I loved the C25K program! I was never a runner before even when I played sports. I got stuck at week 4 because I was afraid to do the long run but once I got past that it was a breeze. Just remember to take it at your own pace and repeat when needed. And I strongly suggest not doing more than just the 3 days of running 30 minutes until you get through the program. I ended up with a stress fracture in my foot at week 8 because I tried to work ahead and couldn't do anything for 4 weeks! So I had to go back and start over at week 4 again! And now I'm just back up to running 3 miles.
My schedule is quite wonky! I'm in school and I work at a food cart so my days and hours tend to be kind of erratic. At this point, I'm looking at Thursday, Saturday, and Tuesday mornings. I prefer to walk/jog at my gym instead of out on the road but I'd be totally willing to check out a track that's open to the public.
I'm already though the C25K training program but haven't gotten very far past running 2.5-3 miles, so I would be happy to buddy with you if you can't find any one else. I live in Vancouver but work in Portland.
PS. I'm also from a small town in KS before moving here to Portland!
Welcome Caitlin to the team. I would join you if (1) I lived closer to downtown (I live 20 miles out) and (2) if I was at least 15 years younger (I'm 63). I only run around my goat field these days...lol it's true.
Good luck finding a partner--you will.
Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul
Hey folks! I've been on spark for a little while, but I hadn't introduced myself yet. I'm Caitlin; a 28 year old ag student and food cart employee extraordinaire. It's been a slow start for me but I just found out that I have a gluten allergy which has "forced" me to drop a few pounds. Whatever gets me going! Anyway, I was curious if any of you have done or were interested in doing the Couch to 5k program. I'm going to start it but like with any long range program, it'd be super helpful to have a buddy. Even if we don't necessarily run together, we could email or otherwise contact each other to check in and hold one another accountable. Any takers? -Caitlin
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