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Walk/run into run/walk

Sunday, February 09, 2014

In Aug 2013 I started walking 30 min 3x a week. Then my daughter started walking with me and pushed me to do 60 min 3x a week. :) We walk/run out first 5K in Oct Race for the Cure. Well this Jan she said Mom we're doing the Louisiana half marathon Jan 2015. My reaction was YOUR crazy. I can't even run one mile much less 13.1.
I have stared back walk/run jan 2. I can walk/run 2.8 miles in 45 mins so that's not to bad. We have signed up for The Color Run in April. Can't wait. I will be looking for more 5K's to do.

I would like any tips or help.

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  • SISSY64
    Thanks Kitrona. I tried the couch to 5k and could never get past the first week. Where I walk/run at is a straight road that is 2 miles down and 2 miles back. I go about 1.25 miles down and turn around. I walk 5 mins to warm up the run 1 or 2 telephone poles then walk 1 or 2 poles. I will do a search on some of the names you gave.
    1499 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    How fun to do them with your daughter! You both can do it! emoticon
    1499 days ago
    Ooh, yes! I'm waiting for registration to open for the Color Run in Chicago! I've found a whole bunch of 5ks with the same general theme, just going by different names, and some other "theme" 5ks as well, like a zombie run, a foam run, a glow run, and a bubble run. If you search for names like that, you'll likely find some that are happening near you.

    Are you using the couch to 5k program? I know of a couple different ones that are free or inexpensive, and I've seen a lot more free ones (and of course a lot of paid ones, too). I've only paid for one, and it was $2, so not something that's ridiculous. I'm still on Week 1 to Week 2 of the program, so I don't have much advice on that part, except STRETCH, but you probably already know that. :)
    1499 days ago
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