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10/25/14 4:23 P

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Great questions!

You can do this any way that you can do it. I started with week 1 and did what I could, staying on week 1 day 1 until I could finish it. It took me 3 weeks to finish week 1. Remember, this isn't a race and you aren't competing with anyone else. I started out walking and fast walking during the running part if I couldn't run. My goal was to keep moving during the entire half an hour, one way or the other. If that is something you have to work up to, that's fine too. Rest during the walk parts and walk during the run parts is one option.

Aim to do this 3 times a week to start, with a rest day in between. That rest day is crucial to recovery for someone who is just beginning to jog or think of jogging. Overdoing it = injury or being too sore to continue! Aim for consistency!

Things that will be extremely helpful:
Good running shoes (save these for when you are walk/jogging
Good sports bra
Compression shorts
Free C25K mobile app to tell you when to do what

I'm working on C25K for the second time, and I still use the rest days!

Ms. Megan

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10/25/14 3:12 P

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Good Afternoon Spark People!

My local community center is hosting the C25k program starting Wednesday (Nov. 5th) for our community. I would love to do this with others in my community but I wanted to ask a couple questions to the ones who have done this or are doing this now.

I am 336 lbs and Way more on the couch end of the Couch to 5k. I do things like grocery shopping and am currently getting rid of the paneling in our living room so that it will be lighter and brighter in here so I am not couch bound or anything. I am also healthy- no heart, blood sugar or blood pressure issues.

Is this something that someone of my size could do it is it better if I lost some weight before doing it?
Does it really start out slow and build up momentum so that I could lose while I am doing the program?

Any help would be appreciated and would go far to helping make the final decision. I really want to do this but I want to do it safely.


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