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SCRAPPINPOLLY SparkPoints: (83,133)
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6/17/13 8:56 A

Hi and welcome to Spark People! It's great to have you here!! Jump right in and make yourself at home and just take it one day at a time! We can do this together!

Good luck on your 5K!

BILL60 Posts: 292,019
6/17/13 7:46 A

Welcome to SP. The very best to you on your journey.

WINACHST SparkPoints: (13,924)
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6/16/13 9:42 P

It took me about 9 months before !\I could run more than 1/10 of a mile without stopping. Why? because I did not know how to run. Then I came across some podcasts that coached me while running:
runningmatemedia.com/podcast/

Todd Lange is the coach and he is what got me running. I have since ran a couple of half marathons, but I still use these podcasts when training. He chimes in at just the right moment that I often feel like I have him running right beside me. Check it out and maybe that will get you past that 2 mile mark


LKEITHO SparkPoints: (256,772)
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6/16/13 9:25 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,845
6/16/13 2:55 P

I'd say not to make your goal more than you can do now and be glad u can run 25 minutes as that is much more than most people can do. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,845
6/16/13 2:54 P

I'd say not to make your goal more than you can do now and be glad u can run 25 minutes as that is much more than most people can do. emoticon

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,845
6/16/13 2:54 P

I'd say not to make your goal more than you can do now and be glad u can run 25 minutes as that is much more than most people can do. emoticon

DOMI20 SparkPoints: (1,848)
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6/16/13 1:45 P

I'm training for a 5k in July. I played softball all of my life and volleyball for a few years, but towards the end of high school I stopped playing sports and put on some weight. I've now lost almost all of the weight, and feel great. In April I decided with a group of friends to run a 5k. We are all about at the same fitness level so we thought it would be fun to do together. I never really ran long distances before, so it's been a struggle. In April I couldn't even run a mile without stopping. I'm now at two miles constantly, but I've hit a plateau. I can't seem to get past the two mile mark. On the treadmill I've been able to run for 25 minutes straight, but can't seem to make it to 30 minutes. I really want to be able to run the 5k without walking. Any advice?

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