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3/28/12 10:51 A

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I am currently working on my outdoor running. I did day 2 outside yesterday and it almost killed me. But not physically... it was more mental.

I get bored. I feel like the slowest person around. I feel like I am never going to get there. I get self conscious.

So this is what I did: I sang to myself and yelled at myself to keep going (in my head/under my breath I hope...). I raced squirrels... I picked points and counted steps until I got there. Maybe I'm crazy... but it kept me going.

I'm kinda thinking I will do my 25 minute run on the treadmill instead of outside. I think I need to get more intervals outside and build up to longer runs. For whatever reason, I don't get as bored on the treadmill.. which I'm sure is odd.




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3/23/12 1:26 P

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That's awesome! Way to go!

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3/23/12 10:34 A

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Finished week 6 last night! Wasn't sure if I would be able to run the full 25 minutes since I'm fighting a small cold but it must not be affecting my energy level because I felt fine out there. It wasn't any harder than the 20 minute run last week. A part of me is still in shock that I can run over 2 miles now!

Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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3/20/12 11:45 A

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Heat7918 - Saturday I had a cutie (mandarin orange) before heading out. If I have to run that early again I think I'll try waking up a bit earlier and having some toast or something.

I did run last night and I definitely had my energy back!!!! I'm not saying it was easy, but it defintiely felt better! I added 2 minutes on to the last 10 minute run and I was huffing and puffing pretty good when I finished. I'm a little nervous about Thursdays 25 minute run but I'm just telling myself that I did the 20 so theres no reason I can't do 25. I'll be on the treadmill for that one. Still not sure how I feel about the treadmill. Its a love/hate thing so far.

Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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3/20/12 11:25 A

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Today is my first day of week 6. I'm looking forward to it.

I might be a little crazy, but I'm signing up for a race on April 21st. That's pretty much when I will finish the program. But I want to have something to work toward. I want to have something that motivates me and keeps me going. And I want to see if I can really do it at the end of this program.

I'm excited. I know that I might have to walk.... but that's okay. I know I will run more of it than walk.. and I know I will certainly run more of it than my last 5k (which I completely walked).




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3/20/12 6:25 A

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So did you run last night? How was it? Did you eat before your morning run on Sat?

I run EARLY in the morning on weekdays - and wake up 30 minutes before that to eat a banana. On weekends when I can sleep in and then run at 10am or later, I do seem to have more energy and find my runs to be a little easier. I just worry that if I don't work out in the morning, it will never happen on weekdays!

Sounds like you're doing great - keep it up!

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3/19/12 10:32 A

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On Saturday I did W6D1 and it was the first time I really wanted to quit the runs. Not because I was worn out but simply because I had zero energy! Normally I run in the afternoon/evening and this was my first morning run. I'm guessing that was the reason for the lack of energy. Anyway tonight is D2 and I'll be running after work so hopefully I'll feel "normal'!

Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!

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3/12/12 8:23 A

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Did day #1 W3 this morning! Was pleased after doing D3W5 on Friday and completing the 20 min. run without stopping. No records though for sure for speed!

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3/2/12 10:06 P

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Yay! Congrats!! Great job :)

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3/2/12 6:37 P

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ok, i FINALLY finished week 6! i don't remember how long it's taken me. i haven't been diligent with it and have let myself get lazy with the program. but i need to FOCUS and continue my slowly-but-surely progress!

i just finished day 3, my program was 15R, 3W, 5R. I didn't do it perfectly, had to stop for about 30 seconds within first run segment, and another 30-45 seconds during 5 minute run. but i figure i've come such a long way i shouldn't be too upset about a few quick breathers! i kept walking during those little breaks, just needed a second to slow down breath and heart rate.

see you all in week 7 forum!

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3/2/12 3:54 P

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I am on day 2 of week 6 today. I will be doing it after work here shortly and am a little nervous. Wednesday I did day 1 and it wasn't bad, but I think that I had too many days off between week 5 day 3 and week 6 day 1. My kids got sick and there really wasn't much I could do though. Are ya'll jogging on the treadmill or outdoors?

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2/26/12 1:39 P

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hey everybody,

Im done with day 2 wk 6 and feeling stronger day by day.I jog quite slowly, focusing on sustaining for the required amount of time rather than the speed.I know Im getting better week by week (i started out a breathless mess even after a 90 sec jog) Once I complete 9 weeks i'll keep up with the routine trying to build up speed.Also checking out if there are any upcoming 5K runs in town.

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2/26/12 9:26 A

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TGING,

Yes, that 2nd 10-min is HARD! And I'm just curious which version of C25K you're on? I'm on the 9-wk one which had a 20-min run on W5 D3... so I skipped it to do W6 D1 & D2 first b/c 20-min of straight running seemed crazy to me - still does a little bit!

Just do your best and don't worry about the following the program exactly as it is!

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Well made it to week six. Completed day 1 without too much difficulty. However day 2 is kicking my butt. I have been unable to complete the second 10 min run. Tried decreasing speed without much help. Have noted that after completing the routine, (I walk to complete 4 miles) I am more energized and have been able to jog for short interval at higher speeds. Thinking of changing it up a bit. My walk for 1 mile than try the C25K.
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2/17/12 9:41 A

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23 is great! I've been enjoying my 10K week -- it's an interval week and so I'm running 45-60 minutes, but it's been broken up into 10, then 12, then 15 minute intervals. Kinda nice change. After today, though it goes to 25/15 and moves on up toward the 60 minute run. Less running, but more minutes in a row. It's all good. It's all burning calories.




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Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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2/17/12 8:51 A

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Wow, There was bound to come a week like this when so many things crop up that exercise is only a memory of what I should be doing. I guess this is my test to see if I can get back at it. I will try to hit it today, but I don't know if I'll specifically do c25k.

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2/13/12 11:08 A

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Congrats on running 23 minutes, WeCanDoThis! That's such great news! I love those small milestones :)

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2/13/12 11:01 A

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Dang I just get here and you all are moving on. LOL W6D1. Definitely harder since I do 35 minutes instead of what they plan. 3 warm up / 5 / 2 recover / 8 / 2 r / 5 / 2 r / 5 / cool down to 35 minutes. I ran 23 of the 35 minutes. Crazy. It was HARD today though.

Way to go on finishing the week, everyone else.

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2/12/12 8:43 A

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I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels like I'm going to die when I'm running! Not that I want any of you to feel that way... but if it were just me, then I'd have to worry that something is wrong.



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2/12/12 12:17 A

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Hooray, Heat! Excited for you!!!! It's amazing that we ran that much - I know!

@Shire - The more we do this, the less we'll feel like we're dying! I agree!

@BeesKnees - Sending you awesome vibes for this week!



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2/11/12 9:07 P

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well, i've taken a few days off from C25K as my legs were just NOT feeling up to it. i hope two extra days rest will help me get back on track - tomorrow!

good job, all!

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2/11/12 7:08 P

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Fantastic! I keep thinking the longer I keep this up the less I'll feel like I'm going to die. I'm kinda starting to get there.


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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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2/11/12 1:56 P

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Great job MLIANNE!

I just finished week 6 also! Warn 5/Run 25/Cool 5 + I did an extra 5 for cool down... Can't believe I ran for the entire 25 minutes at 5 mph! Admittedly though, it was pretty miserable for me. Even though I've been working up to this for 7 weeks, running is just still really hard and wears me out!

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2/10/12 9:48 A

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I FINISHED WEEK SIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Instead of 22 minutes of running, I did 24 minutes, walked for 2 1/2 min, ran for 6 minutes (to make it an even thirty!), then walked for 2 1/2 minutes. I clocked 2.77 miles in 30 minutes (running only) for 10:49 min/mile average pace!!!!!!!

WAHOOOOO! Sending lots of awesome love and positivity your way!

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2/8/12 8:37 A

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Ha ha. I know! I'm trying to pass the positivity on! :) It's already 7pm in India, whereas back in AZ it's only 6:30am!

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2/8/12 8:18 A

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In your time zone, you're always so far ahead of us -- it's good motivation!


Edited by: SHIRE33 at: 2/8/2012 (10:05)

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"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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2/8/12 7:38 A

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emoticon I did W2D2 today, and I even upped the challenge a bit! I did 12 min run/3 min walk for THREE INTERVALS! Wow. I can't believe it! I was just "in the zone" and feeling good. I managed to clock 3.92 miles in 45 minutes, for an average of 12 minutes per mile, which isn't bad considering the walking in there!

I'm sending my positive mojo vibes towards all of you, too! You can do it!

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2/7/12 6:00 A

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W6 D1 (2nd time doing this week) - I thought after my 20 min run on Sunday that this day would be "easy"... it was still kinda rough though, but not horrible or anything. My husband says that stopping after 5 or 8 minutes (to walk for a few minutes and then run again) actually makes it more difficult b/c it takes about that long to really get into the groove of your run and legs warmed up, etc.

Well, this was a good, early start to my day. Great job to everyone on here! And Shire, I'll think about 10k thing - let's see how long it takes me to get through C25k first.



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2/6/12 2:05 P

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shire, you're doing great! i admire your determination and it sounds like you're well on your way to being the healthy you that you want to be! :)

i just finished W6D2 for the second time and managed to run the full 10 minutes through. i didn't quite get through the last 10 minutes as i had to stop at a traffic light. (i probably would have stopped for a minute anyway, but this seemed like a great excuse!)

i use a heart monitor during my runs and clocked 500 calories burned today. nice!

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2/6/12 9:26 A

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I think I'm going to go with the C25K graduates forum. You can search for it on the teams page. It isn't a busy forum right now, but it has some good postings, the weekly updates we can use, and monthly chats. It covers a variety of 10K apps, too, rather than just one.

I think that if we all decided to populate one like this, then we could continue to encourage each other. Check it out and see what you think. You guys are going to be done with the 5K program before you know it!

Just as an aside -- I'm finding the transition to the 10K app fairly doable. I think it's because of what I was doing toward the last few weeks of the 5K program. After I finished that day's run, I'd walk 3-5 minutes, then just jog lightly for another 10 minutes, which grew to 15 or 20 minutes. I was surprised at how easy that was to do at a slower pace than my usual speed 5. Well, the 10K programs are pretty much set up to do that same thing. So it hasn't been too bad of a transition. Plus, for the 10K, I don't care if I keep my speed up to 5 the whole time. If it slacks off, fine, I'm still burning virtually the same number of calories (which is my real goal here -- I'm not going to win any races! :D)

btw, I'm using an app called 10K runner. It's decent. I like the way the runs are laid out. I picked up in week 8, which pretty much repeats Week 8 of Run5K except the last run is 35 minutes instead of 30, which was fine since I'd been doing them 2 weeks by then. What I don't like is that it doesn't give you "half way" or "one minute left" audio markers, but I'm going to keep using it because of the way it's laid out. It goes to 14 weeks, so I'll be doing a total of 7 weeks on it, if I don't repeat weeks. I feel less need to do that now, but I will if I have to.


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2/6/12 9:12 A

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YAAAAAY SHIRE!!! I'm so so so so so excited for you! That is amazing!

Which 10K program are you following? I'd like to do it after I finish C25K. Please pass along for more motivation. :)

I did W6D1 today, and it wasn't bad at all! I even added an extra 5 minutes of running in there, but couldn't do more as the trainers were yelling at me to get off the treadmill. :/ I managed to pick up the speed a bit in the first 5 minute portion to 9.2 kph!

Good luck to all of you!

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I only want to post this to show what's possible. Because if I did it its SO possible for anybody, esp. you guys who have come so far in the 5K program. I have moved to the 10K thing, and today I ran 20 minutes, walked 3, and then ran 20 minutes again. =8O And it felt great! I can't believe it, really. I'm just a 49-year-old obese woman (4 more pounds to overweight!) and here I am out running. Stick with it! You'll be there!

Now I need to go find a 10K forum, too. Some of them don't look too active. I'll have to read through some of them and let you guys know which ones look useful. : )



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2/5/12 10:12 P

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Yay Heat! So proud of you! Isn't it a good feeling to run for 20 minutes straight? Who would've thought we could do this 5 weeks ago?!

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2/5/12 9:31 A

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WooT!!!!! You Did It!!!!


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2/5/12 8:47 A

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Great effort BeesKnees!

After skipping W5 D3 and doing W6 D1 & W6 D2 instead, I finally went back to W5 D3 and I did it!! I ran for 20 minutes straight! I was convinced I would have to slow down from my 5mph on the treadmill but... I didn't - I was able to stay at 5 - crazy!!

Now I'm deciding whether to go back and repeat W6 - I think I probably will.

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hi all, i made it to week 6! today's program was 10run / 5walk / 10run. i wasn't able to do the full 10 minutes, though. i took a few short walk breaks, one in first 10min leg, and two in the second 10min leg. i KNOW it's because i've been smoking a lot lately.

this week my goal is to continue on with week 6, but will repeat the days if i can't make it the full way through the runs. i will ALSO attempt to stop smoking, or at least only have one or two when out with friends. i've been a casual smoker for a while, but lately it's been a full-on habit. need to STOP that, then i'm sure will see huge improvements with C25K!

also, i'm planning my first 5k run near the end of March. motivation!

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2/3/12 9:11 A

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You GO MLIANNE!!!




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2/3/12 6:45 A

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@Heat7918 I just did the W5D3 run for the 20 minutes straight (I was really nervous and skeptical of my own abilities), and I actually feel great! I got a little cranky around 15 minutes, but I just slowed down about (from 5.5 to about 5.3) and then picked up the pace in a minute or two to finish. I actually ended up doing another 10 minute run after the 5 minute walk! emoticon

Starting Week 6 on Monday .... !

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2/3/12 6:26 A

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W6 D2 was really tough, but I did it! (Warm 5/Run 10/Walk 3/Run 10/Cool 5)

I supposed if I can run for 10 minutes twice with a 3-minute walk in between... I probably can run for 20 minutes straight - it just sounds so much more daunting!

However, when are my legs going to stop being sore all day every day?

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2/1/12 6:08 A

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W6 D1 felt pretty good today! Although I will admit that I skipped W5 D3 which is the 20 min straight run on my C25k plan - I really will try that soon though! I'm sure I could do it if I slowed down, but so far I haven't had to go below 5mph on the treadmill.

But since Shire told me that the 20 min is a psychological boost, I'm going to try it in another few days or in a week but go down to 4.5 or even 4 if I need to - I'm nervous & excited!

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Done!!!!!! 20 minutes!! I ran at 4.5 speed, so I still have some work to do, but I did 20 min. and felt really good. I cooled down 5 minutes, then jogged 12 minutes at 4.0 and 13 minute at 4.1. I figure, heck, I can't feel the difference between the two so why not. I FEEL FANTASTIC!! I used to look at the upcoming weeks and just shake my head in disbelief. How could I DO that? How could *I* do that?? But I did it! So you can, too! Believe me when I say that. I am the slowest beast on the planet. I am the sloth of running. But perseverance counts! It's everything.

I'm going to start Week 7 on Wednesday. It's warm up 5/jog 15/walk 2 (or 1?)/jog 5/cool down 5. I'm going to do the first 15 at 4.5 again and do the 2nd 5 at 5 and see how I feel. I'll be able to work up the whole thing to 5 by the end of the week, or if not, eventually. Who cares?! I'll get there. I'm sure of it now.

Keep running people!! You can do it!




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Week 6 day 2 will be TONIGHT! after work! Woo hoo! Looking forward to running for 10 min, walking and then another 10 min run!

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12/29/11 2:14 P

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Starting Week 6 (I'm using the updated Run5K app, vs. the former C25K). For me, the 20-min. run is W6D3. But I'm happy just to have survived Weeks 4 and 5, since those are statistically the highest drop-out weeks. Progress!

update: Saturday I started Week 6. Gah! Felt horrible. Twingy sore legs, no wind. So I repeated it today and felt fantastic. Why is that? I did eat a little closer to my run time and made sure I was hydrated. I guess we just have good days and bad days.

update 2: Did W6D2 today. I did the the first 10-min. run at speed 5. Walked a minute. Then I did the 2nd 8 min. run at speed 4.5. Jogged the last 5 minutes. But I can repeat the day Friday and see if I can do the whole thing at 5. Running @ 5 is just at my anaerobic threshold. It's not that my legs give out, but my lungs! But I remember when I could only do 3 minute @ speed 5, so I'm making progress.

update 3: Did W6D2 again today and smoked it. Actually felt decent. Jogged at 4 for 18 minutes afterward. Gotta get prepped for that W6D3 20-min. run! If I have to do that one more than once also, that's fine. My main goal is just to be moving anyway.


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�The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living on a small piece of land...� - Abraham Lincoln

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them--every day begin the task anew."
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12/11/11 6:23 A

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I just found and joined this group, but am on Week 6. I already finished day 1, so 'today' is day 2. I was intimidated because I survived (barely) the 20 minute run last week, but this week, the 8 minute run felt like an eternity.. I don't get it. Other people mentioned that. Very strange.
I'm so nervous about the 25 minute run! I'm nervous about day 2 too, because my sleep has been so wonky. Can't get to sleep before the A.M. Also not eating sugar so I'm having trouble figuring out what to eat each day. Hoping for the best on my run today...! I'm really proud I've made it this far, though. :)

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Woke up tired and sore. Wasn't sure I wanted to head out into the cold rain. Turned on the TV and checked my FB. Motivated by participants in the White Rock Lake marathon events (including some of my friends), I headed out into the rain to complete week 6 Day 1 of C25K. Disappointed in my pace, but proud that I finished.

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Thursday, 12/8/11 update: completed week 6 day 2 as part of the Spark 5K running virtual race ... beat my personal record by 45 seconds (39:28). So proud of myself for running 2 10 minute blocks with only 3 minutes walking in between. Wasn't sure if I could do it. When I saw my time, I started running again for about another 1/2 mile. So excited I came home and after a 5 minute break got up and danced for about 45 minutes.

Celebrate good times, come on!

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update Saturday, 12/10/11 - Week 6 Day 3 done - I'm actually starting to feel like a runner and today I actually zoned out for at least 5 minutes during the 15 minute run. A week ago, the 20 minute run seemed impossible. Today, I'm ready for it! My pace is picking up (5K in 39:39 today on a gravel trail today). I want to pick up my pace but it will come. I'm sure of it. I've already pick up 6 minute since August.

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W6D3 done! It wasn't exactly as the plan called for since I was running my first real 5K. My husband ran with me and he just started the plan and is only on week 3. I didn't want him to feel too disappointed so I stopped and walked with him most of the times that he did. My time wasn't the greatest because of that but I was so glad that he's doing this with me so it was worth it.

Katy

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11/22/11 8:18 A

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W6D2 done! My first real 5K is coming up this thursday...I'm excited but nervous!!! I even knocked off over a minute and a half from my previous 5K time! We'll see if I can keep that up for the race since I won't be on a treadmill...

Katy

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Completed W6D1 last night. I wasn't sure if I was going to do it since I've been sick but I talked myself into it. I did fine right up until the last run segment and just couldn't make it. I got a really bad side stitch and ended up switching off between running and walking for the remainder of the run segment. To make up for the lost run time I continued the walk/run segments through the cool down also. Overall, it turned out okay. Hopefully I'll be feeling better tomorrow when I start day 2!

Katy

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I did w6d2 last night but ran through the 3 minute walk interval and then decided to go for distance so it was about 24 minutes of jogging. When it got tough, I kept thinking, remember how hard the 5 minute jog was just weeks ago? Love this program!

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I completed C25K back in March, but injured my back running a 10K in June and took over a month to heal. I started C25K again to build my endurance back up, only to be hit with a horrible cold last month. So, I'm starting Week 6 again for the third time.

Today I ran Day 1 and it went rather well. I had a pretty bad stitch most of the time, but I was able to keep going and made it through all of the intervals just fine. Even better is that I didn't feel completely exhausted afterward. Usually running in the evening leaves me feeling totally zonked, but I was able to come home and cook dinner and do some chores without wanting to die. Here's to hoping W6D2 goes as well!

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