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Thanks for the note, Wannabfit34. I'll look into Jeff Galloway's books. I always find inspiration from books and magazines.
I'm going to start the couch to 5k, just very slowly like you suggested. I figure even if I back it off to 15 seconds for the first week, I can work up from there slowly but very surely.
Y'all are awesome- thanks for the encouragement!
A good way to start is to do the run walk most programs will recommend starting with as little as 30 sec jog to 5min walk ratio. The couch to 5k is one of the most popular, the most important thing is to listen to your body, be cautious but not over cautious. Also check out any of Jeff Galloway's books on running he is one of my favorites and I used his program to complete my first marathon on only 8 months worth of running.
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Hi Dakota (from another Dakota!)- thanks for the reply! I have looked at the C25k and such. My concern was that I might get a little over ambitious and run before I should, injuring myself. As I look at the programs, I think I could try staying in week one for a while and then go up when I am ready. I'll give it a try!
BTW- I signed up for a 10k walk/run 8 months from now. I'd LOVE to be able to run some of it! There's a goal!
this doesn't link you to a site specific to your question, but have you looked at/tried a couch to 5K program? you should be able to pace yourself on it and see how fit you are as you go. i know several people that tried it and it worked well. look at www.halhigdon.com and see if it works for you. good luck!
Hi everyone, I'm a newbie. I'm wondering if anyone can link me to good information (or comment on) how overweight people know they are at a safe point to begin running. I have 110 lbs to loose, am able to walk longer distances (4-5 miles with no problem), but am slow and afraid to kick it up only to injure myself. You thoughts and comments are welcome!