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Old 01-22-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Question How do I start a jogging program?

I feel I would be considered an intermediate level exerciser and have been for 10 years off an on. My shape is a pear shape and I was just told today that for me to lose in the hips and legs, to start jogging. I have a treadmill at home but I cannot jog for a long amount of time and on the other hand, I DON'T LIKE IT! LOL

What can you suggest? How long should I run/walk? Do I go for time like 30 min. or the miles? Do I start for one mile? How do I begin? Maybe I should try this and leave all my Firm and other tapes alone?????

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Old 01-22-2008, 06:07 PM   #2
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Google the Couch to 5K programme - it changed my life!! It is also worth bearing in mind that walking on your treadmill (at 3.5 or 4mph) and at an incline of 6 or more will give you a heck of a workout touching actually running

Join us on the Cool Runners thread - we'd love to see you there!

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Old 01-22-2008, 07:51 PM   #3
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Hi Taben and to 3FC...

As Heather recommended start with the Couch to 5k program... Also if you don't like the dreadmill, as I call it, to jog try going outside with an some music, the time flies by a heck of a LOT faster than watching the timer on the dreadmill
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:25 PM   #4
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Do I start for one mile? How do I begin?
I'd recommend starting slowly with some walking before and after. I started too fast a year or two ago after not jogging for a while, and ended up with bad tendonitis in both ankles. That was **** and I couldn't do much of anything for a while. I will say that I was a pear shape and I lost 40 pounds jogging, and my pants size went down a few sizes.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:51 AM   #5
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Running is great exercise, but nothing spot reduces.
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