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Old 04-30-2012, 12:23 PM
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I completed the program when I was in MN for college, and was running on the days that I wasn't biking or yoga-ing. I lost a lot of weight without changing my diet and I felt spectacular.

I want to do it again. And I vote support group!

My biggest issue is actually getting out of bed to run. I have no problem doing the running, I just can't get up early
Tomorrow my alarm is being placed out of my reach, so I have to get out of bed to shut it off
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:41 PM
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That's how I got started running! I actually jumped straight to week three because I was already active, then burned through it. My last week took me right up to the 5K I had entered.
I loved it. I tried to do a program after that to take me up to a 10K, but I didn't like how it dropped me WAY back down... it was like "hey, you can run for three miles straight? Great! Now run for five minutes and walk for two." Buh! So I just kinda did my own thing after that, adding a half mile to each short run until my long runs were six miles. And somewhere along the way I thought "What's a 10K? Six miles? Something like half-ish of a half marathon? Well why not just do a half then?" and that's when I lost my sanity.

I don't run in the mornings. I've always said that would be the #1 way to make me HATE running. XD I run right after work, or if it's the winter and I'm treadmilling it, I run later at night. So I hear you on not wanting to get up to run LOL. I like my sleep more than I like running I guess...
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:41 PM
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I am interested in it, but it's SO UNGODLY HOT HERE I don't think I could make it. Can I do a couch to 5k swim along with you, Lauren? Eve can run alongside the beach, she needs to lose a couple pounds too.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:55 PM
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I did it up to week 5 last fall, then winter hit and I HATE running in the cold. Started it again in March, but it's been put on hold because of Classic's skin infection on his feet and I refuse to run without my body guard as I live in a not-so-nice area and run at night.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:56 PM
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Beanie, once I'm out of bed, I'm totally good to go, lol. Plus I love biking/running/hiking in the morning when it's nice and crisp out. It's literally just standing up and moving that I have a hard time doing.
I have run at night before, maybe I should just go after work, which would be like 10pm at the earliest.

My goal is to get a gym membership at the local YMCA by the winter so that I don't have to stop. That and I want to cross country ski.

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I am interested in it, but it's SO UNGODLY HOT HERE I don't think I could make it. Can I do a couch to 5k swim along with you, Lauren? Eve can run alongside the beach, she needs to lose a couple pounds too.
I LOOOOVE to swim, I would swim rather than run any day! Jealous!

There is actually a vet who keeps a blog called Pooch to 5k for running with your dog.
http://www.poochto5k.com/

If Frodo wasn't such a lazypants I would so try taking him along.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:13 PM
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I did it! Well, I'm still doing it. It has helped me improve so much. But I'm stuck right now, and I think (know) it's a mental thing right now ("I can't run for that long!" when I'm sure, in reality I could).
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:15 PM
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I'd love to get more active, is there a link? I am too lazy to google on my phone... LOL (Lazy on a fitness thread.. Hmmm...)

Is it truly good for someone quite out of shape? What's the daily time commitment? Time is an issue right now with 45 plus hour work weeks until they get someone new trained...
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:22 PM
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Found it, auto fills as the first choice in google after typing in couch...

Just have to read it over...
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:35 PM
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Is it truly good for someone quite out of shape? What's the daily time commitment? Time is an issue right now with 45 plus hour work weeks until they get someone new trained...
Daily time commitment is 20 minutes, 3 times a week. So not much at all.

There are also some really good forums out there for the program, and it seems like a lot of people end up going on to run full marathons (not something I am interested in, lol).
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That's not bad, I can commit to that...

Going to read more when I get home
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