love to do one of those fun run types but not sure I could handle a mud one. :crazy2: hehe I don't like to get dirty and I think my OCD would just be driving me batty. I may look for a foam run or something else to do.

    Owie! Sorry about the Chicken Pox too!

    I seriously would LOVE to do the EE one of these years! Heck any Disney Race!

    I used the C25K Pro app. It cost just like $1.99 but it allowed you to play your music and it also gave a human voice to say when to run and when to walk. I liked that better than the "tones". Now that I've finished the program I think I'm going to download the B210K one but I wont start it until maybe sometime in about a month or so.

    I would absolutely re-do until you feel comfortable. I had to do that in Week 4 I think it was.

    Best of luck to all you who are just starting!!
     
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  3. n5749w

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    Hey everyone!

    Just checking in. I completed W2D3 today! Still not dead! Yay! Go me! ;)

    I guess I should explain the "not dead" comments. I am not a runner. You will not catch me running to the store, down the street, or even to the mailbox, I probably wouldn't run if I was being chased! I joke about being a runner all the time. It is something I have always wanted to do but I usually say that if I were a real runner it would be the death of me! I am just thrilled that I am sticking with the program. I truly enjoy it. :)

    Jen
     
  4. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    Are you my long lost twin?? :lmao: I think there are a lot of us that feel that way.
     
  5. Desiree

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    Woohoo Great job!
     
  6. MamaCrush

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    Great job everyone!! I started Week 3, Day 1 last night even though it was the LAST thing on earth I wanted to be doing. It kind of kicked my butt so I did slow it down just a bit-- which is scary since I don't go that fast to begin with. ;)

    If anyone is interested, I published a blog post last night about this whole training thing for the 2013 Expedition Everest Challenge. The link is below.

    Did you guys see the post on the Disney Parks Blog entitled Finisihing Last is Finishing First at Disney? Absolutely inspirational!

    Have a good day everyone!
     
  7. Desiree

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    Something I just read on the January Challenge thread kinda brings it all home today and it is oh so true.

    DisMagicLover said this "I also use the same idea when I don't feel like running. I've often regretted not running, but I don't think I've ever regretted actually getting out there and doing it. "
     
  8. MamaCrush

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    Good stuff!
     
  9. Kathymford

    Kathymford A little obsessed is ok....right?

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    Hi everyone!! So I repeated day 1 and although I was slower because my legs were still sore, my cardio was much improved! I was actually surprised.
     
  10. momto3gr8boys

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    That's great about your cardio! You will improve with every run, although it's hard to believe when you are doing it! My legs got sore too, and then the other day DW (who is also doing the C25k with me) and I went to a professional running store and got fitted for running shoes. WOW! what a HUGE difference! Today was the first day I ran with my new sneakers and for the first time in the 7 weeks I've been doing this program (today was W6D3) my calves did not hurt. and I was running outside in 8 degree weather today. If you are not in properly fitted shoes, I would suggest making the investment. You will still be muscle sore from the workout, but what a difference - I went my farthest distance today. Just be sure to find a reputable running store. We were there for over 90 minutes, they watched us walk, examined our feet, let us run on the treadmill, etc.
     
  11. n5749w

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    Awesome! I have read a ton of posts about specialty running stores on here. What was the name of the store you went to? I don't even know where to begin the search! :)

    I completed W3D1 tonight! I am over the moon overjoyed with myself! I am so excited to be able to do this program. I am by no means fast but I keep telling myself, I don't have to finish first, I just have to finish. :)
     
  12. BernardandMissBianca

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    Restarted yesterday. The good thing is I was faster than the first time I started. I walked at 4.0 and ran at 5.0 - 5.5.
    Last time I was 3 walk and a 4 run.
     
  13. keahgirl8

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    I just started week 2! I used to say, "I'm not a runner," or "I can't run." Not any more!
     
  14. Kathymford

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    Great advice especially since I have foot issues anyway. I do have good shoes, but once I know I'm actually committed (more than 2 days running) I will reward myself with better tools!!
     
  15. momto3gr8boys

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    Congratulations on making it to the third week - you are a third of the way through the program now!! And you don't need to be fast...I say the same thing..I don't actually want to win a 5k, I just actually have to DO one :yay:

    The store I went to is called super runners shop. I don't know if I am allowed to put a link in here, so just type in that name as I wrote it in one word . com. It is a NY based store. They are so helpful and knowledgable. If you have trouble finding something near you, google a local running group and see if they can make a recommendation.

    :cheer2: Good for you! Had you finished the whole program before?

    Yes you are :cool1:

    That was my philosophy too. I got up to week 6 and ran in single digit weather with wind and snow and decided I'm committed enough to buy myself a good pair of shoes lol.

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    I finished W7D1, but I have decided to alter the way I am running a bit. I have a bad lower back (two disintegrating discs in my L4 and L5), so I am very careful about the way I run, it was part of the impetus to go get fitted for proper sneakers, I had my BIL (who is a personal trainer) watch me run to make sure I'm not putting too much pressure on my lower back, etc. And basically, all the research points to yes, you can run, but you have to be smart about it. So in my reading, I came across Jeff Galloway on the runDisney site. He has developed a walk/run program designed to help new runners, injured or injury prone runners, and anyone who is looking to prolong their running career. I tried it the other day for the first time and then again today and I did the full workout of the C25k which was the warm-up, 25 minute run, cool-down, however I ran an app on my iphone simultaneously that broke up that 25 minute run into 4 min. run/1 min. walk cycles and did five of those cycles. Both days I went my farthest distance and my recovery was so much easier than just running straight through. Anyway, Jeff is a former olympic marathon runner and there's a lot about him out there if you just google his name.
     
  16. BernardandMissBianca

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    No, I had finished week 6 right before the Everest Challenge at Disney and I pretty much stopped running after that. I had major foot and shin problems after the race that sidelined me for a while after.
     
  17. MamaCrush

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    Great attitude! And I wholeheartedly agree! In fact, I have a shirt I use that says "Finishing = Winning" on the front!
     
  18. Desiree

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    I wholeheartedly agree! Good, quality shoes make a huge difference!

    Great job on w3d1 and no truer words have ever been uttered! I ran my first 5K this past Saturday. Came in dead last. (Out of only about 20 runners). It was my biggest fear but once I saw that I was being left in the dust I had no choice but to just buck up and finish.

    Wow great increase!

    Amazing feeling isn't it!

    I have to say, despite coming in last I had an awesome first experience with a 5K. The other runners were very nice and a few who weren't in the 5K and just out running in general passed me by but were very, very encouraging. It made me tear up a bit!

    So now I have got to work on pace for sure!
     
  19. MamaCrush

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    GREAT JOB! I think getting the first 5K under your belt is a huge accomplishment! You now have a better idea of what to expect and how your body will react. You go, girl! :cheer2:
     
  20. momto3gr8boys

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    Congratulations on running your first 5k! To me you are a winner just by attempting it! You may have been behind those 20 on the course, but you were way ahead of us who are still working our way through the program and MILES ahead of the millions still on the couch!

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  21. Desiree

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    Aww thank you both. Yall are making me tear up a bit too! Yea, I think I was just completely a bundle of nerves going into it. I think I may be a bit more relaxed now. Looking forward to trying to figure out my next race!
     

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