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33chardeway

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 15:24
I would like to know if we have any expert runners. I would like to start running at least 3 times a week. I need to know what distance should I start off with. How long at that distance and when do I start adding more distance to my run before I make it to 3 miles.
Cassandra Hardeway
skong

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 17:51
Couch to 5k is one of the most popular programs for new runners.

Couch to 5k

Focus on one or the other when improving, either distance or speed. Also remember the 10% rule as well to prevent injury, never increase more then 10%.

10% Rule
skong

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 17:54
Oh one other thing, running shoes are very important as well. There are some stores depending on your area that will fit you with the proper running shoes.
tlegerski

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 18:08
Im in the middle of the C25K, and I love it!
Kateci

Joined: Aug 12
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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 18:30
I also am doing couch to 5k. I'm really out of shape, so I've repeated a week or two. I'm not on a deadline and its best to work at your own pace. I guess its better than being on the couch.
evelyn64

Joined: Jan 08
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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 19:50
I agree, Couch to 5K is a great program. I did it about 4 1/2 years ago while I still weighed about 225 lbs. I had never run before in my life but I got through that program and still run occasionally but have moved on to other forms of cardio and weight training - and I've lost 85 lbs (have about 10 or 15 more to go).

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