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Old 04-12-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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What have been your experiances of sarting to jog when out of shape?I am 35yrs 5'8" and 250 lbs.I have never been a runner but I think I really need to start for health reasons and losing lbs.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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Easy start running plan – Run for 30 minutes in just 10 weeks

I thought this site was informative.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:10 PM
 
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Thank you niftybergin. That plan looks like something I could do.I am going to start in two days.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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I like info posted by Niftybergin. Looks perfect for someone just starting out like yourself.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I'm wanting to start a running regime, this is perfect for beginners. thanks!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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I like how the author of that plan keeps up with the comments. You'll see that he was still active back in February of this year -- and he first posted the article in June 2007! Every so often he comes back on and responds to peoples' posts, offers encouragement, etc. That's nice to see. And I also like how so many people post (in the comments) that they tweaked the plan a little to suit them and their progress/fitness -- i.e., repeating certain weeks. That suggests that the plan provides a doable framework, but is still open to individualization. And I also like that so many of the posters admit that they are obese, and yet the plan has gotten them moving and running. What a nice endorsement and indicator of effectiveness!

PS: Do read the comments, because I found that many of them provide helpful tips. One woman posted that her phone has an app with a timer. So she can program the timing intervals into her phone, put the phone in her pocket, and go. The phone will chime when the 2 minutes is up...then the 4 minutes is up...then the 2 minutes, etc. So there's additional good stuff in the comments.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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If you google the Couch to 5K training plan, that is a nice easy transition to running/jogging too.
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