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5 Mile Run

My workout partner and I have signed up for a relay marathon. Each person on our team will run 4-5 miles out of a full marathon. Neither of us are runners. We are actually trying to shed the rest of our baby weight. We workout an hour a day, 5 days per week. What is the best way to increase the distance we can run?

If this helps, this is our usual routine:
20 minutes on the elliptical or stationary bike
20 minute slow jog (4 mph) on treadmill
20 minutes weights/abs/whatever

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:54 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (7)
  • start increasing each by 5 mins, then 10, etc. Also check out "couch to 5k"
    Ashlynnsmommy07

    Answer by Ashlynnsmommy07 at 10:56 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Have you heard of the Couch to 5K program (C25K)? They also have a Couch to 10K for the more experienced runners who need to increase their distance. They have a system where you will be running this in 9 weeks- http://www.c25k.com/

    JeremysMom

    Answer by JeremysMom at 10:58 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • Good luck! I would love to do something like this myself.
    ethans_momma06

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:16 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Try the couch to 5k routine! And good luck!
    mainemusicmaker

    Answer by mainemusicmaker at 5:33 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I loved the couch to 5k! It worked great for me. Good luck!
    Peajewel

    Answer by Peajewel at 8:52 AM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • I have to agree with the previous posts....couch to 5k program.
    twinnmom222

    Answer by twinnmom222 at 4:21 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • there are a lot of good charts out there for marathon training, google around and see what you can find.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 11:23 AM on Jan. 26, 2011

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