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."
17 Day Diet:
C1 started 11-28-11 Starting weight: 153.4
Results from C1:
Pounds lost: 0.6
Fitness Minutes: (110,035) Posts: 18,986 9/10/10 3:37 P
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.
current weight: 140.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,623) Posts: 298 2/21/10 11:01 A
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.
If I bite it, I write it!
current weight: 188.8
Fitness Minutes: (23,385) Posts: 545 2/17/10 8:08 P
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).
Pounds lost: 11.0
Fitness Minutes: (23,385) Posts: 545 2/15/10 12:56 P
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.
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.
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