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3/13/10 10:41 P

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I started W3 today. I have been walking at 3-3.2 and running @ 4.2-4.5. I am only 5' with rather short legs! So, this pace is good for me. Plus, i don't want to injure myself, or burn myself out. This is a good workout for me, I sweat plenty and it feels quite challenging without being impossible.

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Thanks for this thread. I am 'officially' starting week 1 next week (although I have done a few sessions already just to see if I could even do it.)

Have found that my biggest issue so far is shin splints, and a stupid little blister on my right big toe.

I look forward to seeing what I can accomplish!

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i am about to start week 3, and i have been walking at 2.7 and jogging at 4.3...to me 4.3 feels like a really fast jog

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I really wouldn't put a lot of stock in comparing speed/pace with others. We all start out in different places. Weight, fitness level, they play a big part. Focus more on your improvement. Remember, each week you are building the foundation that will help you to become a stronger runner.




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Just completed wk3/d3! It felt great to make it through another week. I added a third 3min jog towards the end. I didn't think I would make it, but I stuck with it til the end.

On to week 4!!

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This is my second time on the program. I got injured in Sept of last year and had 5 months off. I found that on the treadmill I do 3.4-3.5 walk/ 5-5.4 run. Speed comes with time running....I competed in 2 5k's last year. the 1st was about 3 weeks after my "graduation date" and I finished at 32-33 minutes (I can't remember) That was 4th of July. The next one I ran was the end of August and I broke the 30 minute mark by about 30 seconds. I was pretty proud of myself. I just caution you all to finish the program at any speed and keep logging the miles after you graduate and the speed will come! emoticon emoticon

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Wow, reading all of these i get the feeling that i'm a slow mover. I generally walk at a 3.0 pace and jog at a 4.2. I finished W1D1 Tuesday and W1D2 Wednesday. I now know why it recommends just doing it 3 times a week. My cavs were so sore by the end of yesterday, but i finished it. I'll do W1D3 tomorrow. emoticon

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Since I have just started and am on week 2, I walk at 3.0 and jog at 4.2 that seems to work for me right now. I imagine as I improve with the program, I will increase as I go.

Do not take a clock with you on this journey, instead take a compass. What matters is the direction you are headed in, not the time it takes to get there. ~Anonymous.


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Thanks everyone for you input. I am just starting today and it really helped to read what works for everyone!

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Hello All! Just found this thread-awesome-
Started last week week 1 for me walk at 3.5 and run at 4.0 Did not feel too bad ,but did not want to push it too much the first week
Week 2 -here I come--
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Hello All! Just found this thread-awesome-
Started last week week 1 for me walk at 3.5 and run at 4.0 Did not feel too bad ,but did not want to push it too much the first week
Week 2 -here I come--
Good Luck to all-Will be in touch emoticon

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Hi all! I just started my c25k program on Saturday... walked at a 3.1 and ran only a little faster at a 3.4 - it was slow but I made it - didn't think I could do it!

I was lucky enough to have my hubby run right next to me (he has been running for a long time!) - so he gave me good advice and was so proud that I made it through!

I think I am ready for day 2!

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well since today was my first day doing c25k I walked at 2.8 and jogged at 3.6 0% incline and I was breathing very hard but I was able to finish. I also read that if you run heel to toe it better; it feels funny and really works the calfs but now that's I finished I feel good.

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It definitely helps not to run on your toes but to focus on running from your heels to the balls of your feet. Big difference. I am walking at a speed of between 3.5-3.8 and I am jogging at a speed of 4.0-4.2 right now. I don't want to get out of breath. I working on distance at this point. I know the speed will come as I get accustomed for running uninterrupted for a period of time.

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Hello all!
I will be starting my week1 day 3. I walk at 3.0 and i jog at 4.0 to 4.5.
I still get out of breath, and I cant wait till its over towards the end. But I am going to keep trying.
I try to keep my posture good, and I try to land on the ball of my feetand push of with my heel to toes.
so far its been working , and I have not had any problems with my shins. in the past I was just trying to run and I was not paying attention to my body, I ended up quitting because my shins hurt so much, and I was getting those side cramps..
now I makr sure to keep a steady breth going, and keep my body alined..
so far I am having fun!
Great work everyone!!! (:

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3/3/10 11:21 P

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Hello everyone. Glad I found you all!! I just completed w2d3. I started having shin splints last week. I didn't know what they were since I haven't experienced them before- ouch. I was walking @ 3.7, jogging @ 5.5. My hubby told me to slow down the jog speed- so I did, now I'm @ 5. Felt a lot better bit they're still nagging me a bit. I think I'll slow it down a bit more next time.

I had no idea how to gauge my speed and if it was accurate or not. I guess we all have to do what's right for ourselves.

I'm loving this program and have registered for my first 5K on May 2nd. I'm really apprehensive, but excited at the same time!

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I run at 4 and walk at 3. This works for me. I like it and I haven't felt like I can't finish yet. I plan on bumping speed up as I work my way through.

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3/3/10 7:42 P

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i'm happy to help!!

this week i started to up the pace. the last .5 mile i bumped it up then the next day ran at that pace. so monday started at 5.7 then 5.8 the last 0.5 mile. today ran at 5.8 then up to 6.0 for the last 0.5 mile. not sure if friday i can do the entire thing at 6.0--might be a little TOO fast for now.

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thanks for the advice! i did wk2d1 tonight and jogged at 5mph. still winded but not as bad. i agree with you. i want to finish the program first then work on speed.

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dilliegal--try slowing down a bit if you find it's hard to breathe. move up slowly in pase.

i just finished the program and run at 5.7 warm up walk at 3.8. each workout now i plan to up the speed some (0.1).

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Hi Everyone,

I just finished W1D2 tonight but had been "practicing" for the last couple of week. I jog at 6.0 and walk at 3.8. It's hard, especially catching my breath, but I feel good after I'm done (no pain). I'd like to stay in week 1 mode until my breathing is better though. I can't imagine jogging more than I am right now with as hard as I breath!

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My heart was around 169 when I ran W6D3 but now is at 158 when I ran W7D2 at 5 mph. So, I increased to 5.6 mph for 5 minutes. Next workout I will ran at 5 mph in the beginning 10 min, then increase to 5.6 mph for 10 minutes and 5 minutes at 5 mph to see what happens.

JLSNYDER, 180 is very high! I feel really tired at 170.


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This has been a great thread! I just did W1D1 yesterday, will be doing W1D2 tomorrow. I walked 3.5, ran at 4.3. I thought I was running so slow but that was about the best I could muster. Looks like I'm not that far off from lots of other folks though! My HR ended up around 180, though, which is technically my max! My HR tends to run really high though, and my doc said not to worry about it. Anyone have something similar?

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I am on W6D2 and walk at a 4.0 and start my run at a 5.5 but increase the speed 1/2 way to 5.7 and as I get to the last 5 minutes I go to 6. As crazy as it sounds I then go to a 6.3-6.5 or so for the last 2 minutes. Pushing it is the only way to increase your speed. I cannot wait to get a good outside run it. Our weather has not allowed it.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.


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I just finished W4D1 yesterday. I have a gym membership as well as a treadmill at home. I dont know if my home treadmill is calibrated incorrectly, but I find that I can only walk at 3.2 comfortably on it and I run at 4. When I go to the gym I typically walk at 3.8-4 and run at 4.5. This is my second attempt at this & I mostly ran at the gym the first time I tried this, and ended up with shin splints. Now Im mostly doing it at home. I guess Im not worried about my speed after reading the other posts. I know it will come!

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I am doing W7D2 on wednesday and I am running at 5 - 5.3 mph. I will increase speed when I can run 30 min easily at that speed. I want to run at 6.3 mph eventually.

I'm Joon. I'm 5'.
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for those of us who like the mechanics of things, here is a website that discusses breathing, stride, height and increasing speed:

http://www.brianmac.co.uk/economy.htm



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I am doing my W4D3 now and I am walking at 3.2-3.5 and run at 4.7. It really works for me and I noticed if I will run faster that I can not finish the race. So to keep up and not being tired very fast I am at this pace.

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I learn so much from these message boards. I love the treadmill now - I used to find it easier doing my training outside but I think I've worked out how to use the treadmill so it's easier - or maybe I'm just fitter?!?! emoticon

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I am so glad that I found this team.

I am on week 1, day 3 and I have been walking at 3.5 and running at 5 mph.

I am going to slow this down to walking at 3.3 and running at 4.3 and see what happens. I was having trouble getting through some of my intervals at the end.

I hope this helps so I can stick with it.

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The info in this thread has been so informative. I've been running at about a 4.5 and I thought I was going so slow. This thread has been very affirming and encouraging for me. I, too, have long legs so I tend to walk at a 3.8 to 4.0. I'm running for about 30 minutes now and then walking for another 20. My goal is to get my speed to a 30 minute 5K by April 16.

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I just finished week 1. On the treadmill with 0 incline. Trying to go light on my legs this time around because I injured myself last year trying to start out on the sidewalk. Not good. OK, so my running pace is 5.3 (11:30 min/mile) and walking is 3.9 (15:30 min/mile). It feels slow. It's hard for me to not want to run faster. But I know I need to keep it slow or I will develop shin splints again. So far, so good!

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Looking forward to starting week 5 tomorrow. Slowly creeping up the running speed, but still like 3.5 for the walking segment. My first 5K for the year is on Saturday, plan to use the w5d3 workout for the run/walk.

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Very good information in this thread!

I'm Joon. I'm 5'.
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Ran 10K race on Nov. 28th, 2010 in 1:10.
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Ok got w1d2 done last night on the treadmill. Started walking at 3.5 but quickly bumped it to 3.7. Still felt slow but I wanted to actually have to turn up the speed to run lol. Started my runs at 4.5 but also quickly bumped it to 4.7. Ran two segments at 5.0. Looking forward to w1d3 tomorrow!!

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This is great information - thanks to all! I'm hitting the treadmill tonight for w1d2 and based on the speeds I tried to self-train with last year (which didn't go so well!), I was planning to aim right around where a lot of you are saying - 3.5-4 for walking and 4.5-5 for running. We'll see how it goes tonight!!


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a little trick my wife taught me was to start a little slower and slowly build speed. So say you start running at 5.8. After 5 minutes go to 5.9 then after 5 more minutes go to 6 and so on. It has really been god for me as I go longer than if a just started out at 6.

It made it a lot easier going from the 30 minutes to 40/45/50/60 minutes. Start slow and go longer.

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I just finished W3. I'm at about 3.8-4.0 walking and 4.7-5.0 running.

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I am in week 7 now and, like Joyofthemorning, found that I had to slow down during my runs as I progressed in the program. Everything I have read says focus on building your endurance first... speed will come.

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Just finished Week 3 running/walking at 4.5/3.5! Felt great today and now I'm looking forward to week 4.

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I just finished w2d3 today and I've been running at 5.2 and walking at 3.6. I think I'll reassess as the time intervals get longer. My heart rate ends up at around 165 at the end of my running intervals, which I think is good for now.

So interesting to read everyone's answers to this question though!

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I have one more day left to the C25k program. I began walking @ a 3 and running @ a 5.5. However, as I continued the program and the running distances became longer, I found that in order to maintain a good distance and be able to carry a conversation (a great measure of perceived rate of exertion), I needed to drop the running to a 4.5.

After the C25K, I plan to continue my training to a 10K program and then I will begin working on pace running. This is a running technique that helps to increase speed. Basically, you begin the running workout at your usual, comfortable speed (for me 4.5) It is at this speed that you rest into a comfortable breathing pattern of inhaling for three steps, exhaling for 2. Then, after a distance, usually a 1/4 mile, you increase speed to a breathing pattern of inhaling for 2 steps to exhaling for 1 (5.5 for me), and run that for 1/8 mi. Then, drop back down to the 3:2 ratio for anther 1/4 mi, then back up to the 2:1 breathing ratio for another 1/8 mi, etc. This pace running is how athletes increase their speed over time.

This is a lot of information and comes after a lot of training. I would say when your beginning and working on the C25K, it would be more effective to concentrate on endurance, rather than speed.

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I was running at 5.4 and walking at 3.6, however, I have developed posterior shin splints and I think it's from running too fast for too long a distance. I am going to slow down to 4.8 for running and 3.4 for walking. I don't want to have to quit so I'm hoping that going slower will allow me to keep going.

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also glad i read this today. i started the program on week 3 last week. day 1 i was running at 6.5 and wanted to DIE. so i slowed down to 5.8 running and kept it at 3.8 for walking. this seemed to work for me the rest of the week last week. i started week 4 today and all went well.

i try to guage by if i finish the distance it recommends for the c25k program. today i was spot on with how far i should have gotten in the designated timeline. i have about 5 months until my first race so i hope to finish the program and then speed up after that until the race day.

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I am so glad that I read this post. I just started running again; because it is cold out I have been using the treadmill. I just did my week 1, run 1 this morning. I set it to a 2% incline, I was walking @ 4.2 and running @ 6.2. I felt good after it but during it I wanted to quit. I think I might bring both paces down a bit just to guarantee that I finish the program. I can always increase it if I am feeling good! Thank you so much for the information!


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I did this program last year and ran my first 5k in November. I have restarted the program again using a treadmill over the winter months. I walk at a 3.6 and jog mostly at a 4.6. I bump it up to 5 once during my run for about 3 to 5 minutes for that extra push.

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From reading everyone else's post it seems like I may be getting ahead of myself speed-wise: I am on W6D3, and walk at 5.6 ("3" incline) and do longer runs (longer than 5 minutes) at 6.6, and shorter runs at 7.1-7.5 depending on how I'm feeling. I determined these speeds by what is challenging but not gasping-for-breath challenging. I am a beginner training for a half marathon.

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As a beginner, I tend to walk at 3.6 and run at 4.6, my plan is to bump those points up as I go, but I think a comfortable heart rate is a good gage of speed.

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I took my running speed down to 5 and my HR never went above 140, so I guess I'll stick with that. I hope to speed up later, but I agree that endurance is my priority. Good luck everyone!

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Maybe I'm pushing to hard? Today I completed W2D3 and my running was at a speed of 6 and walking at a speed of 4. I barely make it to the end of the running portion, but don't seem to have a problem with the walking. I am not in "good" physical condition, but am not to terrible bad either. Should I knock it down a notch????

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Take it as slow as you need to!!! I graduated c25k doing 30 min at 4.0... and now I'm at 5.5mph!



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I completed W1D2 last night and I walk at 3.2 and jog at 4.6. I think it all depends on what you are comfortable with.

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I just read the rest of the post. My HR averages 150s, but my max (at the end of an interval is 170-180s). Hmmmm....but at least my 4.6 to 5 seems to be on track with Runners World.



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I just finished my first week of C25K, so this is all I have to base the answer off of.

I ran 4.6 on 2 days (and 4.8-5.0 on the last day) and walked at 3.6. I plan on maintaining this speed the duration of the C25K program so I can focus on increasing the duration of running. Once I am more comfortable running longer distances, then I will increase the speed!

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I walk at 3.5 and run between 4.8 and 5.5.

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I have finished the C25k program and I have long legs. When I started I was walking at 3.5 and running at 5. Now I walk from 3.5 to 4.2 and run on average at 6mph.

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I've been running on a treadmill since it got cold out...I walk at 3.5 and run generally at about 4.7. That pace seems to work for me...I'm on week 7 now.

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the running book said beginners should have a heart rate between 120-140 I think. Check your heart rate and adjust your speed that way.

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I run at a very slow pace 3.0 or 3.1 is this bad..?

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I guess we don't want to start off too fast and end up not succeeding with the program. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

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I guess I should slow down. I think I'll try 5 today and see how that goes. emoticon

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Holly, I have been walking at 3.5 and running at 5.

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Oh good to know. I have been running at 5 too. Maybe I should slow down a bit.

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I just posted a similar question under week 1. I've only done two days but so far I'm walking at 3.7 and jogging at 5.6. I have no idea if this is on target. What speeds have you been doing?

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I was running at 5 and walking at 3.5, but I read the runners world running book and it said to go even slower, so now I'm running at about 4.4-4.6

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I was curious what other people are walking and running at (mph) for your workouts? I know everyone is different, but I just wanted to gauge where I am at.

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