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  1. I'm currently on Week 5, Day 2 and I was wondering when it says run 8 mins (or 3/4 mile) does it make a difference which you choose? I chose to do 3/4 mile distance instead of running for 8 minutes. I'm not sure how long it took me to run that 3/4 mile though. I'm going to go back and do it again by time and see if it ends near the same point by distance, but does it matter one way or the other?
  2. I'm not sure what your daily eating habits are, but a simple tip is to quit soda for water, It's a small step, but I've found it makes a noticeable difference. You'll consume less calories from quitting soda, plus I've found it makes you want to eat less overall. Also, try to eat more vegetables during meals to help fill you up. For example, instead of 3 pieces of chicken for dinner, maybe have 2 pieces and 3 cups of salad to fill you up. Salads have incredibly low calories and are really cheap. I've found Costco sells Ready Pac Garden Salads for around $2 for 3lbs, and 3 cups is only 15 calories. If you get hungry in between meals have a apple, banana, etc. to tide you over until the next meal. I've also made it a habit of keeping a journal of everything I eat through the free app MyFitnessPal and it also syncs together with the C25K app. If you don't know how many calories are in a product it has a barcode scanner that finds just about anything I've thrown at it. Good luck and remember it won't happen overnight, it's a marathon not a sprint!
  3. Hi, I'm new to the program and have a question. I just finished Week 3 Day 3 of the program and on the tail end of the second 3 minute run I am pretty tired. I can finish it, but it's a struggle. I'm wondering if I should keep repeating this step before moving onto Week 4 or should I just move on? I've looked at Week 4 and I'm not positive I can do it at this point. I'm weighing two options, If I should just keep repeating Week 3 until I comfortably do it w/o any struggle. If I should stay on Week 3, but ramp up the days to 4-5 days a week instead of 3. I'm male 35yo/5'8"-5'9"/137lbs. Some background on my running "experience." I started running at the end of October to lose weight and didn't know anything so I figured I'd try 4mi everyday. This wasn't "running" fulltime because I couldn't, I walked and ran. It was working with running, quitting soda, and lowering my daily calories I was losing weight and gradually able to run more and more on my route until about 3 1/2 weeks when both knees were so sore it hurt to even walk. I visited RunnersWorld forums and they said I was trying to do too much too soon w/ no program and recommended C25K. I waited until my knees healed and started C25K and am 100% pain free, but as I mentioned above I'm struggling at the moment. When I was "running" everyday I felt I was building my endurance much quicker than w/ the current 3 days a week intructions. I'm worried if I push it to more days the sore knees problem will come back so I'm stuck at which of the two options I should pursue. Sorry for the long post, thanks for any help and advice!
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