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Old 09-02-2008, 10:34 PM   #1  
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Sorry I'm late posting this! EEEKKK!!! Holidays!

I still haven't even started week 4 but I'm gonna post this for those of you sticking with the program.

I'm gonna try to do weeks 4 and 5 this week!

This sounds super hard!

Week 5: Each day begins with the 5 min warm up brisk walk and then.....

Day 1:
jog 5 min
walk 3 min
jog 5 min
walk 3 min
jog 5 min

Day 2:

jog 8 min
walk 5min
jog 8 min

Day 3: HOLY POOP!
JOG 20 MINUTES (NO WALKING)
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Old 09-03-2008, 11:11 AM   #2  
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Hello, my dears! I am all married up now, and ready to get back to work! I am at W3 D2 as of last week, so I am going to continue and catch up in a week or so. I couldn't find week 4 anywhere, so I didn't read how everyone else did. My wedding went perfectly, everyone got along, nobody fell down, or threw up, I'm glad to say.

Can we run every day, or do we need to rest in between?

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Old 09-03-2008, 12:18 PM   #3  
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Kerri I'm catching up too...LOL! I'm starting week 4 today!

Congrats on the wedding! Isn't it amazing....all the planning and details and work to get ready for it and then BAM it is over in like 30 minutes and the reception just flys by....then next thing you know your back from the Honeymoon and to the real world...LOL!

Sucks...I wish it lasted longer!

But to the newly weds!
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I did Week 3 Day 1 on Monday, and Week 3 Day 2 this morning. And I have to say ... it's starting to feel good finally. Not good as in glad I got the exercise in, but good as in fun, as in, "Oh hey, tomorrow morning is running day. Yay!"

Running 3 minutes is hard, but running for 60 seconds in week 1 was much harder.

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Old 09-03-2008, 04:18 PM   #5  
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I did Week 3 Day 1 on Monday, and Week 3 Day 2 this morning. And I have to say ... it's starting to feel good finally. Not good as in glad I got the exercise in, but good as in fun, as in, "Oh hey, tomorrow morning is running day. Yay!"

Running 3 minutes is hard, but running for 60 seconds in week 1 was much harder.
I hear ya! By day 3 week 3 I could run the 3 min fairly easy. I'm not looking forward to running 5 min....but we will see....at least it should make the 3 min seem easy! LOL!
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:44 PM   #6  
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okay so I just did week 4 day 1 and can I just say it kicked my butt!

WHEWWWW my legs are killing me!
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Hey Melissa & all of you ladies that are sticking it out! I bailed before the challenge even started. Lame excuse, but basically I don't like my running form on the treadmill. I just feel like I'm stomping the thing to death. Plus I become clock-obsessed trying to time the intervals. I really wanted to start the program using the podcasts, but I don't have an ipod or mp3 player.
Sooooooooooooo, I finally downloaded the podcasts and burned week 1 on a CD and got out my old walkman-style CD player. I started week 1 day 1 today, at the track. It was awesome! My shins aren't bothering me at all (my left hip is, but hopefully it'll be better by Friday).
So, for those of you who haven't started yet, you still can!! Good luck!
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Hey all!

congrats on the wedding Kofarg! woohooo!!

Havn't got to do week five yet.. and doubt I will. I'm staying with my fiance's family for a bit until the wedding ( just the one on paper) before he's deployed. I'm gonna duff back in once i'm in a stable location. Living ona pull out couch in a 1 bedrom apt in NY right now and running around like crazy trying to meet his family/take care of his 4 yr old brother and plan a wedding/iving arrangments for while he's deployed.

Week five sounds scary.. but I will be duffing on back on week four as soon as i'm back on track here. I hate that im not on schedule cause I dont wanna miss out on the threads! hehe

Glad everyone is keeping at it.. and I hope to catch up soon!

ps.. Melissa... too bad i'm not as close as we had hoped! I' all about meeting up someday though! We can run our five k together when we finish! hehe
Although, your idea of shopping sounds a million times better! lol
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fauxtini ~ Nashville is about halfway between us...they have a music city marathon there once a year...I say one year we meet up and we can stay in the Opryland Hotel (very nice but also very expensive...LOL) and run a marathon together!

I couldn't get past week 4...but I'm still trying.
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haha! Sounds fun to me! I think if we can get ourselves fit enough for a marathon we deserve a fancy hotel!! hehe

Week four really is a challenge. but it feels good when im done.. even though the five minutes 'runs' are more like draggin my body.. lol

No harm in just plugging along the best that we can!
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I did Week 4 Day 1 today. I couldn't find the week 6 thread anywhere, so I'm posting here. I'll catch up to you chicks one way or another!!
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I did week 4, day 1 on Monday. The knee pain came back a little, so I'm crossing everything I have that tomorrow (day 2) won't be bad. I'm loving running for a longer times. Stupid knee.
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