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12/11/12 8:34 A

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Hi and welcome to SP and to the team! SOunds like you are off to a very good start. It doesn't matter if you still run intervals, you are running! In fact I'm a big fan of the Jeff Galloway method which even very experienced runners use that involves running/walking intervals. I even set a pr are with it in a 5k after trying to just use straight running in other races. The short walk breaks helped to keep my legs strong and to finish just a little faster than without the breaks. Whether you continue to use some walk intervals or just run straigh through, you are on your way!
So glad you've joined us here!


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LIVELYGIRL2 Posts: 4,477
12/10/12 5:21 P

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welcome! Good for you being on Spark and this group.

I've been on Spark over a year and a quarter.

The people here are supportive and friendly. You will it! Many have overcome other things besides losing weight or getting healthier. Because when you do gain process in those areas, you get so many perks and growth in other areas.

I haven't been a member of this group that long, maybe 2 or 3 months. I started running so I could do it with my sister, who lost big time.

However, I'm just about to start running all over. I got into about 3 and half weeks and had some quirky pains in my left hip, and then my back. I hope to figure that out, and get past it. emoticon

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12/10/12 1:12 P

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Hello everyone. I'm new at Sparkpeople and also to this team, and wanted to introduce myself. I've just started running (so really still doing a combination of running and walking) but am enjoying it so far. Currently, I'm restricted to a treadmill for several non-physical reasons, but it's one of my goals to get outside and run without suffering a panic attack (they can really suck while exercising). After that, I'd love to be able to run with others, possibly in a 5k. From what I've seen on these boards so far, it looks like this community could be very helpful to me, and I'll in turn offer whatever advice I can. Thanks!

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