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6/15/13 10:18 P

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Congratulations!!!!

To help with handling the heat, I have a bandana that has these jell bead things in them... and it stay cool for HOURS. If it's super hot, I'll douse my head before I even start running. My ball cap has a mesh top with a cloth flap over the mesh which also allows me to put a icey cloth or even a thin ice pack. (can you tell I prefer winter running? LOL)

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6/14/13 8:20 A

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I am totally into buying workout clothes now, too! I do well on Target clearance racks, and surprisingly, at Penney's. Their brand Xcursion (or something like that) is often reduced and I get super-soft, pretty pullover stuff and shorts for really low prices. Whenever I'm in the mall, I just poke my head over there and I usually come away with a bargain.
Have a great weekend.
PS Old Navy is good for workout gear, too! :)

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6/13/13 12:18 P

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Clothes make such a difference during running! It is amazing how a small piece of cloth can better or worsen your run. I bought 1 fitted running pants, and 1 shorts from Target, and I like them so much more than the normal exercise pants that I had. They 'restrict' my running less, although the pants are tighter!.
I also bought a top for winter which was $20 cheaper because it was on sale since it is off-season.

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6/13/13 11:19 A

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6/13/13 7:43 A

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I agree....

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6/13/13 12:29 A

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I am back to C25K again (finally). I have been running for a long time but completely got off exercise for the past 5 months and I have the weight gain to prove it. It is humbling to be dying after 9 intervals of 1:30 walk and 1:00 run but it felt good to be outside running. I am going to finish this program and then do an "ease into 10K."

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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6/12/13 8:43 P

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I also agree - WalMart is a great way to buy affordable performance (AKA Wicking) clothing and they carry a lot in the larger sizes too. I believe they go all the way up to an xxl on pretty much everything in the athletic clothes.

I also have been able to find great stuff at Target, especially on the clearance racks. Just got a Champion shirt that is oh so soft and pretty for only $6.40! I was so excited!! LOL

It's funny because I can spend plenty of $ on athletic clothes and can never seem to want to on "real" clothes! They are addictive...:-)

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6/12/13 7:56 P

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I knew with your background you could do it! I'm so happy for you.

As for the wicking clothing, you can purchase athletic wear fairly economically at a WalMart. Head into their sport clothing section and read the tags. Make sure that it does say something about wicking.

Another great place to purchase in expensively is online shopping in the "bargain cave" or sales areas of websites that carry wicking clothes. It doesn't matter to me if it's the right color for the season, and I've gotten some decent UnderArmor brand stuff this way.

While you are still losing weight, you won't want to spend too much money on clothes you are going to grow out of. But you won't regret purchasing them - they do feel so much better than cotton.

As for the heatstroke, that can be quite dangerous. Please be very careful with this. Try to carry a cell phone with you in case you start to feel light headed. Know the signs and what to do if/when it happens.

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6/12/13 12:16 P

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I DID IT!! I paused one time during the 2nd 4 min run because there was a giant hill so I walked up the hill and then continued running. When I first looked at the intervals, I thought it was run 4 min, walk, run 6 min then repeat but it was 4-6-4 for the runs so I started out this morning relieved that there wouldn't be a second 6 min run!

My success was overshadowed for a few minutes by the fact that I think I could have died of heatstroke during my walk to get back home after my run. I live in a mountain town so, no matter which direction I head, there are hills to contend with. It has been a stumbling block for me in the past but I am determined to just work with it. However, this morning, I wound up in the full sun going straight uphill after I finished my intervals and the sun just about did me in.

I am home now and melted a couple ice packs already! Time to shop online for "wicking" running gear so my cotton clothes won't super heat me anymore! Any favorite brands? I am in an 18 right now...

Thanks for all of the support yesterday--you guys are truly the reason I got up and got after it this morning!!!

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6/12/13 9:23 A

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When I did the C25K the first time it took 12 weeks for me to finish it.
And the big trick for me on the longer runs was to slow down so that breathing was fairly easy.



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Let us know how it goes.

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When I made the jump from 2 minutes to 5 in my training plan, I did just what CASSEOPEIA suggested. I slowed my pace. I also tried not to focus on the time that had already passed or the time I had left. I was listening to a podcast, and just let myself get lost in the music and my surroundings. Before I expected it, I heard the voice prompt to take a walk break, and thought to myself, "Wow! That was 5 minutes? Holy cow!" The cool thing was that after a few days of that week, I threw the entire plan out the window and decided I would run for as long as my body would let me, and walk until my heart rate recovered. Last time I officially measured, was when I could run 0.7 miles (roughly 1k) before needing a walk break. Now, I can go as long as I need to on a flat surface or a downhill, so I have decided that hill training is in my near future. Good luck! Mind over matter!

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6/11/13 11:34 P

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Thank you so much for the words of encouragement you guys! I am going to give it a try tomorrow morning! I think I will pause it if I need to walk for a bit so I still get all the running minutes in even if I have to break them up a little.

Heather

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You can do this, after the weeks you've already put in, your body is ready too.

Mental hurdles are just obstacles we give ourselves. The best thing to do is jump in with both feet and go for it!

I would suggest that you slow down while running, and you won't even notice the increase. If you are still worried, cut the increase in half and just add a little bit at a time.

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I completely agree with what SONSON72 said below...give it a try! You'll most likely surprise yourself!!! :-)

I know when I did C25K the first time (currently doing it again coming back from knee surgery) the 20 minute run TERRIFIED me! I thought for sure I wouldn't be able to do it and that I would end up having to repeat. But I just decided to go for as long as I could and if I had to take a break, it was okay. Well, I surprised myself because I did the entire 20 minutes of jogging!!!

There is definitely one thing about running - it shows you that you can usually accomplish more than you thought! :-)

Good luck! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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The best thing to do is just try it, what do you have to lose? Just keep focused on the interval you are working on, one victory at a time.

And if you don't meet all the challenges the first time know you'll conquer them next time. If you don't challenge yourself, you won't improve.

Good luck, I know you can do it!

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I have been doing walk/run intervals for about 9 weeks now. First with an 8 week local Step into Running program and now on my own. I am using the C25K plan now and am having a mental block moving from week 3 to week 4 because I am so nervous about the increase in running minutes from 3 min/90 sec at a time to 4 min/6 min at a time. How do I bust through my mental block?

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