This Challenge ended 2 years ago

About this Challenge:

Ease into running with a Couch to 5k Challenge. Run following a podcasts' instructions to begin without burning out.

Final Challenge Progress Results

artica Total Progress: 12.41 %  (Down 26.2 lb)
cybersweetie7 Total Progress: 12.05 %  (Down 22.0 lb)
dcgarage Total Progress: 10.44 %  (Down 31.0 lb)
Lisette831 Total Progress: 10.18 %  (Down 22.5 lb)
SlushKitty Total Progress: 10.08 %  (Down 20.4 lb)
CS_Man Total Progress: 8.70 %  (Down 22.0 lb)
PRose85 Total Progress: 6.94 %  (Down 17.0 lb)
robertson09 Total Progress: 5.83 %  (Down 11.8 lb)
NuKim4ya Total Progress: 5.64 %  (Down 12.8 lb)
kkn1 Total Progress: 5.59 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
shaydon Total Progress: 5.43 %  (Down 10.8 lb)
lmglaus Total Progress: 5.06 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
Jcsmonogram Total Progress: 4.89 %  (Down 16.2 lb)
Unicornrabbit Total Progress: 4.87 %  (Down 7.6 lb)
Lifeguardette Total Progress: 4.76 %  (Down 7.2 lb)
marytheslyfox Total Progress: 4.22 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
BelindaMomof4 Total Progress: 4.19 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
Stan2 Total Progress: 4.15 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
gtwnlawyer Total Progress: 4.13 %  (Down 10.5 lb)
cyncity37 Total Progress: 4.00 %  (Down 9.2 lb)
BooBooPookyMeekersSammy Total Progress: 3.98 %  (Down 6.4 lb)
Genna8 Total Progress: 3.67 %  (Down 9.0 lb)
kodalyteacher Total Progress: 3.64 %  (Down 7.4 lb)
kellybednarik Total Progress: 3.45 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
carlson190 Total Progress: 3.43 %  (Down 6.0 lb)
kellygrl618 Total Progress: 3.36 %  (Down 5.2 lb)
Mtnbikrdr Total Progress: 3.33 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
catlynk Total Progress: 3.10 %  (Down 7.0 lb)
kerstenmarie Total Progress: 3.07 %  (Down 6.2 lb)
BRYNCLAIRE Total Progress: 3.07 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
TaraAvo Total Progress: 2.96 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Shannak Total Progress: 2.85 %  (Down 5.0 lb)
anastasia beaverhousin Total Progress: 2.74 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
Hawkeyes Total Progress: 2.05 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
marciaw468 Total Progress: 2.03 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
antenorf Total Progress: 2.02 %  (Down 4.4 lb)
Loopygirl1 Total Progress: 1.83 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
katrina gonzales Total Progress: 1.79 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
audball81 Total Progress: 1.77 %  (Down 2.7 lb)
Lesley22 Total Progress: 1.73 %  (Down 3.2 lb)
klaw1321 Total Progress: 1.67 %  (Down 2.4 lb)
lildeviltrisha Total Progress: 1.59 %  (Down 4.0 lb)
rebelwithaz Total Progress: 1.57 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
WannaBeSlim Total Progress: 1.53 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
swimwsu76 Total Progress: 1.50 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
zawadzkia Total Progress: 1.44 %  (Down 2.2 lb)
vcornick Total Progress: 1.40 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
mokinac Total Progress: 1.35 %  (Down 1.5 lb)
CariElle72 Total Progress: 1.17 %  (Down 3.0 lb)
mondzo_ë Total Progress: 1.15 %  (Down 1.8 lb)
walarsha Total Progress: 1.11 %  (Down 2.0 lb)
LadyCrystal Total Progress: 1.10 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
stepgirl69 Total Progress: 1.02 %  (Down 1.6 lb)
ralp44e Total Progress: 0.94 %  (Down 2.5 lb)
bellafia Total Progress: 0.71 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
susiesunshine Total Progress: 0.71 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
kkimberling Total Progress: 0.61 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Robynhud Total Progress: 0.60 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
alybtiny Total Progress: 0.52 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
Love2bAlive Total Progress: 0.46 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
arobicha Total Progress: 0.44 %  (Down 1.0 lb)
Rumble Kittie Total Progress: 0.42 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
BPD Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
Nevermore Total Progress: 0.34 %  (Down 0.8 lb)
TC1 Total Progress: 0.31 %  (Down 0.5 lb)
kennemerk Total Progress: 0.26 %  (Down 0.4 lb)
hcp96 Total Progress: 0.19 %  (Down 0.3 lb)
Mmmily Total Progress: 0.12 %  (Down 0.2 lb)
mswunder10 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
SabrinaDeLong Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
kjoe51689 Total Progress: 0.00 %  (Steady 0 lb)
Noelle1533 Total Progress: 0.27 %  (Up 0.6 lb)
bortiz95 Total Progress: 0.35 %  (Up 0.7 lb)
nacha325 Total Progress: 0.38 %  (Up 0.8 lb)
RedGoddess Total Progress: 0.56 %  (Up 1.0 lb)
sjholderman Total Progress: 0.99 %  (Up 1.4 lb)
Fadzie Total Progress: 1.08 %  (Up 2.2 lb)
Profiler Total Progress: 1.20 %  (Up 1.8 lb)
IRISHHEART Total Progress: 1.22 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
drs0009 Total Progress: 1.28 %  (Up 2.0 lb)
bonnie14 Total Progress: 1.34 %  (Up 2.4 lb)
cfeehan Total Progress: 1.72 %  (Up 2.3 lb)
dawncarlson Total Progress: 1.73 %  (Up 2.6 lb)
CR_Haag Total Progress: 1.87 %  (Up 2.5 lb)
lisaHarlow Total Progress: 2.08 %  (Up 3.0 lb)
shelburnejackie Total Progress: 2.19 %  (Up 3.5 lb)
heather2345 Total Progress: 2.51 %  (Up 7.2 lb)
LenaHyena Total Progress: 4.24 %  (Up 7.0 lb)
GirlMeetsCamera Total Progress: 4.73 %  (Up 7.1 lb)

Completed Mini-Challenges

Weeks 1 to 2

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 17 Apr 11 by mokinac
"I followed the podcast but I just got 2 miles."
Successful: 17 Apr 11 by cybersweetie7
"(Kinda) I ran, but I've been following my own routine."
Failed: 15 Apr 11 by NuKim4ya
"I'm on week 3 right now and skipped this past week because I wasn't fe ..."
Failed: 13 Apr 11 by sjholderman
"Got a late start and only ran once this week, but it was interesting to ..."


Weeks 1 to 2

Take your measurements

Guidelines:
Measure your hips, waist, bust and whatever other area's you might want to shrink and share with the group. Optional: take a before picture.
56% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 18 Apr 11 by LenaHyena
"I couldn't bear to take my measurements this week... somehow I've packed ..."
Successful: 17 Apr 11 by PRose85
"not a big change"
Failed: 17 Apr 11 by cybersweetie7
"I plan to do that though. :)"
Successful: 11 Apr 11 by gtwnlawyer
"Gut: 46 Butt: 45 Rth: 26.5 Lth: 26.5 Chst: 46.5"


Weeks 2 to 3

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
72% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 25 Apr 11 by gtwnlawyer
"Surgery on Monday, so can't run this week. Will try to get both of them ..."
Failed: 14 Apr 11 by lisaHarlow
"2 1/4 everydaty but Tuesday. ..."


Weeks 3 to 4

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 02 May 11 by Mmmily
"I was very sick this weekend, didn't even get out to walk, much less run. ..."
Successful: 02 May 11 by dcgarage
"Not a problem! It's going better than I expected."


Weeks 4 to 5

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
66% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 09 May 11 by artica
"Caught the flu this week, so was resting"
Failed: 09 May 11 by Mmmily
"I'm still behind one run."


Weeks 5 to 6

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
68% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 09 May 11 by artica
"Caught the flu this week, so was resting"


Weeks 6 to 7

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
56% Successful

Latest Results Feedback

Failed: 22 May 11 by kellybednarik
"I only ran half of day 2 because I had terrible pain in my knees and calf ..."


Weeks 7 to 8

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
50% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 8 to 9

Run three times following the podcasts' intervals

Guidelines:
Download Robert Ullrey's podcasts and use his cues to guide your run.
52% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Weeks 8 to 9

Re-take measurements

Guidelines:
Re-take the measurements you made in week one and see how you've changed. Did you bulk up your chicken legs or slim down your tummy? Share your victory with the group. Optional: Take an after picture.
41% Successful

Latest Results Feedback



Latest Challenge Posts

I ran 5k!
On Saturday I ran in a Police/Firefighter Memorial 5k and completed it in 35 minutes! I walked for less than 15 seconds right before I hit 3 miles. I was starting to get discouraged because I'd yet ...
by Mmmily on 30 May 11 07:51 PM
Yeah!!!
Congrats! That's awesome :D I love looking forward to my next run
by Lisette831 on 11 May 11 12:44 PM
Too quiet!
I just finished day 2 of week 5...I feel awesome! I just got back from a vacation and while I managed to get all of my workouts in, my diet sucked and I gained a couple of pounds. :( I am feeling a ...
by Loopygirl1 on 05 May 11 09:53 AM
Couldn't complete a run
I totally understand as I am stuck on week 4 and it's hard to stay motivated to keep trying at it, but we can do it. So what if we don't finish it in 9 weeks, I plan to just keep trying.
by Lifeguardette on 04 May 11 07:27 PM
Article in Prevention
Hi all, hope the running is going well. I know it's tough, and I got a late start myself, but I'll start week 2 on Friday or Saturday & hopefully catch up:oops: I just read a work-out plan ...
by sjholderman on 12 Apr 11 11:54 PM

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 Challenge Ended

This challenge ended on Tuesday 07 June 2011.

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Challenge Info

status: Completed
ended: 06 Jun 11
duration: 9 Weeks
reporting: Once a Week
participants: 176
privacy: Public
administrators: sjholderman
created: 24 March 2011

All Mini-challenges:

1. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 1 to 2 )
2. Take your measurements ( weeks 1 to 2 )
3. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 2 to 3 )
4. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 3 to 4 )
5. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 4 to 5 )
6. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 5 to 6 )
7. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 6 to 7 )
8. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 7 to 8 )
9. Run three times following the podcasts' intervals ( weeks 8 to 9 )
10. Re-take measurements ( weeks 8 to 9 )


Rolling Challenge Performance:

The week to week running total weight lost

Week 9:

All Participants 1.16 %  (Down 378.2 lb)

Week 8:

All Participants 1.00 %  (Down 326.1 lb)

Week 7:

All Participants 1.00 %  (Down 326.9 lb)

Week 6:

All Participants 0.83 %  (Down 270.9 lb)

Week 5:

All Participants 0.77 %  (Down 251.1 lb)

Week 4:

All Participants 0.63 %  (Down 206.4 lb)

Week 3:

All Participants 0.50 %  (Down 163.6 lb)

Week 2:

All Participants 0.44 %  (Down 142.8 lb)

Week 1:

All Participants 0.24 %  (Down 77.5 lb)

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