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Couch to 5k or SparkPeople 5k Your Way Rookie???

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday was a good day . I ate within calories, drank my water, and got in my cardio. I didn’t realize how ready I was for spring until today. IT was 60 degrees and nice today. I was able to get in a 35 minutes walk with my youngest son. I am so ready for nice weather!!

So I was listening to SparkRadio and heard an older episode. They were interviewing a SP member who’s motivational moment was when she couldn’t help her child learn to ride a bike. I can relate to that and I’m working to fix it.

I have been walking on my treadmill at a 9.0 incline to get in shape. I think I’m ready to start a running program. I thought I was going to use the Couch to 5K program but when I searched Spark Teams I see that there’s also a SparkPeople 5k Your Way Rookie program.

I don’t have a smart phone and I’ll be training on a treadmill. I want to be able to run a 5k by the spring so I can be ready to help my son learn to ride a bike (when he’s ready).

So what’s the difference? Which one is better?

Any information you can provide would be appreciated.

Health Progress YTD
1. Eat within calories streak: 74 days (67 of 69 days this year)
2. Cardio streak: 63 days (69 of 69 days this year)
3. Drink water streak: 60 days (63 of 69 days this year)
4. Wear pedometer and track steps streak 19 days (68 of 69 days this year)
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    I started back with the C25K yesterday. I really like the program. I may have to look up the Sparkpeople 5K Training program.
    1777 days ago
  • NEWSGIRL2177
    I tried using the SparkPeople 5K training, and it didn't work as well for me. I also tried it on the treadmill, and you have to watch the clock for your intervals. I downloaded the NHS Couch to 5K podcast and used that on my iPod. This worked well for me because I ran outside and the narrator would tell you when to run and when to walk. The music wasn't too bad either.

    There are a few other podcasts out there, and most are free. I'd suggest listening to a few and seeing which ones appeals to you. Or give the SP plan a go. It's all trial and error!
    1777 days ago
    I'm loving this warmer weather too! Spring has arrived here.
    1777 days ago
    congrats on all that you are doing! I used podrunner couch to 5k program and was successful emoticon
    1777 days ago
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