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I want to start Running.. any starting suggestions?

In the spring I would like to start running - then eventually run 5k's and 10k's in our area.. If you are a runner, what do you do before you run - food wise /calorie / carb wise? did you start out slow or push through it pretty fast?

 
maxsmom11807

Asked by maxsmom11807 at 6:00 PM on Dec. 29, 2010 in Diet & Fitness

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  • Someone at my office does half marathons. I'll ask her tomorrow about her training program. I know she has a fairly detailed training schedule. I know she starts training about 3 or 4 months before a race, so she must be pushing pretty hard from the beginning. She had someone train with her the first time, and she told me it was a lot easier to stick with it when someone else was counting on her to be there.

    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:18 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • IMHO ..... I'd invest in good quality shoes and mapquest Dunkin Donuts so I knew which direction to head.

    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:04 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • LOL... My Belly looks like it already knows they way there haha...
    maxsmom11807

    Comment by maxsmom11807 (original poster) at 6:06 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Drink plenty of water, but only sip small sips if you're an hour out from your run. Otherwise, your stomach will start cramping and you'll probably puke.
    Lovesmybabies24

    Answer by Lovesmybabies24 at 6:09 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

  • Check your health first. Wear good shoes, start slow working yourself up.
    PA-PAGrandma

    Answer by PA-PAGrandma at 7:40 PM on Dec. 29, 2010

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