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BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« on: March 21, 2009, 03:35:08 PM »
I've done couch to 5K before and liked it - now I'd be starting at the beginning again.

Are there other people in the broadway area who'd be interested in a running group? Just one running buddy would be great, a whole group would be fabulous. Evening runs around 7.00 would be pretty good for me.




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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009, 10:37:20 AM »
I can also be flexible about timing. Come on, there has to be ONE astorian who'd like to do some beginner-level jogging with me 2 or 3 times a week!

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:40:51 AM »
Way too cold for me to even think about running.  I usually start around mid-late April, when the weather gets at least to a consistent 50 degrees. 

I'm sure many others are the same way.

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 09:06:13 AM »
enigmacat, I'm a not-terribly-fast-but-fairly-experienced runner, and I would love to run with you!  My weeknights are a little out of the question, until the end of May (grad school), but weekends are golden.  Let's talk! :)

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2009, 09:56:58 AM »
not-terribly-fast-but-experienced sounds good to me, as do weekends! I'll pm you :)

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2009, 10:03:26 AM »
Okay, I think I can be persuaded to give it a try.  However, I may not advance much.  I love walking and speed-walking but I'm not one much for jogging.  I'll do it on a treadmill because there's some shock absorption there, but the unforgiving concrete's another thing.  But hey, maybe starting off really slowly may help.  Anyway, for me, I guess mornings and weekends are best because, as you know enigma, I never know how late I'll be working.

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2009, 10:18:38 AM »
  I love walking and speed-walking but I'm not one much for jogging. 

Walking is GREAT exercise too. And some speed walkers are faster than some joggers.
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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2009, 10:20:46 AM »
another convert! :D

I'm not against trying morning running though i do think i run better later in the day. i know what you mean about the hard concrete ... but i strategically saved $$ by not renewing my gym membership this year. i think the slow start helps, too.

And any time you just want to go for a walk give me a ring. I LOVE walking.

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2009, 10:37:09 PM »
I just started tonight.   I learned that I cannot have anyone run with me.   sorry.    but I am out there!

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2009, 09:39:46 AM »
another convert! :D

I'm not against trying morning running though i do think i run better later in the day. i know what you mean about the hard concrete ... but i strategically saved $$ by not renewing my gym membership this year. i think the slow start helps, too.

And any time you just want to go for a walk give me a ring. I LOVE walking.

I started going to the gym in the morning again.  So far, so good.  But I'd definitely like to supplement it with some evening walking.  I'll PM or give a ring on the days that a good for walking.  And hey, maybe I'll even work my way up to jogging.

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Re: BWAY area Couch to 5K?
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 10:32:25 PM »
I'm once more looking for a walking/running buddy, or a group of walking/running buddies, to walk/run in the evenings in the Broadway/ 30th ave/ 34th Ave vicinity.

I'm an experienced walker.
I'm a bad runner.
Join me!

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walk walk April Re: Couch to 5K?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 11:56:58 AM »
wow, ever done a search for couch, thats a popular one.
Most recently been less 5k and more couch.


NY has the Parks Run coming up in CP
April 18

http://www.nyrr.org/races/2010/calendar/april.asp

Have other walking for now, but would be up for the Astoria track later Sunday. A short visit there, and even just 10++ minutes regularly may get you to better paths.


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