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Hi there,<br><br>
Welcome to Kickrunners.com and here is the Starting Gate - Your first port of call as you start to embrace and enjoy running and the community here.<br><br>
On this site we have a Starting Plan to get you from Start to Finish, building you from Starting off, to completing a 5K in just two months - It's very similar to the C25K Plan, written back in the nineties, which you may have heard off elsewhere, just updated for today following feedback over the years from successful graduates of the programme.<br><br>
We also have programmes to take you beyond the 5K goal, and will soon have more programmes available here for you to enjoy. I'm available to help anyone and everyone, either in the Forum, or if you prefer to PM me I will get back to you as soon as I can.<br><br>
This Thread should be a good place for you to Introduce yourself to the Kick! Running Community, and to get you started, I'll let you know something about me. I'm 49, live in Dublin, Ireland, and have been running since school days. I have 22 marathons to my name, and lots of other races at all sorts of distances. I have been coaching and putting something back into the running world since the early 90's, and have devised the Up to 5K plans here at Kickrunners.<br><br>
I am a regular visitor Stateside, having run many races in the US and Canada, and made many friends through running, maybe you will meet me at the next Big Kickrunners meet (Philadelphia in Nov 07 is looking like a wild party!). So, that's a little about me, lets hear from you - And Welcome to the Home of Community Running.<br><br>
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Hi, everyone. This is my first post ever! I am relatively new to running. I followed the C25K program last summer and started running regularly. I just celebrated my 30th birthday and I live in New York City. My goal is to run a half marathon before I turn 31. Thanks for the welcome!
 

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Hi<br>
I started the C25K plan 5 weeks ago. I have had to repeat a couple of runs so I am slightly behind on where I should be. I have always found running really hard so its been great reading through the posts on here and seeing I am not the only one starting at the bottom. My aim is do to a 10k run next June (there is a half marathon the same day but I think that might be a bit of a big ask for me) so fingers crossed I can keep going through the extremely wet Irish winter and be a proper runner come Spring!<br><br>
Cheers<br>
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Hi, I am new here too. i started running 6 wks ago and have recently started the C25K program. My sister has been running for several years and I keep telling her I will do a 1/2 marathon with her so maybe this next year!<br>
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Hi everyone, and welcome to Kick - Great to have you on board. Apologies for the disruption in service as soon as you arrived, hope it doesn't affect your enjoyment of the site too much.<br><br>
Keep us posted as to how things go with the C25K and your running. You'll find the crew here are helpful and also have great senses of humour, so expect a few laughs as well.<br><br>
If you need any help at all, post here or PM me directly, and you will get an answer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
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Hello everyone. I am new to running. Tomorrow I am completing wk 7 of couch25k. I grew up as a competive swimmer and still continue to lap swim 3 days a week. After my daughter was born I needed a new challenge so I decided to try running. So far it is going well which is surprising since running has always been difficult for me. It is much easier to push myself in the water. My first 5k is Oct 7th so that will be the real test. If it goes well I am going to train for a biathlon Dec 1st. I very much appreciate the environment here and look forward to learning so much from the experience of the runners here. And, if anyone needs swimming advice please feel free to message me....i have years of swim team coaching and lesson giving under my belt. I have also gave private swim lessons to several iron man competitors over the years.<br><br>
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Welcome to KR! Good luck with the 5k. Post a report after in the Race Reports section... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Yes, the biathlon starts with a 1000 meter pool swim and a 5k run. I want to see if I can finish a 5k run before I decide to train....the swim will be cake it is the run I am concerned with.
 

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ha! I'd be the other way around. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Welcome Birdie!
 

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hello everyone hows it goin im jonathan ive have recently decided to start running to get in better shape and to start races <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Welcome Jonathan,<br>
I just recently started running again after a long layoff.<br>
Have you checked out the training programs on this site? They have a begineers 5K schedule that might be just what you need to get to that first race. How far and often are you running now?
 

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Hi, Jonathan! Welcome to KR, and good luck with your running!
 

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actually i havent started yet lol i plan to start next week or the week after. my friend Bikegirl sent me a 5k schedule thats how i found this site lol
 

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My best advice is to start SLOW! Lots of walk breaks. I tried once to do too much too soon and it doesn't work. Follow the schedule and you'll be amazed how fast the body adapts.
 

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Hi Everybody,<br><br>
I am somewhat new to running and very new to this site. I finished C25k in June, Completed OHR last week, and have run in three 5k's so far.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/occasion14.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="occasion5"><br><br>
I can't believe I have advanced as much as I have. My main concern is running this winter. I live in Wisconsin. Do they make tights for short fat guys?<br><br>
Love the site so far.
 

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Hi JP!<br><br>
I am sure you can find tights in your size, although you might have a little extra fabric around the ankles. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy"> At least that's how it works for me!<br><br>
If you can't find them locally, there are online sites you can buy from.
 

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Hi gang! Found a link to this site from one of the other running sites (won't say which one!) and I must say that you guys seem a LOT friendlier!! Don't get me wrong, I got some nice replies and helpful responses from runners on the other site and everything, but I always felt like I was intruding on an exclusive clique whenever I posted to that forum. Maybe that perception is just my own... but since I'm a n00b, I'm looking for friendly folks, not a cold shoulder! You all seem like a lot of fun - which is just my style. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/cool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Cool"><br><br>
Anyway - My name's Suzanne, I live in the tiny state of Delaware, not far from Philadelphia, PA. I just started running in July, trained on a treadmill using C25k, and a few weeks ago I decided to start taking my runs outside... although I think I did too much too fast because I'm now sidelined for the next five or six weeks with stress fractures in my right tibia. Which, btw, SUCKS.<br><br>
So - I'm here to get my running "fix" while I heal... to meet new folks... to learn some stuff... and maybe HAVE A BEER with you guys!
 

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Hi Sooze! Thanks for jumping in and giving us such a nice intro! Sorry to hear of your injury - you aren't alone though. Lots of new runners get caught by the running bug and feel so good that they do too much and get some type of running injury. Mine was ITBS . . . but live and learn . . . and eventually we force ourselves to slow down til we get a good enough base built up and then can go forward with more gusto.
 
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