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« on: July 15, 2010, 05:17:49 AM »

Holy crap . . . I can really run 5k without walking!!  Never in a million years did I think I would ever say that but, "I freakin' did it!!"  I finished at a snails pace of 36.5 mins.  I would recommend c25k to EVERYONE!!  If I did it anyone can do it!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2010, 05:44:42 AM »

Congratulations - I'm so very happy for you!



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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2010, 05:44:51 AM »

Congratulations!  That is freakin' awesome! You rock.   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 07:30:15 AM »

Way to go!
Enjoy the experience.

If you are interested:
You can do the program again, but this time increase the speed or effort level from the beginning.
This will help with the "snails pace"  btw I still run at that speed (12 minute miles) for the longer distances 1/2 marathon or longer.

My 5k - 10k speed is now about 10 minute miles.  It is amazing how quickly you will see improvement.

One other suggested way to approach getting faster as recommended by my coach.
Pick a set distance, a track at a school is a great resource.  Every time you run your mile, 3 miles, 6 miles, whatever try to do it faster than the last time.  It doesn't take much to shave a couple seconds off.

I also pick 1 run a week to work on speed.  I will only run 1 mile, but I try to run it as fast as I can without stopping.  My other runs are for endurance and distance training.

Again, congrats.  You have a lot to be proud of completing this task.

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« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 07:32:13 AM »

Oh, I'm so very proud of you, and you are inspiring me to try! Running is just not my thing, but walking fast may eventually get me to that point. Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 07:37:51 AM »

T2Nashville  -  You should definitely give it a try!!  The first runs are only a minute and I thought I was going to die.  It's amazing to go from that point to running for 35 mins straight in only 9 weeks.  I loved the progression and even though I was sore and my knees hurt after every run, I loved having the rest days and always felt good again on run days!

I know you could do it!! 
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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 03:56:37 PM »

That is so AWESOME, congratulations.  You should be so proud of your accomplishments!!
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2010, 04:15:43 PM »

Congratulations!  This is a HUGE accomplishment!  Scott is right if you want to work speed; you can go through the program again just up the speed.  You can also start including HIIT in your work outs. 
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2010, 05:00:24 PM »

That is so awesome. WTG.
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 08:38:53 PM »

Congrats!

I love that program. It's the only reason I can run now.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2010, 12:53:57 AM »

That's fantastic - I'm in awe!
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2010, 05:55:57 AM »

Thanks for your encouragement, Army Wife. Let's talk some more about this when I see you at the BBQ next weekend, OK?
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« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2010, 07:22:41 AM »

Thanks for your encouragement, Army Wife. Let's talk some more about this when I see you at the BBQ next weekend, OK?

FOR SURE!!  I am so excited to meet everyone!  My husband is coming and is a little nervous about fitting in, so I hope there will be other spouses and support people there too!
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