thanks liz. i added you as a friend by the way. :) i love to read about everyone running. right now i've been really wishy washy on if i should run just due to my weight. I'm now at 228.2. and because the weight isn't falling off me quick at all i decided for the final time to put it on hold. i will reconsider when i get to a lower weight. but thanks for responding!! i will eventually run again. i use to be really into running in my past so i want to get into it again eventually!
Pounds lost: 7.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,821) Posts: 66 10/10/12 4:36 P
Things happen. But, good to see that you're getting back on track.
You know, you don't have to start running any time soon. Build your base with consistent walks 3X week for the next 3 weeks
Tue 25-30 minutes, easy Thu 25-30 minutes, easy Sat or Sun: build from 2 - 2.5 miles, easy
Week 4: start your walk/run intervals, increase your weekend mileage to 3 miles
If you try to push too hard too soon, you'll set yourself up for injury; don't want that!
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I've been so indecisive about starting to run at my weight. I never did attempt a start in April which was my last post. LOL Now it's september and i am a little lighter. not a lot. maybe 10 pounds lighter then when i've posted in april. I keep going up and down by 20 pounds. :( and i think i will start for sure this time!! this time it's on the schedule for tomorrow!! again i'm doing it slow.
i'm going to start with a 10 second run and 2:50 minute walk for 30 minutes for 3 days this week.
if all goes well i will increase it by 5 or 10 seconds next week. :)
I've decided to start my run/walk program again. I never had pain so why did i quit?? I think i was being too cautious about having pain. My run/walk is pretty slow anyways so i am mostly walking for the most part anyways in the beginning. So i'm going to be back at it starting tomorrow! there is a 5k in june that i would like to train for. My goal is to run/walk it. I won't be ready to run the whole thing by that time. :)
Hey, I had a case of plantar fasciitis last year. Although it was a bit expensive, I had some custom orthotics made for my runners. Honestly it made all the difference in the world, healed my foot, and now I am able to embark on training my 200+ lb body for my first ever 10K in May. I reasoned that the cost was about equal to a gym membership for a year, so it was worth it for me. Cheers and Good Luck!
It comes down to a simple question: what do you want out of life, and what are you willing to do to get it?
i've decided to hold off on the run/walking until i lose some more weight. I had a small case i think of plantar last fall. it wasn't real painful but i had some throbbing in my foot.
Although i haven't had any throbbing in my foot since, i feel that as i start to build up to 30 minutes it might be too soon. I would feel better if i can lose even 30 pounds and than start my run/walking again.
It's a bummer and apart of me still wants to do it, but i'd rather be safe than sorry and have an injury that sets me back even more.
So back to walking on incline in intervals and walking outdoors at the park when weather permits. :)
Week 1 done. It was pretty easy actually. This week i'm going to run 20 seconds and walk 2:40. Feet are feeling good no pain. only thing is i really want to be losing weight proactively as i increase my running and i know my diet isin't the best sometimes. :(
Welcome to the team. Sounds like you are off to a good start. I need to get back to my program. It has been one illness after another at my house. probably have to go back to the week 1 workout again and start over but even that is far more than I used to do :)
Hello everyone! i have to agree with others this is my kind of team! I'm not new to running. I've ran two marathons but that was about 11 years ago and in my 20's. . Since than i'm about 105 pounds heavier than i was back than and i was even heavier earlier this year but i've lost 18 pounds.
I feel like though i am starting over with running. I also had a little case of plantar fasciitis i believe last fall although my feet feel fine now! So i am trying to ease into running.
I"m starting with a run/walk of walk 2:45 and running 15 seconds. Will increase by 5 to 10 seconds each week, three times a week. Hopefully by summer i will have shown some weight loss and will be in better condition by that time with running. Happy to be on the team!
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