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Couch To 5k - Getting Non-Runners To Run!


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I've NEVER been a runner, not even as a teen. I'm not inactive though, but exercise has never seemed to have the magic effect it is supposed to on my body.

Then I discovered Couch to 5K (C25K). I downloaded some podcasts, and then invested $3 in an app (Get Running). 7 weeks of exercising 3 times a week (25-30 minutes), and I have progressed from gasping after 1 minute of running to being able to go for 30! The amount of calories burned is amazing, and my body looks much better already!

Join one of the C25K groups for advice and much-needed and appreciated support from fellow runners.
- Submitted by GANASSI 12/28/2010 in Exercise | 7 Comments
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PICKANYNAME 12/28/2010 8:15:00 PM

    I'm always surprised by how many people say, "Oh, I can't run!" When they ask my preferred exercise method. I always ask them the same question, "Why?" I think too many people try to push it too far too quickly and then become discouraged because it's too challenging. Hopefully, more friends will soon join the quest to go from C25K; and, they can join me in a 5K this upcoming March!!!
MENOSTOP2011 2/11/2011 12:20:00 PM

POLARCARDS7 1/4/2011 8:38:00 PM

    I am just starting this program. Great to hear it worked for you! emoticon
ORIGINALCLARA 12/30/2010 1:04:00 PM

    This information was very helpful for me because I desire to do a jog/walk exercise. It seems to make me feel better. I did to jog/walk combination about 2 years ago and the results were amazing for me. My work schedule changed and so did the jog/walk routine. It seemed like I could never work the time in to get it done. It is important to me and after reading your success story, I am encouraged to Just Do It. Thanks emoticon
MADDIE1888 12/29/2010 4:06:00 PM

    Looking into this! Sounds interesting!!
HELENA260 12/29/2010 8:38:00 AM

    Thanks for the information!!
PCSEEKSSUCCESS 12/29/2010 12:19:00 AM

    Great approach!

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