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by michele97
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Advice on getting back after weeks off
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

Re: Advice on getting back after weeks off

Hi Amanda. I am in the same boat. Been overwhelmed the last few weeks and haven't run in three weeks. I"m going to go back to week 6 and see how it goes. How are you doing after your break?
Michele
by michele97
Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:50 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Been so sick and busy
Replies: 0
Views: 5146

Been so sick and busy

Between my kids going back to school, ME going back to school and doing an internship, then a nasty head/chest cold, I haven't run in 3 weeks! I'm going to go back to week 6 and start from there again. I hope that three weeks off isn't going to be too awful for me, but I have a feeling I'll be strug...
by michele97
Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Treadmill speed
Replies: 2
Views: 2429

Re: Treadmill speed

I keep my runs at 4.2 mph. 4.5 was just too much for my short legs and 4.0 felt too slow. I say whatever speed works best for YOU is what you should be doing. Endurance now, speed later.

Best of Luck!
Michele
by michele97
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Veins in legs
Replies: 0
Views: 5542

Veins in legs

Is anyone else noticing a lot more spider veins in their legs since they started running?
by michele97
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Finger shoes
Replies: 3
Views: 2855

Re: Finger shoes

Hi. My husband has a pair that he runs in. His are the Vibram Five Fingers shoes, he paid about $120 (US) for them. They have different styles and there are ones made specifically for running.
by michele97
Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Finished Week 5 Run 3 and feeling...despondent
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

Re: Finished Week 5 Run 3 and feeling...despondent

HI! I understand. I struggled through the 20 minute run as well. In fact, on my first try, I only completed 18 minutes. And I completely them rather slowly. But then I realized, that just a few weeks ago, I struggled with running 3 minutes. Look at how far you've come!!!!! 20 minutes of running is a...
by michele97
Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 5 run 3
Replies: 2
Views: 2240

Re: Week 5 run 3

Way to go! Isn't it amazing when you start doing things you never thought you could do????
Keep up the GREAT work
: :)

Michele
by michele97
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 6 Run 3
Replies: 2
Views: 2338

Re: Week 6 Run 3

I find the first half of ANY run to be the hardest. I think for me, it's a head game. I'm counting UP until I reach halfway, then after that I count DOWN to the end. You're doing GREAT, keep it up!

Michele
by michele97
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: Week 6, Run 1 - math error????
Replies: 1
Views: 1821

Week 6, Run 1 - math error????

Hey all. I just completed week 6, run 1. It consists of two 5 minute runs and one 8 minute run. But when I finished, the lovely voice told me that I just ran a total of 23 minutes. According to my math, that's only 18 minutes. hmmmmm.............???
by michele97
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: The Starting Line
Topic: 20 MINUTES.......ALMOST
Replies: 3
Views: 2615

20 MINUTES.......ALMOST

Well, after struggling through the 8 minute runs (twice), I decided to try the 20 minute run. I made it for 18 minutes! I'm planning to re-run this one on Thursday, because I really want that full 20 minutes. BUT....WOW, I'm so proud of myself for lasting as long as I did. Just one week ago, I didn'...