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Well here is a new thread for us Couch to 5k runners. If your new to it go see the link below.

Cool Running :: The Couch-to-5K Running Plan

I just finished week 9. I think the whole thing took me about 12 weeks as i repeated some of the weeks i felt i was weak on until i could move on.

Ask questions..let us know what week your on...surport each other!

I am having huge weight losses with it.

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Hi Whos - So cold here - I haven't been getting out as much as I would like. I am on week 8 this week and am hoping to have finished the entire thing by new years! Good job with week 9!

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I used the couch potato to 5 k program to start running and found it fantastic. I completed a half marathon last month and am training towards a 30 km in the spring.

BTW... I live in the Arctic. Ran 12 km on Saturday at -35!!!!

Good luck to all of you!!!

Dawn

Banded April 4th, 2006

Montreal

358/158/148

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I am planning on starting this next week. I have gotten my kids to commit (14 and 10) and with them my DH has joined in as well. I'm sooooo looking forward to getting started. I have been feeling so much better with almost 50# gone that I can't wait!! I actually WANT to run!!!!!!!! OMG!

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Does it really work! When you start, should you be running on flat surfaces or did you try a treadmill?

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It really works!!!

I started running a little over a year ago. I doubled the program (i.e. took two weeks to do what they said I should do in a week). I now run 4 times a week,, did a half marathon last month and am training for a 30 km in the spring.

Dawn

Banded Arpil 4th, 2006

Montreal

358/154.6/148

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Hey gang! I'm on board for this, too. I want to run so badly. I always get jealous when I see others running b/c I want to do it, too. This seems like a great way to start!

I've got my BodyBugg and I'm ready to go. I have a friend who is super-fit and he loves to work out. He's s'posed to help me. I can't wait. I'll be running before I know it!

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I've been doing something similar on my own. I'm now like week 6. I can walk 2 min, run 8 min, walk 2, run 8, walk 2 run 8.

I started with running 30 seconds out of every 2 minutes, I think that was back in October.

A year ago I'd not have ran if a car was careening toward me, I'd just think, 'wow I'm going to do some damage that car!'

So sign me up, I'll check in with ya. I'm shooting to run a 5K February 17th, but I'm in Ohio and it might be icy. I'll run in the cold but not the snow.

Juli

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Julie i just got back from Ohio, I have to go there for buisnees, One week i do cincinnati then colubus then Cleveland then Toledo.

YEs it really works!. I can run for 30 mins now every other day. I still go slow as im still heavy but as an example between Sunday and thursday this week i dropped 6 pounnds! I do some swimming also.

I started it in October and no way did i think i would be able to go 30min run then!

But now i can do it! you should see the looks i get at the Y when this big ol guy can go 30mins.

I run (jog) at 4.5mph right now which is slow but i can make it.

I would run outside but im just too embrassed at my weight.

Keep it up ppl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm still on it! week 8, had to repeat 7 a few x, and i haven't run in a week, my car is in the shop for over 3 weeks now and if I run outside i get shin splints. But i plan on finishing week 9 and increasing my time from there too!

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I'm still on it! week 8, had to repeat 7 a few x, and i haven't run in a week, my car is in the shop for over 3 weeks now and if I run outside i get shin splints. But i plan on finishing week 9 and increasing my time from there too!

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Week 8 - I haven't updated in a while. I am only on week 8 (28 minute run) but am hoping to prgress to the final week in a few days. I go so slowly that there is no way I am actually running 5K in 30 minutes! More like 3K!

Oh well,

I am doing this 4 mile run on new years eve but am already certain I am going to have to walk 1/2 of it.

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