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10K Challenge (not as scary as it sounds)

 
Guest
on 01/31/2013

Last fall I started a Couch To 10K program.  I walk a lot and decided to give running a try.  It went great for a couple weeks then I twisted my knee and ended up on crutches.  By the time I was ready to go again the snow was flying (I live in Sweden).

I'm itching to start again.  We've had a decent thaw and it's warmed up. Although I know we're going to get more snow I can't wait to hit the road.  

A Couch To 10K program starts you off very slowly.  The first week is basically walk 4.5 minutes jog .5 minutes repeated several times.  Week by week you increase the running and decrease the walking.  You go no more often than every other day.   The program I'm doing is 13 weeks.

I do it along with this app: Run 10K

I'm starting again tomorrow, Feb 1.  By May 1 I should be able to run 10K.  Anybody care to "join" me?  It's really not too bad.  I reckon we can provide a little encouragement to each other online.  Smile

dustytoes
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on 01/31/2013

I give you lots of credit and wish you all the best with your training!

I don't run - for a number of reasons, but I love to get out and walk on good weather days - which are few and far between this time of year in New England.  I only go 2-3 miles walking but I have hills!

This is a good idea - to have company in the challenge.

 


Ragtimelil
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on 01/31/2013

Sounds like a good thing. I can't run any more myself. Bad joints and wicked shin splints. But I do walk the dogs twice a day. (Maybe stroll would describe it better...)


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BrendaReeves
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on 01/31/2013

You just gave me an idea for an article.


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Sam
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on 01/31/2013

Oh, first I thought you mean 10k (10.000 words) of writing ;-) SY


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humagaia
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on 02/01/2013

I thought it was a $10k challenge.

Although in my youth I was great at cross country running and middle distance, I stopped running after the third time I dislocated my knee (or should that be 'someone else dislocated my knee') playing rugby. Now I use a walking stick to get around. My running days are over, sadly.


Guest
on 02/01/2013

Day one completed.  Smile

I've started a wizzle to track my progress throughout the 13 weeks.  When I have a bit more content I'll publish it so people can follow along.

So far so good!

dustytoes
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on 02/02/2013

 

brl: 02/01/2013 - 12:23 PM

Day one completed.  Smile

I've started a wizzle to track my progress throughout the 13 weeks.  When I have a bit more content I'll publish it so people can follow along.

So far so good!

That is a very good idea brl.  I'm betting it will be inspiring to people who can run, like to run and want to run, but need the motivation.  It's always best to feel you are not alone in it.

I'll definitely read your page to mark your progress. Smiley


Guest
on 02/03/2013

Smile

I technically have enough content to publish now but had a small tinge in my knee the second time I went out so I'm going to wait a bit to publish to make sure my knee will actually let me do this.  I'm doing Day Three tomorrow.  If my knee is okay I'll publish after I update the page.  If my knee acts up I'll scrap the whole thing.

Stay tuned...

Smile

Guest
on 02/04/2013

Here we go!

My Couch To 10K Running Adventure  Smile

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