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Day 1 Of C25K


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

At the beginning of April I decided to start my C25k training on May 1st. Today was the day. I was super nervous. Could I do it? Did I really think that I, an almost 270 pound woman, could actually run?
So this morning I pulled up the plan and thought jog 60 seconds, walk 90 seconds for 20 minutes, I don't know about this. But I put on my running shoes and walked out the door. Started my music and my stop watch and off I went. I warmed up for 5 minutes and then came my first 60 seconds of jogging. That went pretty well. I caught my breath pretty quickly during the 90 seconds of walking.
Round 2 was a little more difficult, but I was successful. Then came round 3. I made it through the 60 seconds of jogging, but barely. I walked for a while after that, but as I was nearing home I decided to jog for 60 more seconds. It wasn't easy, but I did it.
So I didn't follow the plan the way it was supposed to go, but I still jogged for 4 minutes!!!
I, an almost 270 pound woman, jogged for 4 minutes. emoticon So my goal for Thursday when I do day 2 of training is to jog for 5 minutes. Eventually I will actually complete week 1 the way it is supposed to be done, but for today I feel great about the fact that I went out and started reaching for a dream.
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RHIANNONTHEWOLF 5/1/2012 8:52PM

    I did something similar in the weeks leading up to starting. Feel great about jogging for 4 minutes! I started by walking 5 jogging 1 minute for a week, then decreased my walking by a minute each week until I was ready to do the week one program for Couch 2 5k. I am only in week two of the program myself, and I may have to repeat before the end but we will all get there.

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CECE0330 5/1/2012 3:20PM

    Stick with the C25K plan! It WORKS! emoticon Modify as you need to in the beginning, but let me tell you, I would NOT be running a half marathon in 18 days if it were not for this program! I did the plan twice, actually, the first time making it only through week 2. It was just sooooo much harder than anything else I had done before, but I decided to give it another try 2 years ago, and now, I'm running a half marathon! You CAN do this! It's hard.....really, really hard some days, but the gratification after completing a run where you pushed yourself farther than you thought you could is simply unlike anything else I've ever experienced.

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FITWITHIN 5/1/2012 1:36PM

    Yes, you can do it! I just did a 5k on Saturday. My goal was to run the entire 5k, but my Plantar Fasciitis and ankle pain kicked and I end up doing it by walking and jogging, but I finished my last 1/2 mile by running to the finish line. I'm signing up for my second 5k this month. And I'm not no skinny chick! Don't under estimate your about to achieve. emoticon

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