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My son and I did our first 5K on Thanksgiving morning. My goal was to finish it in under 45 minutes, I finished it in 37:44. I’m super stoked and can’t wait until my next one.

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Now that was a wonderful goal, and to think you achieved it on Thanksgiving 2018. Congratulations all around!

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Awesome job!

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Do you mind if I ask how far out you are from surgery? I'm hoping to do my first 5k in the spring but I'm wondering if thats too lofty of a goal.

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Congrats, that's great!

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Do you mind if I ask how far out you are from surgery? I'm hoping to do my first 5k in the spring but I'm wondering if thats too lofty of a goal. Sent from my SM-G960U using BariatricPal mobile app

Start training with some "couch to 5k" plans, and don't be afraid to modify them. They are typically 9-12 week interval training plans. You walk a bunch, then jog a little for 25 minutes, 3 times a week. Then the following week, shorter walk and longer jog intervals for the 25 minutes.Then you get to when you jog 10 minutes, walk 30 seconds or a minute, then jog 10 minutes. Finally you just jog 20 minutes, then add time to it each week. I did it in about 16 weeks.

If you can walk the 3 miles, you can start your interval training

I also used MapMyWalk fitness app, and a TABATA timer app. The timer is nice to set it when you are doing something like 10 sets of jogging 2 minutes and walking 30 seconds for example. They give you 3-5 second alarms before the next section and even alarms at halfway points of walking and jogging.

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This is literally Amazing to me...

As I only run for planes and trains, from rain, skunks , zombies and commitment (In this order)

🎉CONGRATULATIONS🎉

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And I don't even run anymore, with 2 knee replacements I simply lurch at a fast rate of speed so cheer everyone who can on!

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Fantastic achievement!

Hope you and your son make this your new tradition. 🏃‍♂️ Be thankful for your health and ability to do great things. Love to hear about your next run.

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16 hours ago, Oct517 said:

Do you mind if I ask how far out you are from surgery? I'm hoping to do my first 5k in the spring but I'm wondering if thats too lofty of a goal.

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Almost 9 months out. Had surgery in early March. Started to jog somewhat (very little) after getting cleared by my doc at the 3 month.Around October I said I would do my YMCAs Turkey trot. I got the Couch25K app by Active and started training October 7th. The plan is for 9 weeks but the turkey trot was going to be in less time. By week 7 you are 5 min warm up, 25 min jog, and 5 minute cool down. I figured I'd be good if I paced myself.

I am super stoked and am going to do my next one for New Years. My siblings have all agreed to do it as well.

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Start training with some "couch to 5k" plans, and don't be afraid to modify them. They are typically 9-12 week interval training plans. You walk a bunch, then jog a little for 25 minutes, 3 times a week. Then the following week, shorter walk and longer jog intervals for the 25 minutes.Then you get to when you jog 10 minutes, walk 30 seconds or a minute, then jog 10 minutes. Finally you just jog 20 minutes, then add time to it each week. I did it in about 16 weeks.If you can walk the 3 miles, you can start your interval training
I also used MapMyWalk fitness app, and a TABATA timer app. The timer is nice to set it when you are doing something like 10 sets of jogging 2 minutes and walking 30 seconds for example. They give you 3-5 second alarms before the next section and even alarms at halfway points of walking and jogging.
I've been using the couch25k app but get winded if I'm jogging for an extended period of time. I can walk 3 miles no problem, it's the jogging and running that gets me. I wondering if I'll be able to jog a 5k by spring. Although this is all on a treadmill and I know that running on pavement is more difficult.

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16 hours ago, Oct517 said:

I've been using the couch25k app but get winded if I'm jogging for an extended period of time. I can walk 3 miles no problem, it's the jogging and running that gets me. I wondering if I'll be able to jog a 5k by spring. Although this is all on a treadmill and I know that running on pavement is more difficult.

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keep at it and your lungs will acclimate to the jogging. I was the same when i started, you can even repeat a workout if need be and then move to the next one. As for the treadmill, I find outside easier to jog than on the treadmill, minus road hazards such as cars and people, I enjoy going to my local park that has a course, or my local high school track.

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Awesome awesome awesome! Isn't it a WONDERFUL feeling?!? I love running :)

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