Couch to 5k

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Couch to 5k

Postby trish9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 09:16 am

Has anyone else tried the Couch to 5k plan? I thought it would be a good way to get my cardio in better shape before TTC. It has been awesome! My BP has dropped by 10 points and I might be able to go down to only one medication! yay!
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Pre-eclampsia and HELLP at 23 weeks +2 days
My little love Alexander. Born and passed on January 3rd, 2010.
Underlying disorders: IgA nephropathy, chronic hypertension and Hashimoto's thyroiditis
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Re: Couch to 5k

Postby rosalinda » Tue Mar 01, 2011 04:54 pm

I've never heard of it--but it sounds wonderful. Where can I find more information, and how do I get started?
-Elissa, January 2007: stillborn at 25 weeks, severe PE, IUGR, reverse-end diastolic flow
- Chronic hypertension as of November 2007
-missed miscarriage Feb 2009
- Ismael Jaden, June 2010, 36 wks, oligohydramnios & rising BP's, my wonderful little man & the love of my life
- Janelle, September 2011, 24wks, 3days. complete placental abruption & DIC, stillborn
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Re: Couch to 5k

Postby trish9 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 06:30 pm

You can google Couch to 5k and it will bring up a site called Cool Runnings. You can print the whole 9 week plan for free. I also found an app for my Ipod/Ipad for 99 cents that talks you through each workout and gives encouragement. The workout has you alternate running and walking. It's really doable and I can feel that I progress each time.
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Re: Couch to 5k

Postby cmccaffrey » Wed Mar 02, 2011 07:35 pm

I am jumping on board. I just started day one and I am going on a month and a half of yoga every day. Hopefully I will get my body back soon!
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Mason born 10.11.10 @ 30+3 wks due to Severe Pre-E. Only lived 2.5 days
Noah born 2.1.12 @ 38 weeks thanks to lots of doctors visits, LDA, Lovenox and no preeclampsia!

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Re: Couch to 5k

Postby tree » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:27 pm

I started couch to 5K twice last year. The flu disrupted the first attempt, but the second was a rousing success. I built up to a half-marathon in about six months after I started. I think C to 5K is a great program for anyone who needs to get moving again. I am glad it is working so well for you!!
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