Couch to 5K and One Hour Runners

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Where and HOW is everyone? (Read 547 times)


Baby bean!

    Just checking in to see how everyone is doing.  So, how is everyone doing?

    Goals:
    Finish C25K

    I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.

    iang999


      Just checking in myself Sushi.

       

      I am so glad I found this forum, it really did get me on a plan that worked. The support of all the folk in  the same situation was so motivational during those difficult early days.

       

      Right now I am at about the one year anniversary of starting on the C25K programme. My progress has been slow as my log will attest and I am also slow pace wise (also seen on the old log!), but the big thing is I am making progress. I do get the chance to do a friendly 10k once a month and that is a motivator to keep me in training. So although I skipped the actual 5k race I do it twice a month (without official timings or race numbers etc but do have the crowd and fun).

       

      Good luck to all.

       

      Complete C25K Done on 11/16/08!
      Keep running regularly 3 times a week
      Weight loss
      Plan a 5k race Do a 10k
      Get weekly mileage up to 20
        Hum.   Check in.  Well, I feel that I have been getting slower, and that I need to get back to actually running 30 min. more often.  I did do an 8K, and "ran" the whole way a couple of weeks ago, but was slower than molasses.  On the other hand, I am interested in the Galloway plan of walking some in intervals during a race or run.


        Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

          I finished c25k a year ago. Ran my first half marathon Sunday 11/8, 2:59:44. Used Galloway to avoid injury and ensure I could finish. Can't believe that in July 08 I could barely run 30 sec without feeling like I was going to die!

          bob e v
          2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

          Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

          Break the 1000 mi barrier!

          History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.


          Baby bean!

            Wow!!!  Congrats Bob!!!  That's awesome!  Can I ask what ratio of Galloway you used?

            Goals:
            Finish C25K

            I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.


            Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

              I used 1min run/1min walk, which is what I trained with all summer in the North TX heat. I started 1:1 and extended it to 1:30/1 and 2/1 after mi 9 or 10. Then ran the last 5min. Hustled my butt when I made the last turn and saw that gun clock still started at 2! Realized I had a shot at under 3hrs!

               

              I'm looking at using some Maffetone method low heart rate training, possibly married with Galloway to improve time for next half. After looking at my workouts I realized that the 1/1 training I have been doing is a kind of aerobic interval workout that lhr proponents talk about. I've been testing it and found I can run over an hour at low hr (max aeroibic function[maf] -10, for me its 97) with no injury. I'm hoping it will allow me to add additional running days w/o injury and will use Galloway 2/1 for long runs wit a focus on not exceeding maf+5

              bob e v
              2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

              Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

              Break the 1000 mi barrier!

              History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.


              On the road back

                Just wanted to pop in and encourage everyone that's following the C25K and OHR plans.  I did this back in April of 08.  I was a very typical non-runner, and if I could pull this off, everyone of you can, too.  Since finishing these plans, I've never looked back.  30 pounds lighter, I've run numerous 5ks, a couple 10ks, a half marathon, and last November I ran my first marathon.  I will have logged over 2,000 miles by the time the 2 year anniversary of my first C25K run rolls around.


                Keep at it everyone!  You will love the results.

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


                Baby bean!

                  Thanks Yap!  I'm on the OHR 5 month plan! ;-p  But I will be there!

                  Goals:
                  Finish C25K

                  I'm slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter, but I run.