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7/16/12 11:02 P

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Slow down. When you first start running you want to do it for endurance, not for speed. Slowing down will also decrease your HR.

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7/16/12 10:43 P

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I started walking 30-60 minutes per day in March, began strength training and cardio 3x per week in May.

A few weeks ago the trainer at my club recommended I add interval training to my workout, so I had been doing a run 1 minute, walk 2 minutes pattern. Then I found this program. I just started week 2 of the RRP. I'm pleased that I was able to do the run 2 minutes/walk 3 minutes 5 times. (yeah me!) The last 30 seconds of each run was hard because breathing became difficult, but I pushed through it.Still haven"t established a good breathing rhythm.

85% of my max heart rate is 147. At times during my workout my heart rate goes up to 164 or higher. Is this dangerous, or is it OK when doing intervals?

Also, when I'm walking in between the runs, should I be walking at higher pace or should I be going down a bit in order to recover more?

Thanks for your help!

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