I have to give kudos to C25k, it was the reason I am running today. I started and stopped it twice on a treadmill(dreadmill ill), never completing it. Guess third time is a charm...I tried it again, running outside with my husband by my side. I did it. Now 14 months later I can run a half marathon!!!
I currently went back to the C25K program. I'm on Week #3. I love running because it is such a great stress reliever. Right now, I'm testing my new running shoes. When you start running, make sure you have some good shoes.
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I also use Jeff Galloway method, run a minute or two, then walk a minute depending on your pace. I never completed couch to 5K because I found I enjoyed running better if I take walk breaks. Now I find I have arthritis in my back so I will always run/walk or fast walk.
Finished: Walt Disney World Marathon, January 13, 2013. Finished: Disney Princess Half, February 2013 Finished: Orange Blossom Half and 5K, March 3, 2013 Finished: Divas Half, N Myrtle Beach, April 2013
From Couch to 5K is good and another really good one is Jeff Galloway...I started with him to help get me over the hump and I really like his plan. Here's a link to a group on SparkPeoples that I belong to which uses his approach: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_ individual.asp?gid=33873
Most people use a C25k training plan to start running. It slowly builds you up from one minute runs during week one (alternating between walking and running) with a gradual work up to running a little bit more each week. Since you are a fast walker, you already have a good cardio base to begin with.
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