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3/18/12 3:51 P

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Keep it up! No harm in walking more than suggested if that's what you need.

I'm not that big a fan of treadmills, although I did realize a few months ago that I can use one to do "speed" work (speed relative to *my* typical pace!) since it forces you to a particular mph.

As far as cross-training: I've enjoyed taking a spinning class at my Y, although I'm not currently in one. I am in a group strength training class that has a great teacher. Stationary bikes (or ride outdoors!), ellipticals, swimming, maybe some kind of fitness videos? Basketball can be fun.

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3/15/12 11:43 P

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Thank you all for the encouragement. I'm working on doing week one a second time. I am noticing that I can run a little bit more each time. I've also noticed that I run better on a track or a street than a treadmill. It's nice to have an achievable visual goal. If I can just run as far as the next curve, or as far as the next tree.... that keeps me going.

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3/5/12 10:27 A

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Way to go! Yes, I agree that it is best not too push yourself too hard, or you might be tempted to quit. Little baby steps. We didn't get "unfit" over night, so it will take a bit of time and patience to get fit. So proud of you!!!

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3/5/12 6:42 A

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Congrats on finishing day 1! Don't push yourself too hard - this is the reason many people don't finish. It's okay to repeat weeks and make your own intervals that fit better with you.

I bike, swim, or do Turbo jam for cross training.

Edited by: ELDORADO_MOM at: 3/5/2012 (06:43)
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3/4/12 8:14 P

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W1D1, so tired. Didn't really sink in how much of my normal walk/jog is walking until I tried to do this interval. I think I'm probably closer to 2 walk 2 jog than 1:3. Still, I feel really good that I made it around. Now to figure out cross training. Any recommendations?

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