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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:57 pm 
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OMG - I start week 5 today and I've just seen that on day 2 I go from running 3 lots of 5 mins today to 8 min jogs. OK minor panic. But on day 3 I have to jog for 20 minutes with no walking!! I don't know if I'm going to be able do it!!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Alright stress of a lot of big projects is over and I've been doing C25K again and should be able to do it continuously for awhile. I started week 2 yesterday and did really well! Yay running!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I had to restart week 5 this week as I only managed to get to the gym once last week But today I did day 3 - 20 minutes of running without stopping and I DID IT I DID IT!!!

I'm so happy, I never thought I'd be able to run for 20 minutes without stopping.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:39 pm 
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Rock on baps!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:53 am 
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baps wrote:
I had to restart week 5 this week as I only managed to get to the gym once last week But today I did day 3 - 20 minutes of running without stopping and I DID IT I DID IT!!!

I'm so happy, I never thought I'd be able to run for 20 minutes without stopping.



Well done! One day I will get to 20 minutes... it may just take a while...


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:04 am 
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I know everyone says this but believe me if I can do it, anyone can!! I truly am the most unfit bugger I know!! :-) and probably the slowest run, but hey - baby steps!

I prepaid my race for life entry for next year, which means I will be able to sign up before the dates go on general release. Not that it really matters but I wanted to do it now to give myself motivation to carry on and finish C25K!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Woohoo, go baps! Such a big milestone to reach!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I just did day 2 of Couch to 5K - go me! That'll be the second run I've ever done in my life voluntarily!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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YAY well done lieslieslies!

I finished week 6 today. I ran 25 minutes without stopping. YAY! I was grinnning like a right tosser all the way through my cool down.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 3:49 am 
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Nice one, baps. I love how during the walking bits, when I'm red faced and sweaty, passers-by are like "why's she so sweaty, she's just walking". Finished week one. Feels good -- I totally recommend Chubby Jones' podcasts, by the way. Am looking forward to week two just so I can hear her selection of tunes again.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:54 am 
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I am starting week 1 day 1 today! I had gotten up to week 2 before, but then fell on the ice and sprained my ankle. This time I'm starting before there is ice on the ground! :) I can't imagine running for 20 min straight, but I believe that if that is ever going to happen it will be because of this program! It seems to really be the best way.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:51 am 
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It WILL happen masuphl, I promise! Running 1 minute used to kill me, I never thought I'd be able to run 25 minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:10 am 
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It's so exciting to even think of! :) If I can just stick with it I will be so proud of myself!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 2:16 am 
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Yay baps! I had the exact same situation and reaction. I am so excited just like you are to be able to get to that 20 minutes.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:53 pm 
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I started with couch to 5K as a terrible runner and now my long runs are over 8 miles, so it totally works! And then you can do bridge to 10k and it will be awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:23 am 
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I just finished Week 6 day 2, so on Tuesday I'll tackle the 25 minutes with no breaks!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 4:17 am 
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I start week 8 tonight, 28 mins!

The only thing is, I'm running the time, but not the distance. It says on the print out I should have been running 2.5miles in that 25 minutes but I'm only running about 1.9 according to the treadmill - I'm a slow runner!

So even when I finish week 9, I won't be running 5k!! I'll have to work up to that once I'm done with the programme. At the moment it would take me about 40 minutes, until I get better and speed up.

But for once, I believe I'll get there!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:01 am 
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Glad to hear it's going well for you all!

I'm thinking of doing this. I started running last spring and stopped about a month in because my knees began to hurt all the time, however I didn't do the small steps that the Couch to 5K does. So I am hoping that if I ease my body into running, hopefully I can make it through.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 1:52 am 
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So I am not actually doing Couch to 5k (though I am doing intervals of running and walking to get started), but as pretty much everyone in my life who I have told, best friends' and mom, are being quite unsupportive of me, I am coming here :P haha.

Anyway, I did my first run tonight after literally not having run in years. I had planned on just doing a mile (.25 mile intervals, walking 30 seconds in between), but I felt super awesome after the first mile, so I ended up doing 1.75 miles running, 2.5 miles total with warm up/cool down and walking in between. I feel like I might regret the decision to run longer in the morning, but I did it! I'm signed up for a half in May, but I'm working my way up to a 5k first before I start the half training schedule.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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That's awesome S_L!!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:25 am 
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I did week 1 day 2 yesterday & it definitely felt easier than day 1 did! I'm excited to do day 3 tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I start week 3 today. I am feeling anxious reading about running 20 minutes anytime soon! But I have to trust the program and remember that no one is going to "make" me do it. I will give it my best and hopefully it will be as awesome for me as it has been for others!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I did it, you will be able to as well!!

I was supposed to start the final week yesterday but I'm sick!! SO pissed off. Hopefully I'll be able to start it thursday.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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Thanks! :D

I hope you feel better soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:10 pm 
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masuphl - I took a long time to get from week 3 to week 6 - at least twice as long as the program says, because I repeated days until I felt more comfortable. But by the time you get there (I'm repeating week 6 a few times now) you'll feel totally confident.

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