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11/7/14 9:42 A

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HopefulHippo - you might want to get your shoes (and/or how you're running) checked out. Your shins should not hurt.

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11/7/14 9:41 A

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Traci

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Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.

Make time, or make excuses. The choice is yours.

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11/6/14 4:18 P

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congrats on completing the C25

I'm on week 2...just got new shoes but the shins are killing me this week. Hoping it subsides.

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11/6/14 1:49 P

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"i dont have any plans to ever run more than a 5k."

Love that! When I first started, I was going to be happy if I could run a mile. It kinda grows on you. I've completed four half-marathons, which in my wildest dreams I never had any plans of doing.

Carry on!

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11/6/14 10:11 A

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I enjoyed the sense of accomplishment. When I started, I could barely run 90 seconds. Now, I'm up to 30 minutes! :-) Not that it's easy, but I can do it.

I also enjoy that "runner's high". When I had to take time off for surgery, I noticed a huge difference in my mood.

I don't have any plans to ever run more than a 5k.

I think I will stay at my current pace with a 30 minute run until it gets a bit easier (maybe another week or so) and then work on increasing my pace.

The Fat Burning workouts seem interesting too.

Thanks for the advice :-)


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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.


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Traci, what did you enjoy most during your C25k? There are several types of training programs out there. I like intervals, so love the type of training plan that includes those. If you want to go farther, there are 8k or 10k plans you can use that starts up where the C25k leaves off. There are also "running for fat loss" plans, if that is more where you need to go.

Many plans are free, but there are lots out there that you have to purchase. I have an app called RunKeeper, which has some free plans that I've used and enjoyed. You don't have to download the app to check them out. Go to Www.runkeeper.com to check out the ones there.

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11/5/14 1:10 P

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Are you able to run a 5k without stopping now? Are exhausted afterwards? If so, I would not increase in distance. I would recommend running the 5k until your pace increases.

Usually most runners, like myself will increase our pace. Instead of walk/run you will substitute that with jog/sprint. For example:

5 minute jog warmup
30sec sprint
3 minute jog
repeat this 5 or 6 times
5 minute jog cool down

After your speed increases, then start increasing distance every other week or so.

Hope this helps.

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11/5/14 9:22 A

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I'm glad you asked this question because I have been wondering the same thing. I have been trying to complete my c25k since spring but due to schedules, family issues and injuries, I am still working on it. But I am finally getting close so was wondering if I want to or should work on distance or speed or both?

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Tomorrow will be my final 30 minute run of the C25K program I am using from RunDouble.

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It's taken me way longer than 9 weeks (surgery, scheduling conflicts, mind games..) but I'm finally there.

Now I'm wondering if I should keep adding a minute or two each week to my run time or if I should try and increase my pace. (Currently at a slow 4.4 mph).

What are your thoughts?

Thanks,
Traci


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