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Not allowed to run! That has to be killing you!

This is kind of funny. My wife is in this corporate event, I signed up for a different event on the same day. Turns out the two groups got together and combined it into one big event, so we will be going there and running together after all. This works out great for me because I hate carrying anything on me while running. She doesn't mind carrying a key and my "Tiger Balm" with her.

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This is kind of funny. My wife is in this corporate event, I signed up for a different event on the same day. Turns out the two groups got together and combined it into one big event, so we will be going there and running together after all. This works out great for me because I hate carrying anything on me while running. She doesn't mind carrying a key and my "Tiger Balm" with her.

Yeah! :thumbup:That is great that you will be able to participate in the same event. You and your wife are like my DH and I. I carry the car key, etc and he can't stand to have anything on him when he runs!

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Well it was huge success today at least for us. I bettered my 10k time by more than 5 minutes. My wife bettered her best time in the 5k.

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Well it was huge success today at least for us. I bettered my 10k time by more than 5 minutes. My wife bettered her best time in the 5k.

WTG to you and your wife! It is great to have a PR!

I did a 5.2 mile run today and it actually went pretty well. I was a bit concerned because I got bucked off my horse and hit hard on Friday. My hip and shoulder felt fine, however, the huge bruise on my thigh was giving me fits during the first mile, but I sucked it up and did the run. I felt great at the turn around and think I will do well on the 10K race - we ran the course again this morning.

Hope everyone has a great run today!!!

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I was a bit concerned because I got bucked off my horse and hit hard on Friday. My hip and shoulder felt fine, however, the huge bruise on my thigh was giving me fits during the first mile,

Thanks for the encouragement. In a coincidence, I have a good friend who started running with me. He lives 30 miles away, so we were just running together once a week. He ran is first 5k a week ago, but then left and took his quad runner into a forest, flipped it and it came down on him bruising his hip, shoulder and leg all on the left side. So I'm back to running alone again.

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Grats BillOh to you and your wife! Awesome that you both did a personal best.

I'm on week 1 of C25k for the second week :thumbup:. I think perhaps I started a bit too soon. I was practically a couch potato [ok, a WoW potato] for the last 4 years, and have only been working out since July 27th. I can do the walk/jog within my heartrate range but am having trouble with the balls of my feet bothering me. I know the shoes fit right, just thinking perhaps the body hasn't caught up with the circulatory system. I'm going to stick with the program this week and see what's what.

The days I don't run I walk 1/2-1 hour on the treadmill and lift weights for about 20 min. Not sure if I'm just being too enthusiastic here or what.

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Hi Everyone! :thumbup:

Grats BillOh to you and your wife! Awesome that you both did a personal best.

I'm on week 1 of C25k for the second week :w00t:. I think perhaps I started a bit too soon. I was practically a couch potato [ok, a WoW potato] for the last 4 years, and have only been working out since July 27th. I can do the walk/jog within my heartrate range but am having trouble with the balls of my feet bothering me. I know the shoes fit right, just thinking perhaps the body hasn't caught up with the circulatory system. I'm going to stick with the program this week and see what's what.

The days I don't run I walk 1/2-1 hour on the treadmill and lift weights for about 20 min. Not sure if I'm just being too enthusiastic here or what.

Gitrdone, you are doing the right thing! Taking it easier is definately the way to stay injury-free. I've done two weeks on a c25k routine - especially in the beginning when I wasn't sure I could even jog a block! This morning, I ran half the course (just over a half-mile) without stopping! I have to stop mid-way to let DDog do his duty, but I ran the second half without stopping also...and that's because I took the progress slowly.

I used to get shin splints something terrible - happened whenever I tried to extend my distance or run faster. A combination of having lost 60 pounds and taking it slower has kept me shin-splint free this go around. That, plus the exercise BillOh recommended...

Stick with it - you may find that the next 4 weeks go faster than the first 4...:)

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Good early morning Everyone!

Just got in from my run - yes, run! I ran my entire course this morning...a little over 1 mile...without stopping! :blushing::w00t::w00t:

Lately DDog has been holding me back - for whatever reason, he doesn't like to run (could just be age - he's nearly 8) so this morning I left him at home. I did a short warmup and just went for it.

By the halfway mark, I was thinking "Maybe I can do this..." and by the next block or so, I was thinking "I can do this...". I felt so GOOD after running the entire distance - I'm flying high right now and had to share.

Next run is Saturday - and I'll be extending my distance a bit. That's the plan for the next 4 weeks - to extend my run about a third of a mile each week until I'm running about 2.5 miles out and back. I think that will put me in good shape for the 5k I want to run in late September.

Keep wogging / jogging / running, everyone!:thumbup:

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EbonyRose, you GO girl! That's awesome....maybe dog will have to settle for your cooldown walk. That's great that your on track for your 5K, keep up the great work!

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Go Ebony! I am so impressed with your progress!

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Hi Everyone! :wub:

Gitrdone, you are doing the right thing! Taking it easier is definately the way to stay injury-free.:

Agreed. Continuing to lose weight makes the running easier and then the running makes the weight loss easier. For us now, its actually fun. We have a week off with no real plans, so we looked online and found a good cause 5K in Cleveland (130 miles away) We jumped in the car, got a cheap hotel, and were on the starting line at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at 9am this morning. New personal bests for both of us and really fun day.

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What is he c25K program and where do you ge it?

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EbonyRose-here's to your continued success! Enjoy the journey.

BillOh-Wow 24:09?? Your a machine lol. Grats to you and your wife both. You guys are so lucky to have found a way to improve your health and lives together!

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i tryed to run on the treadmill and i just cant do it i dont know why i can only jog for about 15-20 sec i dont even sweat during a 30-45min work out anymore how can i or what can i do to get things going again ? i work out 4 times a week and more dependin on work schedule

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Good afternoon Everyone!

Extended my run distance this morning - added another couple of blocks so now I'm running just about a mile and a quarter non-stop. Feeling great and loving this! :thumbup:

What is he c25K program and where do you ge it?

Hi Sparkles62 - it's the Couch to 5K, and if you do either a search on this website, or a google search for that phrase, you'll find links to it. There's also several iPhone applications to help you work through it. It takes you from not running at all through a slow progression of walking and running until you can run a 5k race. The progression runs about 12 weeks, but some (like me) stay longer than one week in each phase of the program. You gradually walk less and run more as you move forward. I was a walker before doing the program, and now I'm combining walking and running throughout the week. I run 3 days a week and walk 3 - 4 other days.

Take a look at the program online, print out or download what you need, and make sure you get a GOOD pair of running shoes, and go for it! :wub:

i tryed to run on the treadmill and i just cant do it i dont know why i can only jog for about 15-20 sec i dont even sweat during a 30-45min work out anymore how can i or what can i do to get things going again ? i work out 4 times a week and more dependin on work schedule

Hi MzReeda!

It's very different stress on your body to run versus walking. I found, because I'm running the same course that I would walk, that the level of effort for me is probably about 1.5 to 2 times in the beginning. As I warm up and get stronger, it gets easier.

Before I started the c25k, I had lost about 50 - 55 pounds - I would never have considered running at my pre-banded weight. That doesn't mean you can't, it just means that you have to be careful. There's a post further back in this thread from Jachut (very knowledgable poster and a runner) who said that our lungs can take extended distances before some of the physical mechanisms in our bodies (joints, etc) can handle the distance.

If 15 - 20 sec is all you can handle right now, then do that. Keep that up for a week or two and you'll find yourself feeling stronger and better. Then try for jogging 1 minute - then walk. Take a look at the c25k and see what their initial time for running is - I think it's one minute. Once you can do that semi-comfortably, then try to keep progressing through the program - realizing that you might need to stay with a particular week's program more than one week to prepare you to move on.

Think of your progression from walker to runner as a marathon - you just want to be in it for the long haul.:blink:

Good luck and let us know how you're doing!:mad:

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