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10/17/12 6:25 P

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Thanks for the great advice! Just did Day 2 today.... Man, am I out of shape! :-)

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10/16/12 12:09 P

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Good advice!

I can do thisl!!

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10/15/12 9:25 P

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Best time to run is what will fit into your schedule. Often right after you get home so you get it done. If you wait you might be to tired or decide you have to many other things to do.
Running outside - layer if it's cold. Then when you get warm from running you can shed.
Advice of what to buy - good running shoes is the most important. Go get fit and where them some in the house before you go outside so it you decide there not comfortable you can return. Don't skimp on them.
General advice - have fun and listen to your body.
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10/15/12 11:39 A

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I just read an article about the best time to exercise from the Jillian Michaels's camp and she quotes another article that found it doesn't matter what time you run but that you are consistent with the time because certain physiological things happen in your body when it's used to exercising at a particular time that enhance your exercise.

I have found that exercising right after work actually energizes me for the rest of the evening real life stuff. (I am also a full time graduate student with a full time job and a youngin' at home, and I'm dissertating right now...phew!).

I completed the program this summer, and the best thing I did was to buy good running shoes. Once I did that, I had no more hip and knee pain, and I ran much better with no soreness the next day. Clothes, I found, are just a matter of personal comfort--and a bit motivating.

I found that dynamic stretching before running and static stretching after running to be super effective.

I'm not sure about the cold thing--I'm wondering how that will go too. I can't imagine breathing in the cold air and my body being okay with it. I'm not sure where you are, but here in Northern lllinois, the winters are brutal.


Good luck!

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SHIRAN413 SparkPoints: (10)
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10/15/12 11:05 A

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Just decided to start the Couch to 5K podcast program, in the hopes of getting more fit and losing some pounds. I have limited time to run - I am a graduate student with a long commute. I generally get home between 5 and 6 PM, with studying to do. I also need to get to sleep pretty early as I wake up early (and I am NOT a morning person). So I only have about 5 or 6 hours when I get home to re-energize, make dinner, clean up, get to work, and work out! I don't have a treadmill, so I run outside in my neighborhood.

I have a few questions:
- Best time of the evening to run?
- Advice for running outside as the weather is getting cold?
- Any necessary gear to buy? (i.e., sneakers, thermals, whatever)
- Any general advice?

Thanks!!!

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