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Ladyfire70 Rookie 2 posts since
Sep 18, 2012
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Nov 21, 2012 11:07 PM

New to running, & I can't stop

I'm 42, so I am getting a late start!

I'm New to running, & I can't stop.

10 weeks ago, I started the c25k, and now

I've completed 3 races, I had my PR in

The last race!  I started the 10k training this week!  I am so happy

With the progress!  I'm doing core exercises in addition to my running! 

I can run for 40 minutes solid now, something I never thought possible!  I have signed

Up for a race every month! 


Any ideals on strength and/or core training?

  • Billsr Pro 159 posts since
    May 23, 2009
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    1. Nov 22, 2012 1:58 AM (in response to Ladyfire70)
    New to running, & I can't stop


    Sounds like your doing great. The key when you up your distance is to do it slowly. build no more than 10% a week on your distance. Make sure you do plenty of stretching particularly AFTER you run. For core work I just do various situps and pushups. At 42 your not that old to start. I'm 52 and started at 47.  The key to keeping it going is getting into a dedicated routine.


  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    2. Nov 22, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to Ladyfire70)
    Re: New to running, & I can't stop

    There is a lot of useful Web info on weight training and core strengthening exercises, but I would also recommend investing in a session with a personal trainer who can provide you with a customized program tailored for runners. I did that about a year ago and found it very helpful. I did one session with a trainer affiliated with my gym and received an excellent set of exercises tailored both to complement running and to my body's individual strengths and weaknesses.

    2015 highlights...

    @ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32

    Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24

    Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28

    @ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15

    Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40

    Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57

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