Couch to 5K and One Hour Runners

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New C25K-er. (Read 171 times)


Tortoise

    Hi, there. I've been lurking on the main board, but I just found this group. Tomorrow will be W3D1 of C25K for me. This is my third attempt at the program -- lack of motivation, bad planning, and, one time, a shot at doing too much too soon that benched me for six weeks and destroyed my enthusiasm. I won't be trying that one again! But it's the getting back up, not the falling down, right? The main thing I've changed this time around is that I've ditched the treadmill and got out into the outside world, and it's pretty amazing how much more I'm enjoying it.
    "It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit."


    Chicago RnR 1/2 Marathon

      sefkhet - welcome! Feel free to post on our weekly updates and join in the fun. Wingz has been MIA, but when she gets back, I'm sure she will put you on the graph on our home page. Good for you for starting again. My best advice is stick to the program - if you try and do too much too soon it is almost an invitation for injury. And yes, outside is much better!


      The young Mama Bear!

        Hi, there. I've been lurking on the main board, but I just found this group. Tomorrow will be W3D1 of C25K for me. This is my third attempt at the program -- lack of motivation, bad planning, and, one time, a shot at doing too much too soon that benched me for six weeks and destroyed my enthusiasm. I won't be trying that one again! But it's the getting back up, not the falling down, right? The main thing I've changed this time around is that I've ditched the treadmill and got out into the outside world, and it's pretty amazing how much more I'm enjoying it.
        I'm definitely a big fan of jogging outside. People say it tears up your legs, but if you have the right circumstances you'll end up no worse for the wear. Besides, it's nice to have an actual destination! Welcome welcome welcome! I love this group...everyone is really supportive of each other. It's great. Hold tight and keep it up. Smile
        Couch to 5K support group! Short-term goals: - Sub 35 5K - Complete my 16-week 10K training plan.
        Long term goals: - Sub 30 5K. - Compete in a 5K. - Train for a triathlon. - Compete in a 10K.
          I'm glad you found it. This group is a lot of fun and has runners at all stages of the game. I'm an outdoor runner too. I want to move, not just stay in one spot when I run. Wink

          "Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)

           

          "The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."


          On the road back

            Welcome. I'm an outdoor runner, too. The treadmill gave me a terrible shin splint.

            2013 Goals: Run more. Smile while I do it. Complete 2 marathons in a year. (1 down, 1 to go)

              Hi, sefkhet, and welcome! I've got your name on our chart on the home page. Looking forward to hearing from you as you progress! Big grin

              Roads were made for journeys...