Super Proud of my Results!

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JoelleAnn78
JoelleAnn78 Posts: 1,492 Member
I did C25K starting 3/18/13 -- did the entire program then my first 5K was the very next day.

My first race time was 33:54 and I was so proud of myself for finishing! This past weekend I did my second race and finished in 30:55! I shaved 3 minutes off my previous time. For a girl who used to weigh 399 pounds this is one of those unthinkable, only in your imagination, kinda moments.

C25K works!

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  • tycamsdad
    tycamsdad Posts: 126 Member
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    That is awesome and gives me hope that I will be able to do it. I am just starting on week 4 of training and I am registering for a 5K in the very near future so there will be a huge incentive not to quit the training.

    Congratulations.
  • KGill67
    KGill67 Posts: 87 Member
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    You ran 33:xx in your first 5k? That is impressive! I'm running my first 5k on the last day of my C25K program, and will be delighted if I finish in under 40 minutes.
  • likitisplit
    likitisplit Posts: 9,420 Member
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    That is amazing. What a wonderful gift you've given yourself!
  • romyhorse
    romyhorse Posts: 694 Member
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    Wow, you've made huge changes and they are paying off, you'll soon be under the magical 30 minute mark.
  • bttrthanevr
    bttrthanevr Posts: 615 Member
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    What an amazing victory! You are awesome! And yes, C25K works!!! YAY for us that it does!!!
  • fit4life_73
    fit4life_73 Posts: 435 Member
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    That really is impressive! Did you train outside or on a treadmill? How fast did you run when training? I just started the program for the second time and would like to focus on time along with endurance.

    Thanks
  • JoelleAnn78
    JoelleAnn78 Posts: 1,492 Member
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    That really is impressive! Did you train outside or on a treadmill? How fast did you run when training? I just started the program for the second time and would like to focus on time along with endurance.

    Thanks

    I have always run outside - never tried a treadmill or elliptical for the C25K. We run at a pretty good pace. Generally we were running about 11.5 minute miles....... I'm always able to carry on a conversation with my running partner (but he sometimes doesn't answer becuase it may be a tad fast for him!) Sometimes we were faster on the interval runs in the beginning, but we slowed it down when we started doing the longer runs (over 8 minutes). I have friends who are also running and they always comment that we run fast -- I run at a pace that feels comfortable and gets me through to the end. Both races I have given 110% and run way faster than I ever did training. The first mile of the last 5K I did was 9:44 --- That's too fast for me to maintain, but I was thrilled to accomplish it!
  • timeasterday
    timeasterday Posts: 1,368 Member
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    Wow you had some fast times! Congrats!!
  • BeingKevin
    BeingKevin Posts: 109 Member
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    That is awesome - congratulations!
  • likitisplit
    likitisplit Posts: 9,420 Member
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    Sounds like you have quite a talent for this. Way to go!
  • KathleenKP
    KathleenKP Posts: 580 Member
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    Oh. My. Word. !!! You are fast! It sounds like you will be quite an inspiration to other people. Seriously? 339 pounds? And now this?
  • PinkNinjaLaura
    PinkNinjaLaura Posts: 3,202 Member
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    Those are both amazing times. Congratulations!
  • jessiekanga
    jessiekanga Posts: 564 Member
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    Truly incredible and inspirational accomplishment. Congratulations! You've clearly worked your tail off and you deserve all the kudos that come in and more. I love knowing all that's possible. Rock on!
  • ShannonKN
    ShannonKN Posts: 152 Member
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    AWESOME!!! Great job setting up and busting through your PRs like that!
  • TyFit08
    TyFit08 Posts: 799 Member
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    That is awesome. I dream of being able to do a mile under 10 minutes. Great job and thanks for inspring
  • stellalagerfeld
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    You are an inspiration! I hope to someday finish c25k. Congratulations!
  • shelleycolton
    shelleycolton Posts: 400 Member
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    Fab well done, x
  • jbeanv
    jbeanv Posts: 32 Member
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    As someone on week 2 of the program this is SO inspiring. Congrats and thanks for sharing!
  • imafitmom
    imafitmom Posts: 116 Member
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    Woo-Hoo!! High five to you. Way to go:wink:
  • JoelleAnn78
    JoelleAnn78 Posts: 1,492 Member
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    Thanks everyone. I stand behind C25K all the way. And, I truly believe it is possible for your body to do what the mind says it cannot accomplish -- Just keep pushing through!