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1119 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2010 12:04 PM by faithhopejoy RSS
RFJgirl514 Rookie 1 posts since
Apr 26, 2010
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Apr 26, 2010 11:54 AM

My first time running..

i want to start running but i dont know if i should start on a 1k or 5k? please help! i am 17 years old and a little overweight

  • tigerislove Rookie 1 posts since
    Apr 26, 2010
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    1. Apr 26, 2010 1:22 PM (in response to RFJgirl514)
    Re: My first time running..

    Hi there.

    Well, I am 25, and I have been running for a while now. I am not an expert, and it still takes me about 25 minutes to run a mile, on the treadmill.

     

    So i think you should start slow. Do about 5 to 10 miles a week.

    Are you looking to lose weight, only by running?

  • Janet689 Pro 122 posts since
    Feb 10, 2010
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    2. Apr 26, 2010 5:36 PM (in response to RFJgirl514)
    Re: My first time running..

    Are you following any exercise program?  Can you run a 5K?  If you can't run far, check out the "couch to 5K" running plan, and see if it's what you're looking for.





    Janet

    Started C25K 2/14/10 Age 51 and NEVER have run before.

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/20/10, end of W5 of C25K. 40:44

    Spring Forward 5K (YMCA) 4/10/10 39:57

    Focus 5K Run/Walk 5/13/10 32:24... in Orlando on a totally flat course

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/19/11 37:59

    ?Operation Backpack 5K 5/21/11 ??? fast-paced race, finished next to last

    Coventry Challenge 5K 3/17/12 38:11

  • faithhopejoy Amateur 10 posts since
    Mar 29, 2010
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    3. Apr 27, 2010 12:04 PM (in response to RFJgirl514)
    Re: My first time running..

    I highly recommend the C25K program!! It got me started in February and now I run 3 miles. If you've got an iPhone or iPod Touch, you can download a few different apps. Here's the one I love the most.

    http://c25kapp.com/

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