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Old 07-18-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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I am wanting to learn to run/job a 5K. I am heavy, 222 pds and 5ft 4. I thought I would start by each week running a little bit. First week, run 1/8 mile daily and then walk the remaining 3.4 miles. The next week run 1/4 mile daily and walk the remaining 3.4 miles. Will this affect my weight loss with MRC?
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:21 PM   #2
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Talk to your center to make sure you get on the right plan. When I started running the green plan (I think you may be on beige, just guessing by your weight-they are similar) it was not enough calories. They switched me to metabalance which gave me a few more. I still lost and kept my sanity (I like to exercise).
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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There are many Couch to 5K running programs out there. They have smartphone apps, or if you Google it, all you need is a timer. It works up from a few minutes of running to being able to run for 30 minutes (a 5K) in 10 weeks. A lot of folks on here have done it, so if you search for it, you can probably find out more.
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Gina, I wondered about that. I will let them know. I doubt I am burning tons of calories but I also do not want to impede my ability to lose weight.

Jenny, this is the program that I was looking for. Thank you
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I never fully ran until I hit my goal weight. I kept it at run/walking intervals so I wouldn't burn too many calories as MRC is pretty low on calories...even the metabalance.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #6
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Oh, I know that I am not going to be a runner anytime soon. I just want the illusion that I can "run"

The first day that I set out to walk 3.1 miles JUST walk. I made it a mile. I will get there but I know the weight must come off. :C

It's amazing to me. I would love to be a fit person and workout daily and be a runner but I am not. Not the right amount of motivation but I am an optimist and hope to get there some day!
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I absolutely agree the Couch to 5K program (www.c25k.com) is the way to go. It's how I started running. I've now run a marathon, 6 15Ks, 1 10K, and several 5Ks.

Here's another good site with a 10 week plan: http://www.fromcouchto5k.com/article...training-plan/

My suggestion is sign up for a 5K that leaves you enough time to complete the program. For instance, if the plan is 9 or 10 weeks, sign up for a 5K in your area shortly thereafter. Since most 5Ks are small, they are pretty forgiving and allow everything from serious runners to walkers. So, if you can't run the whole thing, that's ok. You can walk part of it. But you will have a great sense of pride and accomplishment when you do finish it.



Good luck and keep us posted!
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