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Injuries can frustrate the heck out of you. There are days now when my body hurts and I wonder why I do this. Then I remember where I was and the struggles I went thru to get here and that usually keeps me motivated. I started out over enthusiated and burned out along the way. Now my attitude is to have fun and to challenge myself and to not worry about keeping up with everyone else. I'm in it for me and me alone!

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Right on! Everybody has ups and downs, even the professional athletes. It's important to keep motivated and stay on course for the next challenge. emoticon

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Finished my day 3 run today. 36 minutes and I covered.. 4.59 kilometers (big surprise there!) emoticon

Felt tired after the run, but a shower + a walk to the store to buy some drinks & snacks, helped to shake off the tiredness.

Ready to start week 2. emoticon

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At the end of 2014 I was going through a time of injury, illness, and doubt. I contemplated my future as a runner and a Triathlete. At home sick, I watched a replay of the Ironman Kona World Championship. That and thinking about how my Granddaughter looked up to me as an athlete was all I needed for inspiration and the burn to carry on!
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There was a marathon on TV here last Sunday. I think watching the runners jog, gave me motivation. Some jogged slowly; I realized it's not a race per se, it's more of a "let's try to finish!" event.

Some local celebrities participated in their first ever marathon saying: "It was very hard, but surprised to have finished in under 5 hours!"

Their words were so encouraging. I made a new goal to at least try next year. emoticon


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Yay! Keep it up.

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Everybody here is awesome!

I am a little slow on my week 1, having just finished run #2.
Using the Spark Maps, I calculated my distance as: 3.93 km, running 7.6 km/hr (much faster than I thought!!!) and completed 5749 steps.

I wore tights under my running pants along with knee supports. The whole run felt much more comfortable. emoticon

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emoticon Martha!

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OK, finished my third run on this week's plan. See you all on week 2 thread!

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Great to see everyone is posting! AND I can say that it is so possible to be running in whatever capacity at 80 and above. I've started focusing on short distances personally since I became a Triathlete at 63! I'm enjoying it so much and running for longevity so safely is the key word.
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Hi MRILEY123 --

My runs are usually through the neighborhood, on asphalt. I'm living in the countryside of Japan, not in the city, so it's mainly just running past houses, schools, small parks.

There are a lot of runners here -- it's popular among people over 40. In my neighborhood I see a man who looks to be in his early 70s -- running -- everyday. emoticon

I can only hope I will be as fit when I'm older!



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Today was my second run. My interval lengths are not according to the schedule, but the total distance run is about right. I am running in alleys until I can get into the park. The park trails are too muddy and don't need anyone tearing them up. Glad to hear about everyone else's runs. Enjoying the warm midwestern weather.

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I just got my second run done today. I am already behind because of impossible weather! Ice is melting now at last. I run my three miles on a quiet Indiana country road with no traffic and no dogs.

CUTENEKKO -- have you got your second workout in yet? I can't imagine what your running route looks like in Japan.

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Hi everyone, emoticon

Newbie here. I'm Canadian, but living in Japan now. emoticon emoticon I work as a teacher, teaching adults English as a second language (for business).

I just completed the 30-day walkabout challenge on Sparkpeople, so I decided to up my game and do a 5K run.

I just started week 1 today and finished the first run -- 32 minutes of walk/jog intervals. Even in the chilly weather, the run felt refreshing -- and the hot shower afterwards, even more so!

Living in a foreign country can be lonely sometimes, so I hope other runners here will keep me up to date on all the news from back home. ^_^

Nice to hear spring weather has finally arrived! I read about the terrible winter storms on the U.S east coast and many Bostontonians teasing they felt like Canadians!



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emoticon Martha! Spring weather is here and hopefully will be staying! I hope you don't have the winds like we do in MN!

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Hi Martha!
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I am in amazement when I hear of someone running in that white stuff. The only ice I like is in a glass!
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I think it's better to be safe than sorry! AND you still got a good workout! When you do fire it up, do exactly what the plan says. The recovery days are sacred. Take them to either strength train, or even a healthy walk. More importantly, have fun with it! Don't hesitate to post on the forums and holla if you need anything! I'm excited for you!
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Thank you, Beckyanne1, for that encouragement. Today I got it done! First workout! It was 8 degrees with bad ice about 1/4 mile of it, and I only did 2 miles in the 32 minutes. I had on 18 articles of clothing, including the bandana I used to tie my timer around my neck so I could hear it. Think how much faster I will be in 5 weeks without the ice and all those clothes!

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Sorry to hear that. I hate it when the weather gets in the way of your plans. Especially winter weather! I hope you're able to get out tomorrow.

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I was so psyched to begin Day 1 today, but icy snow/rain mix ruined my plan! Schools closed, roads closed. Not a good day to start. I rode my stationary bike and will hope to start running on Thursday. (I work all day and night on Wednesdays).

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Its easy to get away from the plan, but you are just starting out. I would definitely stick to the program. It will be beneficial in the long run.

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Drop the hope and the try, you can do this. Take your time, stay focused, and let your body get used to the run. Have fun with it and enjoy your run!
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I did day 2 today.. So I think I've started in the wrong way this plan! But I hope I can keep follow the plan and keep in mind my goal!

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Well, a little late because of visitors and hiking instead of running, but . . . finished week 1. And I felt good - probably especially because I traded serious hills for the mostly flat (and yes, still a bit icy/muddy), which made me feel rather fast all of the sudden. I may just keep with that theory of switching up hills with flat each week.

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Congrats on Day 1 finished -

2nd run today in the cold sunshine for me today...
A question - I feel like I could keep running through the walk breaks most of the time(except going up steeps). Does that mean I should up the intensity? Or replace the walking with running? Any thoughts? thanks much -

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Day 1 done! I hope this plan will give me the motivation I need

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This plan gets you right, ready, and is a great kickstart for the season! I do whenever I've been away for more than 2 weeks due to illness or injury! Enjoy your run!
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Day 1 done. Sadly, the snow is mostly gone so I've traded my skis for running since the shoulder season has arrived early. A hilly and muddy route, but the sun felt great. Thought I'd follow a plan this time instead of running randomly in addition to regular workouts - and see what happens.

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Good job on persevering and making it through! As you get through ever step, you will get stronger. Your endurance and conditioning are there. Become one with your run. Remember it's not about speed. That will come!
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Day three done - had some issues with the treadmill but managed to swap and get thru the program.

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Day two done. Looking forward to day 3,

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Thanks, Monty! Tonight I ran day 3. I have to say, it was a huge difference from day 2 for me. I think so much of running is mental for me. My body can do it, but I talk myself out of it. Somehow that difference of an extra 3 minute run was scary. I had trouble the whole time...but I did it! I got through it and ran the whole time (well, except for the minutes of walking). It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty...but I did it! I'm hoping to get in my next run (woohoo--week 2!) on Sunday before we celebrate Christmas with some of our family.

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Way to rock it, Becky!
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Day Two Done! I wasn't feeling it when I started, but once I got going, this was easier (and a tiny bit faster) than the first day. Looks like day three is an extra interval...

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Day One Done! That was easier than I expected, though the last two 3-minute runs were tougher. I got through all of them without walking though, which is better than I thought I would do. emoticon

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Solid reporting!
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Yoga is so good for runners. All my Elite Triathlete & Runner friends include it in their cross training. When I start feeling the effects in my legs and core during a session, I get excited. I know it's making me better and keeping me flexible at the same time!
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Whoa! You're smokin' in the gym! You know strength training after your cardio just adds to the fire! Now, you can focus on fueling clean & watching your portion control. (I have to do the same!)
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Got my run in yesterday while my partner went to yoga. Another 4.2 miles in 64 minutes, throwing some four minute jogs in near the end to prep for Week 2. Had to keep slowing down my jogging pace, but I know I'm supposed to focus on endurance first, then speed, so I'm not gonna let it get me down ;)

SO says the Sunday yoga class has a different instructor and style, and he said I might like it more than Tue/Thu classes. Maybe I'll run those nights and switch to yoga on Sundays. I'm so pleased with this gym! It's laid-back, well-equipped, decorated super cool, and never busy. Had plenty of time to check out some weight machines after running and got in a reasonable upper body set. Adding in a little planking and some crunches and feel like I'm just about hitting all my marks again :)

Got on the scale yesterday to see the damage I've done since I moved last winter, and it wasn't great, but not quite as bad as I was afraid of. The problem with having a number is hoping to see it drop... plan to avoid the scale for a couple weeks just in case it takes a while to budge.

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Settle in and take your time. It's easy to get ovewrwhelmed and not organized in a plan! I know as I've done it!
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Sore today! Finally getting back to running, after having lost a LOT of ground over the last year.

Hilly zombie 5k on Saturday had me walking crooked for a few days, so after yoga on Tuesday I made it to the treadmill last night. Did Week 1, Day 1 and then switched to 1.5 min walk / 1 min jog for another 25 minutes or so (the C25K week 1 day 1). Was killing time waiting for my partner to get to the gym, so pushed it maybe a little hard, but I feel pretty good!

Now I just need to make a strength plan, cuz I was a little unfocused with some lifting after the treadmill. The weight machines can be intimidating!

Now I'm STARVING ;)

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You've made it to the Starting Line & you're off!
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Now, stay with the plan! Show commitment and rock your run!
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Week 1 Day 1 Done. Felt good to get moving again and to get back some control over the procrastination. emoticon

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Alright, Idaho! Way to get off the blocks and on the run. Nice and easy works. It's about conditioning and endurance. Speed will come later! I love it when Team Members record their progress in the week forums!
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Way to get out of the gates, Elaine. Remember n easy pace, hydrate, and fuel clean for energy. It's essential that you stretch after so you can work the lactic acid out and recover faster.
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Working on Day 3 week 1. Still sore from day 1 week 1

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Week 2, Day 1 was "comfy" (Mirage's word).
Week 2, Day 2 was....not. I guess I needed the lesson in humility. I was expecting today to be as good as Day 1 or better and instead it was a real challenge. I had to jog more slowly and I was struggling.... But I finished so I'll take my victory there.
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Hey, I made it through Week 2, Day 1. My goal was to make it feel "comfy," and, you know, there were some parts that actually felt that way!
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It's Tri Week, Mary!
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One day, you will say, "I remember when I couldn't..." Be strong!
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FITMARY, you're doing great, MIRAGE727 your schedule makes me tired just looking at it, lol, I know you worked your way up to where you are. emoticon

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W1, D3! Much, much easier when you follow the training program! I did the 3 min. of jog with 1 min. of walk soooo much easier than 4 minutes....
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Rock Steady, Martha!
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So, my Training Week has been modified again! It's always evolving depending on whether it's Triathlon Season or Half Season. I always train at a 5K minimum.

Monday - 5K run, 1 min slower than race pace.
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w1d7, cross train, 34 mins and strength training

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Wow MIRAGE727, that gives me hope. I probably will never be at the level you are but I will be the best I can be with striving to be a runner. emoticon

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I remember when I first started, I could only WALK a block & a half!
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hang in there FITMARY!! w1d6 - 36 min, 1.94 miles, jogged for 35 mins emoticon I remember when I started the walk/jog program 7 weeks ago and I was winded jogging 3 mins, lol

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w1d5, 30 cross train, did strengthening exercises

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Yeah, Mary!
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W1, D2 was HARD! Can I do this? Huff, puff.... emoticon

I just tracked my day and saw that I had inadvertently jumped to week 2 and was trying to do 4 minutes of jogging for every 1 minute of walking. W1, D3 should be a cinch!
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Good job, Martha! Stay strong!
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Still excited, but I'm really tired today. I did W1, D1 and then went back later in the day for my normal Zumba class. It felt great at the time, but maybe that was overkill? In any case, I took a 20-minute walk this afternoon and I hope I feel much better tomorrow.
By fuel clean, do you mean hold the processed food, or it is something else?
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Good Job, Mary! Now embrace recovery, fuel clean, a little exercise on yoiur legs and core, and you're ready to rock the next session!
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Ooooo! I'm so excited! I finished W1, D1! I jogged at 5 mph and walked at 3.5 and made it through tired but fine. A few twinges here and there as I jogged, but nothing that lasted or made me worried. Hooray!
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Great start, Martha!
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w1d1-walk/jog 36 mis (got the time mixed up)
w1d2 - cross traing -44 mins
w1d3 - cross training -37 mins, core and leg exercises too

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Jenn! Way to rock your training! You're embracing it! I love it! Stay strong!
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I'm so proud of you as you are excited and have the drive to do this! Trust me! I couldn't walk a block without thinking I would die! Stay focused. You have the will to do this!
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I completed week one! Yay!!! I was pretty exhausted, but I felt good at the same time. Bring on week two!

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Hi everyone, thanks for all the support!

MONTY: Since I had previously only done the training for day 1 of week 1 I decided to just continue with it. I did day 2 this morning and I think I did okay. At least I finished without completely collapsing. I wanted to start the training program now to see if I CAN complete it. I'll try to keep my training up and when it gets closer to race day I'll start the program again, and hopefully at a faster speed. I would love to sign up for more 5k's but honestly they are too expensive at $35.00 to $45.00 per race.

BECKYANNE1: Yes, people may think 5k's are the easiest races to run but the shorter the race the faster you run. I just want to beat my previous time of 41:33 ( I think I walked about half of it).

JENNKFIT: Good job completing week 1, I'm right behind you and will finish mine on Thursday. My pace is not as fast as yours, but I'm sure I'll get faster as I go. And a giant emoticon for raising $340.00! What is HLH?

Have a great week everyone and happy running!!!

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Week 1 training done! So excited and feeling amazing. Barely winded and I had to up the running portion to 6.0mph. Walking pace was 3.5mph. Psyched for week 2. PLUS I've already raised $340 for my fight against HLH team!

Congratulations for everyone in their week 1, keep it up, you'll notice yourself getting better and it will surprise you. I was SHOCKED, when I was done with the workout today! I thought, hey that's it?!

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I agree! Try and find some 5k's before hand to do. You don't have to run the whole thing, but it's good training and it gives you a good idea what to expect. Alot of people think these races are easy, short races when in fact they are fast races. Enjoy!

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Hi Lisa!
After doing some data mining, I found
The only way to reset is to quit and rejoin. At the bottom of your tracking page there is a small link that says 'Leave This Program' Click it - then rejoin - all your days will be blank again.
Let me know if it works.

I also was wondering why you are waiting so long to do a 5K. Keep in mind You will finish this training in the recommended time. THEN, in order to stay race ready, you will need to run train at least 3 hours a week. That' a goof thing as you will be NOT lose the conditioning and strength you build in the program.

I look at races as a test of your training. So, why not try to find a race coming up sooner, even if you just want to use it as a training run. I do the same thing with Triathlons. Then I review and assess where I need to train better.

In any case, I am happy that you are coming back into the program. Use good time management, stay strong, and rock your run.

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Hi everyone, I have a question about the training program. I started it a while ago but never finished it, is there a way to reset it? I did the first workout this morning and want to log it but it has my old stats.

I'm planning on signing up for a 5k that's coming up in November and my goal is to run the entire thing, not to run/walk like I've done in the past.

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Good job, Dawn! I've had to repeat in the middle of a week in the past. You will also build confidence as you progress in the program. Embrace your training.
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I'm doing week 1 two times. So I'm in my 2nd trip through week 1. I can definitely do the week 1 program. I had an issue with my mitral valve prolapse so I decided to hold myself back a week just to make sure I'm good. I've got one more run this week and I'll be ready to move onto week 2 next week.

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Dianne, whatever feels comfortable to you and will get you there is most important!
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Dawn, outstanding effort to stay with it. I promise you it will get easier. Embrace your run!
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Week 1, Day 1. I have no idea why the run tonight felt difficult but it did. About halfway through I didn't think I'd have the energy to finish the whole thing but I did it! Phew!

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Fabiservante, the Spark Activity Tracker is not exactly accurate. If you know your treadmill is accurate (not all of them are either) you can go to your Tracker page and do a recallibration based on the numbers from your treadmill. Also, remember, your activity tracker only starts counting your movement as a "workout" after you've moved for 10 consecutive minutes (those 10 minutes are included in the workout time). If you stop moving say 5 minutes into your workout, or if you stop moving for a second with 5 minutes left in your workout, those 5 minutes won't be included in your workout time. The tracker wants you to really, really get in the full time of your workout. I call it my little cheater blocker. lol Once I get started on a workout, no way, no how am I stopping until it's done.



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I am "late" for a group start but I started the 5K training today and got out and did 2.85 miles in roughly 5 minute "sets"--easier to do 1-2 minutes rest and 3-4 minutes run with my plain old analog watch! I figure it is still good.

We have snow melting today--it will be freezing tomorrow and the rest of the week so I'll likely be running on the treadmill instead of the streets. I enjoyed getting outside today!

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Outstanding effort out of the starting gate, Team!
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Stay focused, fuel clean, & hydrate! Also insure you are doing good leg training from glutes to calves as well as core strengthening. Everything works as a unit!

I wish I could give a definitive answer to the logging. I do it manually from my Garmin & enter it into "My Fitness."

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12/22/13 12:53 P

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Hi everyone! Well yesterday was my Day 1; Week 1 of my 5k challange. I felt great. But, I have a question how do we track the calories we actually burned during the training? When I finished the treadmill read that my workout was 32 minutes, I went for 2.12 miles, and burned 300 calories during the workout. But as I tried to logg the information onto my fitness tracker the information was automatically done for me stating that my workout was :Walking: 3.75 mph (16 minutes per mile), for 32 minutes; and burning 231 calories. So what I did was leave the information that was automatically calculated by sparkpeople and just added a cardio workout of : Treadmill for 5 minutes and burning the remaining 69 calories.

But is there a way to actually input the information that the treadmill reads when the training is done on a treadmill?


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10/28/13 8:41 A

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10/24/13 11:32 A

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Great Job Katyayanna. This isn't my first 5k but I have always run/walked them in the past and this time I want to run the whole thing. I am starting out in the gym on a treadmill since I seem to do better if I don't go home after class and then try to exercise. I have completed the training for week 1 so far and have plans to finish the rest. I am remembering how nice running can be so I hope that keeps me going.

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10/12/13 8:48 A

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Today will be my last - and longest - run for week one. I was going to do it tomorrow, but let's be honest: I'm going to spend half of the day cooking and the other half eating since it's Canadian Thanksgiving.

In exciting (maybe just for me? emoticon ) news, I realized the route I ran for day 2 is exactly 5k. Depending on how my legs feel, I'm going to try to run the entire route and get a feel for what my 5k time currently is.

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10/10/13 12:17 P

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Good job, K!
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When I started looking at my body as an engine, I wanted to burn clean fuel! That changed everything. It really is all about the training too! Running a 5K race is just a quiz on how good your training is! That's why I always say "Train well, fuel clean, run well!"

Trust me when I say as you continue, you will become better. Once again, patience and perseverance will get you there! Stay strong!
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10/10/13 11:07 A

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I did my first run for this program on Tuesday and it really knocked me on my backside. It was a bummer, but it also inspired me to work harder and eat better so I can become stronger.

Today, I'll do my second run. I have a pre-workout fuel and post-workout electrolytes, so here's hoping that things go better.

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Becca, Outstanding time and effort. I remember feeling good during the plan and always went from it! You're ready!

Helix, I worked on my Pose form, and focused on that. The speed came as I settled into my Pose stride.

Thanks for posting and keeping us informed!
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I finished Wk1D1 yesterday. I am not new to race running, certainly not 5ks! However, I had a baby in June and wasn't allowed to run the entire 9months of pregnancy. So that in addition to the 6 weeks I waited post-partum, I feel like I need to start over. I actually did a 5k the very beginning of Aug but it wasn't pretty! I like having a running plan to follow even if I change it up a little bit.
Yesterday I was at 32 min but so close to completing 3 miles that I went for it and finished in 33.30! Felt great afterwards.

Keep it up everyone!

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9/18/13 8:37 P

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Did 2.6 miles yesterday afternoon and was really dragging. I was trying out the Pose running stride Mirage recommended, which was very challenging for me, but which did feel like it was protecting my knees. It was also crazy hot out so I had to push through the discomfort to finish each running interval. Anyways, I felt good about it afterwards and had energy enough to do a 30 minute walk today in the same heat.

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Thanks for posting your progress! I want to see how everyone is coming along and watch in case assistance is needed.
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9/16/13 9:34 P

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I ran/walked 3.4 miles yesterday in about 45 minutes. I probably went too far, but I felt good for the whole run and really enjoyed the pace of walking for a minute and then running for 3. My music seemed to speed up every time it was time for running. :)

I fit the workout in with family time by jogging my daughter in her jog stroller down to the playground where my husband met us and then finishing up the jog while they played. Then I got a ride home and did some stretching. My new favorite post-workout snack is pistachios and dates btw -- it's got all the sweet and the salt I could want!

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Way to jump into it, Lacresha & Tanya! Embrace it and have fun with it!
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Week1Day1 completed! whoohoo!

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Hooray! Finished my 1st week today!It was a challenge but I do think my body is adjusting a little. Looking forward to next weeks challenges!

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Embrace it. Focus on one week at a time. You stay with the plan. Your cardiovascular and skeletormuscular systems will adapt and it will become easier! Just insure you're fueling clean and hydrating properly. I always look at my body as an engine now. Burning clean fuel is the way to go.
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