You may want to look at Spark your way to 10K program. I did it, last year I took out the first few weeks because I was already running 3 miles consistently. I think it took me about 8 weeks to get there. Good Luck you are a runner.
Mary (You can call me Blitz) Florida EST CAMO Crew BLC28 - Corporal Never waste the Gift Remember we all are an experiment of 1
I am a new runner. I started running January 1, 2010 using the C25K program. I finished the program and ran my first official 5K on March 13th, 2010. I have found that I really enjoy running especially the way it makes me feel when I have achieved a new goal, ran a further distance, or beat a previous time. I am a slow runner and am working to increase my speed and my endurance. I have checked out the one-hour runner program and have read a few books trying to gather as much info as possible to make my training the best it can be. My ultimate goal is to be fit and healthy. I still have a lot of weight to lose, but I have made a lot of progress. I also want to run a 10K. I don't know how long it will take me to train. I was shocked at how quickly I went from Couch to 5K!! I am looking for a chat where experienced runners share what works and what doesn't. Any suggestions would be appreciated!!
To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible. To be all that we can be, we must dream of being more.
Welcome to the team and I'm so glad you found a love of running!
I don't win races, but I always cross the finish line. I'm not fast, but I try my best to become faster. I don't have sports endorsements or earn a paycheck, but that doesn't stop me from running. My pace does not define me. Just because "professional" does not precede "athlete" in describing me doesn't make my running any less valuable. I am an everyday athlete; leading a normal life, but with big goals and dreams. I am an athlete. I am a runner. (runzoerun.com)
current weight: 194.0
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I'm doing the couch to 5k program the pp mentioned. I'm coming back to running after having my baby. I've never ran a race before but I plan to do a 5k in may! Let me know if you end up doing the program. I found a great podcast that tells me what to do.
Ready to lose the weight!!
Braden Joseph - 2/1/2010 - my love and inspiration.
Goals: Cowtown Marathon - Feb 2011
current weight: 120.5
Fitness Minutes: (5,691) Posts: 1,702 3/27/10 7:39 P
Hi everyone. Im actually new to running but would love to run in a 5K one day! I started running on the wii fit lol but it got me to really love it. I love to go to the park and run, it just makes me feel so much better about myself!
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