SparkPeople C25K Graduates Team Messageboard Do you feel comfortable running a couple of miles & would like to continue progressing as a runner? This group focuses on a lifestyle of running & specific plans that will take you to the next level. SparkPeople C25K Graduates Team Messageboard Hello everybody! Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jessie, and although I've been using SparkPeople on and off for over 3 years now I've never really been part of any teams. Now that I've gotten to be really consistent with SparkPeople I thought it would be fun to actually be a part of the teams too! <BR> <BR> I used to loath running, I would always get runners stitch around 5 mins in, and I had undiagnosed exercise induced asthma. It wasn't until college I found out that I had it. Now that I have an inhaler, and... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 15:25:15 EST Hi! I'm Jackie Hello, I'm Jackie, and I've been using SparkPeople for almost a year now, but I'm just now getting around to joining teams. <BR> <BR> I used to hate running, and I used to think I could never be a runner. But now, after doing C25K about two years ago, I love it! I make up my own running plans at this point, based on what my goals are. I run 35 minutes on a treadmill 3 times a week at 6 mph. My goal is to work that up to 7 mph for the whole 35 minutes. <BR> <BR> I've done a 5k and and ... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:30:58 EST Newbie from Ohio Name or Spark Name: IMELECTRIC <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? sense June <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I always wanted to run but never had the gumption to start until I started battling my weight. <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? I graduated from the c25k program in September. <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challenges, your inspirations, your non-running hobbies and interests, etc...) I run atleast 3x a week for 5... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:14:08 EST Knee Pain Hi. I just found your team and thought I would see if anyone has experienced knee pain while running. It's on the inner side of my right knee cap. I'm fairly new to running, but I did just complete a half marathon. I took a couple of weeks off and when I started up again - ouch!! Applying ice and rest hasn't helped. Any ideas? I appreciate your input. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 09:27:58 EST Hello from Michigan Hello everyone, just finished C25K today!!! I'm 56, female, from Michigan, and 30# overweight(doing WW). I ran back in the 80s - 50mpw, I was never fast, always just to stay in shape. My current goals are for fitness, maybe work up to about 10 miles or 1/2. Loved this C25K program. But boy am I slow, 15 min miles - yikes!!!!! I need to speed up, any helpful tips? I have 3 coworker friends who have just started running about the same time as I did. We're planning on doing a 5K either O... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 16:16:12 EST Sharing the Dream Tomorrow I run my first 5K of this year. I have run 4-5k's, 1-10 K and 2 half in the past couple of years, but this one is special. Some friends and I have been working with some folks at our local homeless shelter, taking them through the C25K program and tomorrow is THEIR first ever 5K - and BBQ afterwards to celebrate! <em>244</em> It is going to be such an honor to share this experience with them all - <em>242</em> in advance to all the Crossover Running Participants for sticking wi... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:52:24 EST What's your workout/run tomorrow? Tomorrow is Week 1 Day 2 of the Easy10K app I started. Speed work. Only two miles, though, so I think I will tack on another easy run of 2 miles. Still in calorie burning mode. <BR> <BR> I'm really looking forward to it! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:28:24 EST Easy10K Jeff Galloway Runner App (Lolo) I just started this app today and so far I really like it. It's a $3.99 app, and worth it. <BR> <BR> It has two parts -- a regular "get you to 10K" side, and then another 10-week program for improving your speed. I'm doing that one since I have already been running 4-6 miles 3 days per week. I can repeat it as often as I like to improve my time. <BR> <BR> It's very flexible. Jeff coaches you through each run. It has music that you can control the beat of for your pace. You set what pace yo... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:54:49 EST Hello fellow runners!! Hi! I just completed the C25K the end of March and did my first 5K on 1 April 2012. I've kept up with running at least 4 times a week since then. I did my first trail race on 22 May and it was a tough one. I loved it, though. Best accomplishment so far?? I did my first 10K this past weekend on 3 June. It was a bit mental since it poured rain that day and there were some crazy hills. I was dead last out of 114 people (only 26 were women) but it was a competitive run. I am proud to rep... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 15:29:49 EST daily runs? reposted from another team <BR> <BR> Just a question on how people feel about daily running. I have always kept to a every other day schedule for my running, never running two consecutive days in a row. It has served me well but there are times I would like to be able to run more than every other day. Just cause I enjoy running above and beyond any other cardio I do. Is this a bad idea? What do people think? Is there a point at which is ok to run every day? <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 11:14:49 EST starting again after baby #6 I just wanted to say "hi" to all the runners! I used to read everyone's posts everyday in this group to stay motivated. I was in getting so addicted to running when I got pregnant AGAIN! I tried and tried to keep running, but I just couldn't do it. So, at 4 months into my pregnancy I stoppped all together, because I was so exhausted. I started running intervals again a couple weeks ago and I ran 3 straight miles yesterday! Yeah! I love seeing how great all of you guys are doing and it ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:28:29 EST C25K Graduate working on 10Ks now! Name or Spark Name: Bonnie/WildNTexas <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? I used to treadmill run a couple of years ago for about 6 months but stopped working out until August 2011. I started C25K in September of 2011. <BR> Officially graduated from C25K last week. I was having problems getting in 35 minutes of running until then and worked up to it using SmartCoach for a couple of months. Decided to try it and succeeded. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? Started using... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:24:31 EST Tempo Runs? So I've been reading about tempo runs, but I still don't seem to understand them. Basically, if I WANT to be running a 10:00 mile pace, then I would need to do long distance runs at a 10:20 pace? Or do I miss up some intervals in there, i.e. 5 x 3 minutes at 10:20 pace, with 1 minute of recovery jogging in between? And then up it to 4, 5, 6 minutes, etc? I think tempo runs might be a better way to push myself than with intervals. Just wondering what all of you thought... <BR> <BR> Thanks for... Sun, 11 Mar 2012 11:14:08 EST Movin' on up to half marathon training! Name or Spark Name: Lianne <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? 8 weeks (but I ran before using C25K and then completed a half marathon in 2007) <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I re-started the C25K (after doing it in 2007), and I wanted to get back into running to be healthy and find enjoyment in running again! <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? Hal Higdon's Novice Half Marathon Training Program <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your c... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 05:04:05 EST February Chat Hi Guys! <BR> When my alarm went off this morning I laid there telling myself I could just go back to sleep & change my running schedule around. Well, I laid there for 30 min & never went back to sleep & couldn't come up with a good excuse not to run so I did it. I'm so glad I did. Can't believe I almost skipped it. Mon, 6 Feb 2012 11:56:45 EST 10K Runner app I just started using this one to carry on from the Run5K that I finished. <BR> <BR> So far I like it. I started in Week 8, since it was mostly just Run5K week 8, except that it finishes day 3 with a 35 minute run instead of a 30 minute run. I was ready for that after two weeks of 30. <BR> <BR> Then it starts run walk intervals. Week 9 is 20 run/3 walk/20 run. Warm ups and cool down, of course. Then it goes to 10/1/10/2/10/3/10/4/10 for a total of 50 minutes running, then the next week it's... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 10:06:03 EST Glad to find this page. I'm Shire Thanks for putting this page out there. <BR> <BR> I started running back in November 2011 with the C25K program. When I updated it about 3 weeks in, the app changed to Run5K, which is a little different, but still worked. After I finished that I was searching about for something new, so I found a 10K app called 10K Runner and started that yesterday. <BR> <BR> When I was in college I used to run a bit, but I didn't get serious about it until the 1990s, on another weight-loss plan. I got pre... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 09:41:20 EST January Chat Happy 2012 everybody! I hope's its ok that I started a January thread. <BR> <BR> I feel a little better today. My knees are still very stiff and sore. Especially if I have been sitting in one position for too long and then try to move. I keep reminding myself that it could have been so much worse. There was nobody around when I fell and I could have shattered a kneecap, twisted my ankle or anything else that would have made it almost impossible for me to get back to my car. I was actually qu... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 18:53:01 EST Calling all Mizuno Wave Alchemy Owners I own a pair - wave alchemy 10. I was wondering when abouts people replaced their shoes? I have been hearing murmurs that they wear down quickly - so I am curious when did others replace theirs? Thanks so much and happy holidays! Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:20:27 EST December Chat Can you believe it? It's just now getting cold where I am. I thought we were going to have a summery Christmas there for a while! We were still wearing shorts last week. <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 08:19:33 EST Running Songs I got a new ITunes card and what some new running songs. <BR> <BR> What are your favorites? Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:39:47 EST Half Marathon Training So I posted this on the Spark message boards, but I thought this would be a great place for some feedback as well! <BR> <BR> I've been running for about a year and a half. I generally run 6-8 miles per week, and the longest run I've ever done was an 8k last April. I'll be graduating from college next month, and with that I'll hopefully have more time for running and I'm thinking about doing a half marathon. I have a couple of questions though: <BR> <BR> 1. Is it too soon to consider half ma... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:36:18 EST November Chat It's hard to believe we are nearing the end of the year already! <BR> <BR> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> Tue, 1 Nov 2011 09:25:18 EST October Chat October! Does anyone have any Halloween races planned? I wish we had those here! <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> Sat, 1 Oct 2011 11:55:12 EST Hi I'm Anne Name or Spark Name: Anne <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? Since July <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? Wanted to keep up with my kids! <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? C25K through the Get Running app <BR> <BR> I just finished the C25K a couple of weeks ago. Even though I am running the full 30 minutes, I am not at 5K yet, so my goal is to increase my speed. I do a combination of road running and treadmill running depending on the weather ( I live in the desert so... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:44:05 EST Jerry here.. I actually did the C25K program 5 or 6 years ago. It was a great way to start. After completing the program, I continued to run - mostly just slow miles, with an occasional interval thing thrown in. Unfortunately, over the past two years, upheavals in my personal life have been my excuse for a virtually non-existent running life. Now I'm determined to get back into it. I am now able to jog for 30 to 40 minutes, at a ridiculously slow pace. I am not yet addicted to it, as I was a few years ago... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 15:18:18 EST September Chat It doesn't feel like it yet, but it's September! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:31:46 EST I'm a C25K graduate as of 30 minutes ago! Yes, I am! I just finished my last C25K run (I made it a 35 minute run) this morning and am now a GRADUATE! I have my first real 5K next Saturday and I'm excited--and a little nervous. <BR> <BR> I'm Melinda--a SAHM from Oregon. I still have quite a bit of weight to lose, but I've been having a better time of it once I started running. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know you all! <BR> <BR> -Melinda Fri, 5 Aug 2011 10:40:48 EST August Chat Whoops! A day late. <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> I can't not believe summer is almost over. Where did it go??? Tue, 2 Aug 2011 09:38:17 EST Hi, I'm Amy My name is Amy or AJBOYER222. I started C25K last summer and graduated in October. I'm so glad I found that program. I have tried often in the past to turn myself into a runner, but I had never been able to do it. But I ran 3 5Ks and a 2 mile fun run in the fall, ran fairly consistently through the winter and spring, and did an 8K and 10K this summer. The heat and humidity has knocked me WAY off track. I was going to train for a 1/2 for this October, but I have not been running consiste... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:20:41 EST Hi! I'm New I am a 48 (49 at the end of the month) year old slow runner! But I love to run. I completed the C25K program a year ago this past April. Since then I have run four 5K races, two 7K races, and two 10K races. I am always looking for ways to improve my run. I am also planning to run 1, maybe 2, half marathons in the fall. Have I lost my mind??? I am going to run them with some of my running buddies. Did I mention they are all in their late 20's to mid 30's? They may run faster, but we all finish... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 09:19:18 EST July Chat Can you believe it is July all ready!? My how time flies! In less then six months Christmas will have come and gone! <BR> <BR> I made it through my 8 mile run today. It was about 73 when I started - I think that it got too warm because I really ran out of energy at the end. But I did make it! I kept looking at my watch just waiting for it turnover to the 8 mile mark! Next week I will start earlier and try to run when it is closer to 60 then 70. <BR> <em>198</em> Sat, 2 Jul 2011 14:53:20 EST Knee Noises First off, I have absolutely no knee pain or discomfort, however, anytime I do squats especially plie squats, my right knee sounds like that crinkly paper they put in baby toys. There's no discomfort in the squat itself, there's just this sound & I was wondering if this was a warning sign of anything? Anyone else experience this? Wed, 29 Jun 2011 09:06:06 EST I'm Donna Also known as Stitcherfriend. I started the c25k program last Sept and ran my first 5k at Thanksgiving. I continued running on the treadmill all winter and then I ran 2 more 5k's this month. I started running because my daughter was going to do the local Turkey Trot 5k and I wanted to support her so I began training and now I'm hooked. I now need to figure out what I am going to do. I'm not "in a program" and I feel like I'm just floundering. <BR> <BR> My other hobby is counted cross... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 19:00:18 EST Where to go from Here? I'll be finishing up the C25K in 2 weeks (for the second time). Last year, I just ran on my own after I finished and really didn't progress. This year I'm trying to decide if I should run on my own, immediately start B210K or take a little time on my own then try the B210K a little later. Any thoughts or advice? Fri, 10 Jun 2011 18:49:33 EST How to keep running in this heat? Hi! I haven't posted anything in quite a while, but as always, I enjoy reading how everyone is doing and how great your running is going. It is just so motivating. Speaking of motivation, I am really struggling right now. I ran two 10 K's in May. My first one was 62 min and my second one was 60:57. I felt so great, but now it's so hot and horribly humid here in Michigan, my body feels like giving out after 2 miles. I hydrate and eat bananas before I run, but I'm still so slow and fatigu... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 07:53:15 EST June Chat June! <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> Great job, Leanne! 8 miles is a great distance! <BR> <BR> Seabreeze - I'm glad your DH is recovering. I hope he gets a good report. Wed, 1 Jun 2011 14:38:00 EST Injuries... I had taken a little over two weeks off of running to recover from a pretty bad case of shin splints. Yesterday, I did my first run since. I felt pretty good about it because I was able to do the full 30 minutes still, and I didn't feel any shin pain during or after the run! Woohoo! <BR> <BR> However. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I pulled my adductor muscle. Now I have to take MORE time off of running. I'm really concerned about losing my running endurance. But I guess it's better safe t... Tue, 10 May 2011 21:21:35 EST May Chat Happy May!! It's getting hot out there!! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>47</em> <em>312</em> Sun, 1 May 2011 11:20:20 EST My 1st 8k! I'm signed up to run my first 8k on Saturday and I'm super nervous! I don't feel ready, but there's no backing out now! Unfortunately it's supposed to rain all day too. Oh well, wish me luck! Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:36:37 EST Tapering Do those of you running over 5K taper for your races? I have seen some that do and don't. I am working on a 10K program I adapted for myself from several and am not sure if I should or not... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:54:45 EST Hello, Again. Almost a year after i joined this team, I have earned the right to be on team!!! I ended my running in July last year, rather abruptly due to travel and then illness. I had surgery on 15 Dec and started training again on 15 February. I finished Week 9 on Saturday, and ran 5K today. My time was 43:23. I am pumped up to keep running, thinking of bridging to 10K. I am a runner, I love to run, and would love to participate in more races here, and most are 10K, 20K and half or full marathons. <BR... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:57:44 EST What's a Good After Run Snack? I run in the morning. Before I run I have a slice of whole grain toast with PNB and OJ. I know I need a good nutrious after run snack with protein, but I could use some suggestions to pick a good one. What's everyone else else eat after their run? Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:11:57 EST FINALLY here! Last July, I made it through week 8 of C25k before heading on vacation, moving, becoming incredibly depressed while working 2 jobs, and eventually giving up all hope. Well, I started C25k again in January, and tonight, I finished the program!!! It's great to finally be here! Mon, 11 Apr 2011 22:06:12 EST I Happily Stumbled Upon this Team! Hi everyone! <BR> I finished C25K about a month ago and since then have been running 3.1 miles three times per week. OK, when I take it outside, the hills, wind and uneven ground are killers! I got so frustrated with this unpredictable weather and hills, that I began the Gateway to 8K program on the treadmill instead. I'm loving it because it's so much easier on a flat TM, indoors! However, my "dream" is to turn my beautiful, hilly 5 mile walk into a run. So, I'll need to take it outdoors aga... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:46:38 EST April Chat Is it OK if I start the April chat? I'm not sure how this works! <BR> <BR> Anyway - today was absolutely gorgeous! I feel like I shed 10 pounds taking off all of those layers. When I first started out I almost felt naked! Utah weather is so unpredictable - a few days ago it was snowing today it is beautiful! I had a good run too! I've signed up for my first race of the season - next Saturday - I hope the weather is this nice again! <BR> <BR> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 13:26:02 EST Question for the ones that are married/e ngaged... For those that are in a serious relationship, like engaged or married, I have some questions for you pertaining how the healthy lifestyle fits in with your relationship. <BR> <BR> Do you guys work out together? How did you meet? Did it ever feel that you had to fight for that healthy part of you? <BR> <BR> Recently, a two month relationship ended (like a month ago), and reflecting back I realized he never understood what my weight loss, running and eating right meant to me. In fact, I had t... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:23:33 EST Sore Knees Okay, question time! <BR> <BR> Since the beginning of my <em>312</em> , my knees get sore after I run and at night, my legs get antsy. I know it is not an injury... but I was wondering if anyone knew why this is. <BR> <BR> If I strengthened my quads, hamstrings and gluts, would it help with having less sore knees? <BR> I run primarily on the treadmill (in the winter) and sidewalks (in the summer), could it be surface impact? <BR> Any idea on how I could improve it? <BR> <BR> Next week ... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 18:10:33 EST Race schedules or goals? What are people's race schedules or goals for this year? Now that it is getting warmer it is really a consideration for me...I am planning on my first 10K in May, a 5K if it comes up before that, and I am really *gasp* shooting for a 1/2 in Sept. with my best friend. In addition I want to to a "mudslog" in October that seems like the Warrior dash and is I think 11 miles! I have started 10K training, a combo of Hal Higdon and Jeff Galloway suited to my needs. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:40:46 EST Recent Grad! My name is Faith and as of yesterday I am a C25K graduate. I'm running my first 5K on 3/20, and I'm just trying to figure out what I want to do with my running once I finish that 5K - work on maintaining for a while, train for something bigger? Who knows! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 18:57:54 EST new 8K pod casts! <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <em>213</em> <BR> Oh I am so excited!!! I really like Suz' pod casts for the C25K program and just found out that she has an 8K one done now too!! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 14:34:23 EST March Chat Good morning! Happy March! It is almost spring. <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> <em>437</em> <em>137</em> <em>439</em> <em>440</em> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 07:16:30 EST Hello, I'm Lori Hello fellow runners! I just wanted to introduce myself here. My name is Lori and I graduated C25K for the first time last March. I was using the program to train for a 4 mile leg in a relay race. After the race, I took a break from running (mistake) and promptly gained 13 lbs! SO.. I did C25K AGAIN October-January and I am back up and running! <BR> I'm currently running 45 minutes/ 3x a week for now. My distance varies, but it's usually around 4 miles. My goal is to work up to a 10K ... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:06:34 EST Spark Your Way to a 10k I'm training for an 8k that's in April, but since 8k training programs are few and far between it seems, I decided to just do a 10k program (it can only make me more prepared, right?). I finished week 1 on Sunday and start week 2 tomorrow! I'm excited! Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:59:48 EST February Chat Oooops!!!! Sorry guys!! I'm in outer space these days. <BR> <BR> February chatting can resume. <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> <em>220</em> Wed, 2 Feb 2011 09:43:59 EST B210K or any other program Completed the C25K and am looking to move on. Question, do you know of a program that it will sound at the right intervals, but let you use your own music? I found one (and used it) for C25K and it helped me to be successful. Thanks. Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:57:05 EST I gratuated!!! Hi everyone! I graduated last week from C25K "running school"! =) I used the app Get Running on my iPod and loved it. I somehow managed to go from being a breath-gasper during week 1 to a 30 minute runner with ease in week 9. I have fallen in love with running and will continue to train, go longer and faster, enter some 5Ks this spring and probably move on to 10Ks. <BR> <BR> If you'd asked me at anytime in the last 40 some years if I'd be a runner, I would have said, "No way on earth!" Who k... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:48:14 EST Hi I'm Richard Name or Spark Name: Richard M Jordan <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? since auguse of last year <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I wanted to start losing weight and run my first 5k . <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? not at the momment but I run 5x a week at 45 mins <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? my goals for this year are to run more 5k's and try a 10k, recently my body has been tired and my legs but I dont want to stop running and lose wha... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:00:12 EST Leggings Today, I brought running leggings. I don't feel like are much tighter than my regular capris. Well, maybe on my calves. <BR> <BR> Should I be wearing shorts over them? <BR> How do I know if I should be? <BR> Where do I find appropriate running shorts to go over them if I need them? Sat, 15 Jan 2011 22:28:18 EST Making the jump into HM-ville! Lately, I've felt like I needed a new focus. For the last two years, I have been focused on my weight loss. It's time for something else... and my aunt keeps asking me if I want to run the HM while she runs the Marathon. At first, I didn't know if I was ready... and the other part of me is like you need to do something different. I feel by focusing on something else, the last 20# will take care of itself. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I have decided I am going to do it. Once I get money from my new job... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:36:37 EST calf pain? I have this odd feeling in my calves. It isn't painful but it does feel sore, especially with stairs and lots of walking... any idea what it could be from? Only happening since I started running again. And isn't so bad I will stop. I just wonder if there could be a problem with my running style or something... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:07:42 EST How do I know if I am ready to run everyday? I would like to try running more than 3x a week. How do I know if I am ready for that? <BR> <BR> Basically, I want to do it for a few reasons. <BR> 1. I have 3 weeks of winter break that I feel that I could seriously focus on my fitness so I am going to take advantage of it before classes start again. <BR> 2. Eventually, I would like to train for a 10K and/or HM. <BR> 3. Running helps keep my depression in check.. even on short (like 1 mile) runs. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 19:14:35 EST January Chat Happy New Year!! <BR> <BR> Corrine asked for 2011 goals in the December thread. Please feel free to continue that discussion here! <BR> <BR> My goals are HM, clean eating, and getting back into regular strength training. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 08:27:18 EST 12.5 weeks! Okay, so I'm doing it. I am officially doing my first 10k. There is only one problem, its in 12.5 weeks and I haven't really been training for it. In fact, I haven't really been running at all. I have done two runs in the last two days (each about 1.5 miles) and my pace has slowed and I am feeling it, but I am pushing through. I know I need to cross train, to give me recovery time, but does anyone have any suggestions on programs that can get me up to running the 6.2 in the 12 weeks I have. T... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 00:52:03 EST How do I know when I need new shoes? Is there a mileage? Or other signs I should look for? The tread on mine is looking worn in some areas and a friend thought I needed new ones. I'm getting ready to start half marathon training. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:05:44 EST Hi I am Alexa (Teddybabe) I just completed the c25k program and have entered my first 5k race on Jan 29th to celebrate my 60th birthday! I started my health journey with SP on June 15th of this year. I love the running but have a LONG way to go. My end goal...who knows!! Half marathon??!! Sun, 26 Dec 2010 21:37:40 EST Nike + So - who is using Nike + and would any of you want to create a challenge on the Nike + website that we tie to C25k Graduates? Sun, 26 Dec 2010 18:39:41 EST Sports bras for the small-breasted? I have had a very hard time finding a sports bra that has enough support but that isn't uncomfortably tight. I have lost some in cup size and am down to about 36B (or maybe A) or a 38A if the band runs small. Even though there is little to bounce it still is uncomfortable when they do!! Any suggestions for brands? I have tried all the ones at Target, Walmart, etc. and have an Asics, and a Champion that are still just floppy... Mon, 20 Dec 2010 21:15:19 EST Ease210K It's somewhat similar to Freeway210K, but starts out a little lighter. I am recuperating from hamstring issues and want to ease into running again. This seems like it might be perfect. Sun, 12 Dec 2010 06:24:06 EST Road ID - a great way to stay safe!!! Hello my fellow runners! Recently I discovered an item called Road ID that is absolutely amazing and I wanted to share it with all of you! I have always been a minimalist while exercising outdoors (usually just hat, sunglasses & MP3 player), but one of these Road ID bands will definitely become part of my regular running gear! They are really reasonably priced too - its well worth the $20 to know that I'll be a little safer while running outside! <BR> <BR> Road ID was created on the concept ... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 11:54:52 EST December Chat Happy December! <BR> <BR> What do you guys want to accomplish this month? Me, I still need to accomplish a 10K distance, and to start drinking more water during the day. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 07:34:05 EST Runner's Knee Anybody have problems with Runner's Knee? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>icle/001259.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy healthy running! <BR> <BR> Cindy <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Nov 2010 17:42:43 EST Training for a Half! I am trying to figure out a good way to stay motivated this winter. Should I sign up for the Pittsburgh Half Marathon? My husband is the biggest Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Pens fan, so he loves going to visit. It would be a fun weekend for us! I'm just wondering how hard is it going to be to train in the winter? I'm still trying to run 3-4 times week about 3.5- 4 miles. 13 miles just seems so far. For those of you who have trained for a half, how hard is it? I have gotton great ... Sun, 28 Nov 2010 12:09:06 EST Just finished C25K Hello, I'm new here. I ran 5k for the first time on Friday. I have been trying to become a runner for a couple years now and have stopped and started the c25k program many times. I noticed this last time it was a lot easier and I actually finished early. When I first started I was doing it because I wanted to be skinny like all the runners I would see in my neighborhood on my way to work but through this program I have discovered I really LOVE running. I have confidence now that I didn't... Mon, 22 Nov 2010 15:56:07 EST Good Morning! I just graduated. Name or Spark Name: Natalie <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? 9 weeks (well, actually more because I had to restart C25K after a back injury) <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? With the C25K <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? I will be starting the B210K plan. <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? I love to bake (and eat the baked goods) so I need to run to keep the weight off. Sat, 20 Nov 2010 11:53:04 EST Hi I'm Christine Feel a little like an interloper, I still have a hard time describing myself as a runner but yesterday I managed to get the 5K in during my 9:2 run, so I guess I am one. So pleased to be on this journey of running. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:02:13 EST Hi, I'm Jenn Name or Spark Name: Jenn or JCBritt <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? This time for about 3 months. Originally about 25 years ago. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I started running to run in college. I was in NROTC and running was a was part of my grade. I was slow, but over time improved. After being in the Navy I ran on and off but started to swim as an alternative. I don't have easy access to a pool now and remember the feeling of finishing a good run. N... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 14:44:50 EST Hi I'm Lisa... and I'm a runner Name or Spark Name: Lisa / LISAINMS <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? 9 weeks! <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I began walking in June when I first started my journey to a healthy life. Frankly, I was getting bored and wanted to dial it up a notch. I started running intervals on my own, but didn't think I would get much further than the 1/4 mi I was barely running before I was sure my lungs would explode. Then I saw C25K on a blog and gave it a try. Holy cow it worked! No... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 22:58:59 EST Running Fuel Do you guys eat any foods/gels/beans/etc. while you run? I've had the jelly beans before, but my long runs haven't been long enough to require anything. I'm curious what you guys like to use for fuel while running. <BR> <BR> Seabreeze mentioned pretzels in the accessories thread - I would love to know more about that. I have never heard of anyone carrying pretzels while they run. Do you eat them while running? <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Nov 2010 11:11:46 EST Marathon Makeover I'm seriously considering doing this: I really want to run a half-marathon next year and this should get me there. <BR> <BR> Our town will be hosting another one starting in January. I really want to do it but it costs $300! Plus it's a 40 week program and I'm wondering if I can stick with it that long? And then on top of that I'm wondering if it will be worth it with all of the injuries I'm having? <BR> <BR> On the another hand, I'd have running partners, r... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 14:10:14 EST Running Accessories [EDIT: This thread is now about running accessories.] <BR> <BR> ************** <BR> Original post: <BR> <BR> Let's talk running safety. <BR> <BR> I'm a big chicken on the road or alone in the park, so all advice is welcome. <BR> <BR> Those of you who carry mace - where do you put it? My running shorts have all these awesome pockets, but my running pants don't have any pockets at all. <BR> ************** Mon, 8 Nov 2010 09:45:25 EST Hi I'm Joanne Name or Spark Name: JMCADE <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? about 2 months <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? wanted to see if I could <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? did the c25k and and now doing the b210k <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challenges, your inspirations, your non-running hobbies and interests, etc...) <BR> I'm still not sure that I am a runner, but I am enjoying it more than I thought I would. I completed m... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 20:22:21 EST Off Topic - 1000 Exercise MInutes A Month? Hi all, <BR> Just wanted to ask you all, I noticed the other day browsing others' spark pages that there is an award that you are given if you work out for 1000 minutes a month...I've been lax on logging in my workouts on SP, but I like a cute award as much as the next gal, so for NOvember, I'm going to start logging every activity that I do because I want that award! <BR> <BR> For strength training, I typically do about 3 sessions a week for 30 minutes a session, about 90 minutes a week. B... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 19:49:24 EST I think Spin Class is Helping My Run Time Yes, that's right I said spinning. I started taking a spin class tues. & Thurs. nights last week. When I ran on Monday, I noticed that I was finished a couple minutes quicker than usual (I run 2 miles 3x a week). I thought that I must be wrong because it was in the 20's and the first mile was rough on my breathing (not to mention my nose was really cold) but the second mile felt faster & easier. Before class tonight, the other women mentioned that they all ran yesterday too and that they had ... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:41:43 EST November Chat Welcome to November! :) Is it cold anywhere? It is hot here still! Even with the rain. <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:02:50 EST World Run Day 11/7 World Run Day is November 7th this year. It's the 11th year of this event that celebrates all runners everywhere. You run your own personal race of any length on any course of your choosing (or treadmill) and I hope everyone posts their results here! <BR> <BR> This is the official website and you can register and get a t-shirt, but its certainly not required - many people just run that day to celebrate running! :) <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I'm planning to r... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 10:47:19 EST Are you entering a race??? Hi Fellow C25K Grads!!! Just curious if anyone else has the 'racing' bug, now that you've graduated C25k. <BR> <BR> I ran my first on 10.10.10 and have a "run thru Hell" in Hell MI on Sunday. <BR> <BR> I'm finding that having a race to look forward to is a great motivator to keep me running 3x a week and continuing to work on my speed. Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:25:45 EST Hello & Why are we so small?? Hi everyone, <BR> I just finished C25K last week and have started with OHR this week...I joined this forum last week and I noticed it's a lot slower than the C25K, but then I realized that C25K has almost 9,000 members and ours just has a little over a 100, so no wonder! Just wondering what that means? Lots of people start C25K, but not that many finish? <BR> <BR> I did great with the program, although my distance STINKS! But as my husband keeps saying, you could barely run for 1 minutes 3 ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 14:10:44 EST B210K: Week 1 Hello! I'm not sure anyone is using this, but just in case...I finished W1D1 of the B210K last night. Really liked it and felt good running for the 40 minutes. I was not sure I was going to be able to before I started, but was pleasantly surprised. Hope to see some more people on here soon! <BR> <BR> By the way, I am using the iphone app B210K from Alex Stankovic which is a 6 week program. Tue, 26 Oct 2010 21:53:28 EST What causes a "Bad Running Day"? I just experienced my first bad running day. It just happened to be during a 5k race. I am trying to understand what went wrong. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 11:55:33 EST Endurance question... So, I HATE running on my treadmill. I can walk just fine, but when it comes to running, it just isn't happening! <BR> <BR> Will I lose all the endurance that I have worked so hard to get if I don't run 2-3x a week? I plan to run outside at least once a week, but walk on the TM another time or two. <BR> <BR> HELP! Sun, 24 Oct 2010 19:30:01 EST Hi I'm Shani Hi everyone!! I just completed the C25K program today!!! I am running my first 5K race November 7th. I am VERY excited, and can't believe I am actually a runner now!!!! Fri, 22 Oct 2010 19:33:03 EST Hi, I'm Kathy! I finished C25K back in May...and have been trying to hang on to my progress since then. I've been in transition for a long time. My husband came home from a deployment, and then we moved. I'm just now starting to feel settled in. Today I ran for 30 min. I run pretty slow...but I'm happy that I can still run for that long. I'm happy to have found this team! <BR> <BR> Kathy Fri, 22 Oct 2010 17:41:42 EST Hi i'm Gwen :) I just graduated C25K this past saturday with a glories 4 mile run... I'm excited to be here as runing has become a new fav hobby of mine.. In fact my first 5K is this saturday the 24th.. 2 days before my 37th birthday and it's a present to myself to be able to run in it..Looking forward to what this group has to offer. :) Mon, 18 Oct 2010 10:42:13 EST Hi, just joined! Hi I'm Laura and I finished C25k on Friday. <BR> <BR> I &#9829; Running! <BR> <BR> I used to run a lot when I was young (like 10ish) and I think that's why I love it so much now. It reminds me of (and takes me back to) that happy place before I had any sort of responsibility. When I was careless and free and had nothing in the world to worry about :) <BR> <BR> I will be starting my next training program tomorrow (Monday) but I'm still torn between trying the Jeff Galloway method or doing... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 22:38:24 EST HRM belts & zippers (for girls) I was looking at my HRM more often today than usual because I was doing some short bursts of speed. Ugh! My HRM was NOT working! It kept saying that my HR was 56 when I was huffing & puffing. Then, it'd get stuck at the same number for several minutes when I knew my HR was recovering. <BR> <BR> I think the problem is my new zipper workout bra which I love! I think it is interferring. Any suggestions??? Sat, 9 Oct 2010 20:31:20 EST When did you start running and why? If this has already been discussed, then I apologize for asking again!! But I'm just curious when you started running and what motivated you to start? <BR> <BR> I started C25K at the beginning of May. I had already lost about 30-35 pounds, needed to lose about 35 more, and had heard that running would really burn the calories. Plus, nearly every serious runner I know personally is lean and trim and well, I wanted to have a "runner's" body. <BR> <BR> I've lost all the weight, still don't ... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 11:02:06 EST Hello fellow runners! Hi everyone, I'm Ashley <em>213</em> <BR> I officially graduated the C25K on Sunday (10/3). I never thought I would be one to like running, in fact I always said I hated it. I set out to do the C25K to prove to myself that I CAN do it and have grown rather fond of running along the way. <BR> I haven't been able to get out there since I finished because I have a sick child at home, but I plan to keep on running. Figured I'll work on my 5k pace for a while and then start working on running a ... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 10:54:33 EST Do I *need* to run a 5K right now? Hey team, I need some advice and I know this is the place to get it! <BR> <BR> A lot of people know that I run and that I love it. A few of my friends and coworkers ask how my running is going and we chat about running (which is so cool!). Many of these same people keep asking when I'm going to run a 5K. I haven't signed up for one. I don't feel an overwhelming urge to do so. I'm having fun competing against myself right now, playing with my running and speed and focusing on my overa... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 15:19:38 EST October - Weigh In Challenge Do you need daily weighing accountability? Some of us do! Some weigh in weekly or a few times per week. <BR> <BR> Join us and post your "weigh in" that mirrors however frequently you monitor your weight results! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:00:34 EST October - Hit Your Weekly Running Goal Hi team - <BR> <BR> Post your weekly goal at the beginning of the week. <BR> <BR> Along the way or at the end, let us know how you are doing! <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:58:14 EST 30 min of Exercise - What did you do today? Post what you did today! <BR> <BR> Shoot for at least 30 min a day running or cross training! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>324</em> <em>23</em> <em>414</em> Tue, 5 Oct 2010 09:54:35 EST Running World Magazine My niece is selling magazines for school and the only one that's even remotely interesting to me is Running World. Does anyone else read this mag & if so, do you like it? Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:10:31 EST Shaved 6 mins off 5K in 3 weeks!!! (& Question) Last night I posted about my amazing 5K on Saturday. I ran my first 5K only 3 weeks earlier at a pace of 46:30. This time I ran in 40:36!!! That's about 6 minutes FASTER! Just one of the blessings of being a slow runner! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Actually, I have a question about that. I ran with another SPer and she clocked us at 40:40. Her Garmin also said we ran 3.16 miles, while I thought the 5K would be 3.1 miles. <BR> <BR> Well, today I got the official results. It showed that I ran 40:... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 15:31:05 EST What challenge do you want for October? Hi team, <BR> <BR> We have had not so great participation on the 100% on program challenges, yet I am still hopeful that we just have not found the sweet spot on this, so I am taking it to you. What type of accountability challenge would you like to see here in this forum? We are a team that has great ideas and together we can find a way to help all of us succeed with the support we have found within this amazing group! <BR> <BR> So, let us know what challenge you think would help you to ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 14:38:48 EST October Fitness Challenge: YOGA "Yoga improves strength and balance, but one of the best things it can do for runners is increase flexibility," says Bruce Dick, M.D., a partner of Orthopedic Associates of Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York. <BR> <BR> Are you guys up for a yoga challenge? Jump in with your yoga goal for October. How often and what do you want to accomplish? Will you do yoga once a week? With every run? <BR> <BR> Feel free to substitute pilates or any another core/stretching routine that will impr... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 12:01:23 EST October Chat October! <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> <em>424</em> <em>333</em> <em>423</em> <em>422</em> <em>147</em> <BR> <BR> I think I may have found a running partner to join me at the park during the week. I don't feel safe going alone at night so this is exciting news. Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:28:41 EST The Galloway Run-Walk-Run Method I've decided I'm going to give serious consideration to using the Galloway method during my half marathon training (for March). I've ordered his "Half Marathon: You Can Do It" book so I can be fully educated on what he teaches. <BR> <BR> I think I'm going to perform some experiments soon, and I will share all of my results. <BR> <BR> What I'm really struggling to decide is whether I should use this method during a 10K. I know a lot of his followers use his methods on 5K and 10K races, but... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:38:51 EST Headphones What kind of headphones do you guys use while running? <BR> <BR> I wasted so much energy in my 5K fixing my left earbud. I tried running without it, but I could hear myself breathing and it was freaking me out. I was getting embarrassed at how I must have sounded to those around me. LOL. <BR> <BR> I think I want the earbuds that have the part that goes over your ear, but all of the ones I've looked at seem to have large earbuds. My ear gets sore it's too big. Tue, 28 Sep 2010 17:13:30 EST Hi! Hi all! I'm so happy to be a C25k graduate! I never thought I'd be running (or enjoying it!) but I always wanted to run. I remember trying a few times in high school when I'd face the dreaded 10-minute mile fitness test. The problem in high school was that no one taught me HOW to run a mile! Now I know! ;) <BR> <BR> Name or Spark Name: Tonia aka spidergirl502 <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? since April 2010 <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? my sister did the C25k program... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 10:50:00 EST What to do when it is raining? Ok - so this morning I woke ready for my hill training run to find rain. Not the kind of drizzly rain that doesn't really matter, nooooo, the cold constant rain that sometimes come down heavy leaving big slippery puddles in its wake. Now, I know I could run on the treadmill, but yesterday we realized that the belt is stretched and went off track - so it is out of commission today. Tomorrow and Wednesday are forecasted for more rain. <BR> <BR> What do you do when you cant get in your run... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:31:11 EST Hullo! Hi everybody- <BR> I completed C25k 3 years ago and ran my first 5k. I didn't have a plan in place for after C25k and totally fell off the wagon -both running and Spark. Gained the weight back, was kicking myself, yada, yada, yada. <BR> <BR> I'm determined not to let that happen again. I just finished Week 6 of C25k, I plan on running a 5k in October and I have signed up for a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving (4.4 miles). I'm exploring different programs to try after C25k and look forward to part... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:08:47 EST The Next Step - 10K Hey all! I followed a friend here. By the end of the October, I hope to finish the C25K and take the next step to running a 10K in my journey! Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:31:22 EST Needing some pointers for first 5K... I think I am ready! I'm running my first 5K in the morning and I'm super excited but very nervous. I ran 3.1 miles in 36 minutes this morning. Any hints or pointers from anyone? Some friends have told me to eat pasta tonight for dinner!?! Meat or no meat? Some have said chicken and pasta and another one said that with meat sauce or not? Fri, 24 Sep 2010 10:49:05 EST Struggling with schedule...Need input! I am struggling to come up with a good running schedule due to my odd work hours and now that it is fall I am more limited. I really hate running on the treadmill and am trying to avoid that at all costs. <BR> <BR> My question for everyone is, would it be better to run on 2 consecutive days because it works better with my schedule, or risk skipping a run due to time constraints or work? Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:14:47 EST The Ugly Run It's a lot like the ugly cry without the tears. No matter how much you want that nice smooth run, with the perfect breathing & great rhythm, you wind up looking like a foal that just got up for the first time. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an ugly run & here's why. The past couple runs, I've needed my leggings because the temps were in the 40's & 50's. My schedule has changed and now I'm starting my runs about 45 minutes later. So yesterday, I wore my leggings and it got hot quick, the day before ... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:17:10 EST Want to swap Enell Sports Bra for a smaller size! You gotta laugh at this topic! Probably wouldn't happen in a better economy? <BR> <BR> Well, I just wonder if there is ANY chance of swapping the Enell Sports Bras through SP. I assume we are not allowed to SELL anything here or I would SELL my current bra. <BR> <BR> Is there ANY chance that anyone has a lovingly used Size 2 Enell Sports Bra they no longer want? <BR> <BR> I have a SIze 4 I am shrinking out of! That's a GOOD thing! <em>244</em> I can see NO signs of wear on it. Maybe a t... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 13:02:24 EST Just finished the C25k program I am so excited and proud of myself... I have never finished an exercise program. I usually get bored or just give up... but I stuck with it! I ran my first 5K on week 7, it was a fundraiser for my son's baseball team 38:58. I am scheduled for my next 5K on Oct 2nd. I am really excited because the run is in a beautiful canyon in the Rocky Mountains. Wish me luck! <BR> Can you believe I am running???? Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:11:36 EST I'm being benched Well, from running at least. I saw the PT yesterday and he said I should stop running until I'm 100% pain free. He said I don't want to injure myself further so I need to be 100% better. He told me to stick to the bike and elliptical and once I can do those with absolutely no pain, then I can run again. <BR> <BR> I'm so frustrated but I also understand it. I know my body probably needs some time to heal. It's more muscle-related than anything else. I have a lot of tightness in my quads.... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:43:05 EST How do you carry water while you run? Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I recently got to a point in running (that 38 minute run in Week5 OHR) when I REALLY wished I had brought some water with me. And I live in the desert, so any exercise is desiccating. <BR> <BR> I was looking at different kinds of water carrying devices on as I was ordering my new trail running shoes (!) and almost bought something, but thought I would ask you all first: <BR> <BR> WHAT IS YOUR PREFERRED METHOD OF CARRYING WATER WHILE YOU RUN? <BR> <BR> Oh... Mon, 20 Sep 2010 21:56:31 EST Just Graduated C25K! Hi Everyone! I just completed my first 5k this weekend. I finished in 41:45! Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:41:54 EST Getting Faster! I am getting faster! I've been trying to work on speed by using a faster speed on the treadmill. That's probably part of it. Part of it is also just that I'm getting faster as I'm learning to run (completed C25K in mid-August) and it is part of the process. Anyway, I was thrilled to set a new PR today! <BR> <BR> Here are my recent "long' runs: <BR> 3.49 miles ...pace 15 mins 10 secs/mile (9/4) <BR> 3.49 miles ...pace 15 mins 2 secs/mile (9/6) <BR> 3.1 miles....pace 14 mins 57 secs/mile ... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:49:43 EST I did it! 8K all the way! I ran my first ever 8K today and finished in 48:08. I cannot believe I started C25K in April and can now run 5 miles. I want to thank every single runner on this team for motivating and inspiring me to keep running. I wanted to quit when my shin splints were so bad I felt like I couldn't walk after a run or I was so tired I didn't want to put my shoes on. You guys are awesome! <BR> <BR> My older 3 children ran the 1/2 mile today and my 3 year old ran the 50 yard dash. My husband wa... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:07:10 EST Race Chat Have a race coming up? Just finish a race? Let's hear about it!! <BR> <BR> You guys are more than welcome to start specific threads regarding racing - I just thought it would be good to have a general one as well. <BR> <BR> After much hunting I have found a 5K to enter! It's next week! EEK. I have a lot of mental preparation to do in a week, but I really need to get past the hurdle of my first race so I'm just going to do it! I probably won't get a t-shirt and all that fun stuff since... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 12:31:26 EST HELP! I am trying to figure out how to save the podcasts for this program so I can add them to my Motorola Droid (I have a cord so I can just transfer it over) the problem is that I can't seem to get them to download. I right click and there is no save button! HELP! Fri, 17 Sep 2010 00:30:43 EST CHALLENGE: 100% on program until Oct 1 Ok all, most of you know the drill. Anyone can join this challenge at any point in the process. Each day simply reply to this folder with your update such as the following example: <BR> <BR> Sept 15 <BR> Nutrition - within calorie range - good choices <BR> <BR> Fitness - was 10 minutes short on my fitness today <BR> <BR> If you miss a day, dont worry, just jump back in. If you blow a day, dont worry - we have all been there, just having an accountability team can help to curb some of th... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 23:17:33 EST How Often Do You Race? (or plan on racing?) I ran my first 5K on Saturday. I have two more scheduled for October. (I added the 2nd when I thought I wouldn't be able to do the 1st, but now I'm able to do both!) And, I have one 'probably' scheduled for near Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> I think that signing up for a race almost every month will keep me on track, but is it too much? How often do you race or plan on racing? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Tue, 14 Sep 2010 21:56:21 EST Stretching before a run may hurt endurance... According to this article: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>20100910/pre-run-stretch-may-reduce-en<BR>durance </link> <BR> <BR> Very interesting read. Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:50:59 EST Official Chip Time... Doesn't Make Sense So, I ran my first 5K on Saturday and I used my HR monitor to time myself. I hit 'start' when I went under the start banner and I hit "stop" a few seconds after going under the finish banner. I timed myself at 46mins 33 secs, so I'm guessing it should have been about 46 mins 30 secs. <BR> <BR> So, today they posted the official times. They have me as 47 mins 8 secs. That's 38 secons slower than I timed myself. How could this be??? Is the 'start' and 'finish' banner not really where they time... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 18:20:49 EST I *think* I have figured out what's going on I've been struggling with pain ever since I started running. It first started with side stitches and shin splints. Once I got those figured out (slow down my pace!!), I did pretty well but then the knees and quads started bothering me. I think I have found out why. I'm doing too much, too hard, too fast. *I* can handle it, but my body can't right now. <BR> <BR> I've been reading Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running (or something like that) and it has opened my eyes! For exam... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:12:13 EST I'm amazed Name or Spark Name: DesertFoxy <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? this time....9 weeks graduated C25K today! <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? On a crazy whim <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? I'm thinking....OHR will be next <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challenges, your inspirations, your non-running hobbies and interests, etc...) <BR> <BR> Gee there so much to tell....where does one start? <BR> <BR> I am amazed that I ac... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 20:24:07 EST Intro Hello! <BR> <BR> I'm not officially a C25k graduate. I didn't find that program until I'd worked my way up to two miles on my own, but what I did was similar and I think it's a great program. <BR> <BR> Currently I run 2-5 miles per run and have signed up for my first 5k road race on October 2nd. I prefer to run alone, but I love the running community here on SparkPeople. I still have so much I want to learn. For example, I live in New England so it's almost time to start collecting cold we... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 18:52:28 EST Do you do speed drills? If so, what do you do? I really need to work on my speed so I talked to a runner friend of mine and she recommended the 30-60-90 method. It goes like this: <BR> <BR> 5 minute warm up <BR> Run at your normal pace for a minute, then run at a higher pace for 30 seconds, then back down to your normal pace for a minute, then run at the higher pace for 30 seconds, so on and so forth for 10 minutes <BR> Then you bump up your higher pace for 60 seconds so you're running at your normal pace for 60... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 13:19:50 EST feels like menstrual cramps Hi, everyone. I have a question. Twice in the past month I have experienced what feels like menstrual cramps while running. Neither time was it the right time of the month for cramps. And, after walking awhile, they went away. <BR> <BR> Any ideas what this could be? Or what to do about it? <BR> <BR> My 'fear' is that I'm running my first 5K this Saturday and had these cramps yesterday. I had to walk for about 5 minutes & really don't want to have that problem. I'm even thinking about taking... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 22:06:58 EST I did it!! <em>244</em> I finished the C25K yesterday! I am really proud of myself, this was a huge goal of mine. Also, with it being the 3rd time I tried the program, I am really excited to see it all the way thru! <BR> <BR> I am amazed that I can run for 30 minutes straight and be able to pour more on the last minute!!! <BR> <BR> Looking for another challenge. I would like to continue on w/ something similar to the C25K and run 3 days a week. I know pod runner is out there, but not sure I want ... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 15:32:07 EST two week break--yikes I completed my c25k program about three and half weeks ago. Unfortunately, I have not run in two weeks! School started, I returned to work full time, a lingering sinus infection and I just can't seem to get back to running. I haven't yet figured out a time to go. I know it has to be early morning but I am really struggling. I am beginning to panic as my 5k race is Oct. 2. I need a kick in the butt!!! (but I'm also scared I will have slipped so far back I won't be able to do the 5k) Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:08:50 EST Hello Hi, <BR> <BR> I started running in June of this year and finished the c25k. Now I am going to try the running for 1 hour program. So far I have lost 13 lbs. I am hoping to lose about 50 more pounds. <BR> <BR> I have decided that I absolutely LOVE running. <em>57</em> Sun, 5 Sep 2010 23:11:36 EST Ugh, my knees Well, my LEFT knee. My right one seems to be fine. <BR> <BR> So I ran on Saturday. Things were fine. On Monday I did my Boot Camp class. Lots of lunges and squats. After my class, my knee was hurting and by the next day, it was really hurting. So I'm beginning to think that the lunges and squats are making my knee problems worse, which means I'll probably have to give up my Boot Camp class. Or I could go to class and just skip the lunges/squats but we do a lot of them. I don't think ... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 17:48:38 EST Socks What socks do you run in? <BR> <BR> I was originally running in my cotton athletic socks from Target. I kept thinking that my feet might be more comfortable if I wore a pair of sweat-wicking socks. I bought the Duo Dry athletic socks from Target thinking they would be perfect. Now it feels like my feet are slipping around inside of my shoes and it's not comfortable! Is this how it's suppose to feel? Should I just go back to my normal cotton socks or try another brand? I'm open to any suggest... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 22:37:03 EST Do Yoga to Improve Your Runs From this article <link>,71<BR>20,s6-238-409--12606-0,00.html </link> : <BR> <BR> "Yoga improves strength and balance, but one of the best things it can do for runners is increase flexibility," says Bruce Dick, M.D., a partner of Orthopedic Associates of Saratoga in Saratoga Springs, New York, who has been doing sun salutations since the early 1980s, when he needed to improve his flexibility for triathlon training. He still recommends yoga to his patients, e... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:36:30 EST Hi! Name or Spark Name: Cindy <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? A year..graduated C25K in 2009 <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I ran in high school, took long break over the years and wanted to do it again to get in shape and get healthy. <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? Not currently...did a 5K and a 10K program but never finished the 10K program. Health issues got in the way. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challe... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 16:56:59 EST September Chat Autumn is on its way! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Wed, 1 Sep 2010 09:17:43 EST Hello! Hello team! I graduated from C25k last Thursday <em>244</em> I'm so excited that I finally get to join this team! C25k was a wonderful experience for me- I accomplished more than I ever thought possible and now I feel absolutely unstoppable! <BR> <BR> My plan is to do the One Hour Runner program next. I'm currently on week 2 and I feel really positive about my running. <BR> <BR> I'm also registered for a 5k on Sept 12th in Central Park. Its non-competitive (Race for the Cure) which I t... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:21:30 EST September Challenge! 2 weeks on 100% Program! Ok Friends! <BR> <BR> <BR> Time to start a new challenge. Last month we started out strong and finished with just 2 people actively tracking. I am sure you all stuck with your 10 day plan - and I hope some of you found that a Challenge Folder can be a great tool for accountability. <BR> <BR> Let's all go for 2 weeks 100% compliance - We can check in together on Sept 15 and see how we are doing. In the meantime, daily checks are short and sweet - look like the following example: <BR> <B... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 19:56:42 EST TEAM OPTION - VIRTUAL RACING II Hi C25K GRADUATES, <BR> <BR> I asked both DELPHYNE and CTUCCI if it was okay if I posted this (sort of) an ad for another team. <BR> <BR> It is called VIRTUAL RACING II. It is a new team with less than 50 members (as of this moment). <BR> <BR> Two weekends every month there are races to participate in. Usually 1 mile, 5K and/or 10K. <BR> <BR> It helps many on the team to stay motivated as there is always a race to look forward to. <BR> <BR> Some, like me, are pretty slow and others are... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:15:43 EST I really DON'T want to give up running. . . but my body is not adjusting to it at all. <em>46</em> It seems that something on me is always hurting: my knees, my quads, my groin, my heels. I try to make sure that I stretch good before and after running; I run only 3 days per week; I cross-train the other days; etc. So I'm doing what I'm "supposed" to be doing but my body is not adapting to it. <BR> <BR> I don't know what to do. I don't want to give up running. I love it. But I can't keep injuring myself either. I thought about ... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:43:51 EST Half Marathon Training Accountability folder Regardless of which program you are choosing, or when you start, we can use this folder for accountability, encouragement, support and team celebration! Just dive in with replies and let us know how you are doing! <BR> <BR> <BR> There are several half marathon training programs <BR> <BR> A 9 Week option: <BR>,71<BR>20,s6-238-244--6851-2-2X5X8-4,00.html <BR> <BR> <BR> A 12 week novice (Hal Higdon) <BR><BR>dex.... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:49:27 EST Why is it getting harder? I finished my C25K on Friday. My last week was incredibly hard for me, but I made it through without stopping once. Yesterday was my first post C25K run and I had to stop 3 times because it felt so hard. The weather was perfect, cool in the 60's with very little humidity, I just felt like I was never going to get done and mentally, I just wasn't there. Is it let down, doing it without a program or something else. Did anyone else feel this way? Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:05:52 EST Moving Forward - NO Sliding Back! Name or Spark Name: Hi, My name is Lorraine (logould) on Spark. <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? I've been running since March when I started the C25K - at that time, I could barely walk a mile in 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I knew I needed to do something physical to lose weight and keep it off and walking was taking to much time, so I started jogging. Then I found the C25K plan....don't remember who introduced me to it, but GOD BLESS HER! <BR> Ran my f... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:07:06 EST Help!!! Plateau!!!!!!! I can't take it much longer. I track my food, I exercise and can not get below 203 to save my life. If I'm honest, I'll admit that I'm only exercising 4 times a week and not as many minutes when before my first 5K I was really pushing it. But I hit the plateau way before the 5K. Any advice? Yes I feel better and healthy, but come on! I'd like to lose the weight too! Mon, 23 Aug 2010 11:40:26 EST Graduated Today! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to have completed the C25K program today and to be able to join this team! I've been a member of SP since the beginning of the year but didn't begin C25K until June. When I started I could barely run .25 miles outside before I would feel sick and tired. Now, I'm running nearly 3 miles in 30 minutes! I know one thing for sure, I won't be able to go back to that stinking treadmill! There is something very beautiful and liberating about running outsi... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 12:14:52 EST Happy to Be Running When you start seeing my blog posts, you'll notice this -- but I have to fight with myself sometimes to get out of bed. Then to get dressed. Then to put on my shoes. Then to get out the door. Then, I start feeling good, but there is always a nagging feeling of wanting to stop. <BR> <BR> Well, today was my second post-graduation run and I'm happy to report that even without having set a new 'goal' to work toward, I'm not giving in. And the desire to stop was especially bad today in the humidi... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 08:11:03 EST calculating calories burned per minute for ST Hi Friends, <BR> <BR> I love Spark People tools, but dislike how the fitness strength training tracking does not calculate out fitness minutes and calories. I found a website that can help you do the calculations manually so that you can keep track of those calories burned and enter them on your own. <BR> <BR> Weight training, free weights <BR> .039 X your exact body weight = calories burned per minute in that activity <BR> <BR> Weight training, circuit training <BR> .042 X your exact... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:30:58 EST Lara here!!! Hey Everyone! I'm so excited to have found this group. The C25K group was amazing for me and now I'm looking forward to continuing. I have been wondering what to do with myself now and just found the B210K program and a 10K on December 5th. I really rushed the C25K - completed it in under 8 weeks. So I'm excited to take a little time and do this next phase at a comfortable pace. Anyway, I look forward to getting to know everyone! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 15:03:14 EST Worried about Speed - consider your average? I know we have all talked about not comparing ourselves to others, but perhaps that is not always the right answer. Hear me (read me) out for a second. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I talked to my brother - he competes in tri-athalons, has run 15 marathons, is the aquatics director at a high school, teaches PE and health, and was a nationally ranked swimmer throughout high-school and college. (ok so he is not just some average Joe guy - he is informed and experienced) <BR> <BR> Anyway - I told hi... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:00:57 EST So Happy I Can Join This Team Name or Spark Name: - Carrie Mae / phantomPoe <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? - 9 weeks :) <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? - My husband has always been an advocate for running, and I have been a lazy bum. But due to some health issues and a desire to get fitter, I started C25k. It seemed like an accessible way to start getting cardio in and spend more time with my husband. Also, several of my friends had finished the program and seemed so happy running. <BR> <BR> Are y... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:03:42 EST Do you run outside, inside on treadmill or both? I love running outside but don't get to do it but about once per week on Saturdays. :( My other 2 run days I run on the treadmill at the gym. It's so not the same. <em>39</em> Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:46:43 EST Another Discussion Topic! Okay Ladies- <BR> This is something that has been weighing heavily on my mind-- almost to the point of STRUGGLING with it. <BR> <BR> How do you run your own race without comparing your stats with those of others? <BR> <BR> How do you find the strength to be happy and satisfied with your OWN journey, instead of measuring yourself against something on paper? <BR> <BR> When do you get to the point of letting yourself be PROUD of your accomplishments without interjecting things like (I am stil... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:19:49 EST Another day, another Grad! :) <BR> Morning everyone! <BR> <BR> Saturday for the first time ever, I completed the C25k program! Running for time, not for distance.. so I am still short 3 miles. <BR> <BR> I keep trying to improve my time and form! Looking forward to meeting everyone here, and joining the one hour runner program! Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:07:46 EST CHALLENGE: 10 days left in August - 100% on progra Hi Team - <BR> I am in need of a little motivation and thought perhaps some of you might be too. We have ten days left in August. In those ten days I am vowing to eat on my nutrition program and within my caloric count. I am also vowing to do at least 5 days a week of the exercise protocol! Whatever your program - you can join in too by recording your progress! <BR> <BR> Join me in this challenge and send your daily responses like the following example: <BR> <BR> Day 1 of 10 - <BR> Nut... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:27:03 EST Article by Jeff Galloway- let's start discussing! <link><BR>Walk-Run_to_Faster_Times__Faster_Recov<BR>ery.htm </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Read the article. <BR> A friend in my facebook running group posted it and we all had an immediate reaction to it, but-- very different! <BR> I would love to get a discussion started about it! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:23:41 EST Increasing Speed For the time being, I think I want to keep at the 30 minutes, but work on my speed until I can truly do 5K in 30 minutes. Does anyone know of any programs that work on speed as opposed to length of time? Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:14:02 EST Training Calculator This is a really cool tool to determine what your target pace should be during easy runs, speed runs, long runs, etc. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>culator/0,7169,s6-238-277-279-0-0-0-0-<BR>0,00.html </link> <BR> <BR> Just enter in your recent run - distance and time. For example, my last run was 2.37 miles in 30 minutes. And hit calculate. <BR> <BR> The first results you see are estimates in how long it would take you to complete a variety of different race... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 10:34:10 EST A celebration folder - Hi all - <BR> <BR> Reply to this thread and tell us what you are celebrating - what you accomplished - what you are excited about!!! <BR> <BR> Woohooo - Way to go! <BR> Cindy <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> <em>243</em> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 09:24:39 EST Hi I'm Amy! I have finished the C25K program and completed two 5K's. I ran them! I can't believe I finished! I loved them! I can't wait to do it again! I'm working toward an 8K right now. <BR> <BR> I have 5 children. 9,7,6,3 and 8 months. I was trying to get this baby weight off. But, I can't seem to diet AND exercise. I'm so hungry now that I'm running longer! My food choices are healthier but I'm just maintaining my weight. Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> I am so happy to be here! I noticed some ... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 20:30:04 EST Don't know which program to use! I completed C25k and now I want to train for a 10k that's in May. I will be doing some 5k's the next few months but want to build up my endurance, speed, and stamina. I'm interested in both the one-hour runner and the bridge to 10k, but I don't know which one to chose. Which one did you chose and why? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Mon, 9 Aug 2010 17:28:22 EST Needing Support Folder Hi All - <BR> <BR> I thought I would create a folder for anyone to post to should they need support. If you are struggling, need a friend, having a rough running or non-running related moment - just post to this thread. We will make sure to check it regularly and help each other. <BR> <BR> - <BR> Cindy <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>223</em> Sun, 8 Aug 2010 21:05:44 EST Newbie Hi! I'm Lucy! I will be starting C25K Week 8 this week and I wanted to join here so I had some ideas about where to go and what to do after my C25K is done. I guess I want to be better prepared to do this on my own and keep going so I don't feel like "Well now what" When I'm done. Looking forward to hearing what you guys are doing. Sun, 8 Aug 2010 09:40:23 EST Excited to be here! Hi, I'm Cristina and I'm addicted to running! <em>20</em> I started C25K about 3 or 4 months ago and ran my first 5k last night. I did better than I expected and I can't wait to run my next one, which will probably be at the end of September. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited to be here and to learn from you guys! <em>224</em> Sat, 7 Aug 2010 22:19:10 EST Hi, I'm Denise! Hi everyone! I'm just finishing the C25K plan (today should be graduation, yippee!). <BR> <BR> Name or Spark Name: Denise AKA GETFIT2LIVE <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? <BR> Since March <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? <BR> I don't really know what got into me to think I should try running, but I started the C25K plan, stepped away for a bit and then came back to finish it. Now I LOVE it and look forward to running whenever I can! <BR> <BR> Are you using a running p... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 14:05:49 EST Hello Fellow C25K Graduates! My sparkname is drlong2, but it does not stand for doctor - it is my first 2 initials. Several people emailing me or commenting on my spark page have referred to me as Dr. Long - I have been in the education field for 34 year and I am a married 55 (almost 56)female with two grown married daughters. <BR> <BR> I joined SparkPeople on January 4, 2010. The main reason was to start monitoring what I was eating to begin healthier eating habits and lose about 15 pounds. I discovered the C25K pr... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:08:25 EST Needing advice I know I'm new, and probably not in a good position to ask for advice already, but here goes. <BR> <BR> Yes, I graduated from C25K in that I can run (if you can even call it running) for 30 minutes with no walking on the treadmill. The problem is that I have yet to be able to run a 5K race without having to stop to walk. I've been at this for almost 2 years, and to be honest, I just don't understand why I'm not able to improve. This spring, I participated in a beginners running training pro... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 07:58:19 EST Yikes! I think I strained my muscle! Hi team, <BR> Yes, I think I strained my calf muscle. <em>39</em> On Friday, I had an excellent run. The day was going by fast, so out the door I went, little hotter in the day, and I didn't drink any water. (I had a small peach before taking off) <BR> The run itself was great, I pushed for time and when I came in, I was cooling down and went to stretch. I think I overstretched. Is there such a thing? I'm not in pain or discomfort. It just feels like I a have a sore muscle. <BR> How do ... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 09:17:17 EST August Chat Can you believe it's August already? <BR> <BR> Tell us what's on your mind. Sun, 1 Aug 2010 07:50:06 EST My Favorite Run Day Breakfast Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I have a new favorite meal for run days. I always feel hungry on run days if I do not take in a few more calories than normal, but I do not want to undo my diet plan just because of exercise. I find this meal really helps! <BR> <BR> I take one wasa fiber bread and put on 1-2 tablespoons of organic almond butter (yummy) and then top it with a small ripe banana!! <BR> <BR> YUMMMMM <BR> <BR> I find the protein, high fiber, and nutritious carbohydrate composition of this ... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 09:51:52 EST 1st race tomorrow! My first race is tomorrow morning, and I am all at once: <BR> <BR> scared, excited, nervous, nauseous, and proud. <BR> <BR> I wish it were a race where I didn't know anybody -- but............. it's for the high school that I teach at - and a ton of my students are on the track and XC team, and the race is a fundraiser for an 8 lane track at our school. So, I am going to know so many people. <BR> <BR> I have worked so hard to keep everything in perspective -- 3 months ago I struggled to... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:03:43 EST Hello! Hi everyone! I'm Pattie, and I am (finally) proud to be a C25K grad! I finally consider myself a runner, but don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean I'm a fast runner. I struggle with some medical issues, so just the fact that I can run at all is a huge victory for me. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be here, and I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone better. <em>213</em> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 13:53:09 EST Recovery Drink Do you guys use a recovery drink after your runs? <BR> <BR> I always drink a glass of chocolate milk. <BR> <BR> Last year before I did P90X, I did a lot of research on recovery drinks and was very surprised to find studies that put chocolate milk as the #1 recovery drink! It's kind of weird, but I always have a glass after my workouts/runs. It's cheap, natural, and tastes good, too! <BR> <BR> This is a recent study done using runners: <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 28 Jul 2010 10:01:49 EST Name your shoe! Hi all - <BR> <BR> What kind of shoes are you wearing and do you love em or are you saving up for a new model? <BR> <BR> Cindy <BR> <em>331</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:25:54 EST What non-running workout did you do today? Since I took up running, I've been really bad about getting in other types of exercises. I do the occasional P90X workout, but not as much as I'd like. <BR> <BR> Let's keep some non-running workout discussions going! I need to keep up the motivation and get some ideas! <BR> <BR> I got Jillian's 30 Day Shred, and I've yet to do a single workout. Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:00:15 EST Question about walk/run intervals for speed Hey all, quick question ... I started doing some high-intensity walk/run intervals. I do a fast run (fast for me!) for about 60 seconds and then a recovery walk for about 90 seconds to 2 minutes (fast-paced walk, not jogging). I repeat these for about 20 - 30 minutes. They are definitely improving my overall speed. <BR> <BR> Does anyone know if it's safe to do these in between my full run days (days where I run the entire time at a consistent speed) since it's not constant running? Or sho... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:27:52 EST the couch looks pretty tempting Hi Fellow Graduates, <BR> <BR> I am needing someone to join me doing the Freeway to 10k interval podcast. <BR> <BR> I don't want to stop training and sit back on the couch and I need accountability. <BR> <BR> I will begin the freeway to 10k on Monday, July26th. I would love for someone to join me. <BR> Thanks so much, I appreciate this team! <BR> <BR> Rachel Sat, 24 Jul 2010 15:30:26 EST YAY runners!! Hi there! <BR> My name is Jody, I have been running/walking for close to a year now. I started by walking to help deal with a herniated disc.(DO NOT USE A BOSU BALL IN THE GYM WITHOUT HAVING SOMEONE SHOW YOU PROPER FORM!!!) <BR> <BR> It was suggest by my chiropractor to start walking to keep the muscles in my back working without straining them.(he did not suggest running, he actually recommends NOT doing it)Anyways, I started walking, and could walk long distances,( did the weekend to end ... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 13:47:48 EST Tabata for speed/power? Read this --- I was blown away by the possibilities! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ength/fitness/tabata-interval-training </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> What do you guys think?!? Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:44:35 EST Hello, I'm Amy I was wondering what I was going to do after c25k - specifically how I impove my time. Thanks for inviting me to the Team, Delphyne! I browsed through some of the treads here - I need to read them closer & get some knowlege. <BR> Thu, 22 Jul 2010 16:14:04 EST Hello CT5Kers My name is Kathy, I'm from Massachusetts <BR> <BR> I completed CT5K on June 16th of 2009, I read about the program and shared it with a friend, we decided to give it a try and invited all of those that we could think of. The first night we had over 40 people show up. We graduated 15 and most of us are still running now. We try to do a long run together as a group on the weekends. <BR> <BR> I ran a 5 mile race in June of 2010 and I hope to get a 10K under my belt before the year ends. ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:48:59 EST Hello! I am bastet2 and I am not a runner--not even a walker. So why am I here? Well, I'm a friend of the team leader of this forum and she has been such a wonderful, supportive person in my quest to lose weight, that I want to support her and you all too, in your efforts to get healthier. <BR> <BR> And, who knows, as I lose weight, hopefully I'll be able to run, too, but that is out of the question right now. I have a 4' deep backyard pool and I swim laps around it and do low-impact exercises i... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 12:37:31 EST G28K: Week 1 Discuss all aspects of week 1 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:08:26 EST G28K: Week 2 Discuss all aspects of week 2 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:08:10 EST G28K: Week 3 Discuss all aspects of week 3 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:07:54 EST G28K: Week 4 Discuss all aspects of week 4 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:07:33 EST G28K: Week 5 Discuss all aspects of week 5 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:07:14 EST G28K: Week 6 Discuss all aspects of week 6 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:06:57 EST G28K: Week 7 Discuss all aspects of week 7 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:06:31 EST G28K: Week 8 Discuss all aspects of week 8 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:06:15 EST G28K: Week 9 Discuss all aspects of week 9 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:05:47 EST G28K: Week 10 Discuss all aspects of week 10 of Gateway to 8K. Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:05:29 EST treadmill cheat sheet I found this today, not sure how accurate it is, but it looks like a good resource. <BR> <BR><BR>eatsheet.pdf Sun, 18 Jul 2010 22:26:50 EST Speed Program? I'm about to finish C25K this coming week and my race is in about 4 weeks from now. Well my running time is really slow! I want to improve my speed during that time. Does anyone know how I can do that! I've seen all the running programs that I can do after completing the C25k, but for now I really want to focus on my speed before I jump in to another program. Sat, 17 Jul 2010 16:42:45 EST Hello all! I should be a c25k graduate, but I'm taking my time! I wanted to join this team to stay motivated since I "met" many of you on the c25k board :) <BR> <BR> I'm on Week 6 still...and not giving up! Fri, 16 Jul 2010 22:21:44 EST Heart Rate Monitor Does anyone use a heart rate monitor? <BR> <BR> I'm shopping around for a heart rate monitor, and I'm looking for some recommendations. Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:16:01 EST Hey!!! I decided to join this team even though i still have 4 weeks to graduate from C25K. Nothing better than those who have finished to keep me motivated. <BR> <BR> I am 31, married with 2 toddlers. I started running in May, but did not run much in June, and i am now in Week 5 of my C25K. I am enjoying it, and doing things i never thought i would be able to do!!! I feel better, look trimmer (i am staying away from the scale until August) and just love life some more. <BR> <BR> I am currently doi... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 02:18:32 EST Perfect Team for post C25Kers Thanks for creating this team! I'm Sandy, aka Dive4Life, mid 50's and in better shape than ever thanks to SP and C25K! <BR> <BR> I graduated from C25K this week and was wondering what exactly would be the next step in my running. <BR> 27 years ago I ran every day..2 mi in 20 min. <BR> But that was like a lifetime ago. I hike 2 hrs every day in the wooded dunes around here. Seeing the runners whiz past me always made me wish I could run, but there was a lot of reasons to believe I coul... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 00:04:38 EST Gateway to 8K <link> </link> <BR> <BR> A sensible plan with downloads of mp3s for each week. Techno mixed at differing bpm for walk/run. <BR> <BR> <BR> ---after I posted, I saw that you already had it up. Sorry! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:44:27 EST Howdy! So happy to find this team. I was wondering about how to make the next leaps forward and was feeling a little lost. Completed the c25k a couple of weeks ago and have not been running as much as I would like due to heat and ridiculous work commitments. Anyway...psyched this is here and ready to support and be supported in our journey as runners! <BR> My name in real life is Leslie. <BR> I have been married to my hubby for 18 years and have a teen daughter who is a runner but we don't run to... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:28:01 EST Team Goals and Challenges - any ideas Hi all - I was thinking we should have some team challenges. Generally we could set up some specifics - like <BR> "run 3 X's per week" <BR> "Post to the team folder 5X's per week" <BR> and/or "invite 2 new members to the team per week" <BR> <BR> Do you all like that idea? <BR> Any suggestions on a good team challenge that you would like to see added? <BR> Any objections to me setting up some team challenges? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cindy <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:54:51 EST One Hour Runner The key component of this program is the one long run per week. It builds up endurance and lays the foundation for further progress. <BR> <BR> Week 1 (Day 1; Day 2; Day3) <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> 30 minutes; 29 minutes; 35 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 5 <BR> 30 minutes; 32 minutes; 38 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 6 <BR> 30 minutes; 33 minutes; 41 min... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:49:04 EST Bridge to 10K "Specifically designed for Couch to 5K graduates. Pick up where C25K app leaves off and get to the 10K distance in just 6 weeks." <BR> <BR> Information and iPhone app: <link><BR>-to-10k/ </link> <BR> <BR> Each workout includes a 5 minute warmup walk and 5 minute cooldown walk. <BR> <BR> Bridge to 10K Plan: <BR> <link><BR>0k-running-plan/ </link> <BR> <BR> Week One <BR> Duration: 29 minutes <BR> Run 3 minutes / wa... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:45:33 EST Running Barefoot - A Great Discussion on NPR There was a great discussion on The Diane Rehm Show today that I thought I'd share a link to. They were talking about running barefoot, and whether or not running shoes are good for runners. It struck me because I have an old pair of running shoes I've been using, and they're so cushioned that it makes my legs tire. I chose to run in my Converse One Stars twice, even though they have no support at all, and I found that running felt lighter and more "real." I could feel my foot more, and t... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 21:42:21 EST Can't believe it! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Amy/Pookie219 <BR> <BR> I joined SP upon my BFF's suggestion. It's been tough getting used to but I'm determined. <BR> <BR> I started the C25K program with my BFF and can't believe that we're almost done! We're currently on Week 7. We also plan to run our first 5K together in October. I guess I should mention that we don't live anywhere near each other! LOL! But the goal to run the 5K together is something I can't wait to do! <BR> <BR> I look forward... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:37:56 EST Gonna be a graduate! Hi my name is Rachel. I'll be a graduate of the C25k program soon. I just finished W8D1 today. I registered to do my 3rd 5k this weekend. <BR> My first 5k, I did alot of powerwalking with running. Then I found the C25k program. When I heard of the next run I decided to do it even though I hadn't completed the training. My personal goal was to run the whole 5k without stopping to powerwalk. Well I did it!! <em>334</em> <BR> Even though I'm not graduated from the traininng, I had to regist... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:30:00 EST Inviting Others to the Team If you know of anyone who would be interested in this team, please get the word out to them! <BR> <BR> There is also an "Invite Others to this Team" button on the first page of this team you can use. <BR> <BR> I'm also going to see if we can get featured on SP. <BR> <BR> If you have any ideas for letting others know we are here, let us know. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:35:55 EST Hello graduates Hi, my name's Leanne. I'm almost finished with c25k.W8D2 is planned for later today. This looks like the perfect follow on team. Just what I needed just when I needed it. I'm still checking out all of the information and haven't decided what program to follow next. <BR> <BR> 5K isn't a popular distance where I am so I'm thinking my first race will be a 10k. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know you all better. I'd begun to worry about continuing on my own. Now I don't need to. Keep ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 00:32:48 EST Hello Hi! I'm Traci <BR> I started C25k program in early April and graduated about three weeks ago. I ran my first 5K Saturday, which was the day after my birthday. Best birthday present I could've given myself. <BR> I have been married to my amazing husband for two years and we have one daughter named Irelyn. We live in Oklahoma and the heat makes jogging difficult in the summer. <BR> I hope to run several more 5Ks this summer and fall before I begin training for 10K in the spring.... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 23:14:17 EST Disney - to train or not to train - that is the ? Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am heading to Disney in the next week and not sure what to do about training. My inclination is to keep up with my training program just as if I were home; however, some of my research says to skip training while in Disney or an amusement park because of the extensive increase in walking and standing on line. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? I would love your input. Has anyone been to Disney or another amusement park since they started training? <BR> <BR> Cindy Sat, 10 Jul 2010 22:02:19 EST Fit Sense FS-1 speedometer I have a Fit Sense FS-1 speedometer with a watch and a shoe pod that I have had for some time. When I first began using it years ago it was incredibly accurate. I hadn't used it in some time but I got it out, changed the batteries and recalibrated it on a 400 meter track. But when I run it is considerably off on mileage and speed. Does anyone have one of these? Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong? And if I can't get this properly calibrated, it may just be too old and I need a new speedo... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 12:41:30 EST Hey All Oh Wow!!! This is a dream come true! Thanks Delphyne for organizing and starting this team! <BR> <BR> Name or Spark Name: Karen / ksmglass <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? I've been jogging/walking off and on for the past 10 yrs. Had a few surgeries during the period which always set me back. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? C25K got me back on my feet and actually running 30 min straight. A first for me! No walking in between!!! Woohoo!!! <BR> <BR> Are you using a r... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 22:54:46 EST Excited to be part of the team I have one more day of week nine! I'm excited to be done - but don't know where to go from here! I started running about 9 weeks ago - more or less. My friend was doing the C25K on her treadmill and when she got up to running for 30 minutes I decided if she could do - so could I. I'm glad I started I really enjoy it and I love how good I feel when I'm done! <BR> <em>104</em> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 21:32:17 EST Tracking Your Runs Do you log your runs anywhere other than Spark People? <BR> <BR> I started using RunKeeper this week, and it seems to be a good program. You can track other distance activities on there as well. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I wish I had started using something like this when I first started running so I could see my progression over time. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:49:31 EST Jeff Galloway's Training 10K TRAINING <BR> <BR> 13 week schedule (scroll up to the top of the page for tips): <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l#10k </link> <BR> <BR> This is an interesting approach to 10K training. There are 3 run days, but the first 2 run days of the week focus on time and the last run day focuses on distance. You can do this program with our without intervals. <BR> <BR> He also has half and full marathon training on his site: <BR> <BR> <link> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 15:05:32 EST Hal Higdon Training 8K TRAINING <BR> <BR> "The 8-K serves as an "in-between" distance, almost an "offbeat" distance since it is not run that often. Five miles in length, the 8-K occupies a spot somewhere between the more popular 5-K and 10-K distances." <BR> <BR> <link><BR>uction.htm </link> <BR> <BR> 10K TRAINING <BR> <BR> "TEN KILOMETERS IS A POPULAR RACING DISTANCE. Many runners start by entering a 5-K, then shift upwards to the 10-K (10,000 meters, or 6.2 miles) en ... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:50:51 EST Freeway to 10K Freeway to 10K is a Podrunner: Intervals podcast designed to train you for a 10K in 10 weeks. Freeway to 10K is an interval based running program. <BR> <BR> Freeway to 10K podcasts: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l </link> <BR> <BR> Freeway to 10K printable outline: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ine.html </link> <BR> <BR> I assume the BPM is how fast the music plays during that particular interval in the podcast to move you from wal... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:11:47 EST One Hour Runner The key component of One Hour Runner is the one long run per week. It builds up endurance and lays the foundation for further progress. There are 3 runs days per week with at least one recovery day between each run. One Hour Runner is not an interval based program. <BR> <BR> Week 1 (Day 1; Day 2; Day3) <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> 30 minutes; 30 minutes; 30 minutes <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> 30 minute... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:06:12 EST Gateway to 8K Gateway to 8K is a Podrunner: Intervals podcast designed to take you from 5K to 8K in 10 weeks. This is an interval based running program. <BR> <BR> Gateway to 8K podcasts: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Gateway to 8K printable outline: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ne.html </link> <BR> <BR> I assume the BPM is how fast the music plays during that particular interval in the podcast to move you from walking to running. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 13:58:35 EST Saying hello and really happy about this team! Hi all! <BR> <BR> Ok, here I am ... <BR> <BR> Name or Spark Name: Kim/Stargazer08 <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? About 2 months - I'm stuck on week 7 of C25K because of an ankle issue, but will be a graduate in just a couple of weeks! <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? I've always admired those people I passed in the car as they ran down the street thinking that they looked so athletic and strong. I stumbled across the C25K program and I thought, "Hmmm, I might be a... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 13:16:53 EST Hi! Name or Spark Name: Emily (Sputnik512) <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? About 2 months <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? C25k <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? Yes, for now C25k. I have 2 weeks left and then plan to do OHR. <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challenges, your inspirations, your non-running hobbies and interests, etc...) I'm a 6th year college student studying physics and mechanical engineering. I love to scrapbook... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:59:12 EST Hey everyone! Name or Spark Name: Jessica <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? I have been running off and on for the past 7 years. I just recommited in March, but I didn't consistently run until the end of June. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? My college roommate was big into running, so I would run with her for something to do. It was such a great workout since we lived in a city with a ton of hills! I became addicted to how great of a workout I could get in such a short amount of time ... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:55:23 EST So excited about this new team - Hi I am Cindy Woohooo - new team! Hi Delphyne thanks for getting this started! <BR> <BR> Ok here we go. I am Cindy, 43, married forever (to my awesome hottie hubby, 3 sons (22, 16, 13) and lots of dogs and animals and the such! <BR> <BR> I loved C25k and now consider myself a RUNNER - Yeah!! I have been running for only a few months, but gosh darn it I am hooked! <BR> <BR> I live in PA, I am an executive for an education management company and travel a bit for work. I am also a full-time grad studen... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:53:39 EST Hi there! I am a very recent graduate of the C25k and like many of you, was wondering... what next? Thankfully, a great sparkbuddy had an answer to this question and created this team! I am excited to be here and up for the next challenge! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 11:07:43 EST OHR: Week 2 Discuss all aspects of week 2 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:41:10 EST OHR: Week 3 Discuss all aspects of week 3 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:40:53 EST OHR: Week 4 Discuss all aspects of week 4 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:40:35 EST OHR: Week 5 Discuss all aspects of week 5 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:40:18 EST OHR: Week 6 Discuss all aspects of week 6 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:40:05 EST OHR: Week 7 Discuss all aspects of week 7 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:39:43 EST OHR: Week 8 Discuss all aspects of week 8 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:39:21 EST OHR: Week 9 Discuss all aspects of week 9 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:39:09 EST OHR: Week 10 Discuss all aspects of week 10 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:38:52 EST OHR: Week 1 Discuss all aspects of week 1 of the One Hour Runner plan. Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:38:13 EST July Chat Thread Hi everyone!! Be sure to let me know anything and everything you would like to see on this team and what you want to get out of it!! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:28:29 EST Delphyne - Hello! Name or Spark Name: My Spark Name is Delphyne <BR> <BR> How long have you been running? I've been running for 8 weeks now. <BR> <BR> How did you get started running? Using the awesome C25K program. <BR> <BR> Are you using a running plan? I am about to start the One Hour Runner program. <BR> <BR> What else would you like to share with us? (Your goals, your challenges, your inspirations, your non-running hobbies and interests, etc...) My goal is to discover what I want to achieve out of ru... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 10:26:16 EST