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#61 Andi

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    Posted 10 March 2010 - 03:50 PM

    oh thanks for posting the music! I will have to check it out!

    I did day 2 yesterday...so far so good!

    #62 *JillD*

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      Posted 15 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

      Started week 2 today, woohoo!

      #63 Andi

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        Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

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        Started week 2 today, woohoo!
        oh me too! we are on the same schedule I think! How did you do?

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          Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

          I did this!! I started in August 2009 and ran my first 5K in October 2009!!! My time was 35 minutes.. not too bad for my first race. I have since run 4 more 5K's with my best time being 30:57. Yesterday, I started on a new program.. well, really I am toying with 2 .. Gateway to 8K and from 30 minutes to 1 hour. I think I like the idea of the one hour runner program better. We shall see which one sticks. Good luck to everyone running the C25K!

          #65 Erika J

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            Posted 16 March 2010 - 11:36 AM

            OH Andi and Jill- I am just 2 days behind you (tomorrow I will finish week 1)!!

            It is going really well so far, much harder than the first time I did it 2 years ago for the obvi reasons.

            **for those that dont know, I had a serious bicycle accident in Sept, Surgery to repair my nose and sinuses in Oct, and due to the risk of hemmorage, I could not elevate my heart rate until mid January. So basically I am just starting to build my endurance back now.

            However, I did find that day #2 was much easier on me than day 1, so we shall see!

            #66 *JillD*

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              Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:34 AM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Andi
              oh me too! we are on the same schedule I think! How did you do?
              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Erika J
              OH Andi and Jill- I am just 2 days behind you (tomorrow I will finish week 1)!!

              It is going really well so far, much harder than the first time I did it 2 years ago for the obvi reasons.

              **for those that dont know, I had a serious bicycle accident in Sept, Surgery to repair my nose and sinuses in Oct, and due to the risk of hemmorage, I could not elevate my heart rate until mid January. So basically I am just starting to build my endurance back now.

              However, I did find that day #2 was much easier on me than day 1, so we shall see!
              Oh good, I'm glad we're on close to the same schedules!

              I did good with the start of the second week. I actually went longer than I was supposed to because I'm used to doing hour classes and I felt like 30 minutes wasn't long enough. So I kept doing intervals until I hit 3 miles.

              I'm supposed to do day 2 of week 2 tonight, but I'm getting a massage this afternoon and I don't know if it will be a good idea for me to run afterwards. I guess I'll see how I feel.

              #67 Andi

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                Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:50 AM

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                I did good with the start of the second week. I actually went longer than I was supposed to because I'm used to doing hour classes and I felt like 30 minutes wasn't long enough. So I kept doing intervals until I hit 3 miles.
                oh I thought of doing the same thing too because 30 mins just doesn't seem long enough to me! I think i will try getting to 3 miles when I go next time!

                #68 cathyandchin

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                  Posted 17 March 2010 - 10:53 AM

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                  oh I thought of doing the same thing too because 30 mins just doesn't seem long enough to me! I think i will try getting to 3 miles when I go next time!
                  I might try this! Week 2 was tough but i'm really worried about week 3!!
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                  #69 *JillD*

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                    Posted 17 March 2010 - 11:22 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Andi
                    oh I thought of doing the same thing too because 30 mins just doesn't seem long enough to me! I think i will try getting to 3 miles when I go next time!
                    I was glad I did it. The first week I kind of felt like I wasn't working out enough and I didn't have enough time to do a class and the running. So I was glad I did the extra time. I'm sure its different for all of us depending on the pace we're running at, but I think when I finish the program right now, I'm usually around 2 1/4 miles, so it's about another 3/4 of a mile that I keep doing the intervals. And then I walk for a few minutes to cool down. I think it took me about 45 minutes total the other night.

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                    Originally Posted by cathyandchin
                    I might try this! Week 2 was tough but i'm really worried about week 3!!
                    I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep it up in week 3, but I'm going to try, lol!

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                      Posted 18 March 2010 - 09:19 PM

                      I did day 2 of week 2 today and wanted to die.

                      I'm going to attribute that to several things:

                      1) I didn't have a whole lot of time to eat today, so I was very hungry when I got to the gym

                      2) I chose a treadmill where no fan ever blows, I was SO DAMN HOT!

                      3) The podcast I chose for today sucked! I didn't like any of the songs, so it made things go by really slow.

                      I did the whole thing, I think I did one extra interval and walked for a little bit afterwards but I didn't do the extra intervals today, like the other day. I just couldn't do it!

                      I hope everyone else had a better day than me!




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