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Hi other new runners! It's just after New Year's which means maybe there are people signing on who are thinking of a running resolution to start off the year... DO IT! It's so great I've been running for six months now beginning with the Couch to 5k program and it's awesome. I just wrote a blog about some of my thoughts on starting to run in case anyone wants tips from another real beginner
Happy Running Everyone!!!! And walking! And then running some more! And then stopping for a second and then running again!
Great post on your blog. Very motivating. I completed the Couch to 5K almost a year ago and "ran" five 5Ks from May to Oct. I too am a slow runner (slower than you) and am shooting for a 30 minute or less 5K by the end of the summer. (My fastest is a bit under 34 minutes). I have fallen off the wagon so-to-speak in December and have only been on the treadmill 5 times in Dec (shame on me) after running 3 times a week for a year. Today is the day that I get back on track again ...and your post makes me really want to. Thank you!
That was a very nice blog entry and it certainly was worth following the link. Thank you.
I started a couch to 5K program last January and now running is a way of life. Even though I'm a middle-of-the-pack performer, I always feel like a winner. It's never too late to start. I'm a month away from 60 yrs.old and have 20 decent races under my belt for 2012 including a couple half marathons and a bunch of 10Ks. If I learned one thing that I would want to pass on to new runners, it is "Get the right shoes for your running style and get them a half size larger than your street shoes." That alone will help reduce the initial aches, pains, and toe blisters that might discourage a new runner.
Thanks and good point about the shoes - I remember being very skeptical when the running store sold me a half size up, but they're great!
I just added a post with my running playlist for that race - it makes me laugh but it was fun to run to
Thanks. I'm also a new runner and will be doing my first 5k in a few weeks. How often did you run in the beginning? I'm trying to figure out if I'm running too much? I feel pretty good and no real issues with pain or major fatigure. I'm assuming running 2-3 miles 6 days a week isn't too much??