Couch to 5K and One Hour Runners


How is eveybody getting along with their C25K (Read 440 times)

    LOL. I suppose you have a point. HOWEVER...I will wait to take the title when I FINISH the race Smile There's a lot of work to be done between now and then, so I will not look ahead. Still, the sentiment is appreciated Kirsten...
    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves: “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world." ~ Marianne Williamson

      hey everyone... i am starting my C25K program next week and i want to seek some advice... here goes... 1. which is better: running outdoors or running on treadmill ? 2. can i mix running outdoor or on the treadmill? 3. would it be better to run in the morning or evening? 4. i work 12 hours shift 4 days working pattern ( 2 days and 2 nites) and i cant avoid snacking in teh middle of the nite : any tips on how to control? i used to be a fit bunny :working out at the gym 5 times a week and taekwondo twice a week and lost all my college weight of 25 lbs in two months with very strict eating habits. since working (2years) i have put on a lot of weight due to working environment. i am looking to lose 55 lbs to reach my ideal weight and hopefully i can do that in a year and also maintain it for life. i want to be able to eat like normal coz i dun normally eat a lot and i tend to skip my meals. any advice?
        Hi, Tedd. I think you got some good advice the first time you posted this. When's your first run date? 1) Running on a TM vs outdoors is largely a matter of personal preference. When I started running, I found it easier to use a TM because it would time (and pace!) my runs for me and I could stop at any time by just getting off the machine. After I felt more confident of my running, I took it outdoors. Right now I prefer trail running, but will use the TM when I feel I need to be able to stop at a moment's notice. It does use slightly different muscles, so be prepared for an adjustment period if you're using just one (road vs TM) and are trying to switch to another. 2) I'm assuming you mean run on the TM one day and outdoor another? Sure. Do whta it takes to keep you motivated and interested. They each have different benefits. 3) Really, it's a matter of personal preference and what works best for your schedule. To help make it a habit, it's best to pick one time and stick with it. But flexibility's important too - you have to be willing to run at a different time if something comes up that might interfere with your run. 4) I work 12 hr shifts too, and find it difficult even though mine don't rotate. Have you tried multiple small meals instead of set "mealtime" meals? There's no one right way to do this - it's whatever works for you that's important. I'm currently doing tkd too, and love it. It's a totally different beast than running, though. TKD tends to develop your fast-twitch muscles, anaerobic system, etc. Running develops the aerobic system. Big difference. However, I find that my tkd gives me extra motivation for my running - more aerobic system means a better sparring ability. Big grin Keep posting in here - we have several people going through the program right now. We're trying to do weekly check-ins, but that doesn't mean you have to limit yourself to once a week. Looking forward to hearing how your first runs go! -Janell

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