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Can’t run yet?

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I am literally starting from the couch. I am about 90 lbs overweight, and so out of shape there is no way I can run right now, and not sure if I can even do a full 30 minutes of walking. Should I try to get to a point where I CAN run first, before starting this program? 

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It's surprising how fast your body will adapt, but be honest with yourself on your goals. Nothing worse than setting yourself up for failure. Honestly, I needed to do week 1 about three times before I could move on.

Try a goal where you do week 1 and just do the 3rd, 5th, and 8th run. Then the next week try every other run. Perhaps by week 3 you can do them all, but maybe only 6 of 8? Just make a plan and stick to it and trust that your body is made to run. 

Remember, you can always run longer if it feels right.

I suggest the book The Courage to Start by John Bingham.

You Can do this in your own way. It's perfectly fine. 

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I’m about 40-50 lbs overweight. I just completed week 1 day 1 yesterday. It was very hard and my legs were on fire and today they kill BUT I did it! And I know it will get easier the more I do it. I might need to repeat week 1 after but that’s fine. I’m also coming straight off the couch by the way. 

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I’m about 40 lbs overweight and started week 1 day 1 today.  I like the suggestion of repeating week 1 or parts of it I will certainly try that.

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