3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2008, 09:21 PM   #1
EricaBG's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 133

S/C/G: 265/Tracker/150

Height: 5'3"

Default Best way to start a running regime?

I take my dog for walks and stuff but I want to build up to be able to run for a mile or two at a time instead of just walk.

What is the best way to build up my walking fast-running speed?


One should eat to live, not live to eat.
EricaBG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 09:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
dkneec19's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 207

S/C/G: 259/259/175

Height: 5'11"


The couch-to-5k is pretty good. give it a google and check it out. There's also a bunch of threads about it
Ultimate Goal
dkneec19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2008, 10:27 PM   #3
Just Me
nelie's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,707

S/C/G: 364/--/182

Height: 5'6"


I'm going to be starting running via a running store's running program. Also, local running clubs have beginner running programs as well. Maybe look in your area for such ?
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 05:45 AM   #4
Senior Member
MBN's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 843

S/C/G: 150/G:finding the happy me

Height: 5'2"


EricaBG, the simplest way to work up to running is to begin with walk / run intervals. Pick your favorite distance and start with walking. Then, throw in a minute or two of jogging, every 5 minutes or so. Don't try to run too fast. You should feel a bit out of breath, but not huffing and puffing like you are going to die. If a minute of jogging is too much, then try 30 seconds. You can either use timed intervals, or just do things like "jog to the next light pole". Gradually, you will find that you can jog longer and walk less. It's perfectly acceptable to stay with run/walk intervals forever, or you may find that one day you can just keep jogging through the entire distance. That's really all there is to it!!

The training programs mentioned above provide structure and specific targets, which many people find helpful. Good luck!
MBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 03:23 PM   #5
Wish It~Dream It~Do It
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,585

S/C/G: 230/144.2/146

Height: 5ft3


check out coolrunning.com for the Couch to 5K program

GOAL~March 21, 2009 LIFETIME~May 2, 2009
BlzMaxGnrCCJkMly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2008, 09:35 PM   #6
mist72's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 74

S/C/G: 207.6/156.2/130

Height: 5'3"


i agree, the best way to start is with running/brisk walking intervals. again, a good way to do this is with the couch 2 5k program. they have podcasts telling you when to walk and when to run and have upbeat music. i don't have an ipod, but i downloaded the podcasts and made CD's out of them to listen to them on my oldschool walkman-type CD player.
good luck!

TBL Fall 2009

mist72 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:04 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2