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956 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jun 15, 2011 5:17 PM by palomalou RSS
palomalou Rookie 2 posts since
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Jun 14, 2011 3:34 PM

stupid question regarding time

I have yet again started week 1 (most of the time I get through 6-8 weeks and then there is a huge disruption so I start again) and am wondering: do the 5 minutes of warmup walking count as a part of the "for a total of 20 minutes"? I've been presuming they do because that ends with a cool-down walk--but maybe I'm incorrect. Thanks for clarification!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    1. Jun 14, 2011 7:21 PM (in response to palomalou)
    Re: stupid question regarding time

    Palo, not a supid question at all. Now, getting so far into the program and quitting.....that is supid.

    One of the program descriptions is "Brisk five-minute warmup walk. Then alternate 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking for a total of 20 minutes."

    I interpret that as the 5 min warm up and cool down as being seperate from the walk/run segments.  But let me also say this, if in the beginning you can only manage 20 minutes TOTAL, including the wu & cd (warm up and cool down) then start where you can and continue from there.





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  • Irish Mustang Expert 47 posts since
    May 24, 2011
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    2. Jun 14, 2011 7:26 PM (in response to palomalou)
    Re: stupid question regarding time
    I think the 5 minute warm up and cool down time is in addition to the 20 minutes of run/walking in the program each work out is approx 30 minutes
  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
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    3. Jun 14, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to Irish Mustang)
    Re: stupid question regarding time

    I agree with others

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