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  1. 4 points
    Silver Pie

    Help a newbie?

    You're supposed to run 3 days a week. On the 4 days you don't run, you are supposed to walk 2 or 3 of those days. The remaining day(s) are rest periods. For example, I run on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. My walk days are Tuesdays for sure, and Fridays or Saturdays maybe. My rest day is Sunday. As to how fast you run when you run, run only as fast as you can. I have heard that you should be able to speak at least in short sentences when you run, but that is up to you. And if you feel like you can't run for the full minute or however long it tells you to run, then you should start walking. The point is that you know your body and you know your limits, or at least you will learn them while you're doing this. Yes, it is essentially a timer, but it is also an encouragement. I find it incredibly helpful to have a voice telling me, okay now walk for a couple of minutes, or run for a minute. Also when she says that I'm halfway done that's also an encouragement. Without this app I think I would have given up by now. Also, it keeps track of how many miles you run. All you need to do is turn GPS on before you start your run, and at the end of the run it will tell you how far you have gone.
  2. 2 points
    Suzaku86

    Running theraphy for depression

    Hi, thanks for replying. My running progress so slow but progress is progress! Im on week 4 run 1 now. I am now in way better place mentally than when i started running. I had bad run, but i had good run too.
  3. 1 point
    Boonedog

    Not a runner but here we go.

    Looking to lose weight and better health for the new year. Not a runner, over weight, over 50 and trying something new. Any encouragement would be welcome. Thanks Boonedog
  4. 1 point
    Timb113

    Help

    Randy, you can do it. I hope you are a few weeks into the program right now. Just take your time, don't be afraid to repeat or even take a step back if needed. You can do this!
  5. 1 point
    Shin splints are the worst!! Ice massage helps recovery. Shin splints is an overuse injury. They are tiny tears in the muscle/tendon, and cause painful inflammation. aA first if feels like a 'good' soreness after a workout, but it doesn't dissipate it get's worse. The best treatment is prevention Run on softer ground if possible (dirt>asphalt>sidewalk) Slow down (mph), Limit your mileage until your bones and tendons have toughened up Stretch before and after your run
  6. 1 point
    Cocoasmom

    Help a newbie?

    I started power walking in November. I have walked 5 5k’s. Now I want to run. I am over 65 and have had both hips replaced. I plan on running my first 5k at the end of April! Although I actually started running a little 2 weeks ago I am happy to have this plan to train with. Loving This Accomplishment!!!
  7. 1 point
    Ninjajedi

    Day 1 for me

    I am going to try this again.. I could only get through half of the first workout today. I lapped everyone on the couch though..Woohoo!!
  8. 1 point
    Dreamofillusions

    Here we go again!

    Went again today. Worried about what will happen when work starts again but am going to keep trying!
  9. 1 point
    Ninjajedi

    Running theraphy for depression

    Anne, I'm in the same boat. Congrats on finishing day 2. I just did half of day 1 tonight.
  10. 1 point
    Just checking in, Anne. How is the running going?
  11. 1 point
    Timb113

    Running theraphy for depression

    Suzaku, one of the best things that I found about running is that you realize your body can do so much more than your mind thinks is possible for you. This might be great therapy for you, especially when you get to that point of doubt in yourself and you're able to push through! There will be days that are disappointing, just keep believing that you'll be able to do it, and it will work out. Good luck!
  12. 1 point
    BJ2536

    Shin splints-how do I prevent them? HELP

    Shorter steps when you run. Your feet should be hitting the ground underneath you, not in front of you. When you overstride you land hard on your heels and this can cause shinsplints.
  13. 1 point
    dmbotz

    Help a newbie?

    I'm glad others have started over. I just finished week 1 and day 3 was worse than day 1. I think I want to repeat week 1. I am in such bad shape. I think the last time i ran/jogged was in 1985 and I couldn't do it then either. However, I am going to try this for 1 month and see where I am at that time.
  14. 1 point
    Meggs9977

    First 5k in over 10 years

    My goals for this year: 1. Get under 200 lbs 2. Complete my first Color Run 5k 3.Go to a Comic Con and do my first Cosplay 4. Get my thyroid under control
  15. 1 point
    PaulaClara

    Week 5, Day 3 - WTF!!!

    I just finished week 5 Day 2 and seeing what’s coming up is freaking me out. I’ll do what I can and start over if I have to.
  16. 1 point
    Cheryl Huggins

    Help a newbie?

    Thanks this was very helpful. I’ll be starting this tomorrow and am literally going from couch to 5k. I’m hoping to run my first 5k in November. I’m 55 and have never been a runner but have always wanted to. Wish me luck! Louisdog good luck to you too.
  17. 1 point
    The bottle of ice water is a great idea! I bought socks with arch suport to help my planter fascitis. After work outs I roll my feet over a tennis ball. I also stand on a stair backwards, with my toes at the edge of the stairs and my heels dangling over. I dip my heels downwards while holding onto the wall for support. This helps stretch my calfs and heel muscles. These tips were recommend by my dr.
  18. 1 point
    admin

    Welcome to Getting Started!

    Welcome! This forum is for everyone who is new and just getting started. Questions? Post them in this forum and get answers from our community. Need help or guidance? This is your place. Please keep in mind that this forum is for beginners. Do you remember how it was when you first started? Any contribution can go a long way. Help others and please be polite. "If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else." – Booker T. Washington
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