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5/27/16 1:13 P

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emoticon Most definitely start slow. Run/Walk intervals for approx. 30 minutes. Do some stretching before and after. I wouldn't recommend eating too much 2 hrs before starting. After about 2 wks, you should be able to build up.


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5/25/16 9:09 P

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You can start with run/walk intervals. That worked for me. It makes the whole process less intimidating. Definitely stretch when you're done as well.


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5/25/16 10:57 A

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Definately a build up/work up. IE I do a lot of run walk intervals. Started with 1 minute running, but then I have exercise induced asthma and had to build up to longer intervals of running. To me, running is hard. My calf muscles and knees objected a bit at first. Most of the time, they do not anymore. So take it easy at first and work up to it, or you probably won't manage to keep at it.

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Hello everyone, I'm so eager to get started this evening after work but want to start off right. Any suggestions would be so appreciated...so I eat before I run? do I jump right into running or should I build up? I've been fairly inactive for 5 months due a fire at our home and now things are getting back to order I'd like to get this party started. Please help ;o)

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