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Old 07-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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My sister wants to start running but has never really done it. She said she needs to lose weight, and I told her to join on here but she says she just does not have the time to. So I told her I would ask if there were any running programs that she could try out to help get her to run more than just around the block without getting winded. Anyone have any ideas?
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Most that start out with running, start with a fast walk, then on to a jog, then a run...for those that can get to the jogging part straight away, as in they are fit enough to do so, the way they work it is to jog for as long as comfortable, then walk to recover a little and then jog again, and continue in that way.

Over time, they end up walking less and jogging more as they get fitter with each day.
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Does she like running? Or does she just want to lose weight? Because I think there are much better ways of losing weight, getting into shape, looking good and are a lot more fun.
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If she's really interested in running then she needs to run the couch to 5k program, also known as C25K. It's usually used as an audio file you listen to while you run. It tells you when to run and when to walk, using progressively more running to take someone who's never run at all and take them to the point where they can run a 5k.

But that's only if she's really interested in running. If she isn't, then there are lots of other, less destructive ways to burn calories and lose weight. Sprints and shorter intervals are much better for not burning up what little muscle she actually has.
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My sister wants to start running but has never really done it. She said she needs to lose weight, and I told her to join on here but she says she just does not have the time to. So I told her I would ask if there were any running programs that she could try out to help get her to run more than just around the block without getting winded. Anyone have any ideas?
Does she have a goal or target she is aiming for? I started running and lifting Jan 2012 to prepare for the 2012 Tough Mudder in Seattle in October 2012 and that event kept me motivated and now I have changed my lifestyle to one of regular training and proper diet! Mike
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Another fan of couch to 5k , makes it fun and just about anyone can do it.
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IMHO, if the goal is to lose weight, there are far better ways than running. I don't recommend that overweight/obese people do any running or jumping to start with. The extra weight alone is already stressing the joints, running adds 400lbs of pressure on the knees per 100 pound of body weight. For a 250 lb person, that is, about 1000lbs of pressure on the knee each step, when running. I am not saying running is bad, just not an advocate for ow/obese people. I start my folks on body weight exercises and a radical kitchen lifestyle change.

Now, if her goal is to compete in a race ... Do what Soldier suggests, just know that it will stress the joints.
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I am currently trying to get back in cardio shape and decided to keep it simple. 30 min a day 4 days a week. Just jog at a nice slow pace to you are too winded to keep going the walk till you catch your breath then repeat. As soon as you can jog 30 min non-stop then you can worry about the next part (increasing pace or total time running). Don't over complicate it just do something... This is what I used to get a 35 min 5 mile about 4 years ago.
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