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6/19/12 8:00 P

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Everyone is right, there is no wrong way to do this (unless you don't do anything at all). Hang in there and you'll make it to the end. Don't overdue it though, you can't do much injured.

I did week 3 wrong too. The first day was because I read it wrong, I tried W4D1 (not very well, lol). The rest because I knew I would never be ready for week 4. I started walking 3 and running 3 for the 1st and 2nd rep, then 3-2 for the 3-5th reps, and finished with a 3-3 rep at the end. That way I was at the 15 minutes running, but had that extra minute to catch my breath! I mean really all it did was add a few minutes of walking and how can that be wrong.

BTW, I continue to modify week4. I'm adding 2 extra walking minutes at reps 4-5. I just need that extra time to catch my breath!

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6/17/12 7:56 P

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It's ok if you mess up once in awhile, just keep trying. You have a ton of time to train.

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5/5/12 9:58 P

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There really is no wrong way to do this program as it's more a less a guideline to get you out there and run. You just do your best and just keep doing it.

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5/3/12 6:10 P

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Well said:) I have also modified. For me, this journey is also about me not obsessing and listening to my body. Mainly not beating myself up when I deviate from the plan and stay in the game. Usually when I would slip up, I would give up and I need to keep working on that:) Love this program and am thankful for it. I use it as a guide through this. Overall I think I am on track, but some days I do a little more or less. Also, confess to adding a day in there too. I feel good and it seems to be working. Thanks Rookie Running for lighting the fire!!!


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5/3/12 9:38 A

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I have a confession...I'm not following the program the right way...and it's on purpose! But in my defense, I have actually progressed quite a bit! When I did W1D1, I BARELY got thru it! When I got to W2D1, I couldn't do the whole thing...I could only run 1 min 45 sec out of the required 2 minutes for the first interval, and couldn't even do the last interval! In my week 3, my 10 yr old daughter joined an after school running club (to train for a local 5K), and asked me to join with her. I thought, sure...a free workout & training?? I'm in! My expectations were pretty low, given my experiences with weeks 1 & 2. HOWEVER....luckily, I cleared my mind of any negative or preconceived thoughts. And guess what?? Our first day, I ran for about 3-4 mins straight before walking for a bit. The next session? I ran 5-6 minutes (1/2 mile) before walking for a bit. Each session, I was actually improving! Our session from this Tuesday? Get ready for this....I ran 1 MILE IN 12-13 MINUTES before I had to walk for a bit!!!!

My point is this...not everyone has the time or discipline to follow all of the SP programs/challenges to the letter. We all have to make modifications to fit our lifestyles and the time we have available to us. But don't necessarily look at that as a bad thing! You may be pleasantly surprised at what you end up accomplishing (just like I was)!!

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5/3/12 7:47 A

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You are not alone. lol. I started out with 30 minutes and would somehow forget how to count those minutes every once in awhile.

You're doing great!!!


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5/2/12 8:58 P

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Don't beat yourself up. At least you've been active. Do what you can but don't push yourself to the point of injuring yourself.

I have nothing to lose but weight!

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19 May - Color Run 5K
23 Jun - Baltimore Women's Classic 5K
14 Jul- Biggest Loser 5K
8 Sep - Black Girls Run 10K
12 Oct - Baltimore Running Festival 5K
10 Nov - Diva's Half Marathon (Puerto Rico)

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5/2/12 7:42 P

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I could I do a program so simple wrong! I mean, I could say that english is my second language but that would be just a lame excuse... Since week one, I've been missing one rep of every work out!

Because it says in the description: Walk for 3 minutes then run for 2 minutes. Do it 5 MORE times... Well if I'm not completely dumb, it means 6 reps, not 5 like I did monday and today...

I must say, I'm not sure I can do 6 reps... But hey, I didn't know I could run for 2 minutes straight so... I'll do it right friday, and I'll see monday if I'm ready for week 4, or if I need more time. My race is in september, so I got plenty of time ahead.

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