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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:21 am 
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You can totally do the 20 minutes! It's all mental.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:41 am 
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you can do it baps, you awesome thing!!!! [you got me started on this crazy bus, so i KNOW you can do it.]

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:04 pm 
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torque wrote:
you can do it baps, you awesome thing!!!! [you got me started on this crazy bus, so i KNOW you can do it.]

Haha i know I can too. It just seems far off - im looking forward to it being over!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:33 am 
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W2d3, surprisingly good after a short night of sleep. I don't feel ready to graduate to week 3, but I didn't feel like I was ready to go on to week 2 a week ago either. Onwards!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:04 am 
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I bet you will be surprised that you find week 3 easier than you think!

I just finished week 5, 20 minute run! I fist pumped in the gym! hahaha, I was excited. I wanted to quit after like 8 minutes but kept at it some how.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:42 am 
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Alright Baps! Go you! 20 minutes feels like such a long way away to me. I can't wait to be able to do it too!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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It felt like a long way to me too, I struggled. But yay we can do this - you'll be there in a couple of weeks! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:45 am 
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I loved this program. I never felt ready to go on to the next week. But each week I just decided to try figuring I could always stop running if I really couldn't do it. But like magic, every week I could. I'm not a fast runner, so by the end I was running for 30 minutes, but that wasn't 5K. I added 2 minutes a week until I was running a full 5 K.

I couldn't run for two weeks because of an injury, and now I'm struggling to get back. I can't believe how much only two weeks affected me. I'm thinking about going back to week 6 and building up again.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:15 am 
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W3D1 done! Piece of cake, except I got a stitch in my last interval.
My Monday morning runs seem to always go better than the ones later in the week. Does anyone else experience that? Am I one of those old people who need the weekend to recover from a week at work now?


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I think I struggle the most on a Monday, maybe it's cuz I really don't wanna get up at 6am after having lie-ins at the weekend.

Did W6D1 this morning - I felt like it should've been easier as Friday's run was 20 minutes without stopping and this was 5 mins - 8 mins - 5 mins. But it was still hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:37 am 
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I'm with you, the getting up part is hard. I almost hit snooze this morning. But once I'm out and warming up, I feel so much more fresh on Mondays.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:06 am 
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Did W3d2 on Wednesday and W3d3 today. Blech. This week was crepe. Not because of the running, but because I am on my period, with no energy, starting to get sick and in a super foul mood. I had to keep telling myself that I am not allowed to quit, but I am allowed to not be happy about it (this is how I work, otherwise I'd never build any new habits). So I ran my 3 runs hating every minute of it and bisqueing out loud half the time. But I ran them.

I am considering leaving work early to go home, drink some tea and bake. I am so over this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:15 am 
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Im sick so it looks like im gonna miss a week. so gutted after running 25 mins on Friday.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:25 am 
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That sucks baps! Get better soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:35 am 
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I went to bed in a bad mood because I was tired, I got up in a bad mood because I hadn't slept enough, and it all went away with the run. I'm so relieved!

I overslept on Monday and skipped a run, so I am repeating w3 today and Friday instead of moving on. I am amazed at how much easier it feels now.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:37 am 
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W4d1: oof. This is the first interval where I feel the walking times are truly inadequate. I might be stuck on that week for a while. It may also have been that I was running without the dog this morning and therefore quite a bit faster than usual!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:38 am 
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I think im gonna repeat wk 6 this week as i had a week off and im still not 100%.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:39 am 
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I can't make any sense of whether a run is going to be good or not. Monday was really hard; I couldn't finish the last interval. This morning, I couldn't sleep from about 3:30 on, felt like crepe when the alarm rang, and yet the run was a breeze, super pleasant and probably my fastest pace ever. I run by time, not distance, but I finished my usual loop a full 5 minutes early.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:00 am 
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That's awesome. Yeah I never know how I'm gonna feel til I'm on the treadmill either.

I haven't run at all this week and I don't think I'm going to be able to until Tuesday now. I'm hoping I can manage to repeat week 6!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:56 am 
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I'm thinking of doing this, but I don't really want to run three times a week. Once a week is more like it. Will that be enough to follow the program or not? I would still do all the runs, only Week 1 would take three weeks etc. The thing is, I have a dance class once a week and water aerobics once, and I want to keep on with that.

Anyone else who has done one or two runs a week?

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:06 am 
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I haven't done it with less than 3 runs a week, but I suspect your progress might be even slower than just divided by 3. From what I've read, it takes a certain weekly mileage to increase / maintain your endurance level.

I added the running on top of my existing physical activity (commuting by bike 4x/week and an occasional night at the pool). The first couple of weeks were an adjustment (I was RAVENOUS all day every day) but as c25k is very progressive, it hasn't been much of a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:47 am 
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Is it me or is w5d1 easier than w4?
Full of apprehension for Friday - 20 min straight! What! I don't feel ready at all, but I am determined, and I trust that the program knows what it's doing!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I know it's scary, but it's surprising what your body can actually do when you follow this programme.

I've missed 2 weeks because of sickness and work. I'm hoping if I restart from week 6 tomorrow I'll manage it ok.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:56 pm 
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aelle wrote:
I haven't done it with less than 3 runs a week, but I suspect your progress might be even slower than just divided by 3. From what I've read, it takes a certain weekly mileage to increase / maintain your endurance level.

I added the running on top of my existing physical activity (commuting by bike 4x/week and an occasional night at the pool). The first couple of weeks were an adjustment (I was RAVENOUS all day every day) but as c25k is very progressive, it hasn't been much of a problem.


I'll have to think about this. I burn out easily, so I really don't want to take on too much. On the other hand, it won't be fun without progress. If I start when the dance class takes a Christmas break I'll probably be able to make it twice a week.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:56 am 
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W5d2 this morning, it went very well. Then I biked hard to work - 5km in under 15 minutes on my roadster, including red lights and other obstacles. Woot woot! Wally wants to go swimming tonight. We'll see about that!!

Reflecting on my original goal, mitigating winter depression: it is going very well. Cautiously optimistic, but if this trend maintains I am going to have a great winter. I am all smiles when I finish my runs and I sleep better (I think). I also eat better and have no problem limiting my alcohol consumption (something that worried me last winter) as I've noticed drinking the night before a run makes the run suck!


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