12 Week Walk Program

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Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 16:09
I’m looking for people who would like to join my challenge, “12 Week Walk Program”. This challenge is for beginners who want to increase their strength and endurance through walking.
This 12 Week Walk Program is based from the book “The Beginning Runner’s Handbook” by Ian MacNeill & the Sports Medicine Council of British Columbia.

I just started my diet last week and I am a beginner to any exercise program and I would like to find a few people and buddies to join me on this journey. The 12 Week Walk Program is a challenge that is designed for people who haven’t lived an active lifestyle in the past and want to make that change into a beginners exercise program.

The 12 Week Walk Program is a step-by-step method with three sessions per week. Each session is specifically outlined with a particular activity and duration. For example:
Week 1: Session # 2 = Walk for 15 minutes at a moderate, normal pace. This program is like having a walking coach in your back pocket. So in closing, I am looking for a few good beginners who would like to join me on this journey on living a more active lifestyle. If this 12 Week Walk Program interests you, please join the challenge.

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Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 19:08
I'm way ahead of you on this but will encourage you to go for it!! I started with 30 minute walks 3 to 5 times a week for 1.5 years and started training for a 1/2 marathon this spring and managed to do it today!!!!You can do this!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 12 Aug 2012, 20:37
Hello Jessie1405,

I Will join you! When do we start Surprised)


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Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 08:50
FrostyLady, Thanks for the motivating words of encouragement. Great job completing a 1/2 marathon. It is my goal to one day complete one myself.

Sweetie 1974, The challenge starts Monday August 20th. You can become a member of the challenge by going under the challenges tab above and finding the 12 Week Walk Program icon and clicking on it to sign up as a member. I'm glad you want to join me. Can't wait to get started on this challenge.

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Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 09:12
Hi Jessie 1405 - I will join your group!
Looking forward to it!

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Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 10:23
Hi Jessie,
I will join you too Smile
Looking forward to it.

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Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 15:43
Hey! I just started my diet and exercise (if you can call stretching exercise Smile just this weekend too. I'd love to join you on the 12-week walking challenge to build my strength/endurance!

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Posted: 13 Aug 2012, 16:01
Just what I was looking for!! Count me in!!

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Posted: 14 Aug 2012, 08:16
To All: Great! I'm so excitied to have all of you join me on this 12 Week Walk Challenge. Only a few more days before the official start of the challenge. Can't wait to get started with all of you guys. Smile

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 04:36
Hi Jessie, I already walk 3x week but there is always room for improvement. Looking forward to it !!

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Posted: 18 Aug 2012, 14:06
Just started walking again. I was looking for a good program to train up to a daily 90 minute walk/jog. Your plan looks solid, so I joined. I have 160lbs to lose, here is where I start!

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