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10/16/11 12:46 P

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I started with the C25k program but liked the 5k your way walk/jog program much better because there are longer walking breaks.

"you can do anything that you set your mind to"


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10/14/11 7:53 P

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Hi. Power walking to me is walking as fast as I can and maintaining that pace. When I first started working out, I would power walk a mile in 22 minutes. I kept trying to get that faster and faster. Within few months, I was able to get that down to 16 minutes and that's pretty much where I have stayed.

I tried the couch to 5K program 3 times before I was able to finish it. So please don't give up on anything, just keep trying! emoticon





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ULVENFRU Posts: 3
8/29/11 8:23 P

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Please describe what power walking is to you and for you.

I could easily look it up on Wikipedia but I would like to know what its like for each individual. I am not sure at all I can manage to start running--things hurt you see!

I joined this team bc my sister joined this team--she is in much better condition than I and has the advantage of an in-home treadmill. I've only got the mean streets of a capital city on which to run!

Thanks for any input!

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8/6/11 8:13 P

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July was not a good month for me , I did not exercise. August i am back to power walking and i am going to be running Mon

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8/3/11 12:18 P

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I am still "starting out" but have found the C25K is not for me. I, too, would run too fast or to long and then be panting during the walk segments. The goal is to be able to carry on a casual conversation and not be so out of breath. My running store recommended the Jeff Galloway Run/Walk interval method and it has been great. They even have a little gizmo you can get that sets the intervals and beeps at you when it is time to walk, then time to run again. You set the intervals so it can be as slow or fast as your fitness level dictates. I am seeing improvements in how far my running "stretches" are by building my stamina slowly...

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8/3/11 7:32 A

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I started out with power walking and adding in running until i build my endurance up to run fully for 20 min-30min without walking in between. Take it slow

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5/2/11 11:41 A

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5/1/11 8:23 P

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I started out with the C25K program but I didn't care for it. Now I'm just adding 30 seconds to my running intervals each week (I'm really out of shape). But on my last run interval of the day I keep running as long as I can. I'm usually able to at least double my time from my normal intervals. This always gives me a bit of confidence. Right now I'm running 2 1/2 minutes and walking 2 minutes. (Like I said, I'm out of shape.) It works for me and I've learned that I can't do too much too fast or I give up.

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4/29/11 10:21 A

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When I started I just went out and ran. I started off running way too fast, but after I did it a few times and slowed my pace down I noticed that I could run a lot farther, but my average times were about the same.

I don't really do programs, I just go out and run. But now I use a GPS to track my results, try to beat my previous times, and I try to add about 10% (distance) every week.

But that's just me, I'm more of a free spirit, a lot of people really need a program to follow.

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FORMERNONRUNNER Posts: 271
4/27/11 2:05 A

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Hi Shannon,

I started out (about 4 weeks ago) trying a C25k plan. It wasn't for me. Here's why, I was running too fast during the run portion and I felt it took me too long to recover during the walk portion. What I did is slow down my pace and just continuously jogged for as long as I could. I shocked myself that I jogged 21 mins in a row (1.95 miles)!! I also in ok shape and I'm already active. Before when I was doing the run portion of C25K, I took it literally and ran too fast. What I'm doing now is just mixing it up. I'm jogging for as long as I can, walking when I need to, and I continue jogging. I go between 2-4 miles each jog and in just a few weeks I'm jogging most of it. Slowing down my pace has really helped. Why don't you try to beat your own time every week or so, and then move on to longer distances? I hope this helps and keep us posted on how you decide to proceed.

Edited by: FORMERNONRUNNER at: 4/28/2011 (23:10)
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4/16/11 2:10 P

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You just have to do what is best for you and that is going to keep you motivated! Sounds like you have a good workout plan for yourself. Keep up the good work!

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4/13/11 8:37 A

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It sounds like a good way to get started to me, with working on seeing how much you can increase the running parts as time goes on.

Linda

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4/11/11 4:15 P

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Maybe you need a pod cast you like? www.kissmyblackass.org
or maybe check out the jeff galloway team. They are a run walk method.

I started with the C25K and am going thru it again.

Edited by: BAILEYS7OF9 at: 4/11/2011 (16:15)




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4/11/11 10:53 A

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When I started I would do interval training of course. Run 3 minutes walk 2 minutes and if I needed more time I would add a minute to my walk. I would only do this for about 30 minutes. Did that for a whole month. Then upped it to running five minutes walking 2 minutes. Then I uped it to running ten minutes and walking as little as possible. And then every two weeks I would up it some more.

when life is closing in on you just think that every room with four walls has a door and your mind is the key.

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4/11/11 9:36 A

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I know they have the train to 5K programs but to be honest, they kind of make me bored. What I would like to do is find a path I like and know the miles of it. There is one that is not far from my house that is 2.4 miles long. I would like to jog what I can and walk when can't jog and aim for beating my previous time. Has anyone else ever done that? Do you think this will help my endurance and eventually I will be able to run the whole thing?

Please excuse any typos as I am posting from my iPad.
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