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post #81 of 121
Ya, I think the 10mi- mile pace was probably better. Dh was timing me for that one I wasn't watching a clock or anything he just told me after the fact. So, then the next time I did kick it up as I was trying to beat my time. As I said though that is the first time I have timed as I was curious what I was running at. I haven't had any soreness at all so that is good I guess. Next time I will not time it and see how it goes.
post #82 of 121
It is awesome to push yourself, and that is how you get faster. I just wouldn't do that sort of training quite yet! In a few months, different story!
post #83 of 121
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How's everyone's runs going? Haven't heard from anyone for a while. I'll be on w7, finished wk 6 on mon and wanted to run this am but dh had to work early, so tomorrow it is...I just don't like running in the eve so I'll go in the morn. I'm now on straight runs w/o walks in btwn and going well (the nice morning weather really helps)
post #84 of 121
20 minute run in the bag! I feel so great! It is just fantastic to be back to running!
post #85 of 121
Haven't run here! Had a HUGE family reunion and currently fighting a cold I think I am on the upswing though and am going to try to do a little workout tonight and see how it goes. Tomorrow is bootcamp class- if I am feeling well- then a run Fri- assuming all is still well.

Awesome on the run Bec!

yippiehippie- sounds like you are doing well also! I cannot figure out when it is best for me to run- it seems for running by myself though doing it in the evening is the only option.
post #86 of 121
I graduated today!!!



But I am still all kinds of slow. Right now I complete about 2 and 1/3 miles in 30 minutes. So I am thinking I should make my next goal to actually get to 3 miles. I'm probably never going to be fast, but I want to get distance down.

I am also looking at a few other fun/race events in the upcoming months.

This is SUCH a good program!!
post #87 of 121
Congratulations, lmbjer!!! I think working on increasing your distance is a great way to approach it! You'll be up to 3 miles in no time!
post #88 of 121
So, how exactly do you run w/ no treadmill and it is raining cats and dogs? Looks like running will have to wait until Sunday here, will do another cardio type activity today though.
post #89 of 121
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I graduated today!!!



But I am still all kinds of slow. Right now I complete about 2 and 1/3 miles in 30 minutes. So I am thinking I should make my next goal to actually get to 3 miles. I'm probably never going to be fast, but I want to get distance down.

I am also looking at a few other fun/race events in the upcoming months.

This is SUCH a good program!!
That is awesome!!!!
post #90 of 121
Thread Starter 
Congrats, Lisa!
I need to get my butt to a track or park w/mile markers bc now I'm curious of my distance. I'll prob wait til the last wk, tho.

Haven't run since Monday...DS got a cold and gave it to me . Hopefully I'll kick it soon bc I really want to get back out there!
Maybe this should be more like the 12 wk program for mamas of small kids...I think it'll be over that before I finish "week 9", but baby (sickness, rain, etc.)comes first and at least i'm/we're still at it!
post #91 of 121
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So, how exactly do you run w/ no treadmill and it is raining cats and dogs? Looks like running will have to wait until Sunday here, will do another cardio type activity today though.
Run in the rain? Some of my best runs have been through downpours!
post #92 of 121
It does sound kind of fun but doesn't seem a good idea just getting over being sick. I am still not quite 100% but almost today.
post #93 of 121
Can I join? I did this program a few years ago and finished it but didn't keep it up. I've since had two more kids and want to do the program again. Today wi be my Week 1 Day 3 run and I am looking forward to it.
post #94 of 121
Thread Starter 
Glad to have you, sunsetdancer...did you finish the program last time and then just not keep up w/running or did you get to a certain point and stop? It really helps me to be part of this community to kind of make myself accountable.
I did w7d1 sunday but my ipod died before being done so not really sure how long I actually ran, but it was prob close to accurate (25min), oh well, if not. No soreness today and I ran the wu and first 5 or 6 min in vibrams. I think my running style is getting better (i'm more aware not to slam my heels, have good posture, bend knees, etc.) so hopefully no more hurting

How's everyone liking the cooler air? I love it but not looking forward to the cold--I hate running on treadmills
post #95 of 121
I run outside in all but the very most frigid weather (anything under 5 degrees is a little too much for me). I layer up, use chemical foot warmers, and Yak-Trax for icy weather.

I was doing a kids duathlon with my kids over the weekend, rather than starting week 6. I'll start week 6 in a day or two.
post #96 of 121
Alright. I'm in - again. I did this a year or so ago (not strictly, but rather used it as a guideline) and it worked so well.

Now I gained back about 7 lbs and am generally unmotivated. I HAVE to lose this weight and feel better before the winter blahs hit.

Tomorrow, I will run, darn it.
post #97 of 121
I need to run some tonight, did sprints the other day. I hurt my one foot this weekend not sure how but it seems better now. However, I am bowing out of any official program. Trying to follow one set program makes me feel like I have to do something which then means I don't want to do it at all. I like doing workouts because I enjoy them not because I am supposed to. I am still doing a 5k on the 25th but I will walk whatever I need to and not stress and push myself. We will see how it goes! Best of luck to you ladies!
post #98 of 121
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I run outside in all but the very most frigid weather (anything under 5 degrees is a little too much for me). I layer up, use chemical foot warmers, and Yak-Trax for icy weather.
I hate cold weather...I don't mind layering, but my big gripe is breathing that cold air in my lungs! Luckily I have treadmills at work so I'll be able to work it out, or we might be moving back to AZ this winter before the real cold hits, so it won't be so bad!

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I need to run some tonight, did sprints the other day. I hurt my one foot this weekend not sure how but it seems better now. However, I am bowing out of any official program. Trying to follow one set program makes me feel like I have to do something which then means I don't want to do it at all. I like doing workouts because I enjoy them not because I am supposed to. I am still doing a 5k on the 25th but I will walk whatever I need to and not stress and push myself. We will see how it goes! Best of luck to you ladies!
Will miss having you, but good luck

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Originally Posted by june'smom View Post
Alright. I'm in - again. I did this a year or so ago (not strictly, but rather used it as a guideline) and it worked so well.

Now I gained back about 7 lbs and am generally unmotivated. I HAVE to lose this weight and feel better before the winter blahs hit.

Tomorrow, I will run, darn it.
Glad to have you

I love being in w7 bc from now on I don't need to listen to podcasts since it's straight running from here on out--I was not so fond of that techno music
post #99 of 121
Hi everyone,
I'd like to join you all aswell!

I've started C25K over a year ago and got til week 6 but then stopped due to life simply coming inbetween. It did help me a lot getting into jogging and even without the podcasts I managed to run 3 miles in a good pace.
Now that it's been months that I've run 3 miles non-stop, I'd love to pick it up again and then work on speed later.
I'll probably start with week 4 or 5 Right now I'm getting over a cold so I'm not sure when I'll be able to start, but I'm anxious! Doing C25K really got me to fall in love with running!
post #100 of 121
I finally got to start week 6 today. It went well, and my leg felt pretty good. More importantly, it still feels good, several hours later! I'm glad I didn't run this past week. I did make up for it with a bunch of other exercise during the week.
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