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NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (75,472)
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7/30/13 12:34 P

Three days a week is perfect--you don't want to be running on back-to-back days at this point. And a C25K program will get you started on a good path. You should plan on doing run-walk intervals for the actual 5k, too, as Zorbs suggested. You'll definitely be able to make it, though! Have fun!

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7/30/13 12:27 P

Awesome. Thanks for the link! That sounds much easier then the C25K thing I tried before!

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7/30/13 12:22 P

do NOT try to run continuously. A combo of run/walk is what you should be going for.

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Edited by: ZORBS13 at: 7/30/2013 (12:23)
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7/30/13 12:20 P

I agree with the 3 times a week suggestion. Train with running/walking intervals to get yourself started. It's okay to walk part of the 5k if you need to!

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PYTHONGURL SparkPoints: (71)
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7/30/13 12:15 P

I have just agreed to do a 5k with some friends on August 31st. The thing is, I haven't run in a long time, and I never ran a lot. I am now stuck trying to get ready in 4 weeks...I know it sounds crazy, but it can be done...right?

So, any runners out there, please help me! What should I be eating? How often should I be running (internet search suggested three days a week.)? Any tips or tricks that I shoudl be aware of? Any advice is much appreciated!

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