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5/10/12 2:35 P

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SUNSET, I think it's intentional that there aren't more than 4 minutes of solid minutes of running with this program. It's for rookies or people who need to take it just a little more slowly.

I'm pretty grateful for this program and how gradually (perhaps slowly) it works you through running for longer distances.

All that said -- even if you're not running the entire 5K (and you stop to walk for minute every 4 minutes), I would still maintain that you've "run" a 5K. I call myself a runner, even if I'm slow and stop to walk on occasion.

"Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. "


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5/5/12 9:45 P

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I also did C25k when I started running as this program wasn't in place at the time. I ran my first 5k nonstop before I finished the program. 6 months later, ran my first half marathon.

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5/3/12 2:08 P

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I am actually doing C25K, not the SP program. The only reason I'm sticking to C25K is that the SP one doesn't actually have you run more than 4 minutes at a time for the entire program, and then says you're ready to run 3.2 miles without ever running 5 minutes straight before. On C25K you start five minute runs in week 4.
Has anyone had success with this SP program and actually been able to run a 5k after completing it?

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10/10/11 11:04 A

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Suezette,

That is an amazing amount of miles to run each month. Wow!!!

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10/10/11 9:45 A

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100+ miles per month.
I'm in marathon training right now :)

But, when I'm not training, I normally run 75-80 miles per month.

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10/10/11 9:36 A

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Suezette,
How far and often do you run now?

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10K 6/30/2012
Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
2nd in my age division. 61st place overall

8K 4/28/2012
Marones, Uruguay 59:33
19th place in my age division

5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

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10/9/11 11:13 P

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I also did the C25k program but that was a couple years ago.

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10/3/11 10:17 A

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Madonna,
What Team is celebrating Rock and Roll Week?

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Marones, Uruguay 59:33
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5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011
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10/3/11 10:03 A

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I've done the c25k and am now on week 5 of the rookie running. I must confess to loving both of them. I just love the feeling of accomplishment I have when I'm done a run!

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10/2/11 2:21 P

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Tweetiebird - Glad I could provide you some information. I think the spark program looks great! That's why I'll be definitely doing it for the next few weeks.'

The Madonna pic is for a team I'm on. We're celebrating Rock N Roll week emoticon

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10/2/11 2:19 P

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Thanks for the info Madonna! I am happy with the SparkPeople Running Program! It is doable!

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5K 7/13/2013
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10K 6/30/2012
Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
2nd in my age division. 61st place overall

8K 4/28/2012
Marones, Uruguay 59:33
19th place in my age division

5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011
Montevideo, Uruguay 36:10
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10/2/11 1:44 P

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Here's the information about the C25K running program. It's basically just another way to help people go from being couch potatoes to runners. Although you really do need to be able to walk (at some pace) for 25 minutes straight before starting it. www.c25k.com/

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10/2/11 1:04 P

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What is c25K? I am on Week 6 of the Spark Rookie Running Challenge and find it fun and easy to do...I look forward to it!

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5K 7/13/2013
Color Run, Lansing, MI
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10K 6/30/2012
Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10
2nd in my age division. 61st place overall

8K 4/28/2012
Marones, Uruguay 59:33
19th place in my age division

5K Nike 3/25/2012
Montevideo, Uruguay
34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners

5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011
Montevideo, Uruguay 36:10
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10/1/11 9:51 P

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I've completed the 1st 2 weeks of the C25K program. Tonight, I did day 1 of week 3 and found it extremely challenging. I'm thinking of doing this Spark 5K program at least until week 7 and then maybe I'll return to C25K. I want a good workout but I also don't want to overdo it.

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9/15/11 6:59 P

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I'm happy to hear that Susie.
I was wondering what others thought of this program compared to C25K

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9/15/11 12:57 A

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This program was easier for me. :) Less intimidating. :)

Susie : )

"Fall seven times, get up eight." - Japanese Proverb

Happiness is a decision! ;)

Cheers! :)


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This program wasn't here when I began running so I had no choice but to complete the C25k when I began.



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I've tried both as well. I am on 6 of SP, which is the farthest I've ever been. I think it's because the Run/Walk intervals are manageable (I think to myself, I only need to run for 3 minutes) Where the C25K had such long run intervals.

Overall, my knees/ankles are not hurting on SP either - but perhaps it's my shoes.

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I've tried the C25K a couple of times and after the first couple of weeks would lost motivation or end up injured.

I'm on week 3 of this as well, and am feeling much better.

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I was following the c25k program and just completed the 3rd week for the second time. I am overweight and hoping to begin running a full 5k this fall. I started on week 3 of the SP 5k and got through it no problems!! I find it easier on my knees and feet. Has anyone else had trouble with the c25k program and had better success after switching to the Sparkpeople program?

Thanks a million!!

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