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I want to start running....

...how do I get started? I have an elliptical machine and use that regularly, but want to get into running. Any tips from other moms who run?

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michelle121003

Asked by michelle121003 at 9:39 PM on Sep. 6, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • learn how to breathe. the biggest mistake people make is breathing quickly. you need to take slow, deep, even breaths through your nose. start off buy running for 3 min at a time and start slow and work your way to a quicker pace
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 9:41 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Try the c25K program. My Dh did it and loved it...it bored me, so I just started running! LOL

    mcginnisc

    Answer by mcginnisc at 9:43 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • good boob support...have you checked out meetup.com in your area...we have mommy running groups with and with strollers~
    surfcitymom

    Answer by surfcitymom at 9:44 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • What is the c25K program?

    Lol surfcitymom! :) I will invest in a good sports bra!

    Thanks for the answers so far!!
    michelle121003

    Comment by michelle121003 (original poster) at 9:48 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • c25K...couch to 5K program..in 9 weeks you will be running a 5K ( 3.1 miles)...put c25K into google and you'll find it..I promise!
    mcginnisc

    Answer by mcginnisc at 9:57 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • www.jeffgalloway.com

    This is a run/walk program.
    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 10:15 PM on Sep. 6, 2010

  • Be sure to warm up prior to running - you don't want to get shin splints.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 4:26 PM on Sep. 7, 2010

  • I second the couch to 5k program. I know many people that are running because of that program :)
    muensters_ma

    Answer by muensters_ma at 1:55 AM on Sep. 8, 2010

  • www.coolrunning.com has a good couch to 5k program. I have been running since 2003 (with breaks for pregnancy and postpartum and a few periods of sheer laziness) and I started with a similar program. Also- join the running moms group here at cafemom. lots of support there.
    natural.mama

    Answer by natural.mama at 8:01 PM on Sep. 8, 2010

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