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post #81 of 687
Hey Mamas,

I finished week 3 today. Much much easier than it was on Monday. This was my first week with my new shoes and my knees feel MUCH better. What a relief. I have a new jog bra on order and then hopefully I'll be set for a while.

PSB -- I know it's hard to wait but maybe your body will be less likely to injure itself if you give it a bit more time. Enjoy the walks.

Bec -- Way to go! 25 minutes is awesome!

Maria -- Enjoy running in FL. It's snowing here right now so I am envious of the blue skys you must be seeing.

LM -- Wow, week 6. I'm sure you'll be ready for your race.
post #82 of 687
Just want to say keep up the good work!!!
I did/am doing the C25K program. I run my 5K next month, and I'm feeling so good!
It is sooo true that slowing down will help you progress in the long run.

Good luck everyone!
post #83 of 687
Thread Starter 
I have Week 7 starting today! I figure after I am done, I am going to start doing a couple of things. I will work on speed one day a week. Then, after a month of running 30 minutes, I'm going to start doing the one hour runner program.

I'm going to see how I feel, but I would like to go for distance today. That would put me at 26:15 minutes of running, if I stay on pace. We'll see how it goes!
post #84 of 687
Thread Starter 
Cr&*P!

I didn't make it, today. I ran at pace through the entire Hill and it killed me. I had to walk. but, I walked about 5 minutes, then decided to run another 5 to make up for it, so I got my 25 minutes in, just not all at once.

I figure I'll repeat week 7 until I can do the 25 minutes with the freaking hill before moving on.
post #85 of 687
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Cr&*P!

I didn't make it, today. I ran at pace through the entire Hill and it killed me. I had to walk. but, I walked about 5 minutes, then decided to run another 5 to make up for it, so I got my 25 minutes in, just not all at once.

I figure I'll repeat week 7 until I can do the 25 minutes with the freaking hill before moving on.
Sorry you did not make it! : Keep it up though and you will get there. You are brave for doing hills. I will not even try.

YOU CAN DO IT!!
post #86 of 687
I had to modify W6D2 bc the OLD people decided they had to hog the treadmills this morning. So I did 20 mins straight and did the last min at 7.0 mph!!! I felt pretty good doing it straight through so I think that will be good for Wed when I do D3.
post #87 of 687
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I had to modify W6D2 bc the OLD people decided they had to hog the treadmills this morning. So I did 20 mins straight and did the last min at 7.0 mph!!! I felt pretty good doing it straight through so I think that will be good for Wed when I do D3.
Woohoo! That's awesome! It's cold here still, so I'm going to stay inside on the treadmill for another week. So, I'm running this afternoon. I'm going to get through that UA violation of a hill!
post #88 of 687
Thread Starter 
25 minutes? Piece of cake.

Apparently, all I needed to do was go outside and really slowly! Even though I went a lot slower than my normal treadmill pace, I'm really thrilled. I was doing 5.28mph, which translates to a 11:20 minute mile. I ran a total of 2.2 miles in 25 minutes.

As it was my first time outside, I'm really happy with how it went. I can work on distance and speed in time. I'm just thrilled to have gotten outside and pounded some actual pavement!
post #89 of 687
Way to go!! It was snowing here again so I certainly would not dare go outside plus I go early morning so DH can watch the kiddos so it would be really cold for me.
post #90 of 687
So is anyone running more than EOD? I'm the obsessive type and I really want to run MORE. (I find it hilarious that I am typing that.) Now that my shoes have fixed the ouchy knee problem I would love to go 5 days a week or so.
post #91 of 687
Thread Starter 
I'm working hard on following the plan, for now. But as soon as I am done (2 more weeks! WOOT! I plan on running every other day (basically adding a day of running). I really want to do more too. I'm planning on starting the One Hour Runner program after I've been doing 30 minutes for a month or so. So, beginning of June, I want to start it. Anyone up for doing that with me?

What I have heard, though, is that, if you push too hard, too fast, and do too much, too early, you really are courting injury, and that, ultimately defeats the purpose. So, I'm trying to do it right, and slowly work my way up in it. Getting outside is the first step. (well, really, the next step for me, as getting moving at all was the first step. )
post #92 of 687
Count me in!

I won't be finished with this plan until mid-May, but I'm all for starting the one hour plan in June.
post #93 of 687
Thread Starter 
Excellent!
post #94 of 687
Did the 25 mins today but it was much tougher than Mondays 20 mins. I did it though so I am happy. Wk7 here I come.

I am in for starting the 1 hr program in June I think.
post #95 of 687
My first post!

I've just ordered my running shoes, and plan to join the crew out there already running. I haven't run since my first pregnancy, and I'm not sure how I'll fit it in, but the shoes were the first step. I've signed up for a local 10k in 5 weeks, so whether I run or walk I have to get fit!

Are any of you breastfeeding??? Any tips for an almost 100% bf-ing mama? I'm afraid of this!!! Pain, mastitis, etc. One mama I know pumps before each run, so I might try that even if I have nursed. Any experts out there?
post #96 of 687
Welcome Stacy! I am nursing my 14 month old daughter (and a lot too as she's cutting 4 molars) but haven't done anything besides wearing a supportive bra. However I've never had mastitis so it's not something with which I'm overly concerned.

Best of luck to you!
post #97 of 687
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Welcome Stacy! I am nursing my 14 month old daughter (and a lot too as she's cutting 4 molars) but haven't done anything besides wearing a supportive bra. However I've never had mastitis so it's not something with which I'm overly concerned.

Best of luck to you!
Me too. Except that she's 16 months. But the teeth (only 1 molar, but 4 other teeth!: ). A second to the supportive bra, but also no history, either.

But, welcome!!!

I ran my 3rd day of week 7! Had to do it on the treadmill because it was snowing!: And I decided no hills whatsoever, today! It made it a bunch easier, but I still had to slow the last 8 minutes down. Faster than when I was outside, but slower than the pace I had set. I figure I'll move on, as I am only adding 3 more minutes, starting Saturday.
post #98 of 687
Thanks OhMel! I've had 2 cases of mastitis this time around, and since my daughter is starting solids (slooooowly!), I've been feeling a bit on the FULL side at times. I have a v. supportive bra I bought when I planned to start running after my first was born, but back issues kept me from it. Now the back is better and there are no more excuses! I've been working out in the pool a bit, but running is running and there's nothing to really prepare you for it but doing it!

Pinks - I can't believe you were able to start running so quickly! My joints are so loose after birth... Walking is probably better for you injury-wise. The more you walk, though, the easier it will be for you to run in a few weeks .

Good job on the night-help. But how do you manage to not fill up when you're not nursing??? I could never do it, since I've needed to nurse about when my baby has. Neither babe took a bottle...
post #99 of 687
MamaAidan~

My DS2 just turned 6 months and is EBF. I nurse him before I leave (usually on one side since the other side is already deflated from the night). I have been doing this program since around mid-Feb and been fine.

My sport bra use to be supportive enough but not now. I wear my nursing bra under it my sport bar and I am fine.

Have fun running!!
post #100 of 687
Thank you SunCB! I was thinking of breaking out one of my old compression bras to wear over my newer sports bra (a Title-9 4-barbell bra), so I'll try that first. I'm hoping that my shoes will arrive today, which would mean that I could go for my first run tomorrow.

Now if only they made activewear to contain my jiggling postpartum BUTT! Ha!
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