I'm going to start the couch to 5k tomorrow, any advice?

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  1. killerZees

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    I know I need new kicks, and also some sort of stop watch. I'm going to start to eat healthy too. My goal right now is not to lose weight, but just be able to run a decent 5k, like I could two years ago. Then when I can do that, I'm going to concentrate one losing the weight.

    I should change my AV too.
     
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    Look on iTunes there is a podcast of it. I use it when I feel like running. Dude tells you when to walk/run, its awesome
     
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    orly?
     
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    no wai!
     
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    don't run on concrete
     
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    Really, where does one get said podcast


    hmmm, I was planning on doing this, I guess I can look for a track.
     
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    Go to a local running store and find out if you strike normal/overpronate/underpronate. That will determine what kind of running shoe you should buy. Keep yourself hydrated everyday with LOTS of water. Eat right and rest up so you can continuously train.
     
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    Rubberized track, field or trails. Concrete is brutal on the knees and other joints.
     
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    Yeah there's a track near by. I actually didn't get started today, because I needed new kicks. got em, now Im good to go.
     
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    I started yesterday after seeing this thread. I love it. I'm really going to stick to it. Is it a bad idea if instead of doing it 3 times the first week, if I do it 5 or 6 times? That's how many times I'm in the gym per week, and I kinda wanna keep it as my cardio exercise.
     
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    Might be, they say that you need to rest your legs. Maybe do some cycling for the other two days?
     
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    good idea. i'll do that or stepmaster
     
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    There is nothing wrong with running 5-6 times a week if you are eating properly and getting enough sleep.
     
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    do HIIT on the stepmaster....guaranteed stroke
     
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    Started this on Monday. Short term goal is to do a 5k in 30 min, long term goal is a 5k in 20 min. There's a 10k here on the 4th of july that I'm going to do in order to have a specific thing to aim for. Updates on status are in my log. Good luck to you guys.
     
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    Awesome dude I've been using my watch this is 11tybillions times better.
     
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    Starting week two today. So far so good. I like this, and see me continuing to jog after I can do thirty minutes straight.
     
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    Right. Just remember the road = asphalt (usually) and asphalt != concrete

     
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    It's actually quiet cold here, so running outside just wasn't going to work. I've been running at the gym.
     
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