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by Bigsvig
Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:20 am
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: Roll of honour 
Replies: 109
Views: 106363

Re: Roll of honour 

Name: Helena, 45 yo, Maryland, USA Completed: July 15, 2012 Started: 9 weeks prior The psychology of this app was spot on. Just about every time I'd start to get panicky, here would come that familiar voice to encourage me. I had two really bad runs - one in week 3 and one in week 4. Each time, I tr...
by Bigsvig
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:39 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Completed W5 R3!!
Replies: 2
Views: 2244

Re: Completed W5 R3!!

Me too!! Can't believe it, huh?I never would have thought I could run for 20 min straight. It feels amazing!!
by Bigsvig
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 4 run 3 sort of failed! Advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 5427

Re: Week 4 run 3 sort of failed! Advice needed

Hey, in my opinion the most important thing to decide is to not let yourself get discouraged. I had an abysmal w4r1 and r2 and suddenly r3 was fine. I have no clue why it got rough and less why it got better. I look back and see I had a million reasons that all boiled down to panic - so please don't...
by Bigsvig
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5
Replies: 9
Views: 5802

Re: Week 5

Just finished week 4 - with a bang that surprised me considering how challenging the first two runs of the week were. I even ran a few extra minutes after the cool down. Maybe that was a mistake, but I was trying to prepare myself mentally for w5- which suddenly doesn't seem so impossible. I think t...
by Bigsvig
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Run 3 down! I'm a little confused!
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Re: Run 3 down! I'm a little confused!

Hey, I think the 2-day break is only for the end of a week - not for between the runs within a week. And by 'week', I mean the ones designated in the app (week 1, 2, 3, etc) not the calendar week.

Hope this helps. Oh, and good job!!

-H (w4r3)
by Bigsvig
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Sticky: Introductions!
Replies: 529
Views: 337613

Re: Sticky: Introductions!

Hi, I am a 45 year old woman living in Maryland, USA. I entered a 5K at work on a whim and had a co-worker take me under her wing. She coached me the whole way and kept us on a regimen of run 2 min and walk 1 min. We weren't even the last ones over the finish line. Well, that experience put the bug ...
by Bigsvig
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: The Graduate Forum
Topic: A fun new running app
Replies: 5
Views: 6103

Re: A fun new running app

I just got this app even though I am not finished with Get Running because I wanted my teenager to run with me occasionally. We ran the first episode this week and it is hilarious good fun. I'm thinking it might be fun to mix it up or use to repair one's self esteem after a particularly challenging ...
by Bigsvig
Thu May 31, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Does anyone not manage?
Replies: 15
Views: 8222

Re: Does anyone not manage?

I have some real anxiety moments, too. Sometimes before a run - sometimes during. When that happens I try to remember to go over in my head encouraging posts just like all the great ones you inspired. Thanks, H (w4r2)
by Bigsvig
Thu May 31, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: O My GOODNESS W5R3 "coldfeet"? Not anymore
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: O My GOODNESS W5R3 "coldfeet"? Not anymore

Right behind you. Show me how its done!!
by Bigsvig
Thu May 31, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Not ready for prime time!
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: Not ready for prime time!

Hang in there. Tonight I'll run w4r2. Each is just as hard as the last, but I ran 5 min. <pause> I ran 5 whole minutes - twice. I would have never believed it whenI was in w1. You will get there - i know you will