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Thanks Janet I will be restarting the whole as I lost 2 weeks due to illness and so much rain. Ty again.

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5/23/11 7:48 P

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CLYN204 - There isn't actually a way to remove anything. If you want to totally restart the program, leave it and then rejoin. That way you can start entering everything new. Your other option is to just reset your training page to Week 1 (drop down menu) which restarts the emails, and then enter your training walks on your fitness tracker rather than the training log.

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5/23/11 7:38 P

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I was not able to walk in my 5K because of rain and pain in my knee. I would like to remove the weeks I worked on the arthritis walk and strive to practice for a virtual walk but I do not know how. to remove it.

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5/23/11 3:13 P

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LOST_IN_FLIGHT - you can go ahead and start where you left off if you are feeling up to it. If you find it's a little too much back up a week. If you reset the week you are on (the drop down menu on the training program page) the emails will restart with that week, or you can just let them come a week ahead. Either way will be fine.

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5/23/11 1:46 P

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Hi I had my neuralgia acted up and cause so much pain I could not walk and missed all of week 3 now that its week four can i just work week three and go on or do I need to start the whole challenge over

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4/27/11 8:45 P

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SMALLVILLEFAN: For most it will take between 45 minutes and a little over an hour. Some may find that due to current health or weight limitations the 5K will take longer.

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4/27/11 6:21 P

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How long should it take you WALK the 5k walk?

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Cindy, for days 1 & 2 go ahead and break-up your walks to get in the time/distance shown on the schedule. The goal will be to do the "Day 3" distance all at once. I think one of the challenges of something like this setting aside the time to do it. Don't give up, instead plan ahead for the Day 3 trainings. Do this for you!

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I know the feeling, it can be difficult sometimes. The whole idea is to keep walking, the more you walk the stronger you get, the faster you will walk.

I don't necessarily follow the schedule, as long as I get the walks in in that week I feel like I have met my goals. If you can't get your long walk in until the weekend then that's what I do. If you have to repeat a week a few times until things calm down than that's what you do.

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4/27/11 8:39 A

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I'm afraid I just can't do this challenge.
With my work schedule and other things going on right now, I cannot get in more than 30 mins. at one time a day of walking.
I can do 30 mins in the morning, and possibly 30 mins at lunch, and sometimes 30 mins after work, but not more than 30 at one time.
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4/20/11 10:53 P

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ISILWEN: It really depends on the types of walks. So you can continue to walk with your hubby, I would suggest that you choose one walk as a power walk and the other as a stroll. It will allow you to continue to train and still enjoy the outings with your husband. Do be sure to listen to your body and when it says, "I'm tired!" take a day off.

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4/20/11 6:40 P

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just a quick question. I'm doing the 5k program in the mornings, but I'm also walking of an evening, everyday with my husband. I was just wandering, if this is okay, since your suppose to have a rest day between walk day's on the the 5k.

Not sure how clear that was, guess I'm just wandering, if I'm giving my body enough recovery time. So far it seems fine, but I also don't want to get an injury.

Thanks.

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4/18/11 7:38 P

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Thanks that might work but we run 10 week weight loss Challenges and compete with 17 other teams and we are always looking for new things to keep them interested in the Biggest Loser Club. This just sounded like it would fit really well. We would give them the info from where we got it but we would want them to report on our team to encourage each other. We do the exercise.gov site already but this sounded a little more challenging.

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PATTYS74: Instead of doing that, why not have those who wish to do your challenge join the training program and the team that goes along with it? They could choose their preferred way to the 5K - walk, walk/jog, or run. That way they will receive any assistance they might need and get their questions answered. Also, when they complete the training program they will receive a trophy for their efforts.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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I am the leader of a private Biggest Loser team and I am wondering if it is ok to copy and paste your training plan onto my team page and make a 5 week challenge with it for our Summer Biggest Losers challenge.

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4/13/11 5:44 P

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For all who wish to restart or re-do the program we HAVE AN ANSWER!!! One of our members, PRI6909 was able to get an answer that actually works! Here is her response...

"...I got this email back from Help Desk.

"On the bottom of the 5k Your Way walking program, there is a link you can click to "Leave the Program." Did you use that?"

I tried it and it worked. I chose to leave the program and then it gave me the option to immediately rejoin the program.All the activities for the 5 weeks have been reset.

It also kept my original fitness items tracked when I did my first 5K in March and beg of April.

Hope this helps.
Susan"

So there we have it... You don't have to leave the team, just the challenge. The "leave this program" is really, really small and is not a "button" but just an underlined link on the bottom of the program tracking page.

Thank you Susan for being our "how to" champion!

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It does thanks. Would you re-start if you missed two weeks?

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4/12/11 6:17 P

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SMALLVILLEFAN: Each entry going across the table is continuous for that one day. So day 1/week 1 you will walk 15 minutes continuously, day 2/week 1 walk continuously one mile, then day 3/week 1 you will do a continuous 1.5 miles. Each individual entry should be done in a continuous walk.

Hope this answers the question.

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For the days that it says walk ex: 2.5 miles is that continious or for the week?

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Thank you so very much. I really gained in many areas and would like to challenge myself further.
The structure and feedback are extremely helpful. emoticon emoticon

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Hey all.... this is kind of frustrating, huh? The information I have given is what was left earlier on this thread by Coach Nicole. However, I'm seeing some hiccups in the implementation. What I will do I contact her and see if IT can make some updates to the program such as...

1. Clear all/part program tracking button (it shouldn't remove it from your fitness page, just from the program page)

2. Re-do this program (allows you to reset so you can completely re-do the program)

Maybe these two things will help with some of the tracking issues that have been coming up.

Since hitting the "save preferences" doesn't do any of these things, if you want to re-do the program or restart from a specific point, just track it using your fitness tracker rather than going through the program log, at least until I get some feedback.

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- Helen Keller

Don't look at life as "you have to," view it as "you get to." It puts the fun back in things.


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I tried your suggestion on rejoining the team. I received a welcome e-mail, but I am still unable to get the tracking plan.

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ALIZAHH: I think when they set up the program they didn't forsee people redoing it or needing to restart or even repeat and that may be the problem. If you want to start from the beginning, go ahead and leave then rejoin the program. Sorry, since I'm not IT, that's the best I can do for you.

SILVERHAWK: As for upping your speed, keep your arms in a runners position (90 degrees at the elbow), pump them back and forth but don't let them cross your body, shorten your stride so you can step more quickly, and push off harder with your toes. There is more on this on the "Walking Tips" thread.

Regarding the "time" day, this is actually a recovery walk day. You aren't expected to do a 15 minute mile on those days. The mileage days are the ones that will get you to the 5K distance. For the final week, this is actully a taper week, the hardest thing for anyone to do whether walker, runner, beginner or elite is taper. In doing a shorter amount of time or distance it allows your body to recover from the training regimin but still stay in the training mode. For a quick example of this, when training for a half marathon (13.1 miles), my final week goes 6 miles (my long one from the previous week), 3, 4, then 3 miles (race week). You will be ready for your 5K as long as you have followed the program, I promise.

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4/11/11 10:06 A

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So, I've got two, related issues. I'm to week 4 now, and I'm slightly concerned about my walking pace. I joined the team to make sure I get out and walk, although I was pretty sure I could walk a 5k when I started. I figured I'd do the walking one, and maybe up my pace a bit. Then I'd go on to the walk/jog (maybe do a couple in between weeks). However, no matter what I do, I seem to be walking at an 18 minute mile. I go out and push myself -- it's an 18 minute mile. I go out and stroll -- it's an 18 minute mile. What do I do to increase my pace?

The second concern is about the training setup. With an 18 minute mile (and I can't imagine folks new to walking are going much faster than an 18 minute mile) it seems like the "x minutes continuous walking" goals are too low to get us to a point where we can walk a 5k. Especially the last week. At my pace, 5k will be about 56 minutes, and the most we are walking is 40. For a beginning walker, I think (and I guess I will aim for) 45 minutes day 1, 35 day 2, then race, as being more reasonable to my walking pace. Are there a lot of people who don't feel adequately prepared for the race because the walking that week doesn't come close to the amount that they need to walk?

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4/11/11 2:57 A

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I tried that and it took me back to Feb 20 when I first did the first week. I don't find it user friendly

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4/10/11 3:35 P

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On your training page you should be able to reset it to week one using the drop-down menu that says "you are on week...." Set it on the week you want to go back to and then click on "save preferences".

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4/10/11 3:28 P

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I found the walk Jog to hard for me so I wanted to go back to the Wlak but it won't let me goes back to the original date I did it? How do I do another 5k

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It is my understanding that your fitness level and general health are the major concerns. A great deal depends upon you and where you are. The incremental training is great, but there are times we will do more than is required. My personal experience included days of doing more, but as I learned more, I also experimented with pacing myself. The important thing is don't push too hard, and do too much too soon, or more than you can handle well. I have really learned how important it is to listen to my body.
I have decided to re-start my program Monday, with a few added elements. I am not the best, I am new to the 5K, but I really ended with a feeling of accomplishment.
Enjoy your experience. The coaches are great to respond to concerns, so you will always have access to the best information.
Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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REMAKINME: As long as you are physically ready to do the added time/distance then go for it. The only time it becomes a hinderance is when a person hasn't worked up to it because it can cause extreme soreness or even injuries. Listen to your body, it will tell you if you are over doing it and you need to back off.

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I started walking yesterday and then found this walking program, My question is today when i did my walk, i walked 40 minutes as opposed to the 15 on the schedule, is doing more than is listed on the training schedule going to harm or hamper me in any way? emoticon

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Inma: It is up to you as to whether you add to for your warm-up/cool down or just incorporate it into the scheduled time. If you want some warm-ups that aren't "walking" try dynamic stretches like walking lunges, high steps, step then 3 leg swings (F/B/F), and step then ankle/knee grab in front of your body.

As for which week to repeat, the 4th would be probably the best.

Have fun!

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Hello,
I'm on my week 1 day 3 today, but before I continue, I have two questions:

1. Is time to warm up and cool down included in the plan? I mean, if I have to walk 1 mile, do I have to walk slowly 5 minutes + 1 mile + 5 minutes cool down? Or just 1 mile and use my first 5 minutes to warm up and the last 5 to cool down?


2. I have signed up a virtual race 6 weeks after my first day (5th week it was not possible for me to walk the race), so I have to repeat one week. What's the best week to repeat? What do you recommend? I have thought about week 4, but I don't know.

Thank you!
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I tend to be a perfectionist myself, some times it's a blessing and some times it's a curse. I am learning to let go, but it is very difficult.

I signed up to do the virtual 5K as a motivator. I already enlisted my 2 oldest grandsons to do it with me when I'm ready. I know that they will encourage me to finish and it will be easier doing it with someone else.

I also have had interuptions in the training, work schedule, weather and illness.

I am determined to continue ane complete it. My second time around I will try to improve on the time, this time I just want to do it!

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I really appreciate the encouragement. I do have some perfectionistic tendencies, and I was de-termined to get it down perfectly. I am just learning another lesson. There is no perfect, although I am unable to get out today and election is tomorrow perhaps I will just go for it.
I would like a repeat after completing the second to see if I have improved in any way or how much more I can learn. emoticon

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Hungrywoman2 - I just read your post... when I did my 5K at the end of week 5 my dog and I went to a road that ran alongside a river and we walked a mile and a half down the road and a mile and a half back, went past that spot and back to the car... 3.2 miles under our feet. There was no organized anything and we had a nice time... I then posted our time (very slow since we had lots of new smells to investigate) on the virtual 5K site.. worked well!

we had done all our training just walking around our neighborhood and would have done the 5K the same way except the waters were calling!

good luck with your program
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LOVEHOPEJOY: We all occasionally have to make changes to our training plans. Get well and stay safe when you do get out. My brother used to live up in Traverse (in Cadillac now) so I know the weather is a bit behind the rest of us when it comes to spring. Just jump back in when you are ready.

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I signed up for the 5K Walking Challenge for the end of April. This was my first training week and I did ok up until today. I have come down with a cold that has really knocked me out. Also the weather here in Traverse City, MI isn't great for outdoors activity yet. Calendar says spring but the snow says still winter. I walked my daughters dogs at the park where I usually walk and it is packed with snow. We had a snow storm the last week of March a long with freezing temperatures in single digits. Has warmed up some but still a lot of snow. I was going to walk in my hilly neighborhood but then came down with this cold. I will have to change the date of my Challenge. I am currently down . emoticon but I am not out emoticon

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Find what works well for you. I am glad to know you are looking for that fit. This has been one of my challenges also. emoticon
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RELLIMTENAJ and HUNGRYMOM: Thank you for your input. I have begun make adjustments which, hopefully, will help me to reach my goal. Tomorrow I hope to complete the 1,5 that I failed to achieve before
I am greatful for your support.

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CLYN204: HUNGRYWOMAN2 is correct... this program is set to fit what works best for you. If you need to do something daily that is fine. This program is designed to build your endurance, but if that means doing each week a couple times before moving to the next week that is fine as well. I do suggest, that as you add distance and time that you take at least one day each week and do nothing to allow your body to rest and rebuild. Don't let the clock dictate your workout duration all the time, instead listen to your body, you might be surprised at what it says.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

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I have had disruptions in my training program from weather and health. I understand your frustration. I am still learning the techniques of the plan, but I believe it is possible to re-set to a place you are comfortable, and go at a pace which works for you. Much of it depends on your level and what works for you. I am in it, not to train athletically but to increase endurance, learn more about my body, and its limitations. Do what works for you. It created for all levels, and they do a great job of fitting the program to meet special challenges. I wish I knew more.
However, there are many on this team who do, and the leaders are wonderful to respond to questions and concerns.
I wish you luck, and simply doing what you can, makes you stronger and benefits you in unexpected ways. emoticon emoticon

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I have encountered a problem. This is my first week. The first two walks were easy to accomplish. Today I was suppose to do a 1.5 mile. The last two days I rested or did yoga. Today My legs were bothering me.
Having stopped walking during the snow, I found that I could not do alot of walking at first.
Because I am a senior afflicted with arthritis, I believe that maintaining 30 minutes a day may benefit me more. Has anyone else faced this difficulty? How did you handle it?

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I appreciate your thoughtful responses as ususal. I am hoping to do a 5k when I have learned how they operate. Unfortunately, I live out of area where most are held. I am not transporting myself currently, but I believe this could be worked around. If summer ever gets here this year or at some point I may seriously consider taking part. Additionally, I always like to help causes if I can.
I am planning to continue on this path as I say in every post, the insight I am gaining into the variations of environment both internal and external on performance is quite fascinating.
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HUNGRYWOMAN: You can just do the distance on you own, and no you don't have to map it or join a virtual 5K. The only reason for the V5K or signing up to do a real race is to give some people the motivation to finish the program.

I would like to encourage you to find a 5K in your area this summer and sign up to do it. It's so much fun to do a race, and whether first across the finish line or last, we all do the same distance and that is what counts.

Janet

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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Okay thank you for your help.

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Pat,
I presume you are walking inside; so, start on the opposit side and walk 17 and a half laps. (Actually 17.6 laps.) .1 mile is 528 feet, if you can get someone to measure it. One lap is 330 feet.

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Back again. I was looking over week 5 to prepare myself for the final walk. I do not have an official walk designated in my area, and work on my training at the recreation center. Is it necessary to map a specific route, and join a virtual team, or is it possible to essentially self-compete and complete my official walk where I have been training at the community center?
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I walk at the community center and I miles is marked so I just go by that. It takes 16 times around to do a mile.

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ALIZAHH: You definitely don't want to injure yourself. Talk to your doctor to see if you can be released to run/jog.

I'm a walker tried and true and don't run due to bad knees (and I hate running for me). Some may think that in suggesting running that I'm against walking. Just the opposite is true. Then there are those who think because I encourage walking, that I'm against running. Wrong again. I'm for what is best for each person. I do believe that not everyone is cut out to be a runner, and almost everyone can walk. So I would encourage you to do what is best for you. If you want to continue to walk, you could always work on speed.

PK1947: The .1 is equivalent to about a block. Count the number of blocks in your mile (for me, around home it's 8 blocks per mile, in downtown Denver it's 10). And NO it's not a stupid question.

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I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
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How are you finding the 3?

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