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11/20/14 11:12 A

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Hi Candy!

I've been through this program each time I've had to stop running for any extended time...and I've done over 70 races in the last four years! We strat to lose our conditioning after only TWO WEEKS!
In fact, I haven't run in two weeks due to injury but now headed to do a jog tonight with my Run Club and a new shoe (Brooks Transcend! I've been an ASICS Kayano runner since Nov 2010!) I'll be doing a modified version of this program!
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That said, you are coming back with the perfect game plan...slow and steady. Once you are feeling stronger, there are various drills you can do to enhance conditioning and speed.
Happy for you that you started back on the run, and especially bringing you son into the run!
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11/18/14 4:41 P

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Ran my "first" 5K (since a few years ago) just over a week ago. I took it slow with two friends, we chatted the whole way since our goal was to finish, not pr. I am doing another 5K next week with my son, and will try to run a bit harder then.

It was challenging to get back into jogging with extra weight and less fitness, but taking it slow the first few weeks has paid off.

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10/7/14 9:18 A

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My first running 5K goal was to cross the finish line. I ran it using this program. I worked the program and it worked for me.
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You did outstanding! Keep running in your weekly cardio. I added endurance training to extend my distances. It strengthened my 5K distance. Doing speed drills is fun and it built upon my "lightning turtle speed!"
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I'm going to look at my past speed progression. I did it safely and steadily.
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I was speed obsessed at one stage in my short time running.Today, I'm finding myself motivating others on the run and have more fun doing it.
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10/6/14 8:16 P

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finished the 5K yesterday. Ran the entire race in 35 minutes. I know that is not a top time, but I was jogging, because I wanted to finish and was not going for a win, I figure I win if I finish and that is just what I did. 3.1 miles is a long way.

Each day is a new day! Remember to breath and relax!


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Yeah - what CK-DUBYA said! I want to add my emoticon as well! I'm following in your footsteps, I'll also be participating in my first all running 5K later this month.

I think you could keep going with doing 5Ks as part of your cross training program. However if you want to up the ante, as CK says, there are Spark Teams that can graduate you up to a 10K - I'm considering joining www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
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He has told you what is good and what the Lord requires of you:
to do justice; to love kindness; and walk, humbly, with your God.

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WooHoo! Congrats on the first 5K! I'll be running my first one later this month. Since finishing the "official" training program I've been alternating my workouts between distance and speed. Two days a week I run a 5K trying to improve my personal time and two days a week I take an easier pace but run at least 5 miles. If you are interested in a longer race SP has similar teams and training programs for the 10K. Good luck!

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I finished my first 5K yesterday and loved it! I would like to continue training for more 5Ks. Are there any "maintenance" running programs that I can follow or should I start over with another "5K Your Way" running program?

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