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11/29/09 8:57 A

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Yes, I do exercise on non-running days.

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11/29/09 12:47 A

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Personally I do c25k 6 days out of 7. I know that a lot of people would say that's too much, but I listen to my body and I know the difference between "I need proper rest" aches and "I'm just complaining about exercising" aches lol.
I have been ignoring my strength training a bit in order to build up my cardio fitness so I need to fix that, but I'll probably do that every 2nd day.

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11/28/09 7:59 P

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I run on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays
I workout with a Personal Trainer for on hour on Monday and Thursday.
I do rowing, weightlifting and core work on Saturdays.
Sunday is my day off.
Wednesday is my light day. I walk and do yoga.

For me, the strength training and core work really help my running form and endurance.

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11/28/09 6:42 P

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You guys are the greatest. Thanks for all the comments. I think part of it is just working my way up to working out everyday and having that energy each and every day. Little by little I will get there.

Gail
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11/28/09 5:08 P

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See what I mean about these members? Lots of good advice and willingness to help. Good job everyone! Have a great weekend.

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11/28/09 12:15 P

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I'm only on week 3, but I've found that it's actually much, much more difficult for me to run when I haven't done some crosstraining the day before. Even just getting my heartrate up for 10 minutes or doing some pilates or yoga really, really helps me. I would suggest listening to your body and taking it easy, but still spend a few minutes crosstraining, maybe with lighter weights than you usually use.

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11/26/09 10:51 P

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I have terrible flexibility. I stretch a lot. On non-running days I strength train and use an elliptical trainer. The minimum time I spend on the elliptical is 30 minutes. I also walk when I am sore.

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11/25/09 8:14 P

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Most days, yes. Usually it is some other kind of cardio, like walking, bike, elliptical, or a class, or I'll go and do strength training. If my body says "no" though I will take a day off from exercise.

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11/25/09 5:34 P

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Such great advice already! Thank you.

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11/25/09 2:05 P

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I run four days a week; three of those days are for 45 - 60 minutes, I do two days of xtraining (riding my bike, swimming, aerobics or light weights) 1 day I do a long endurance run and 1 day I totally rest. If you are not working on a long distance race, instead of the endurance, you can do one of the other cross exercise days. But, you should rest completely one day a week and only run every other day. (this works for me and I have almost two years experience)

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11/24/09 9:30 P

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Thanks for all the advice. I did feel a little better after lunch and I just did a little bit of weight lifting concentrating on my arms, nothing too strenous. Hopefully tomorrow I will be back to normal and ready for another run.

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11/24/09 8:36 P

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I'm just started week 5 and I do cross train on the days between runs. A couple weeks ago it was a struggle and a push to make that happen. But now, I miss exercise when I need to take a scheduled day off. I run three days a week, lift weights and do core work three days a week. On lifting days I also walk or bike ride for 30 minutes. I find the cross training is really helping my running. That core strength and leg work is really helping. Take a day of rest, do something gentle and nourishing for your body. Maybe some yoga.

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11/24/09 5:40 P

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I listen to my body. On rest days if I feel like I have energy, I do some strength training and a little easy cardio of some sort. Like a nice walk or bike ride or swim. But it's important to listen to your body!

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11/24/09 4:51 P

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If your body needs to rest, then rest. You need to listen to your body and learn when it's okay to push, and when you need to rest.

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11/24/09 4:36 P

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I'm only on week 3, so I'm not a vet ;o) But, I do try to work out every day. On the days that I'm not doing the C25k I don't run though. I don't want to end up with shin or knee problems so I'm trying to take it slow. One of the team members here told me to listen to my body and I think that is great advice!

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11/24/09 4:00 P

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I exercise in some way each day - even if it is a walk around my neighborhood or stretches & resistance band work. But, I have not started the program yet, so I'm curious to hear what the "vets" have to say.

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11/24/09 3:12 P

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Yesterday was my W2D1 day. Today I feel as though I hit a brick wall and just don't want to move. Last week I felt great, energized, and raring to go every day.

When you were first starting out on the program did you do some other type of exercise on your non running days or did you rest? I was hoping to do some strength training today but right now I just don't have the energy.

Gail
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