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NCROSE1272 SparkPoints: (173)
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5/6/13 8:33 P

My hubby took me out for a mile jog. I made it. I walked a little but not much my hubby wouldnt let me. lol gosh i love him,
I did it!!

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5/6/13 7:48 P

You should be able to walk 30-60 minutes at a brisk pace, a few times a week, and be doing that for several months before starting to run.

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NCROSE1272 SparkPoints: (173)
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5/6/13 7:45 P

I walk a mile everyday sometimes 2. I do a mile in about 20 mins walking.

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (74,150)
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5/6/13 5:27 P

I second the suggestion to go with either a Sparkpeople training program or the Couch to 5K program. I went from struggling to run 60 seconds less than a year ago to training for a half-marathon now. I also agree that you should walk before you try running and you need good shoes!

CILER11 Posts: 265
5/6/13 4:47 P

Sparkpeople has great 5K training plans. Also Runners World has some great plans online also.

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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5/6/13 1:10 P

How long are you walking? Before you can run, you must be a regular walker. :) I used SP's walking 5k training program to walk my first 5k and now I'm training to run one. It's been a hard battle, but I'm getting there.

Big tip: SHOES! GEt properly fitted for running shoes. All shoes are not created alike!

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,752
5/6/13 12:52 P

SparkPeople has some great 5k training programs that I'd recommend checking out:

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
NCROSE1272 SparkPoints: (173)
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5/6/13 12:35 P

I am not a runner at all. I want to start. My 8 yr old daughter ran a 5k this weekend and I want to start running with her. I can barely run 10 steps so I need to start slow and small. Help. Any tips or websites.. Thanks

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