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#81 cathyandchin

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    Posted 21 March 2010 - 11:04 PM

    So no running for me this weekend... we had 2 inches of snow in TEXAS!!

    What kind of capri's? I tried it in my Nike's and I had camel toe and I guess the waistband is one of those wide ones so they didn't really stay in place, either.

    I bought some compression shorts at Dick's to wear under my regular shorts, hopefully that'll stay in place!
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    #82 KristinaM

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    Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:18 AM

    I did day 2 on Sunday and I'm so glad! It felt way easier than the first day and that was encouraging!!

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      Posted 22 March 2010 - 07:07 PM

      I started week 3 today, it was rough! I was doing okay until I got to that second 3 minute jogging segment and I started to feel like throwing up after 1 minute, so it was a LONG 3 minutes! But I did it and I ended up staying on the treadmill until I got up to 45 minutes, so I was very proud of myself!

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        Posted 22 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

        oh yay for going 45 mins today jill!

        I did week 3 day 2 this morning and today was just not a good day. I did week 3 day 1 on saturday and felt great! but today not so much....I was just in a monday funk i guess oh well, will try again tomorrow!

        #85 boscobel

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          Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:16 PM

          I know I started this thread and all, but I never started yet. I attempted tonight, and it did not go well. I didn't get home until 8/8:30, then did my pushups (repeating week 3 cuz last week was HARD!), crunches, but I skipped my squats. I was going to do day 1, but I lasted about 12 minutes before I decided it wasn't happening.

          Going to start tomorrow for sure!

          #86 xtinamckee

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            Posted 22 March 2010 - 10:42 PM

            I've been meaning to start this program since last spring!! I was just thinking before I came across this thread that I'd start it this week (for real this time)... Now, I think it's just the motivation I need to actually start it :) I'm going to do Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Wish me luck tomorrow ladies!!
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            #87 boscobel

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              Posted 23 March 2010 - 07:17 PM

              Oh. My. God. I just finished day 1 week 1 of c25k and I was literally dying. It was SO freaking hard. I had to take like a 1 minute break halfway thru, and I found that by the end there wasn't much of a difference between my running and walking. When I would notice that, I tried to push myself, but dayum I am OUT of shape. I'd have thought it would be a bit easier since I've been working out for 2 months!

              So I'm also wondering how accurate my elliptical is. It said I did just under 6 miles in 30 minutes and my walking speed averaged about 12/mph and my running averaged about 18/mph. The slowest walk number that I noticed was 10 and the highest running one was 20. I'm thinking my machine isn't working right or something b/c I don't know enough to say anything about the speeds, but almost 6 miles seems like alot for 30 minutes. What do you guys think? It's an old machine I bought off craigslist, so I'd just like to know if those numbers seem about right or not, b/c if not, I'll just ignore them.

              #88 *JillD*

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                Posted 23 March 2010 - 09:17 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Andi
                oh yay for going 45 mins today jill!

                I did week 3 day 2 this morning and today was just not a good day. I did week 3 day 1 on saturday and felt great! but today not so much....I was just in a monday funk i guess
                I've been meaning to start this program since last spring!! I was just thinking before I came across this thread that I'd start it this week (for real this time)... Now, I think it's just the motivation I need to actually start it :) I'm going to do Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Wish me luck tomorrow ladies!!
                Good Luck!

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                Originally Posted by carly
                Oh. My. God. I just finished day 1 week 1 of c25k and I was literally dying. It was SO freaking hard. I had to take like a 1 minute break halfway thru, and I found that by the end there wasn't much of a difference between my running and walking. When I would notice that, I tried to push myself, but dayum I am OUT of shape. I'd have thought it would be a bit easier since I've been working out for 2 months!

                So I'm also wondering how accurate my elliptical is. It said I did just under 6 miles in 30 minutes and my walking speed averaged about 12/mph and my running averaged about 18/mph. The slowest walk number that I noticed was 10 and the highest running one was 20. I'm thinking my machine isn't working right or something b/c I don't know enough to say anything about the speeds, but almost 6 miles seems like alot for 30 minutes. What do you guys think? It's an old machine I bought off craigslist, so I'd just like to know if those numbers seem about right or not, b/c if not, I'll just ignore them.
                I'm not really sure about the speeds and everything, but I can definitely do a mile quicker on the elliptical than the treadmill, probably just has to do with the way it's measured. Good job for finishing! I think it might be a little harder on the elliptical :)

                Don't worry it will get easier, just keep up with it!

                I didn't work out today at all, I had planned to, but had to go out and get hailey new sneakers and cleats before tomorrow. So tomorrow night I'll be doing week 3, day 2, and hoping it's a little easier :)

                #89 KristinaM

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                Posted 24 March 2010 - 09:50 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by carly
                Oh. My. God. I just finished day 1 week 1 of c25k and I was literally dying. It was SO freaking hard. I had to take like a 1 minute break halfway thru, and I found that by the end there wasn't much of a difference between my running and walking. When I would notice that, I tried to push myself, but dayum I am OUT of shape. I'd have thought it would be a bit easier since I've been working out for 2 months!

                So I'm also wondering how accurate my elliptical is. It said I did just under 6 miles in 30 minutes and my walking speed averaged about 12/mph and my running averaged about 18/mph. The slowest walk number that I noticed was 10 and the highest running one was 20. I'm thinking my machine isn't working right or something b/c I don't know enough to say anything about the speeds, but almost 6 miles seems like alot for 30 minutes. What do you guys think? It's an old machine I bought off craigslist, so I'd just like to know if those numbers seem about right or not, b/c if not, I'll just ignore them.
                Not sure about the calculations and such but I almost died on Day 1 too! Honest to god day 2 felt WAY easier for some reason so keep at it Car!!!

                I'm doing week 1 day 3 tonight so fingers crossed!

                #90 Ana

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                Posted 24 March 2010 - 10:31 AM

                great job girls!!

                Carly, way to go on day 1 As for the speeds, the elliptical is usually a bit faster than a treadmill because you're getting more turnover in your legs, which you wouldn't get if you were actually running. Also, on the elliptical you're engaging your quad, hamstrings and glutes more than on a treadmill, which is your powerhouse and makes you go faster. So that might be why. To give you an idea, when I run (my fastest) on the ground outside I'm at 8.5mph, on an elliptical I'm usually about 6 mph or so




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