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Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 PM
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Default Couch to 5k...

I expressed interest in it to my doctor, and it backfired-lol, as he is "ordering" me to do it should my physical stuff all check out ok.

I'm very, very, very out of shape and never run-- actually if you see me running you'd better run too, because it means I'm being chased by something horrible Has anyone else done it/ doing it now? Any helpful hints?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:07 PM
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As a former runner (25 years and 160 pounds ago), I will say that training for a 5K is awesome. Start slowly. Even if you "feel good", just follow the program. I attempted it a few years ago and tried to pace myself out similarly as I did as a young man. It way backfired, I developed shin splints and lost interest quickly.

Get the correct shoes. Supportive, lightweight shoes designed for running - not "cross training". Don't be afraid to spend for the quality. If you can buy them at walmart or payless, pass on them.

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Old 02-06-2013, 10:35 PM
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Like Eddie said, shoes are IMPORTANT!! The first time I tried it I had shin splints within a couple times and gave up. I now wear minimalist running shoes and LOVE THEM, and it helps to not be in pain whenever I run!
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