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Couch to 5K update – one week down

Today I completed the final run of my first week using the couch to 5K in eight weeks iPhone app. After the first run, my legs were a bit sore, and got worse over the next couple of days. The second run felt a bit better and wasn’t as hard to complete. Two days later, today, and I was able to do the third run of the week without much trouble. As a bonus, I actually felt very good this afternoon after my run. Funny how getting out and exercising a bit can make you feel better. What a concept 🙂

Two things I think I’ll do next to encourage/guilt myself into keeping up with my goal of reaching a 5K are:

  1. Spend a buck ninety-nine and buy the C25K app, so I’ll feel bad if I don’t use it; and
  2. Buy some new shoes. Mine are really, really old. If I spend $100 on a new pair, I’m going to feel pretty stupid if all I do is put them on to go out somewhere instead of running.

So, that’s where I’m at. One week down … uh, seven weeks to go until I hit that three mile mark. So far, so good!


  1. August 27, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Dave. I’m doing C25K too, and loving it. Keep going and you’ll be running 5K in no time at all. 🙂

    • August 28, 2013 at 12:49 am

      Thanks for the encouragement. Feeling pretty good so far. Can’t wait to make it to that 5K mark.

  2. August 27, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Yea yea! Get after it! I love running. It’s healthy for my writing.

    • August 28, 2013 at 12:36 am

      Hey, I’m working on it, and I’m pretty excited about how I’m doing so far. Thanks for the encouragement, Katie!

  3. August 28, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Keep going! New shoes are a good idea. I started c25k six months ago – it’s brilliant. Just don’t forget – slow and steady avoids the injuries!

    • August 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks! So far I feel great and am enjoying getting back into running. And you’re right … slow and steady. I’ve had enough injuries from trying to run too fast and too far without ramping up properly. Best of luck to you in your running!

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