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10/30/12 1:40 P

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First, welcome to Spark People and welcome to our team!!

Secondly, you are NOT failing! For one, you've completed a 5K. That in itself is a huge accomplishment. Also, don't forget that you're lapping all of those couch potatoes! Keep at it and you will continue to improve! Also from what I've been told - the 30 minute range is a good time - so don't fret!!

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10/23/12 10:37 P

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Yay! Keep at it, for sure, but I certainly do remember thinking to myself many times that I could probably walk faster than I was running.

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10/23/12 10:33 A

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Thanks... I am certainly going to keep at it. It is worth it since I always feel great at the end of a session!

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10/23/12 8:46 A

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I felt (and still do feel!) the same way. I finished the program at the end of this summer, so I concentrated on endurance first then speed. Once I was able to run for 40 minutes for a few weeks, I started the program over again to build up speed. Be patient with yourself.

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10/22/12 10:59 P

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You're not failing. We all go at our own pace. The fact that you're doing it and not giving up makes you a huge winner. Go at the pace that's safe for you. It will improve with time.

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10/22/12 2:26 P

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Hi All,

I have stumbled upon this site while searching for some tips/motivation. I just finished week 6. I am pretty frustrated with myself, however, because I am SO slow! I know this seems to be a common question... but I feel like I am slower than the slowest right now!

About 5 or 6 years ago I completed a couple 5ks and finished I think between 33 and 35 minutes. Not the greatest, but I did it. Right now, I feel much slower than that. My "run" is about 4.0- 4.3 on the treadmill. And I am struggling being VERY out of breath towards the end.

Maybe I just need someone to tell me I am not completely failing at this! I am faithfully completing the steps on the program, so hopefully I will get where I want to be.

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