Great to Hear Emma...Good luck! :)
Right, fantastic! I've been trying to get into running. Started and I was doing quite well, got to 5 miles without stopping but then I injured my knee and have done no running since. My knee is now fine but I've lost my mojo. Now with your your programme I hope this will give me the push I need and stop making excuses as to not make my first step. Thanks :)
My name is Jeannie Oliver and I am in training for two half marathons.... Of course, my organization, "Women without Walls International Ministry" is looking forward to help St. Jude to raise $500.00 to help our children to fight cancer and the fundraiser is part of the marathon as well.
This is exactly what I was looking for ... Thanks.
I started some light jogging at my gym (5 minutes) and it nearly killed me, so bought some light weight minimalist trainers that really hepled ... ran for 15 minutes 2 days later again in the gym ... then went to take it out onto the streets and completely froze ... not suer if it was because I didn't have a set pace or what, but I barely made half a mile before I tied up ... and that put mr off. However having seen your plan I feel that the structure may just work for me ... SO Tuesday will be day 1 for me ...
Will let you know how I get along ... and thanks again.
this is quiet a difficult c25k schedule compared tot he iphone app. I couldn't run for 2 minutes on day 1 of week 1 when I started..I don't think I'd have been able to keep up with this schedule..but they are all good and all of them WILL work as long as you put the physical effort and commitment in.
hello. this is very difficult for me to need help with running. only 3 years ago i was running 5-8 miles every day. that is until i tore my pcl in my right knee. so... surgery it was. i had a complete pcl replacement done and now its been 2 years since surgery and im feeling the urge to get out there on the pavement again. theres nothing like running when you reach that point when those endorphines kick in. unless its been 2 years, youve gained 40 pounds, and have become the greatest couch potato to ever have inhabited the living room. yes, about a week ago i thought, im going to slip on my running shoes and ill start out at a very slow mile. lol. yeah, whatever. ok so i start walking and guess what, im already out of breath. im thinking you gotta be kiddin,right? not. so here i go... down our country road watching the snail beside me, yeah the kind with a shell, going faster than me. ok, that parts not true. but i was waddling slower than i walkand i think i was holding my breath because i could no longer gasp for air. i finally finished my mile, made it back up to the house and havent attempted to run since. yes, my pride was hurt, my eo was hurt, but more importantly, my body hurt. how was i ever going to get back to that fantastic feeling of a clear mind, feet hitting the pavement in front of me instead of behind me, and that euphoric feeling or runners high that i miss so much. well... tonight i saw your site and ive got butterflies in my stomach thinking about tomorrow and hitting the pavement with this goal sheet you have posted. i really want this bad and im so thrilled to have found you all.
similar story to above, i was running easily doing 5k a time a year ago, and now i am a couch potato. have gained 30kg since then and am definately going to dust the cobwebs off my shoes and try this program.
I have decided to print this off,hang it on the wall and tick off each day as it is completed. will keep you updated, what a great site to!
Hi. Also, if you have a smartphone use free app (like RunKeeper) to enter the program to help you track your running. My favourite is RunKeeper for my virtual coach. It will tell you when it's time to run (fast), walk(steady), cool-down(slow), and warm-up (slow).
Also Nike+ Running app is great free app to give you your running/walking stats. But it does not have the virtual coach where you can customize your program unlike RunKeeper.
There are heaps of free apps usefull for tracking your fitness. Good Luck everyone.
Have been tryin to complete 5k for a while now and have been having no luck. Started the c25k app a while back and have gotten nowhere fast with it. I did stop trying for about 2mths but I am itching now to get back into it and to persevere and succeed!! This guide looks good and I think if I incorporate this in with some of the c25k stuff I may just crack it eventually!!! Fingers crossed :)
Hi, this really seems like a nice programme. However this is to prepare for a race for those who have already built up a decent base. It defenitely isnt for beginners.
If one is just getting into running and wants to AVOID INJURY the performance needs to be built up very gradually.
Before me and my girlfriend started running (this monday :) I have been looking for a suitable programme. I found one 6 week plan for complete beginners that starts with 1min run/1.5min walk x 8 sets and takes you to 30 mins continuous run. At the moment it feels really easy to me as I already can ran for about 45 minutes on a treadmill. But I wanted to start all over again to improve my form and give some motivastion to my gf.
In the beginning it doesn't really matter how far or how fast you run all that matters is for how long time can you sustain continuous running. Dont rush into it train gradually :)
Hi There, I like running but havent done so for coupe of years now..Just recently statred..actually 6th day today...I gratually build up to 20mins on tread mil so far. 2-3 mins light walk building up to 12-14mins of jogging around 7.4/5 treadmil speed. I am overweight with 5.11 height and about 112k weight. I start with treadmill and move over to cross trainer for 15-20 mins. Want to increase gradually to spend about 30 mins on both. What are your suggestions? When you say run 5 mins what approximate speed on treadmil you are refering to? Also I feel pain in my lower legs towards end of my jogging, any excercise to control this?
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