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12/5/10 12:31 A

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I officially finished c25K last night with my last W9D3 run. It did double-duty as my first 5K! I finished with a full-out sprint. Woohoo!

I finished my first mile in 11:49 but got so caught up in the sights and sounds that I didn't pay attention to what I did for miles 2 and 3. The race clock had me coming in at 41:56 but there was some time on already on the clock when I passed the starting line and it was so congested that I was walking for a while afterwards. I'm guesstimating my last two splits were less than 15-minutes each, but I don't have a clue by how much.

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12/2/10 10:15 A

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Thanks!! I haven't planned out my next one yet, but I know of a few next spring I might have to check out! I'm so not ready for the cold weather...I always run in the evening on our road and it's getting to the point it's not too much fun. Now I'm going to start dragging my butt to the gym!

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12/1/10 8:28 A

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JWAYRES: Awesome job! You had a great time. Have you signed up for your next race yet? emoticon

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11/30/10 11:45 P

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Congratulations on running your first 5K

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11/30/10 4:52 P

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I ran my first 5k on Thanksgiving morning also! Finished in 29:58 and ran the whole thing! Now I'm hooked!!

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11/28/10 9:18 P

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Great job on running your first 5K.

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11/28/10 2:06 P

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I ran my first 5K on Thanksgiving morning with some friends. Finished in 36:43. We ran the whole thing, even up the hills! What an accomplishment!

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11/27/10 10:39 P

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Great job on your first 5K. Now you know you can do the rest of the program.

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11/27/10 10:05 P

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After getting some encouragment from another Spark member I signed up for a 5K after only 2 weeks of C25K fully expecting to walk most of it... ended up running whole race and had finish time of 39:20... not perfect but perfect for me...

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11/25/10 8:00 P

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Great job on running your first 5K.

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11/25/10 6:01 P

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Ran my first 5K today, it was cold but I made it. My finish time was 36:49. It felt amazing to cross that finish line and say I did it!





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11/25/10 3:14 P

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Congratulations on your first 5K. The cool part is even though you are only in week 3 is that you know you can do it! Happy Thankgiving

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11/25/10 1:50 P

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Yay us!! Woo Hoo! Ran my first 5K this morning despite the drizzle, fog and cold. A very respectable 40:05 if I may say so for only being on w3d2 on the program. Couldn't have done it without my friends pushing me and helping push back (I WAS the oldest of the group and one of the newbies).
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Despite not feeling like a "runner" yet, I would do it again. I'll get there, slow and steady.
Happy Turkey day all!!

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11/23/10 7:31 P

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11/23/10 7:21 P

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11/23/10 6:22 A

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I Graduated C25K to-day ran 5k in 35mins slow but steady. Still not loving it but keep feeling the urge to run. Will be continuing with running, I can not believe I have done this in the summer I was struggling with 3mins. emoticon emoticon


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11/21/10 7:26 P

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11/21/10 12:42 P

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11/21/10 11:05 A

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Ran my first 5K this morning!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Ran it in 39:11, so I'm definitely the tortise, not the hare. But I did it! Speed can come later. emoticon Congrats to everyone else who's accomplished this!!!!

Hudepohl 14k 9/20/14 - 1:50:53

Citrus Rush, Cancer Crush 5k 8/9/14 - 38:55

Flying Pig Half Marathon 5/4/14 - 3:07:15

Beat Michigan 5k - 11/21/10 - 39:20


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11/15/10 8:32 P

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Thanks to everyone! You all are great!


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11/14/10 10:44 P

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Way to go on completing your first 5K

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11/14/10 6:24 P

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Saturday, November 6th, I ran my first 5K. I posted about it in the "I did it!" thread.


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11/14/10 4:22 P

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Congratulations to you all for your 5K's
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11/14/10 3:50 P

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Just ran my first 5K yesterday 11/13/10 and came in at 40:40 - the time was fine for me since I just wanted to do it and I took some time off my own PR - racing with other people was so exciting! Also got to meet two other Sparkers - we agreed to meet up and do the run together - so much fun! Going to keep going, sign up for other 5K's nearby and start the C210K program next! I almost quit the 2nd week I started running (back in June 2010) and I'm so glad I just kept going!


Run in my first 5K - November 2010 DONE 11/13/10
Run in another 5K? Don't have one planned but want to start the 10K training - I really like the running!

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11/14/10 1:19 P

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I finished the program in April, but due to some injuries I picked it up again on week 4. I ran my first post injury 5K November 6 with a decent enough time. I am running another in December and plan to join a running club in my town. The club gets together at least once a month for an unofficial 5K race. I am hoping this will help keep me motivated to run at least 3-4 times a week. I ran the Bolder Boulder 10K last May, and plan to again.

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11/14/10 1:08 P

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I completed C25K on October 26th, 2010 and ran my first 5K on November 6, 2010 with a bunch of my Sparkfriends. It was an amazing day! And now I'm training for an 8K in March!

"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not" ~Anonymous


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11/13/10 9:24 P

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Great job on completing the program.

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11/13/10 7:56 P

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Woot woot! I am a C25K graduate. Did a 40 min 3.5 mile run today. And I feel awesome! What an achievement. Two months ago I could only jog .1 mi before I thought I would die. C25K rocks! Turkey Trot, coming right up.



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01/18/14 10k PR 56:16
02/22/15 HM PR 1:59:30
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11/10/10 3:20 P

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Congratulations on completing your first 5k and making your goal of not walking.

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11/10/10 1:33 P

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I ran my first 5K this past weekend! I met my goal of jogging the whole thing, with no walking, and finished with a time of 35:17. It feels amazing to set a goal, work hard, and achieve it! I had a few friends/family waiting for me at the finish line. I think I even inspired one to start running. I suggested she do the C25K program of course!

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11/10/10 9:17 A

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11/10/10 2:48 A

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I finished the program this morning! Amazing! It took me more than 9 weeks, but not by much (I started in August). Still very slow, so I'm going to work on speed for the next few months and then see what's next.

Congratulations to everyone who has finished and/or run a race!

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11/9/10 9:46 A

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11/9/10 7:04 A

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Finished the C25K program this morning.

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11/5/10 2:37 A

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11/5/10 2:20 A

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I finished C25k a couple weeks ago, although I feel like I kind of cheated. After week 6 I just started running 30 to 45 on my run days. Now I am trying to work on speed, because at this point it takes me about 40 minutes to run 5k. I'm signed up for a race at the end of December and would like to get my time down below 35 minutes by then. I think I may move on to a different team!

"Many things that cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by litte" - Plutarch


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11/4/10 10:04 P

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Thank You

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11/3/10 10:47 P

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11/3/10 7:14 P

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I am an C25K graduate. However I am very slow, my current pace sets me up for a 45 min 5K so next week I am doing 35 min runs and the following week 40 min to set me up for my 5K on Nov 20.

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10/28/10 11:37 P

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10/28/10 10:56 P

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I finish the c25K program. I graduate. I am a runner.

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10/28/10 12:38 P

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Congratulations on finishing the program and best wishes on your future running plans.

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10/28/10 2:01 A

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I finished C25K this summer and have been finding the running very rewarding.
I'm planning on leaving this team and looking for more challenges with my running.
Doing this program with other runners who were at the same week as I was has been such a rewarding experience, so thanks everyone! emoticon

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10/25/10 4:57 P

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10/25/10 7:29 A

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Race WALKED/jogged my first 5k because I still haven't finished C25k...but now 47.45 is my PR and my time to beat. I'm ready to get back at my C25k training so next 5k I can run most of it.

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10/24/10 1:43 A

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10/24/10 12:18 A

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Ran my first 5k last night:) Had to walk for a moment for a side cramp but jumped right back in. Can't wait to do another!

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10/23/10 3:54 P

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That is awesome and I am glad you took first in your age group. Small race or not it is all good.

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10/23/10 2:43 P

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Finished C25k a little while back, but today was my first 5k!!!

It was a small race (so don't be too impressed), but I actually got first place for my age group and 4th overall for females!

Challenges:

C25k - accomplished (I'm running consistently on my own!)

30 Day Shred - accomplished (trying new programs before I return to it with heavier weights)

SparkPeople 28 Day Bootcamp - accomplished


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10/22/10 9:37 A

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Congratulations on doing your first race.


C25K Completed 11/28/2009

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