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Old 05-01-2012, 08:23 AM
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Starting tonight directly after work, wish me luck!

All the best intentions in the world could not get me up early enough this morning to get at it... Just need to accept I am no morning person... LOL
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:06 PM
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OMG!!!!!

I think I am dead.....

I am insanely out of shape! I had to talk myself into not quitting half way through!!

I will keep pushing but Wow!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:10 PM
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Good for you for getting out there! Do keep in mind that if you're really struggling at a given step it's totally ok to stay at that step until you're more comfortable!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:20 PM
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I think I'll be stuck at this step forever!!!
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:35 PM
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Good for you for going and not quitting halfway! ][
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:48 PM
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I think I'll be stuck at this step forever!!!
You definitely won't be! For right now, don't worry too much and don't be too hard on yourself. If you really need to walk a run interval, take it as an extra long walk interval. But always remember that you never get anywhere if you don't push yourself! When you feel like you can make that push... go for it! And amazing things will happen.





You can do it. I know you can.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:02 PM
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Thanks Beanie I made it through running all the intervals I was supposed to but I admit the last run segment I was going pretty slow! I love the Get Running app! The "coach" telling you when to run/walk is cool..

I need to get an armband for my iPhone to make it better and figure out how to use my music at the same time
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:27 AM
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Don't worry about speed. Speed doesn't matter if you can't finish the intervals. Just pace yourself so you can develop endurance, then work on speed as you get towards the end of the program, or when running past the end.

I started off running like an old granny (seriously, I've been passed by speed walkers), but have noticed I'm gradually increasing speed as I go. I'm up to Week 7 now (completed W6D3 yesterday) and ran a 10:30 mile. Not all that impressive I'm sure (I actually have no idea how fast one is supposed to run a mile..) but it's infinitely better than I could've done 5 weeks ago when I just started!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:31 AM
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My legs hurt today...

No pain no gain? LOL

And GO pretty sure I would have been passed by them as well... I am going to just be patient (not a strong trait of mine either!) and follow the program..
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Way to go! I can't even make myself start, so you're way ahead of me. I always have an excuse to not run. Keep on working hard! It really does pay off in the long run.
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