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I started training to run a 5K. For the first few weeks I am walking, to build up some stamina and loosen up the muscles after a long winter. I am using a pedometer to keep track. My goal right now is 10,000 steps per day; however, I have not gone over 7500 steps. I had to go out walking twice each day to log that much. For more information about a 10,000 steps a day program check out The Walking Site. If you are interested in buying a pedometer, check out my Pedometer Gear Review.

Here is my schedule for the next few weeks:

Monday          cross train by riding bike, resistance bands at home, evening walk with dog

Tues                 brisk walk, at least 4,000 steps (about two miles), twice a day (will transition to 5K walk/jog training soon)

Weds                cross train by riding bike, resistance bands at home, evening walk with dog

Thur                 brisk walk, at least 4,000 steps (about two miles), twice a day  (will transition to 5K walk/jog training soon)

Friday              REST DAY (I found that my body really appreciated this break)

Saturday          longer walk out at reservoir, 5,000 steps (will transition to 5K walk/jog training soon)

Sunday            cross train with bike

Personal notes: I will be 59 yrs old when I run a 5K. The walking should really help prepare me for the more vigorous 5K training. I try to run on softer surfaces instead of pavement to keep knees and shins healthy. Of course, this is also the best way to keep bones healthy. I am not at all athletic and never played sports. I have hiked, walked, and done some jogging. I really don’t like exercise all that much. The only thing I have going for me in this 5K adventure is a high level of determination.

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