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5/16/11 11:54 A

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I started this back up, just did W3D1 and hit the 4 mile mark emoticon





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9/21/10 12:13 P

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I am on w7 of C25K and really want to keep my momentum going by switching to Gateway to 8K. I had knee surgery 7 years ago on a torn ACL from a basketball injury and never thought I would be able to run distances again...but I am! PodRunner helps a ton to keep my pace up.

I am so happy I found this thread!

One of my favorite quotes from Weight Watchers:

"If HUNGER isn't the problem, FOOD isn't the ANSWER."

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9/10/10 3:37 P

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This is what I am doing! It fit best into my schedule. I was also interested in the be an hour runner, but this had the pod cast and I'm not ready to create my own. Nor do I know how!

I like the structure of a program w/ the pod casts. Did W1D2 this morning and like it. I eventually want to just put on my ipod and go run for an hour and I believe this will get me there.





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3/20/10 7:55 A

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I've gone back and I'm repeating C25K to increase my speed. I am hoping after this re-do, I'll be ready to keep up with the pace for Gateway to 8K.

This re-do is a lot tougher to do than I thought it would be.

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

Go heavy or go home!


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3/3/10 7:35 P

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I like this. I'm just finishing week 8 of the C25K and feel confident that I can run 3 miles. I was looking into my next goal and I think this will be it. I have never seen a Gateway 2 8K race in my area though.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.


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2/21/10 11:01 A

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I'm in the last half of the C25K program and finish with a 5K in March, then I plan to sign up for an 8K in May, so it's interesting to see this. I've never used podrunner, I've always used my own songs to set my pace, but boy do I need music to set the pace. I'm still a wogger, but getting closer all the time to being a bona fide jogger. Thanks for sharing this. I'll check back here when I get closer to see how you're feeling about it.

I will do what I need to do, in order to do what I want to do.

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2/17/10 8:08 P

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Let me know how it works out for you. After trying it a few times, I'm just not up to the pace to keep up with the music. I think I may try it again in another couple of months.

8K is about 5 miles. This program is supposed to get you doing an 8K in 50 minutes, so that would mean doing a 10 minute mile pace. No wonder I am having trouble. I'm no way close to a 10 minute mile!

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

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2/17/10 2:08 P

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I think I might try this...just need to figure out related speeds....I want to try to do an 8k race in early June. I completed C25K last March and have continued to run usually 3x weekly (2.5-3 miles each session normally and between 30-40 minutes total).

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2/15/10 12:56 P

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Ugh. Not sure if I am ready for this pace. It's bothering my knee. :(

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

Go heavy or go home!


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2/14/10 12:08 P

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another attempt at Gateway to 8K week one. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go that fast for 7 minutes. I get a good workout, though, trying.

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

Go heavy or go home!


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2/8/10 7:13 P

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I went to podrunner intervals and downloaded week 1 of Gateway 2 8K. This evening I did week 1, day 1. I think I am going to like this!

Week 1 consists of three intervals of 7 minutes of running following by 1 minute of walking. Being as slow as I am, it was really a challenge to keep pace with the beat of the music during the 7 minute runs. I couldn't do it for the whole 7 minutes, but I did as much as I could, pushing myself to keep up with the beat.

Even with the 5 minute warm up and cool down at the beginning and end, I did my 5k route the fastest I've ever done it! Even faster than on Saturday when I jogged the whole thing.

Maybe there's hope for me yet!

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

Go heavy or go home!


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2/4/10 3:49 P

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I did Couch 2 5K and completed it at the end of November. Since then, I've continued to jog three times a week, trying to jog 20-30 minutes straight each session.

I'm looking for something new to try and hopefully improve. I ran across Gateway 2 8K. Just curious if anyone has tried it and if yes, did you like it? It goes back to interval training. I'm not convinced I want to go back to interval training, but that Galloway guy seems big on it. The link below is not from Galloway, but another coach.

Here is a link to the training outline:

www.djsteveboy.com/gw28koutline.html

Edited by: BRIOBRIO at: 2/8/2010 (19:06)
"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start." www.johnbingham.com/index.html

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