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    Started today!

    Hi everyone! I'm a 27 year old wife and mommy to a wonderful 1 year old little boy. I started c25k today, week 1 day 1 and it was so tough! But I did it and am looking forward to the next day.
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    Day 2!

    So far so good! I have 25 pounds to lose and have never been a runner. I am 48 yrs old and feeling it! I played basketball in Jr /Sr high but never distance running. I am excited to complete this program and run a 5k. I have a goal set to run a turkey trot this November!
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    It Workout done

    57 year old couch potato. Finished 1st workout today. Hope to find enough determination to see it through.
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    Run or Jog

    Hey, I found this article about it on Livehealthy.chron: You might think running and jogging mean the same thing, but in fact they are actually different. The obvious difference between the two is the pace. Jogging is defined as going at a pace of less than 6 mph, while running is defined as anything faster than 6 mph. Other differences, including how your body burns calories and how your muscles react to the two exercises, define jogging and running.Muscles When you run at a faster pace, your feet spend less time touching the ground as you move forward. This slight difference means that your muscles are activated differently. According to a study published in the October 2005 issue of the "Journal of Sports Sciences," your pace affects the activation of the muscles in your glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps, shins and calves. The study notes that the faster you move, the more your muscles are activated. The difference in muscle activation is obvious when you compare the physiques of long-distance runners with that of sprinters. Long-distance runners tend to look thin and underdeveloped, whereas sprinters have more muscular physiques. Calories Sprinting will also give you a better calorie burn. According to the American Council on Exercise calorie counter, a 150-pound person will burn 91 calories jogging at a pace of 5 mph for 10 minutes. That same person burns 113 calories running at a 6-mph pace and 130 calories at a pace of 7 mph. Sprinting has also proven to be a better fat burner. Another study published in the April 2008 issue of the "International Journal of Obesity" concluded that high-intensity exercises such as sprinting burn a much more significant amount of total body mass and fat mass than slower, steady-state exercise such as jogging. Related Reading: Jogging Tips After-Burn Another benefit to more intensive exercise is that it produces an exercise after-burn or excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. The more your body works beyond its comfort zone, as it does during intense exercise such as fast running, the more it depletes its oxygen reserves. Your body then has to work hard, even after you stop exercising, to restore your oxygen levels. This effort requires energy and leads to continued calorie burn up to 48-hours after you’ve stopped exercising. Considerations Regardless of whether you choose to jog or run, always begin your workout with a 5- to 10-minute warm-up such as walking or light jogging. This helps to warm up your muscles and slowly increase your heart rate and blood circulation. Likewise, end your workout with a 5- to 10-minute cool-down such as a walk or light jog to slowly return your body to the pre-exercise state. If you are new to exercising or have chronic conditions and are considering more intensive exercise such as longer jogs or faster runs, discuss your plans with your doctor first.
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    Finished the C25K (W8D3) this morning. It's hard to believe that when I first started using this app I struggled with the first few weeks. It took me 11 weeks in total but I wasn't bothered how long it took the main focus for me was to get to the end of the program and moving on to the next level once I felt comfortable. Good luck to all those who are using the C25K stick with it you can do this
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    Post your Workout for Today Here!

    I completed W8D3 this morning
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    Chi Gal

    Your PUSH song(s)?

    I'm a newbie (about to start this program!) but music seems to be the only thing that gets me amped up. Try these: "Tightrope" by Janelle Monae "25 miles" by Edwin Starr "You Wreck Me" by Tom Petty "B.O.B" by Outkast Yeah, I have a pretty eclectic taste enjoy!
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    I usually run with my phone and my Spotify playlists. I'm looking for other suggestions that fit the kinda of music I listen to,a bit techno 132bpm or more. My usual lists consists of Cars, Kraftwerk and Jem. Any other suggestions?
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    This was nice to see today!
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    Starting back again after falling off:(

    It's good to hear you are restarting. I'd give week 2 day 3 a try and see how it feels. Don't worry about repeating sessions - staying with the program & injury free is the most important thing. Rob
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    Looking for new playlist to add to my

    Just tried rockmyrun app...LOVED IT! Just started couch to 5k today (had brain surgery last March and was just cleared to be active again). Really appreciate your support, tips and help!!!!
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