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6/23/10 10:09 P

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I think I have to agree with Cincydora! Play around with it and let your body tell you where you should start back.

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6/23/10 2:11 P

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I'm not an experienced runner but I've been in your shoes--exercise derailed by a protracted chest cold. I usually try to ease my way back in the first day. If I recover quickly, I jump back in to my old routine.

In your shoes, I'd probably throw out the C25K playbook for a day and just play around with intervals: 1 min run, 90 sec walk; 2 min run, 3 min walk; etc. If you feel good with each run, keep increasing. If not, look at where you stop, compare it to the C25K schedule, and start with that week. If you make it up to 5 minutes, you might be ready to start right back with week 5. I think your body will tell you what it needs if you ask the right questions.

LCB, I think you might benefit from the same. Play around for a day, timing your intervals, see which one feels most comfortable then, since you haven't been sick, start with the week AFTER the one that felt comfortable. You've got to challenge yourself to improve, right?

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6/23/10 2:05 P

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A suggestion might be to do the first day of each week until you find where you're comfortable or where it starts to become a challenge. You should know within the first week. That way you don't have to worry about feeling disappointed. I'm sure you will get right back into it quicker than you think.

I've been thinking about doing this myself, but for different reasons. I had started to run/jog about 2 weeks before I found the C25k so I'm trying to figure out where I should start. I don't think in the beginning, but where? So I'm curious to see what others think.


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6/23/10 1:53 P

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I'm glad you're feeling better!

I would say try W5D1 and go slowly. See how you feel ... that will probably give you a better idea of where you need to go back to or you may find you are OK with picking up where you left off.
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It can't hurt to go back to week 3 - if after the first day - that seems easy go to week 4 the next run.

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6/23/10 1:47 P

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So I completed week 5 June 4, and I have not ran since! I got really sick with what I thought was a cold from allergies and asthma but turned out to be a bad case of bronchitis in the end and I am just now feeling like I can actually breathe again. I need to start running again but seriously doubt week 5 is the place to start again. What do you guys think? How far should I start back? I was thinking maybe week 3 since that's two weeks back and I haven't ran in two weeks. Anyone know a rule of thumb? I am kind of scared to start back and see how much progress I've lost BUT I know there won't be any success in sitting around worrying about it. I mean you can only do what you can do. I will make it to my goal even if it wasn't when I had planned originally. Advice anyone?



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