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MAIM138
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6/27/13 4:09 P

If you have a smart phone there are tons of free apps you can download that will give you cues during the C25K runs.



AMANDAREB
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6/26/13 10:22 P

Good Luck. I totally recommend Couch to 5K- it started me off from never running to eventually running a marathon. I continue to keep running- it's now my go-to exercise. But the full program is 9 weeks long. But if your goal is to run some of the 5K, it should work for that too.



SARAHEGILROY
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6/26/13 8:20 P

Most of my friends that run races have started with Couch to 5K. I am going to start it myself shortly.



LOTSACATS
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6/26/13 3:10 P

Couch to 5K is also a great training program to get you from not running at all to running for miles. It definitely worked for me. I had never run a mile straight in my life until I tried C25K and it got me up to running over two miles straight before I hurt myself and had to stop running.



MNNICE
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6/26/13 1:45 P

I used the plan at podrunner.com. It's a free download and you just run to the beat of the music. Very motivating music also.



DLITE719
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6/25/13 10:46 P

Just completed day 1 week 3 for the 5k virtual walk/jog race. I feel pretty good. emoticon



LISSAFROG
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4/17/13 12:03 A

Thanks for the encouragement. I'm so impressed as to how nice people are here.



MLAN613
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4/14/13 8:28 A

Good luck as you train and have fun.



LISSAFROG
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4/14/13 2:48 A

Exactly what I was looking for. Many thanks!



MOTIVATED@LAST
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4/13/13 3:16 A



LISSAFROG
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4/13/13 2:16 A

First 5k for the American Heart Association coming up. Great at walking, but would like to run some. What are your best ideas for training in the next 5 weeks?



 
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