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ballanburden last won the day on November 11 2014

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  1. Lots of family up in North Carolina in the Hickory, Conover, Concord, and Charlotte area however I live in the southern Carolina Congrats on starting the program.
  2. All it takes is putting one foot in front of the other...keep taking those steps and you'll do it! As has been stated, dress in layers for the cold and good luck with your goals!
  3. Good luck with your goals! I love biking and running but loathe swimming so no tri's for me.
  4. Congrats for taking the first step. Good luck and we are here for you!!! Welcome to the forum.
  5. I use mapmyrun and it will let you switch between miles and km. forgot about that...thanks KellyAnn
  6. Since the app doesn't track by your miles other than telling you to choose between running a set time or a set distance, just look online for a miles to km conversion calculator or just run the formula yourself. 1 mile is equal to 1.609344 kilometers. You can just multiply it out from there
  7. Good luck and congrats to all those getting started and welcome to the forum!
  8. Congratulations!!!! 10k's are fun...we have a large one every year in Charleston SC, The Cooper River Bridge Run (40,000 people). Good luck on hitting your goals.
  9. I feel your pain. I have completed two half marathons in the past but due to injuries have had to start over as well. Good luck!!!
  10. I am trying 5 days a week as well and when I have been able to do so (schedule issues) I have seen no ill effects. Good luck and enjoy the time with your daughter.
  11. Are you talking about the things runners will wear to cober their lower legs in col weather when wearing shorts? Everyone I know who wears them does so solely for warmth.
  12. Good luck and congrats on taking the plunge. I cannot give you advice on the shin splints a I am lucky to not have then. Stay positive and once more, good luck!!!
  13. Good luck and welcome to the forum!
  14. ballanburden

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    The 5 minute warmup is simply a time to get your blood flowing and your muscles warmed up and prepared to work. A brisk walk is sufficient. One must be careful with stretching, as it is easy to tear or injure a cold muscle by stretching too far. Studies have shown that stretching is most beneficial on warm muscles and best reserved for the cool down period instead of as a warm up.
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