Thank you so much to all for all the great advice and support. I just got back from the gym and while it was hard, I feel that if I stick with it I will succeed. I am so excited for this. Thanks again!!!
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Plenty of time to train! Go to it!
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Yes, you have time! I trained for a 5k in that amount of time previously. I did well too for my first time. I didn't do the C25K though. I just did my own thing. Good luck to you!
C25K program rocks! If you find some of the runs too easy just stick with it. Pushing too hard too fast can derail your program so its important to follow a schedule (IME).
I too can't wait for winter to be over so that we can run outside. I'm in MA, and its in the mid-40s now, which technically is fine for running but some people's sidewalks still have 2 feet of snow and I don't want to run in the street.
Good luck on your 5k - I want to find one to train for too now!
When I originally did the c25k I did it on a treadmill but now I don't have one anymore, it took a while to talk myself into getting back into it. That's why I stopped running to begin with, I was a treadmill runner.
With that being said I find running on the treadmill and outside different so far. I'm actually finding it easier so far than I remember and more enjoyable. With the treadmill it seems like you're going no where and I actually feel like I'm accomplishing something running outside and being able to use all my senses is great.
Just wanted to throw that out there. I think it would be a good thing to experience both.
Start a c25k program. It's 8 weeks and it's a couch to 5k. Since you have running experience it should be easier. I am finding since I have prior running experience even though I haven't ran in a while I am able to keep up easily. I do my 3rd week 3 run tomorrow then I would start week 4 Wednesday (I started in the middle of the week obviously).
I haven't ran in a year and I am able to run 5 or more minutes after it says to stop (I continue to push myself, usually I stop because I have to get ready for work since I run in the mornings and I am limited on time).
I actually run every other day. So sometimes I run 3 days a week, others 4. When I got to my 3rd run on week two I elected to skip to week 3 because I found it extremely easy and I wanted to challenge myself more. I use the c25k program on the ipod because it tells me when to run and when to walk, but you can get a print out here as well.
Ok a little bit of back history. My health journey started July of 2012 and since then I have lost 46 pounds through exercise and healthy eating. I do Zumba 2-3 times a week, and then on the other days I do either an hr of cardio or a Jillian Michaels ripped in 30 dvd. I just found a color run that will take place on May 11th. This is a huge goal for me. I usually run on a treadmill. I know I don't have to run the whole 5k but lets face it, you don't go into a color run to walk. So my question is, is 2 months enough time to train for a 5k?? I really want this but am so scared.
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