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9/6/09 12:54 P

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Get yourself motivated by going to get a shoe fitting and, if finances permit, some new running kit that fits well and makes you feel good.

Then try either the C25K or the Runner's World beginner's program: both ease you in gently and will have you running two or three miles within a couple of months.

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9/6/09 11:44 A

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I too recommend C25K. I never ran a step in my life until at age 37 I started that program. Now I'm training to run a half marathon next month. It really works! It's on the CoolRunning website.

Elise, Plainville, MA

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9/6/09 9:25 A

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Couch to 5K (C25K) is what worked for me!

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9/6/09 9:20 A

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I really liked the couch to 5K program. It was perfect in getting me to run again! Good luck ! ! You can do it!

- Liz G.

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9/6/09 8:31 A

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One step at a time, that's how you will do it. :-)

Along with what has already been mentioned, Jeff Galloway is also a great resource when it comes to walk/run. Google his name and you will find him and his programs no problem.

good luck.

gail

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9/6/09 8:29 A

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I agree with everyone's posts. You also might want to start with some kind of a run/walk program, where you run for 1 minute and walk for like 6 or 7 minutes. When that 1 minute feels easy, Gradually increase your runs and decrease your walks until you are running the whole time.

Good luck with your goals!

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9/6/09 7:59 A

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Sarah,

Below is a link to SparkPeople's beginning training program, that may help you get back to your running days. Make sure that before you start running that you get fitted for a pair of running shoes, preferably at your local running specialty store. This will ensure that you have the best shoe for you. I wish you well!!

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Nancy

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9/5/09 11:55 P

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Check out the C25K ( couch to 5K) group here on sp. They have a great program. It turned me from a couch potato in march to a half marathon runner on the 13th of this month.

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9/5/09 11:50 P

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It's been at least 6 years since I've run last. I am now 85 lbs heavier. Power walking has become my thing but my cardiovascular system is still coming around. What is a good walk/run format to start with to work my way back up, when I still feel at ground zero? I'm still dreaming of doing a triathlon one day!

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