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2/3/10 12:05 P

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Lisa, I just started and am using my treadmill. I just walk at the pace I have been doing and jog where I feel comfortably pushed without pain. There is a thread on this page for treadmill users and people have suggestions on there too. emoticon

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2/3/10 11:40 A

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Hi Lisa - I haven't trained on a treadmill so I can't necessarily speak to speed, although just as with the program on the "street" everybody will have a different happy pace. You need to find what is comfortable for you. You can go as slow as you need to...remember that it should be a challenge, but you should still be able to carry on a conversation even when you are running. If you have a heart rate monitor (HRM) you can wear it and use it as a gauge too.

One thing I do know about the treadmill is you should set it on a 1-2 incline level so that it simulates the resistance you would get from running outside.

Enjoy!!

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1/29/10 11:12 P

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Thanks everyone!! But can you train on a treadmill?? When you run on the treadmill... what speed are you using? And what speed for the 5 minute warmup and when you are walking?

They have this runners club in my town and it costs about $10 to join and they do 5K race every week so it should be fun and motivating. So I might wait 2 weeks or so after I finish the program... depending on how well I'm doing.

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1/29/10 10:40 P

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This is great to hear! I signed up for a St. Patty's Day run, but I found from week 4 on, I've had to repeat each week 2x. I was worried about being done before the race. Now I'm not going to sweat it.

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4EVERADONEGIRL's Photo 4EVERADONEGIRL Posts: 5,651
1/29/10 12:49 P

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I actually ended up running my 5k as my last day on the program. So I graduated and completed my first 5k simultaneously. :-)

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1/29/10 8:34 A

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good question
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1/28/10 10:03 P

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I ran a 5K (5 minute warm up walk then ran the rest) for my week 8/day 3 run and another one for my week 9/day 3 run (ran the whole thing). So I say the sooner the better! :)

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1/28/10 9:58 P

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I ran in week 6. I wasn't in race shape but it was FUN and so encouraging. My favorite moment was when a man in a wheelchair passed by my son and I within the first mile. I will never forget that. That gentleman was so strong!
I learned so much after that first race. I was more relaxed the next time.
I would say do it!
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1/28/10 9:36 P

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I ran a 5k in week 6 of my training. I would have done better to have waited until week 8. But the race was local and it was good to have a finish time to beat for my next 5K. It also kicked off the training for running an half marathon. Run sooner than later so you can use that momentum and confidence to propel you!

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1/28/10 8:37 P

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I didn't wait... I finished/competed when I was on Week 5 of the training program. It's all up to you. The second one I completed last year was about 4 weeks after I had finished the program.

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1/28/10 7:15 P

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Once I complete the program, how soon should I wait to sign up to run a 5K race?

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