Wednesday, September 19, 2007

C25k: Week 9, Day 1

Today has only just begun, but it already is replete with milestones. Today's Week 9, Day 1 run pushed me over the 100-mile mark for miles run thus far this year (for my runs tracked on Running Ahead - my total mileage is more like 144 miles, if I count all runs starting from W1D1 of my first time through C25k). It also means that I have now entered a new city on my virtual Route 66 road trip. Funk's Grove, Illinois, look out! Daniel Terner is in town, tearing up the pavement!

Another milestone today: my weight jumped up 3 pounds since the last time I checked, putting me pretty much right back where I was when I started this go-round of C25k. But we won't talk about that one, will we?


  1. I just found your blog while searching Google on "post C25K," as I'm looking for the next program after C25K. Great blog! Definitely going to subscribe.

    Wow, we're almost at the same point of the C25K training program. I'm on Week 9, Day 2 today (i.e., 9/20/07).

    I wouldn't fret too much about your weight. The weight loss will naturally come with the running, especially over time. If you need encouragement & support, you're welcome to read my recent blog post about how to deal with weight gain, (or rather, how I'm currently coping with the gain of a few recent pounds while running c25k!), I can certainly relate to what you're going through!

    Congrats on reaching so many great milestones! I bet you feel on top of the world, having accomplished so much since you first began!


  2. Thanks so much! C25k has really been a wonderful experience for me, both times through. I'm not particularly discouraged about the weight loss (or lack thereof): I'm only 8 pounds above my goal. My first time through C25k I actively dieted and wound up dropping 30 pounds (surpassing my goal). This time through I didn't really diet at all, though I still kept track of changes. It doesn't surprise me that I haven't lost anything, therefore. Running is great exercise, but C25k alone doesn't burn enough calories to cause weight loss unless there's a diet change that accompanies it. After I move on to One Hour Runner, or Hal Higdon's Spring Training, and I start putting on some real mileage, I imagine I'll start shedding those 8 pounds then. In the meanwhile, I'll definitely head over to your blog for encouragement! Please feel free to join the forum at or, as well, there's a group of us all finishing C25k at the same time that have started a support group on Facebook (linked a few entries prior) as we progress to OHR and/or HHST. We'd love to have you!

  3. Congratulations Dan! I think you're doing wonderfully, and you'll be an inspiration to many people with your same goals.

    Don't ever get disheartened; but most of all, drink plenty of water (at least 8 big glasses a day!) to flush out all the garbage that your body retains when eating.

    I see that rain can have a big effect on your ability to run sometimes - have you looked into some exercise equipment that can easily be stored away?

    Fitness Factory Outlet, is great and one of the cheapest that I've been able to find on-line.

    Keep up the great work and kudos to you! ;)
    ~ Swan

  4. Good work

  5. Well done, Dan. As a C25k "graduate", I think it's one of the best things I've ever done. I'm now up to 7km easily, and look forward to following your journey.