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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:55 pm 
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I registered for a 5k!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I'm on week 5 which means Friday is a 20 minute run. AGGGHH.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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Now that the evenings are getting lighter, I thought I might give this a go. Does anyone have any good podcasts, with like decent music? I made my own for week one, but it was tedious.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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baps wrote:
I'm on week 5 which means Friday is a 20 minute run. AGGGHH.

You can do it! I actually didn't think it was that bad, and I had my giant dog pulling me toward every squirrel and bird.

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Now that the evenings are getting lighter, I thought I might give this a go. Does anyone have any good podcasts, with like decent music? I made my own for week one, but it was tedious.

I listen to Pandora when I run. I like not knowing what song is going to come on next.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I registered for a 5k!


Go peanut! When is it?

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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Now that the evenings are getting lighter, I thought I might give this a go. Does anyone have any good podcasts, with like decent music? I made my own for week one, but it was tedious.

I just have a gym playlist on spotify that I have on random. All dancey, uplifting stuff. Then use the rundouble app to tell me when to run/walk etc. I like to pick my own ridiculous songs to spur me on when I'm running!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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amonik wrote:
peanut wrote:
I registered for a 5k!


Go peanut! When is it?

May 17! I'm really excited, I don't even care if I come in last place, I'm just happy with the accomplishment.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:48 am 
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baps wrote:
I'm on week 5 which means Friday is a 20 minute run. AGGGHH.


My 20 minute run is coming up next, but I'm thinking of repeating the previous day before I do it.

The iPhone app I have isn't officially Couch to 5K. It's called Ease into 5K and the schedule is a little different. It's 8 weeks and I did week 6, day 2 yesterday, which was two 10 minute runs with 3 minutes of walking in between.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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It was really tough but I did it!! Yay.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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I did the 20 minute run today and it went really well. Woohoo!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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YAY well done.

I haven't run this week as I wasn't well at the beginning of the week. Think I'm gonna repeat week 5 next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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During my cool-down walk after my run this afternoon, this man proceeded to walk just a few feet behind me and he wouldn't stop! We were on a greenway and there was plenty of room for him to go around me, and he was a lot taller than me, so likely could walk faster than me. I don't think he was actually up to no good, but it was still really creepy! Who does that? I wound up sprinting to get away from him.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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That is really creepy, I would have sprinted away too.

I officially graduated C25K, and I have been running for distance instead of time for the past couple of weeks, so today was the second time I have run 5k. I also signed up to volunteer at a race, I'm pretty excited.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:48 am 
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awesome, Peanut! Well done.

I had to repeat week 5 this week as I didn't run last week because I was ill. Tomorrow is the 20 minuter again!

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 6:06 pm 
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So a friend of mine decided to do this and I, who am the queen of "i hate exercise", decided that if she can do it, so can I. So I'm on week one.

Day 1: I was very winded, but I made it, and I felt really pretty good.

Day 2: (today) I decided to stick to the less up-and-down part of our road and my legs are KILLING me.

Is it really smart to plunge into 90 seconds of jogging on week 2 if I can barely drag myself through the 60 seconds now? Can I repeat week 1 for a couple weeks? I'm totally new to all this, and I'm worried about trying to do too much too fast and then giving up entirely.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Good for you for getting started, I think that is the hardest part!
I think Couch to 5k is meant to be a guideline, but you can definitely tailor it to your fitness level. I think you can trust the program, it really does work. But repeating weeks isn't going to hurt anything. The most important thing is that you keep going! Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:47 am 
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Butterbobbin- Congrats on starting! You can repeat weeks as needed. For me, every single week I felt woefully unprepared to move on to the next week. I always thought about repeating a week. But I decided I would put on my podcast for the next week anyway, and I could always start walking early if I really couldn't make it. To my utter disbelief, every week I was able to do it, and at the end of 9 weeks, I really could run for 30 minutes straight. This is from someone who had never, ever run more than a mile in my life and hadn't run at all in probably 20 years. I still wasn't at a 5k because I am a slow runner, but I added 2 minutes a week every week until I finally was. So I guess I would encourage you to give week 2 a try. You can always start walking before the 90 seconds is up if you need, but you'll never know what you are capable of until you try.


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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 3:37 pm 
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Thanks guys! I just finished day 3 this morning. Thing I have learned: I survive MUCH better if I eat breakfast first (I didn't on day 2, but did on days 1 and 3). Kind of a no-brainer, but, I don't always think these things through :-p

I've teetered all day between deciding whether to repeat week 1 or not. I know that I should at least *try* week 2! Thanks for sharing your story, DEG. It gives me hope!

Good thing: I somehow managed to get way further down the road today than I did Wednesday in the same amount of time.

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Week 2, Day 1 in the bag. I did not die.

I do, however, wonder if our road has a slight upgrade coming back, because while it LOOKS flat, I'm fine until I turn around to come back and then suddenly it's amazingly difficult to keep up my (already not so fast) pace.

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keep going butterbobbin! you can do it! when i started i thought it was totally bloody impossible but it is completely possible.
i remember the program i did said to repeat it at least 3 times that week, or keep repeating until you felt like you weren't going to die.
are you using a podcast? timer? distance?

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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Week 2, Day 1 in the bag. I did not die.

woop woop! Before you know it you'll be running 20 minutes.


I am determined to finish this forking thing again, even if it takes me 10 attempts at restarting hahaha. I have a new gym membership now so I can restart it next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Couch to 5K
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Torque, I am currently giving it the same treatment/coping mechanism as I gave my labour contractions: counting and thinking "ok I'm 1/3 through! 1/2 through! Done!" ;-) When I start the slightly longer stretches of running (I think that's next week?) I'm planning to make myself a playlist instead of counting.

I read back in this thread and saw how you succeeded before, baps! It gave me hope.

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I do the same thing. even when running for a long distance. i was running on the road and the whole time i'm going "okay to that pole then i'm done" then i get to the pole and i say "well, it would be a shame to give up now. to the corner of the street" etc etc.
now i'm back to running on the treadmill and it's similar. music (and covering the clock part with a towel) helps me ignore the need to obsessively think about when i can quit.

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Well, I just made myself a playlist I can start using tomorrow! Thankfully I have several songs to choose from that are 90 seconds and 2 minutes long. :-p It got harder making playlists for later when I need 5 minute tracks but it'll just be less variety.

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