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Old 06-11-2009, 01:53 AM
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Default New program, couch to 5K

Since the weigh in has gone by the wayside through inactivity particularly on my part, I thought I'd let you guys know what my wife and I are doing.

We started the "couch to 5k" program, so far its pretty decent. Good workouts but easy enough to follow and build endurance.

I'm at the end of week two, my wife is at the end of week one.

Any other takers?
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:43 AM
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Sounds like a lot of work...I'll pass...I hate running.
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:13 AM
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I always used to say the only way I'd run is if someone was chasing me. But its not so bad...
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I've heard lots and lots of people have success with that program. It's a greatstructured way to break into running.

Good luck and keep at it!
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:41 AM
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I always used to say the only way I'd run is if someone was chasing me. But its not so bad...
I have said the same thing many times over the years

I did a program very similar to this a couple of years ago in the few months leading up to a 5k race here. About a month before the race I was running with my dog after dark (we were on the sidewalk of a fairly busy street) and I stepped off a curb wrong. Tore the hamstring around my knee where it connects to the calf. Hurt like a mofo and took several months to heal because I didn't go to the Dr. at first thinking it wasn't a big deal because the swelling wasn't that bad on the outside. I haven't done the program since but have run a little. I should start this again!
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:25 PM
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Sounds interesting. Last spring, I had worked up to 5k on the treadmill and considered entering some races, but never got around to it. I've been a lump lately. This might help. Thanks for the link.
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I'm a failure at losing weight. I'm going to pass on this glorious opportunity at self flagelation.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:03 PM
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I also hate running.

I did start P90X about a month or so ago, speaking of workout routines:

http://www.beachbody.com/p90x/p90xdotcom

I've actually been pretty good at following this one so far -- and it's a kickass workout.
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I have a few friends who have had great success with the P90x thing. I am interesting, but not in the hour or so a day it takes. That is a HUGE commitment.
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I have a few friends who have had great success with the P90x thing. I am interesting, but not in the hour or so a day it takes. That is a HUGE commitment.
That's been the hardest part -- the hour plus a day it requires (hour and a half on days when it calls for Yoga ). By the time the kids are asleep, it's after 9pm when I get started and it takes me a good hour or so afterwards to be ready for bed, so most nights, I'm not asleep until 11:30 or so.
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