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1/19/14 10:24 P

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On the guidelines I printed off for doing C25K on treadmill, they said if you can run slower, you should be running slower--that there was plenty of time to develop speed later. I took that advice, completed the 9 weeks, and now I have started back at week 4, increasing my speed and working through it all again. I kept my walking speed at 3 but increased my running speed from 3.7 to 4.0. At the end of each week, I take a day to do the 30 minute run at 3.7 so I can remind myself of what I accomplished! :) I will be repeating weeks at increasing speeds several times...I think I will have to be running at 4.7 before I am anywhere close to a 5K in around 30 minutes.
I am 5' 4"...and this is what's working for me right now.

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1/9/14 6:29 P

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I see nobody replied to this yet- did you figure it out? I know for me when I first started on the treadmill it just took some getting used to and trying out settings. I usually walk at a 3.2-3.6 and run at a 4.8-6. But you're right, with your height and stride things just depend on you. I bet you already figured it out though and are a treadmill pro now :)

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9/16/13 10:28 A

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I am new to the treadmill. I have never been on one till about 2 weeks ago. I am not sure what setting I should be putting the treadmill to (fat burning, cardio, etc). and how about the speed? I have been setting it to 3.0 which is a brisk pace for me since I am 5"1, I am thinking about bumping up the speed to 3.2. Cause everyone seems to burning 200 calories at week 3 and I am only burning about 100 if I am lucky :(

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