Couch to 5k?

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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 14 Aug 2013, 16:51

Ah, I'll have a look at that app. Like I said, way off for me yet, I'm still at the stage of thinking woohoo I made it to the lamp post etc!
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 24 Sep 2013, 17:33

just started week 4, hows everyone else doing. Best time to stretch according to my kettlebell instructor is after the exercise. The warm up walk loosens the muscles for the run/walk and the cool down walk rests them Then you do the stretches. I keep track of my runs using an app on my phone. Map my Run, this links to a website & then you can share with everyone how well you are doing on facebook, twitter or email. I am amazed at how far I have come who would have thought that when I satrted and was a gasping wreck that I would be able to run for 5 minutes and not die. manged to extend mt distance as well, I was doing about 2.2 miles but today due to extended running I managed 2.9/3 miles. I will be able to do it eventually *crosses fingers*

I have noticed it gets addictive and if I miss a run I don't feel the same anymore
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby mindy » 03 Oct 2013, 08:22

I am we'll and truly off the wagon - stopped running when the weather was hot and haven't started again! Now it's too dark in the morning to go on the racecourse before the girls get up, which is the only free time I get. Have also hurt my knee (at baby dancing class!) so am a bit nervous. Well done Catie-Lou, how long has it taken to get you to that stage?
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 04 Oct 2013, 08:52

erm about 16 weeks, I have been taking it slow and only moving up a week when I felt ready. Will be starting week 5 next week. I tend to do twice as many runs at it states so 6 instead of 3. I only run twice a week so 6 runs is over 3 weeks.
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 10 Oct 2013, 06:08

Week 5 started and still going strong, however I am finding it more of a mental struggle. It can be so boring running for so long listening to the music provided. I think I am going to have to dig out my own music and playlist and start using a phone app to tell me when to run and walk
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby RedRum » 10 Oct 2013, 06:25

Oh gosh yes, definitely use your own music - or even an audio book? I had the C25K app from the iTunes App Store and that let's you choose what you listen to.
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby ToothFairy » 10 Oct 2013, 06:47

Another vote for your own music here too. I'm currently working my way through my classic 90s indie albums :D
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 10 Oct 2013, 08:17

Hmmm, I'd better dig something out then, problem is I like the lady on the NHS podcast she is very encouraging. The other apps are abit meh.
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby mindy » 11 Oct 2013, 16:41

When I was running in the early mornings, I listened to radio 2 - Vanessa feltz is funny (not always for the right reasons), but that wasn't good on a Sunday as it all got a bit religious! Playlists need to be on shuffle, or you will find yourself thinking 'Caro Emerald? Oh no, that means I'm not even half way!' or similar!
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby ToothFairy » 11 Oct 2013, 18:55

I ran 5k today :D Now need to get up to 10k in time for a race at the end of November.
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 11 Oct 2013, 19:51

ToothFairy wrote:I ran 5k today :D Now need to get up to 10k in time for a race at the end of November.


Like


Did it with my own music and an app on my phone, running was way easier when I was singing along but the app was crap I couldn't hear the voice telling me when to run & walk so I was all over the place. I have a nokia windows phone and apparently alot of people have the same problem. I am going to have to use my timer on my watch till I get a new phone.
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 13 Oct 2013, 21:36

I did it, I did it. I ran for a full 20 minutes this morning I am so proud of myself, onwards and upwards
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby RedRum » 13 Oct 2013, 21:53

catie_lou wrote:I did it, I did it. I ran for a full 20 minutes this morning I am so proud of myself, onwards and upwards


That's really awesome catie, well done :D

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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby ToothFairy » 13 Oct 2013, 22:34

catie_lou wrote:I did it, I did it. I ran for a full 20 minutes this morning I am so proud of myself, onwards and upwards


Well done you :D

I managed 6.75k this morning :D
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Re: Couch to 5k?

Postby catie_lou » 23 Nov 2013, 17:25

Yey I have finally broke the 30min mark. I can now run for 5k. I am now looking to speed things up and run the 5k below 30mins.
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