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RunningMonster
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 01:27    Post subject: Where do I begin?
I've been relatively sedentary for the last several years, but want to gently get into running. Any hints, tips?

PS - Hi, Everyone! I introduced myself briefly on rr.
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 06:30    Post subject:
I've been working on a beginners program. If you're interested, I can send it to you.
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 10:53    Post subject:
I bet PH has a great program, I'd get it!

There are several beginners programs on the web. CoolRunning has one called the Couch to 5k that several people have used, and runnersworld has one. Most will be combination of run/walks where you slowly cut out the walking. You could try your own intervals at home and see what you're comfortable with. Just remember, start out slowly, you'll have plenty of time for speed later. You should be able to carry on a conversation while running, that way you know you aren't going too fast.

Good luck!!
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 13:03    Post subject:
purple hayes wrote:
I've been working on a beginners program. If you're interested, I can send it to you.


That would be wonderful. Thanks! My email address is twinfirned@dullroar.com
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 13:27    Post subject:
#1 PH will have some great advice, as well as some other runners on this board. So, you've definitely tapped into a good resource and can get some great encouragement as well.

#2 GET A PAIR OF GOOD RUNNING SHOES! Do that from the start to avoid injuries. That's my first advice.

Good Luck. Keep us posted on your progress. You can do it with time, patience and setting goals.

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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 15:15    Post subject:
Everyone basically covered most that i want to say. Ill like to second that on the running shoes-that's probably one of the most important things you have to keep in mind. Starting out again won't be easy but with time and persistence you will get it sooner or later. Good luck! Smile
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PostPosted: 10/05/03 - 19:00    Post subject:
nolefan85 wrote:
GET A PAIR OF GOOD RUNNING SHOES! Do that from the start to avoid injuries. That's my first advice.


Definitely! But one thing to keep in mind is that you should also make sure that you are comfortable running in them; even specialty running stores will sometimes give you bad advice based on what your feet look like, how much you weigh...etc. It's very easy to develop bad habits if you wear shoes that are too rigid or have too much support in areas where you don't need it. The good thing about most specialty running stores, though, is that they'll let you try out a pair for a few miles, and if they don't work out, you can return or exchange them for another style. So, shop around a bit until you find a shoe that's comfortable.

...just my thoughts. Oh, and WELCOME!!!
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