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4/9/12 11:05 A

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You are a great example of how to use this program and CONGRATULATIONS!! Keep up the great work and many new doors will open for you.

Happy Running!

~*~Laurie~Moline, IL ~*~

~*~Half Fanatic #1047~*~
~*~Marathon Maniac #5858~*~



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4/9/12 10:50 A

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I can't believe week 5 is here already. I have followed the training plan and am so excited that I may actually become a runner. Running is something I have always wanted to do and at times had to do (I am a former Marine) but always hated it. My knees would hurt or my ankles would swell. I even developed a stress fracture. Now I can see that I was not training the "right" way in order for my body to adapt.

Following this plan, I am going slower, but I am adapting more quickly so I see that in the long run (no pun intended) I will be better off.

I jog/walked a 5K last Friday so I know the distance is not a problem. I will continue this week following the prescribed program and then continue to add to it gradually once I "graduate". By the way, I can see a change in my body and have dropped some weight. emoticon

Laurie




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