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post #81 of 90

It's been two weeks since I last ran so I repeated Week 5.  I had thought about doing Week 5, Day 1 but felt good at the end of the first 5 minute run so I went ahead with Week 5, Day 2 with the 8 minute runs.  I'd made it that far two weeks ago.  I am not sure yet if I will do another W5D2 or move on to the longer 20 minute run.  I will have to see how I feel on Wednesday.

post #82 of 90
Yay! I made it through Week 5, Day 3. It's my first 20 minute run and I made it! I feel really good too.
post #83 of 90
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Yay! I made it through Week 5, Day 3. It's my first 20 minute run and I made it! I feel really good too.


Wow, congrats! I'm almost done with week 2 and I feel like 90 seconds of running is about all I can handle!

 

Anyone else have problems with ankle stiffness (especially at the front of the ankle)? Is it just my calf muscles getting used to running?

post #84 of 90

I haven't updated in a while but I finished the program and ran my first 5k race last weekend.  I ran with a friend who has a pace slower than mine so I knew if wouldn't be my best time but being together kept us motivated.  We ran it in just over 36 minutes.  I then ran a similar 5k course from home a couple of days later and ran it in 32:14.  I feel good about that time and am now training to pick up some speed so I can get a faster time in my next 5k race in July.  Who knows...maybe there`s a 10k in my future.

 

Just to encourage all of you.  When I first started running there was no way I could ever run 5k non-stop.  The first few weeks were probably the hardest for me but it did get easier.  There were some weeks that I actually felt it was easier to keep running rather than take the walking break and start running again.  And it definitely can get addicting trying to improve your time, run faster, more hills, etc...  Good luck!

post #85 of 90
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Originally Posted by 4Marmalade View Post

I haven't updated in a while but I finished the program and ran my first 5k race last weekend.  I ran with a friend who has a pace slower than mine so I knew if wouldn't be my best time but being together kept us motivated.  We ran it in just over 36 minutes.  I then ran a similar 5k course from home a couple of days later and ran it in 32:14.  I feel good about that time and am now training to pick up some speed so I can get a faster time in my next 5k race in July.  Who knows...maybe there`s a 10k in my future.

 

Just to encourage all of you.  When I first started running there was no way I could ever run 5k non-stop.  The first few weeks were probably the hardest for me but it did get easier.  There were some weeks that I actually felt it was easier to keep running rather than take the walking break and start running again.  And it definitely can get addicting trying to improve your time, run faster, more hills, etc...  Good luck!


Congratulations that's a great time. I hear you about the addicting and wanting to get faster and add some hills in. I'm going to try a trail run this weekend. I just did wk10d1 of the 10K trainer app and it's definitely hard to add the walking in now that I know I can do it.

 

Tracy the joint stiffness is normal. I read it takes about 6 weeks for the joints to get used to the running impact. I think adding in Yoga or some stretching on the days I didn't run really helped me. My hips get really achey and stiff and one calf is tighter than the other that was causing knee pain. Make sure you have good shoes though.

post #86 of 90

It's been a while since anyone posted, but I will go ahead and and update that I can now run 25 minutes straight!  I started this (again, after at least two other tries) back in April so I'm not totally on track but I am keeping it up this time.  This is the furthest I've made it in the program.  The last 3 minutes were tough, but I made it.

post #87 of 90

Good for you sunset dancer. I've been slacking this week, time for wk11d2 of the C210K tommorow.
 

post #88 of 90
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It's been a while since anyone posted, but I will go ahead and and update that I can now run 25 minutes straight!  I started this (again, after at least two other tries) back in April so I'm not totally on track but I am keeping it up this time.  This is the furthest I've made it in the program.  The last 3 minutes were tough, but I made it.

That's awesome!! I have my first 20-minute run this week. I'm a little nervous, but I think I can do it.

post #89 of 90
Is anyone still doing this? Any updates?
I wasn't able to do much in the summer, for various reasons, but I am jumping back in at week 4.
I just completed w4 d2 today! Just two days ago (on w4d1) I couldn't run for the full 5 min! It is so rewarding/motivating to have such a measure of success!
post #90 of 90
I didn't finish the c25k program as it was intended. I took a break during a vacation then life got stressful and I took a longer break than I planned. I lost track of where I was in the program so when I got back into the gym I just winged it. Now I spend 50 minutes on the treadmill with 40 minutes being running. I am working on increasing my speed by doing an interval run once a week. My 5k time is around 37 minutes.
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