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1/25/10 11:55 P

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Thank you everyone for all your input. I still don't know what I'm going to do. For now, I'm just hoping I get enough sleep (I have a 7 week old daughter). I guess I will just have to tune into what my body is telling me. How much is too much kind of thing. I don't know very much about strength training so maybe I'll look through the website here and combine a few of your ideas. I'll let you know how it works out! Thanks again!

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1/25/10 11:30 P

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I may be alone in this, but my suggestion would be to rotate through strength training different muscle groups. A plan like the boot camp rotation for the Spark boot camps would be perfect (even if you only did one of the ten minute strength videos once or twice). I would then add in walking on those days. I would say thirty to forty minutes. I found as I completed the C25K program, that walking and running use VERY different muscle groups. Walking added in the mix that I needed. If a did more intense cardio, I really didn't have the energy for my next training run. I think maybe it takes a while to get your body ready for constant heavier cardio. JMO.

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1/25/10 10:37 P

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I just started W4 of the c25k yesterday too AND am also on day 26 of the Shred. It is doable for sure, I am feeling fine...a bit sore (good sore) but fine.

You can do it, Shred is a good mix of cardio and strength training for the short time spent.

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1/25/10 9:45 P

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So funny you said Jillian's shred DVD. I ran yesterday and didn't really feel sore until I did that DVD. I did it and did great but I really feel sore now. I have a bunch of their tapes and probably should have done one a little more low key with more strength and less cardio.

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1/25/10 9:30 P

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I workout in between runs, always have from the first day. I lift weights with a trainer, use the elliptical, ride my bike, take a spinning class, do yoga. What I don't do on my no run days are things like jumping jacks, skipping rope, hopping or speed walking. You find what works for you and will help you prevent over use injuries.

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1/25/10 9:04 P

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As long as you aren't using the same muscle group two days in a row; then do it! They suggest ST between days; but keeping up on the cardio with swimming, biking, walking, or elliptical are other things that will help blast the fat. Do what you LOVE and that will make it so much simpler to stick with!
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1/25/10 7:24 P

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Hi y'all,
I just started week 4 of the C25K program... but not sure what to do with my off days to keep up with my weight loss. Is strength training ok? Or maybe a workout DVD for 20 minutes (Jillian Michaels 30 day shred) any advice?

Cindy Anne
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