What is the best way to start running
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Liz - posted on 01/09/2009
I'm using the Runner's World 5K running program (not sure what it's called exactly but it's on their website - www.runnersworld.com). I used that in the past (before I had kids) and was successful. It's a 10 week program where you work up to running 30 minutes straight. Good luck! :)
Tracie - posted on 12/08/2008
I did the couch to 5k plan from cool running too! LOL It was my very first start and I signed up for a 5k race right after I finished the plan. I truly loved it because it was a good slow start for a beginner!
Sara - posted on 12/05/2008
I was a sprinter in high school and college. When I graduated from college, I stopped running completely and really missed it. By the time I figured it out - I was out of shape and basically had to start from scratch and figure out how to run further than a 400 m. I started out jogging one minute, walking one minute. Gradually increased my running time and shortened my walking time until I could run 3-5 miles no problem. Worked great for me.
Patricia - posted on 12/02/2008
I started running by using the couch to 5K program by cool running. It is a nine week program, but I didn't follow it for the whole nine weeks. I got injured about five weeks in and when I started up again I made my own running plan. It is a great program, though, and well worth checking out. Here's the link: http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/...