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GETAGRIP4 SparkPoints: (1,930)
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3/21/13 11:12 P

Hi
Well done on getting going, sounds like you are doing really well. I love to run and always have but there are f days when I can hardly run around the block without getting put of breath and feeling like I can't go any further. So don't let that slow you down.
I did the c25k and have recommended it to a few people and its a great program. Personally when I first started it after not running for a few years I repeated a couple of the weeks a few times, because I felt like I struggled one week with all the runs so then I would repeat that week. It def helped me achieve the last week of training and helped me feel strong, so don't feel like you need to push onto the next week if you found the week you have just done very challenging. Good luck and keep going.

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3/21/13 8:29 P

Hi EMMAREVAMPED,

Congrats on taking the steps to becoming a runner. As a 7 plus year runner myself, as well as a running coach, I am here to tell you, we all have those days (even after all these years) where some runs come quite easily and others are like dragging a sled--they are quite difficult. Some of this has to do with the adaptation process--just make sure you are eating the healthiest diet you can. Your body needs the best fuel in its tank. Also make sure you are staying well-hydrated and getting a good night's sleep.

Enjoy the journey!

Coach Nancy

EMMAREVAMPED SparkPoints: (1,585)
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3/21/13 8:11 P

Hi there! I'm Emma and I've recently started a fitness regime. I've sort of made it up based on what I've researched. Here's what I'm doing:

Mon, Wed, Fri : C25K training.
Tues, Thurs: Brisk walk to the local outdoor gym (about 20 minutes each way) where I proceed to do some weight training.

I'm also following a little progressive "Do these exercises a day" type thing, but that's only a couple of jumping jacks and crunches.

I plan on Saturday being my 'Rest' day, (besides the few jumping jacks and crunches) and going on a low impact walk on sundays.

I just want to know if I'm heading in the right direction. Because I found today during my jog I was becoming much more easily fatigued than the other days. Is this because I may be doing too much too soon? or Just some of the joys that come with this exercise thing? Haha

Thanks in advanced!


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