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I actually went on an on-off run with dad. He's got this Couch to 5K thing where the first day you walk for 5 min, then run for 1 min, walk for 90 sec, and so on until the last walking cycle and it's half an hour in total. He can run the whole way, but I need breaks right now.

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That's awesome! Those couch 2 5k things are pretty fun (and they totally work if you ever want to run a 5k!)

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I finished my first week of C25K and I think I want to run it over again 'cause I couldn't always make the 60 seconds. Dad's taking me to get running shoes because the shoes I had gave me a blister on the top of the knuckle of my big toe. But once I get week one down, I'm looking forward to week 2. 90 sec of running, 2 min of walking.

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Half Marathon DONE!  :o Guess what guys!? My lungs worked like champs! Was able to run as fast as my legs would go - breathing did not stop me one bit. YAY! Being a non-smoker rocks!  :P  :lol:

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Half Marathon DONE!  :o Guess what guys!? My lungs worked like champs! Was able to run as fast as my legs would go - breathing did not stop me one bit. YAY! Being a non-smoker rocks!  :P  :lol:

 

Fantastic work! Well done.

 

Have a lie down.

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So I’m reviving this topic for a hot minute. Ran 4 miles outside today.  Finally some nice weather.  I missed running around the lake.  Good for the soul.

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I can't believe how much I was running!!!

I was doing that along with 5 days a week for an hour of intense workouts

 

Here I think I am doing great at 3 days a week  

 

I did run on the treadmill the other day and it felt great..but my endurance sucks

 

time to get back to it!

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The marathon training was going so well with increasingly longer long runs on the weekend - was up to 1/2 marathon distance - and then, a couple of weeks ago, couldn't complete the long run because of right knee pain.  No runs since then and letting it heal and will start over again.  A bit frustrating to have to sit and wait but no sense hurting it again ... wish I knew what's causing it though.

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Oh wow, that was Nov.  Haven't really been able to run since then.  Going to try a ginger 2k tonight and see how it goes.  Fingers crossed.

 

I think as an addict, I need the addiction of running to replace the nicotine addiction.

 

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16 hours ago, d2e8b8 said:

Oh wow, that was Nov.  Haven't really been able to run since then.  Going to try a ginger 2k tonight and see how it goes.  Fingers crossed.

 

I think as an addict, I need the addiction of running to replace the nicotine addiction.

 

I read somewhere that doing intense exercises after periods of not doing exercise can cause problems in the knees. Off course, pain in the knees can be due to age as well. However don't take my word for it, since the pain could be due to an unknown reason, maybe you could get the knees checked by a doctor?

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On 7/5/2019 at 12:29 PM, d2e8b8 said:

Oh wow, that was Nov.  Haven't really been able to run since then.  Going to try a ginger 2k tonight and see how it goes.  Fingers crossed.

 

I think as an addict, I need the addiction of running to replace the nicotine addiction.

 

totally agree!

there is nothing like a runners "high" but the beauty is it lasts all day long and it's healthy

unless you injure yourself or have bad knees of course

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Thanks, Ankush and babs609.  

 

Feeling brave and will try and ramp up to 5k in small increments.  May have to run at night as it's too hot during the day.

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