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(#) check in!

How's everyone doing? I did Day 3 of Week 5 of C25k today.  20 minutes of running.  I couldn't believe I did it.  Now, my "run" is basically a slow jog...about a 12 minute mile based on the number of times I made it around the track during the run.  But, I did it! 

I think my plan once I complete it is to redo some of the workouts, but alternating between runs and jogs, or sprints and walks, so I can build up a little speed before trying to tackle some longer runs.

Tonight I'm having dinner with a friend who's in town for work.  I was hoping for something light, but she's fasting tomorrow for Ash Wednesday, so she requested burgers and beer. so we are going to a  sports bar near her hotel.  I'm hoping there's a caesar salad or something on the menu at the place, or I may be partaking in an agnostic fast myself tomorrow.  Big Smile

Hope everyone else is doing well!

 

 

 

 

Re: (#) check in!

  • Way to go, ESF! That's awesome. I always pat myself on the back after every run no matter how slow I went (and pretty darn slow sometimes). ;-)

    I start W8D1 after work today, which is up to 28 minutes, and I think I'm going to run outside because it isn't too chilly out. I'm nervous because it'll be my first non-treadmill run. Oh and I was going to run a 5K with a friend in Chicago this weekend but we're wussing out because it's supposed to be cold and/or snowy. I am planning on trying to train for a 1/2 marathon in Sept, though.... but I reserve the right to stop after a certain milage if I find I don't like long-distance running.

    BTW there are daily C25K check ins on the H&F board and I've been posting in those, just to see how others' experiences have been.

  • image Brookles:

    BTW there are daily C25K check ins on the H&F board and I've been posting in those, just to see how others' experiences have been.

    Good to know!  I may check those out.  I forget that there's a board actually dedicated to these things. 

    I'm also toying with a half marathon in October.  Mostly because I'm finding running with some structure and planned workouts to be very helpful.  Though it does sound kind of like agony, so I'm not so sure it's for me.  I figure I've got a bit of time to decide.  I'll finish this in a few weeks, do some speed drills for a few weeks, and then see where I am in April.

  • image EastSideFluffy:

    I'm also toying with a half marathon in October.  Mostly because I'm finding running with some structure and planned workouts to be very helpful.  Though it does sound kind of like agony, so I'm not so sure it's for me.  I figure I've got a bit of time to decide.  I'll finish this in a few weeks, do some speed drills for a few weeks, and then see where I am in April.

    Ditto. Let me know what plan you choose, because I'll be looking for one soon as well. Having goals and structure is definitely the way to go.

    AW: I ran outside last night and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! Definitely different than the treadmill but not completely impossible as I'd feared.

  • Yay for you couch to 5k-ers. I've been having a getting-up-in-the-morning issue. I did get up and do 40 minutes of elliptical yesterday, and I'm planning to do some more after work. Tomorrow I really need to get back to the pool (I'm paying for the Y membership, after all, and that's all I use it for).

    I'm giving up soda for Lent (even though I'm skipping church tonight to work out, watch the Marquette bball game with the H and watch the TOP CHEF finale!). I'm a Diet Coke fiend, so this will be interesting. I'm not sure if it will have any weight loss from this, but it will at least be good for my health. Of course, I'm probably counteracting any health benefits by having (low fat) chocolate milk and a chocolate muffin for breakfast. But I had to psych myself up for a day of no soda.

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  • I'm doing kinda eh. I completed three weeks of C25k, and was loving it. I went on vacation last week and was totally prepared to do week four on the treadmill in the hotel, but when we got there, my knees really hurt, so I decided to take the week off and then get started again this week. Well, my knees continued to hurt, and now my ankles really hurt. I tried to run this morning just to "run through the pain" but it really, really hurt, so I stopped and walked my regular loop.

    I'm really bummed because I'm still really motivated, but I'm really uncomfortable. I'm not sure what to do, because I'm not really in enough pain to warrant a doctor. It's also really weird that the pain started in my knees, lasted there for about a week, and then, without me straining them anymore, moved down to my ankles.

    BabyFruit Ticker
  • image Mrs.vtjaime:

    I'm doing kinda eh. I completed three weeks of C25k, and was loving it. I went on vacation last week and was totally prepared to do week four on the treadmill in the hotel, but when we got there, my knees really hurt, so I decided to take the week off and then get started again this week. Well, my knees continued to hurt, and now my ankles really hurt. I tried to run this morning just to "run through the pain" but it really, really hurt, so I stopped and walked my regular loop.

    I'm really bummed because I'm still really motivated, but I'm really uncomfortable. I'm not sure what to do, because I'm not really in enough pain to warrant a doctor. It's also really weird that the pain started in my knees, lasted there for about a week, and then, without me straining them anymore, moved down to my ankles.

    Booo, Jaime, that really sucks. Hmmm, how are your running shoes? Apparently if you have random pain, the culprit (or the first thing you should consider) is that you might have ill-fitting shoes. Could that be the case?

  • Jaime, that sucks!

    I agree that running shoes might be the culprit.

    I also randomly stumbled on this a while back:

    http://ask.metafilter.com/71858/Too-heavy-for-Couch-to-5k

    This woman is considerably heavier than you are, but some of the commenters have some interesting things to say about knee pain when you run that's applicable to all sizes and shapes.

    In a nut shell, apparently some very healthy people's muscle and joint structure makes them ill suited for lots of running.  Better sneakers, better stretching, increased strength training can help in some cases but not in all.  My guess is that your situation isn't a chronic one but it's probably a good resource, especially if your aches and pains don't improve.

  • Thanks for the advice, girls. I am going to go in to a running store and get them to take a look at my shoes, stride, etc. to see if it's an easy fix. In the meantime, I'm going to do some strength training in addition to my yogalates while I'm not feeling up for running. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I'll be able to pick up where I left off, or maybe repeat week three to get back into the swing.
    BabyFruit Ticker
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