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HANNAHGRACE23 Posts: 15
1/27/10 12:54 A

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Hey all, I just read the article on here about the Spark your way to a 10K and just prior to reading it I had decided to run a half marathon in April. I have never been a runner in the past so it is a hefty goal. Anyways, in the article, there was a great schedule to follow to either run and walk it, or just straight run it, so hopefully it will do me well! I would love to hear anyones suggestions about how to stay on track with running, it can get boring! emoticon

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ALISSA_SAL's Photo ALISSA_SAL Posts: 190
1/12/10 10:39 A

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I ran a couple of races last summer and thought that they were a lot of fun. I'm really enjoying getting back into it. I agree though, after I finished the program, I started losing interest. I think I'm going to have to keep coming up with new challenges so that I can stay focused this time, once I have completed the actual program.

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JOSIENUTTER's Photo JOSIENUTTER Posts: 648
1/11/10 11:31 P

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I did Couch to 5k in 2003 and have never regretted it! :)

The easiest way to get injured is to increase your weekly mileage too much, too quickly. The C25K schedule seems to be gentle enough to alleviate most of that sort of thing (IMO).

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NSTIPECH's Photo NSTIPECH Posts: 11
1/11/10 6:04 P

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I did last year. I started training in late July and ran my race in November. Once I got the hang of what the program was asking of me, I tweaked it to make it more interesting. I thought it was a lot of fun. I had never ran before. In fact, I always used that as an excuse not to participate in activities (I'm just not good at running). I found that a person can be pretty good at anything if they just try and practice. I actually enjoy running now. I ended up saving for my own treadmill and I'm signing up for another race.

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1/11/10 6:04 P

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I did last year. I started training in late July and ran my race in November. Once I got the hang of what the program was asking of me, I tweaked it to make it more interesting. I thought it was a lot of fun. I had never ran before. In fact, I always used that as an excuse not to participate in activities (I'm just not good at running). I found that a person can be pretty good at anything if they just try and practice. I actually enjoy running now. I ended up saving for my own treadmill and I'm signing up for another race.

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NSTIPECH's Photo NSTIPECH Posts: 11
1/11/10 6:04 P

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I did last year. I started training in late July and ran my race in November. Once I got the hang of what the program was asking of me, I tweaked it to make it more interesting. I thought it was a lot of fun. I had never ran before. In fact, I always used that as an excuse not to participate in activities (I'm just not good at running). I found that a person can be pretty good at anything if they just try and practice. I actually enjoy running now. I ended up saving for my own treadmill and I'm signing up for another race.

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NSTIPECH's Photo NSTIPECH Posts: 11
1/11/10 6:03 P

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I did last year. I started training in late July and ran my race in November. Once I got the hang of what the program was asking of me, I tweaked it to make it more interesting. I thought it was a lot of fun. I had never ran before. In fact, I always used that as an excuse not to participate in activities (I'm just not good at running). I found that a person can be pretty good at anything if they just try and practice. I actually enjoy running now. I ended up saving for my own treadmill and I'm signing up for another race.

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1/11/10 5:01 P

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Hello & Welcome! :-D

I did it last year and completed it. Then RIGHT after completing it I quit runnung, because running got boring to me. ONLY because I did and still do run around my complex so it is same blocks over and over again. I picked it back up and started at week 2 and am currently on week 4 AGAIN. This time I will continue runnng after because I will be running races this year.:) Feel free to message me anytime you would like!

Keep up the good work and keep SPARKIN!

**Jodymarie**

~*I met my original goal weight of 150 lbs, now I am going for an ultimate & last goal weight of 120 lbs. Then I will maintain!*~

"Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make them all yourself."~ Unknown

Nothing tastes as good, as sexy feels! Remember that! :)

Running quote by ME!: 1 mile a day keeps the strangling of others AWAY! :)


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ALISSA_SAL's Photo ALISSA_SAL Posts: 190
1/11/10 4:50 P

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Hi All,
I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, but I'm new. :) I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Alissa, and I'm 29, and I live in CO. I'm married, and I have a 19 month old son. And, like many people, my new years resolution is to tone up and lose weight.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone else is doing or has done the Couch to 5 K running program? I actually did it last year with great results, but then I fell off the wagon, so I'm starting over. I have been running on the treadmill for the past week, but I would love to get outside once it warms up.

Hope everyone is having a great day. :)

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