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Author:  beyondwillpower [ Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:41 pm ]
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oops, forgot to mention tomorrow I'l be doing week 2, run 3.

Author:  baps [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 10:38 am ]
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I can't run this week again, I'm gutted, I started and had to stop already. Over the next couple of weeks I'm going to have to take advantage of all the bank holidays!

Author:  gaia13 [ Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:40 am ]
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I was really enjoying running outside these past 2 weeks and was actually excited to do this mornings workout, but I woke up to snow! I'll just wait until tomorrow and hopefully the weather will have cleared up.

Author:  matty [ Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:58 pm ]
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i did W1D1 today! felt good. went at an easy pace and it was fun.

looking forward to D2.

Author:  epicorganic [ Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:43 am ]
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Gaia - OY Same here! The weather the past 2 weeks in Chicago has really been yucky for outdoor running, and I'm such a crab about having to use the treadmill. Here's hoping for better weather soon!!!

Matty - Congrats!! Keep it up!! :)

Author:  zaqette [ Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:59 pm ]
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I just started week 3 and OMG I am loving this so much!! I didn't realize how much I missed being active until now!

And beyondwillpower, I stumbled on your blog the other day and I just wanted to let you know that you are a fantastic person and I really admire your positive attitude and willpower :)

Author:  matty [ Mon Apr 25, 2011 3:14 am ]
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thanks epocporganic.

yes i agree with the sentiment zaquette!

i started W2 Sunday morning. it was the first warm day of spring here, so that was a change. i hate hot temps, so im not looking forward to running in the summer. hopefully ill be in better shape and it wont bother me as much, but being hot sucks.

W2 is a nice step up. running for 90 seconds is definitely a bit tougher than 60. still going well though.

Author:  lindseybunny [ Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:18 pm ]
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Just finished week 2! This thread helped motivate me to give the program a second try. Thanks! Stopped last year after the first two days...

Author:  RatsRGods [ Thu May 05, 2011 5:24 pm ]
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I just did my first Couch to 5k week 1 run! And I didn't die!

Author:  m.iau [ Sun May 08, 2011 6:05 am ]
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good job Rats! I finished the first week yesterday. Monday is week 2, run 1.

Author:  baps [ Mon May 09, 2011 3:28 am ]
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My boss has done her back in so we've stopped!! So I think I'm gonna have to start going on my own before I go to work :-(

Author:  lindseybunny [ Mon May 09, 2011 7:55 pm ]
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It's 90 here. But I managed to suck it up and start week 4. This is good. Normally I'd just hide away in the ac. Yay couch to 5k. :)

Author:  RatsRGods [ Mon May 09, 2011 9:35 pm ]
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m.iau wrote:
good job Rats! I finished the first week yesterday. Monday is week 2, run 1.



Thanks, how do you know if your ready for week 2? I am doing my 3rd week 1 run tomorrow and I STRUGGLE through that 60 seconds run. I dont know if I can do 90 seconds.

Author:  baps [ Tue May 10, 2011 3:29 am ]
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I struggled through the 60 seconds but you walk longer on week 2 so the 90 seconds is doable! Promise!

Author:  luckyklutz [ Tue May 10, 2011 10:01 pm ]
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I did week one, day one today and I really liked it. I paid $3 for the app, so that's how I know I'll stick with it.

Author:  matty [ Wed May 11, 2011 5:26 am ]
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i started W4 yesterday. whoo!

doing well so far.

Author:  ilikeapplejuice [ Wed May 11, 2011 7:48 am ]
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I am literally about to get off my couch and start RIGHT NOW.

I tried it before and cheated a bunch. I tried just going by my watch, but I never really DID it. I did run a 5k at the end and sucked at it.

But THIS TIME I downloaded an app. You can play music and a nice lady's (or dude's if you want) voice tells you when to run and when to walk and when to warm up / warm down and tells you little inspirational things. It's the perfect mix of accountability and motivation.

HUZZAH. I'm OUT.

Author:  ilikeapplejuice [ Wed May 11, 2011 9:05 am ]
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I WON.

It was kind of brutal, but at the end I was expecting one more bout of running and I psyched myself up for it... but then got the reward of a cool down. I feel good about this.

Author:  bekki [ Wed May 11, 2011 9:13 am ]
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ilikeapplejuice wrote:
I am literally about to get off my couch and start RIGHT NOW.

I tried it before and cheated a bunch. I tried just going by my watch, but I never really DID it. I did run a 5k at the end and sucked at it.

But THIS TIME I downloaded an app. You can play music and a nice lady's (or dude's if you want) voice tells you when to run and when to walk and when to warm up / warm down and tells you little inspirational things. It's the perfect mix of accountability and motivation.

HUZZAH. I'm OUT.


Is this the paid app? I have the C25K lite on android, but it just dings at me. It would totally be worth paying for someone to tell me what to do; I get confused with the cool down bits.

also, WTG on getting through it this morning!

Author:  ilikeapplejuice [ Wed May 11, 2011 9:26 am ]
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It's this one:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/couch-to ... 94823?mt=8

There are several, and most of them are 2.99. Some include GPS, but this one doesn't. I didn't feel like I needed it. It kind of came down to the one I liked most design-wise. And yes, it talks to you. Male or female. Tells you what to do, tells you when you're halfway through the workout. I recommend it.

Author:  matty [ Thu May 12, 2011 5:32 am ]
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ilikeapplejuice wrote:
I WON.

It was kind of brutal, but at the end I was expecting one more bout of running and I psyched myself up for it... but then got the reward of a cool down. I feel good about this.


congrats! keep winning baby!

Author:  cyd [ Thu May 12, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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bekki wrote:
ilikeapplejuice wrote:
I am literally about to get off my couch and start RIGHT NOW.

I tried it before and cheated a bunch. I tried just going by my watch, but I never really DID it. I did run a 5k at the end and sucked at it.

But THIS TIME I downloaded an app. You can play music and a nice lady's (or dude's if you want) voice tells you when to run and when to walk and when to warm up / warm down and tells you little inspirational things. It's the perfect mix of accountability and motivation.

HUZZAH. I'm OUT.


Is this the paid app? I have the C25K lite on android, but it just dings at me. It would totally be worth paying for someone to tell me what to do; I get confused with the cool down bits.

also, WTG on getting through it this morning!


the runkeeper app is free, but youll have to input the intervals into the program, and itll tell you when to walk, when to run, warm up cool down etc. itll also play music if you want. its what i use, and it keeps track of all your distances, times, etc.

Author:  bekki [ Fri May 13, 2011 7:20 am ]
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Thanks for the heads up on the apps. I'm guessing android people don't love running as much as apple people since there was only a handful of apps available. Runkeeper looks pretty great though.

Author:  deearess [ Sat May 14, 2011 7:38 am ]
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Well since I forgot I even started this thread, obviously I haven't done it. So proud of you that are and I haven't given up the idea, but I need to get out of my lazy mode.

Author:  m.iau [ Sun May 15, 2011 3:30 am ]
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RatsRGods wrote:
m.iau wrote:
good job Rats! I finished the first week yesterday. Monday is week 2, run 1.



Thanks, how do you know if your ready for week 2? I am doing my 3rd week 1 run tomorrow and I STRUGGLE through that 60 seconds run. I dont know if I can do 90 seconds.


I thought so too, but as PP said the walks in between are longer. I would try week 2 for 1 run and if you really feel you're not there yet you can always switch back to week 1!

I downloaded podcasts in which the person also tells me when to run or walk.

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