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Old 05-08-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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S/C/G: 195/180.2/165

Height: 5'9"


I started Couch to 5K in February. I ran a 5K in March (walked/ran) but had a lot of trouble breathing, bad shin splints and some sort of quad injury. I took a couple of weeks off to reassess if I wanted to run, and decided to cut back on my mileage until my body was used to it. I started doing a 2 mile circuit, 2 days a week, gradually running more and more each time. I ran the whole 2 miles last week, and have my second 5K next Sunday.

The program was great as a start, but also feel free to repeat days or weeks if it isn't going well. Everyone's body is different.

What is your eating like now? I don't eat back running calories, since I only burn 200/300 per session. I just stick to the calorie range I normally eat at.
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