Couch to 5k

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by PWCorgi, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Started it, never finished.... keep thinking about doing it again, but always find an excuse not to..Loved it while I did it, so did Bodhi.

    Might try again soon.... Was brill to progress.
     
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    Wow. I just love this whole post. You sound EXACTLY like me, except I'm still at the "Why should I run when I could be doing a lot of other less painful things right now?" phase.

    I'm the person who wants to be a Runner, but I want to be one of those sexy women who never sweat and wear super comfortable designer running clothes and are confident enough to get out there and run in the middle of downtown during rush hour. Yeah. That's not really where I am right now.

    I keep toying with the C25K program, and I started it a couple years ago (I think I got all the way to Week 2). My best friend - who has NEVER been a runner - really inspired me to try again when she said a couple of weeks ago she can actually run the 20 minute interval. But I still haven't started.

    Anyway, I think I'll print out the post above (that I quoted) and hang it up for inspiration. I think I'll start running tomorrow. :)
     
  3. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    Add me to the list of "started but never finished" - I think I made it to week 6? Keep thinking about starting again and haven't yet. :p My personal best 5K was right around 28 minutes and that's with some walk intervals! :D

    I really liked it when I did it, but the weather and a nasty cold got in the way and I haven't gotten back into the rhythm yet.
     
  4. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

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    Completed W1D1 last night!

    I am definitely in better shape than the first time I tried it (probably because I throw big bags of dog food around all day :p), and MOTIVATED! lol
     
  5. GlassOnion

    GlassOnion Thanks, and Gig 'em.

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    I've been doing this for a few weeks now. I'm on Week 7 now, so getting near the end! I started it to condition myself for a trip I'm taking this summer, but it's a good idea regardless because my family has a long history of being hypertensive.

    Also from what I read, taking an extended period of time to complete the program isn't uncommon. You don't have to finish it in 9 weeks. If you need an extra day of rest because your legs are killing you, take it. I had to after W6D2 and W4D1 because it was just too much pain ya know?
     

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