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SPIEGY: Thanks for helping clearify how to use the training chart. As for the walking videos, I don't know how accurate they are. I have seen people indicate that they have done a mile in as little as 12 minutes with them, and I have to laugh. Racewalkers work hard to get down to a 12 minute mile, there is no way with fitness walkers. I haven't used one but am guessing she gives a pace beat of some kind. If that is how they work, and you keep the beat you would get the workout of doing a mile, but I can't see how it could actually equate to doing an actual mile. My suggestion would be to use the videos only as necessary and find some place to walk if possible. If there is no way you can get out, at least you are moving, and that should help. If your weekend walk is feeling alright, then the video will be ok... you will have to decide.

BADAMES: Here is a copy of a similar question before and Coach Nicole's response...

"Just getting started with week 1. How do I record my workouts? I tried using the calendar and it said that there were no goals. How do I add the walking program to my fitness page? Help? What am I doing wrong?

You can find a link to your training plan quite easily each time you come to SparkPeople and log in, which brings you to your Start page. In the center of the page (under the "today's features" slideshow, you'll see links to your personalized programs. This training program will be listed there. Click there to go right to your training calendar and track the day's workouts. Hopefully that works for you."

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Edited by: RELLIMTENAJ at: 3/14/2011 (21:31)
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If my memory serves me correctly, The Leslie Sansone or walking DVD's can be used, but in order to get the best benefit, walking inside on a track, or using a treadmill is better preparation although the DVD's can be used also. emoticon

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I didn't see this question asked, but when I try to track my training on the special calendar link, all I get is "can't find the goal you are trying to track" It doesn't matter what day, what week, I click them all and get the same response.
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I don't know if this was asked anywhere else, but do you think the Leslie Sansone dvds count as walking the miles? I can only get outside to walk during the weekends, so I'm doing the Sansone walking for 2 of my 3 walks. Is that ok? Do you think her miles are accurate when she tells you you've done 1 mile?

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I think you're talking about the weeks on the left hand side -- it's Week 1, Week 2, etc. running down the left hand side, so depending what week you're in, that's the Day #1, 2 & 3 you're supposed to be using going across that one line. You don't mix and match, and you don't add them up going down the chart from top to bottom. Just follow the days across one line for the # week you're in. Is that what you're asking?

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Thank you for your responses. I understand the Days, what I'm questioning is the # 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Each box has a different amount of time, ie: 15 minutes, 30 minutes, etc.- all under "Day 1". I'm just wondering if I'm supposed to JUST do 15 minutes (therefore, at #1) or if I'm supposed to do more than one (like 45 minutes PLUS 15 min, etc.) ALL under "Day 1". Does that even make sense? lol I'm afraid I'm not making clear what I'm asking, but I don't know how else to ask it. emoticon

Thanks for your help!

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Sorry I'm not as quick at responding to your questions. My wrists are back in braces which makes typing interesting if not somewhat entertaining. So I'm letting questions "pile up" and doing one reply. So here goes...

HUNGRYWOMAN2: By what I've seen Coach Nicole post, I believe you should just be able to "back up" on the recording page, like on the fitness page where we can click on the little calendar or arrows to change the date to record a workout.

If you are doing a virtual 5K, you can sign up for a SparkPeople one or just do your own. One reason for signing up for a SPV5K is it sets a goal date which can help many stay on track.

Please don't apologize for the questions. If you have them, then so do many others. Keep on asking. Also thanks for answering some.

Faye (FMREES): Alternating between the final two weeks will be good maintenance. If you wish to build any additional distance you can add up to 10% of your total mileage to your longest walk each week. So if you are doing 5 miles total, you could add 1/2 a mile to your long walk.

CATE195: Add your walk to your plan first since it's connected to your fitness page. If it doesn't give you accurate info on your fitness page, you can delete it from the fitness page and manually enter it. I have to do this for cardio because when I track mileage, it rarely calculates accruate calorie burn, so I delete and manually enter my cardio.

Melanie (2NDCHANCES): When looking at the training chart www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/t
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the weeks show on the left, the days for the week go across. Is this what you are seeing? So Week 1/Day 1 is 15 minutes; Week 1/Day 2 is 1 mile; etc. Many people who join this program aren't walking even the 15 minutes, so it's a good starting point. Nothing says you can't go longer if your are ready to. The idea is to build slowly over the 5 weeks. If you think the time days are too short go longer or work at increasing your speed. 15 or 25 minutes at a 20 minute pace will be much easier than the same duration at a 16 minute pace. No laughing here, training schedules can be pretty confusing at times.

I hope I have given you the information you were seeking, everyone. If not ask away. If I can't give you the answer you need, we will hit up Coach Nicole. I'm not as confident with the tech questions as the training/physical ones, but I'll give it my best shot.

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I understand your confusion. I have posted so many questions. I am new to the marathon training, and still trying on the second week to understand the format. You are correct in the assumption you do a 15 minute walk the first day. The intensity will gradually build. I was told you may do other things as you feel able. The most important thing is to pace yourself, and permit at least two days for a rest.(this is difficult for me, but I now understand, as I am not in my former shape, why.
On the rest days you can choose a different activity to cross-train or just rest or do something light such as yoga, tai chi etc.. It is possible to arrange your schdule to fit your level and needs.
It has a little clearer picture when you download the link which shows the activity then puts in the rest/or cross training days. I still have questions pending. The leaders are good to respond.
I hope this doesn't confuse you more. If so, just wait for their advice or someone more experienced in this type of activity.
I hope you find your answers soon, and will soon be on your way! emoticon

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Hi, all! Hope you're doing well with your training! :)

Ok, this may be a really dense question, but I am just not getting the 5K training thing. Where it shows Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, etc. then there is a 1, 2, 3, etc. Am I supposed to choose ONE of those Day 1 options? Or am I supposed to do all of them at some point in that same day?

At first I thought they were just options of one or the other, but then I thought- just 15 minutes? I don't know how walking just 15 min a day will prepare me for a 5K in a month!

Any help would be appreciated. And no laughing while helping would be even more appreciated. LOL!

be blessed...
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I am not sure how to track my miles for both my fitness tracking and my walking plan. I go for a walk, map it, click add to fitness for today. But it does not show up in my 5K plan. If I then enter it into my 5K plan, the walk gets counted twice, how am I supposed to do this?

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I have another week to go before I finish the 5 weeks and do want to keep 'ready'... I do walk every day because a I have dog, but we tend to go between .75 and 1 mile at a time... I do want to keep us going a longer distance once a day 3 times a week and am wondering if any of the week schedules better than the others for maintenance?
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If I need to re-do the second week how do I re-set the training progam? Or do I simply rejoin?
I hope the next is the final question, I simply don't have the format yet, Since I am doing a virtual Walk is it necessary to sign up on the virtual link for a specific race? (I just found it this morning)
I am truly sorrry for all of the questions.

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Thanks Janet, I'll keep going.



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GYPSYROSEANN, absolutely you can do it that way. A good training plan allows us to add distance then back off, so alternating the final weeks is a great way to keep going.

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My plan is to finish the training plan here and log the scheduled race day here. THEN, I'll just keep walking 3 days a week, alternating the week 5 and 6 schedule (on my own) until my scheduled race day in April. I can do it that way, right?

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Brenda (2BEHEALTHYAGAIN), I'm guessing that when you signed up for the virtual walk it put you in the team. You can leave the team and rejoin when you have been given the OK, or just hold off on doing the program until you are ready.

Amy (MORGANLAFEE), good bet you got the extra week 1 email because you joined the virtual 5k. Just keep going.

TURTALYA & HUNGRYWOMAN2, you can reset youself back to week 1 and restart the program, or just keep going. You will just get the email for the next week ahead of time.

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This is similar to the previous questions I read. I had unexpected obstacles to my walking. I am trying to pace myself, and I have a consistent time normally. Today, it took twice the time. If I walk again as part of my cross training tomorrow and the time is closer to my usual, may I replace it, or do I simply decide whether I wish to continue or to restart the week?

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Question: I need to restart my program, but I had partially completed a week or so. How do I reset the "tracked on" dates?
Unfortunately, I need to start over. My area weather and my personal schedule didn't allow me to walk per the program. I walked today, as if it was week one day one, but I couldn't track it again.
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Last week I got week 1 e-mail and tracked that then on Sunday I got week 2 which is fine. Then yesterday I got week 1 again. Could it be because I joined the April virtual 5k after joining the team?



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Hello!

I'm kind of confused. I signed up for the 1 Mile Beginner Walk on the Virtual Race page, and it added me to this group. I know that no further than I can walk at the present time, I could never manage the training that is in the email sent to me for the 5K. I am only up to about 3/4 of a mile (after a year) and just wondered if there was another group that I was supposed to be in to do some training for the 1 Mile Walk? Or, is there a way to adapt the 5K training for the 1 mile? I WILL be getting strong enough for the 5K eventually, but need to go it slow due to Dr. orders (I have diastolic heart failure).

Thanks for any help anyone can give me.

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if you go down a few posts there is a link there..hopefully it is what you are looking for.........all the best..........

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When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
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I cannot believe I really decided to do this. I know it will help with my knee injury and it will be good for my health. Yes my puppy will just love the walking. Well here goes. Now I just need to figure out how to do the tracking. I sometimes can be a slow learner.
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Thanks! I found the calendar page, but when I click on track now, it says there are no goals to track. What am I doing wrong or what did I not do?

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CUINPARADISE, here is the link to the virtual race page.... www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/v
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I thought this team was for the Virtual Race...Where do I sign-up for that?

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thanks coach Nicole.........

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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@VANCEMOMX5: I wanted to do this Virtual 5K but I want to run it instead is that okay or should I enter a different one for running and still do this one for walking??

I'm a little confused about your question. This team is for a training plan: to walk a 5K in 5 weeks. It is not the same as a virtual race. If you are a runner and are able to run a 5K then simply sign up for one of the other training plans at www.sparkpeople.com/running . I hope that answers your question.

@NANABE: Just getting started with week 1. How do I record my workouts? I tried using the calendar and it said that there were no goals. How do I add the walking program to my fitness page? Help? What am I doing wrong?
You can find a link to your training plan quite easily each time you come to SparkPeople and log in, which brings you to your Start page. In the center of the page (under the "today's features" slideshow, you'll see links to your personalized programs. This training program will be listed there. Click there to go right to your training calendar and track the day's workouts. Hopefully that works for you.

@PEGGY57: Do you have to do your walking outdoors? It's still cold here in Michigan.

No you don't have to, but I would recommend walking outdoors, indoors (like at a mall or track) as often as possible rather than a treadmill b/c a treadmill does not mimic true outdoor walking that well. If you want to complete an actual outdoor walking 5K, then you'd definitely need some training doing that. With the right layers though, walking outdoors is comfortable and entirely possible in almost any weather!


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PEGGIE57, I'd suggest using google. Put in the make and model of your pedometers and MP3 and "user's manual". You should be able to find the information you need to set them.

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How do you set a pedometer? I have a couple of them. But I don't know how to operate them. I have one on my mp3 player which would be nice to learn how to use so I could walk & listen to music when the weather warms up.

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Do you have to do your walking outdoors? It's still cold here in Michigan.

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if you go the main page of this team and look at the side near the top there is a clickable link.......click on it and then a new page opens up then click on go to my program.......hope that helps.
i put a couple of links hope one of these is the right one for you.........

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Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 3/6/2011 (22:33)
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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My experience just a moment ago was to go to the fitness planner, which can be accessed through the original e-mail. When you check the appropriate box, Try looking back at the fitness tracker. I found the information calculated for me.
Good Luck! I am still feeling my way around. It is all new to me. emoticon

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Just getting started with week 1. How do I record my workouts? I tried using the calendar and it said that there were no goals. How do I add the walking program to my fitness page?

Help? What am I doing wrong?

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I wanted to do this Virtual 5K but I want to run it instead is that okay or should I enter a different one for running and still do this one for walking?? emoticon

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thanks coach Nicole...............

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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It helps a great deal. I noticed today as I checked off my activities that since I did both cross-training and my scheduled walk it put me ahead a day on the planner. So this makes me one day ahead. I still may need to reset when I do the actual race. I had read that when cross-training if it is on a bike of some sort it is best to do them the same day.
Thank you once again. I will see where my calendar is closer to the date. It was going to be necessary to do a virtual walk for me, as there are no planned walks in my area.

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Just go to your training calendar page and reset which "week" you are in, then click save.
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Seems like you might not be ready for whatever race you signed up for if you'll have an additional 9 days of training to do. If it's a Virtual Race, you could just do that race anytime and log it when you're ready (even if you race 9 days later than planned).

I hope that helps!

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Hey Janet thanks for the advise. :o)

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BOBSMYUNCLE, while it isn't necessary to eat before a workout, it does give you more energy to use during the workout, and can prevent lightheadedness. Checkout this article from the Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com/health/exe
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I am so sorry. What I mean is that Race day comes and I still have 9 training days scheduled. How would I re-set? I realize I am a nusiance, and I appreciate your trouble.

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Do you mean that you have a week between when you'll finish the plan and when you'll actually do a race? (I'm having a hard time following your question, but I think that is what you are saying.)

If so, you could simply repeat the final week again until your real race day arrives. Or if you prefer, adjust and reset your plan so that you complete the plan during the same day as your race. Either option would work fine. I think it's probably a matter of preference. Hope that helps,

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I keep hoping I have this down. However, as I looked at my planner, it appears I have entered twice, because I have an additional week of training following RACE DAY!
Do I swithch End date with the race date, complete where it says race, or will my Race Date change?

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What I like to do is first thing when I get up I like to have 16oz of water and do a 30 minute work out. Then I eat breakfast and get kids off to school. It feels so good to start the day with exercise. I have the whole day to do everything else. But what I am hearing is I should eat first then exercise.

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For the question on eating or not before a workout, here is the rule of thumb that works well for most... If you are doing more than 45 minutes or working at a high intensity, like intervals, eat around 300 calories to include carbs and some protein; if doing a short workout or light intensity, 100 to 150 calories will give you the fuel necessary.

I don't know if it's low blood sugar or not, but you could try adding a sport drink to your workout as it will provide some of the electrolytes you loose during exercise.

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So far as I know, yes.

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Yet another. Am I correct in the assumption that all fitness other than the actual walking requirements are simply tracked on the regular fitness page as usual?

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For me I am doing Leslie Sansone walking dvd's. I am doing those temporaly as our sidewalks here are so snowy and icy at times. Once it gets nicer out I will start to walk outside.

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I think it's OK to substitute one of those walking videos for your workout plan occasionally, but I wouldn't make it a habit if your goal is to truly walk outdoors (or on a track or treadmill) for 3.1 miles (a 5K distance). Walking videos will help you build cardiovascular endurance, but they won't train your muscles the same way regular walking does. If you rely on them too much, I predict that you'd have trouble walking the full distance if you were to do a real race. I hope that helps answer your question!

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My problem is solved! I was having the trouble of not being able to track mytraining sessions. Anne on the tech side was the smart person that figured it out. I've pasted the text of Anne's answer below. Thanks all.

I noticed that the goals you can't track are goals that require you to track mileage. To add the mileage tracker to your fitness plan, go to your "My Fitness" page. Click on "change fitness goals" and check the box to show the mileage tracker on your fitness page and then save your changes.

Then, you should see the mileage tracker on your fitness page. Since your plan is asking you to track mileage goal and you don't have your program set up to track mileage, it may be why the system is giving you that error message.




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