couch to 5K

Week 1 Day 1...check!
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
Tomorrow I will e doing week 8day 3 28 min run. But lately for the last week I've been really determined to run the entire 5km. And I exceed the program by 10 min. So I run 38 min total.

8 weeks ago I could not run at all. I could barely walk. I was wearing a boot from a really bad ankle sprain.

I have been just running slow and keeping a pace. And here I am tuning further and longer than I have ever run in my life.

Just keep with the program and you can do it. My first 5k is next week
Congratulations! Running the entire 5K is awesome! I just completed week 4 today!
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
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Hey everyone,

I'm seriously considering trying this, but am a little intimidated. I'm 53, not overweight, but very out of shape. When I was younger I was pretty athletic, but that was decades ago.

I've wanted to get into running for a long time, but I seriously can't run for more than a minute anymore. My DIL has recently gotten into it. She started training at the beginning of the year for a 10K, which she completed in June (yay!!). She said she really couldn't do much at the beginning either, and she also said she is just now really starting to actually enjoy it. Prior to this, she was just doing it to train for the 10K, not because she liked it.

For those of you who have done it, do you find it easier to measure your runs by time or distance? I'm not sure I have that many questions (yet, ), I guess I just need some encouragement. I really want to get in shape doing something that I enjoy. I hate the treadmill, so I'm not sure if this is it or not?
Originally Posted by VTmom
For me, I've always gone for the time. I believe the distance will come. You'll be surprised...I know I was!
Hey Wile...are you still running?
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 41,043
I am, tho I have changed up my routine, since I get bored easy. As a result, I'm finding that my hips, especially more on one side, are back to aching
I guess the old if it ain't broke, don't fix it saying is quite true! lol I will keep plugging away b/c I feel much better when I exercise, ya know?
Congrats on getting thru the hardest part!
Hey everyone,

I'm seriously considering trying this, but am a little intimidated. I'm 53, not overweight, but very out of shape. When I was younger I was pretty athletic, but that was decades ago.

I've wanted to get into running for a long time, but I seriously can't run for more than a minute anymore. My DIL has recently gotten into it. She started training at the beginning of the year for a 10K, which she completed in June (yay!!). She said she really couldn't do much at the beginning either, and she also said she is just now really starting to actually enjoy it. Prior to this, she was just doing it to train for the 10K, not because she liked it.

For those of you who have done it, do you find it easier to measure your runs by time or distance? I'm not sure I have that many questions (yet, ), I guess I just need some encouragement. I really want to get in shape doing something that I enjoy. I hate the treadmill, so I'm not sure if this is it or not?
Originally Posted by VTmom
I go by time. I downloaded podrunner intervals on iTunes. It's a music podcast which chimes when yr interval (of time) is up. There's a new podcast for each week.

I also downloaded the c25k iph app so I can listen to my own music with chimes.

Once yr listening to the music, you dont even notice how far yr running. And before you know it, you are warming down

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