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My first question is What is the difference between Nutrisystem and nutri systems? Many thanks for any response. My 2nd question... I am training to run a 5k on March 6th. If anyone else is in the midst of training for one that is close to that date, let's keep each other motivated here..

How have others prepared for a 5k, and how were your results in the first one you ran (or walked) in?.

I am currently walking/running on the treadmill. A little over 50% running to walking. Like today I did 2.5 miles in 30 minutes. I think I can get to running the 5k in around 30 minutes, but I'm not gonna kill myself if I don't hit that goal..

Week 3 on Nutrisystem is almost over, can't wait to weigh in on Sun morning!.


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Good question... I dunno what is the answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could help you..

Comment #1

Way to go, smails! Commiting to a 5K is a serious motivator! I worked hard, done 2 of them so far, but have yet to break 30 minutes. Running is coming very hard for me. A 2010 personal goal is to run 3 organized 5K's and break the 30 minute mark..

There's a large group of folks in the fitness forum on a thread called "Couch to 5K". That's a really good training program that literally takes you from total couch potato to being able to run a 5K. Good people hang out on that thread. Very helpful. Check it out!.


Comment #2

And here I trying to get ready for a cruise!..

Comment #3

Way back in the day, I used to run 10K's. I would run three miles every day and five miles once a week; I took Sunday's off. Now I get winded just thinking about running a mile. I REALLY want to run a 10K again. Even run/walk. That is my goal...

Comment #4

Shouldn't be a problem E, I ran a 5k on my own in November at 235lb and made it in 33:35 - but the weather turned here in my shape I won't run in the cold - anyhow, you can do it - start off slow - and do something else you enjoy too - i'm a racquetball guy and i'll play for a few if you can find something else too, hit it!..

Comment #5

Great goal, E! I think it's very important to have goals like that in front of you to help motivate. Mine was to be able to waterski again - on a good slalom ski. Made it last summer! What a feeling!! Even though I was a track guy (short stuff - 440, 880 35 years ago), running was NEVER on my radar! I'm trying to get into it as I've never seen a fat runner..


Comment #6


This is how I got started, easily the best 8-week plan to get you back to running again. AFter you complete these 8 weeks, you can easily train for a 5k!.


Comment #7

Thanks for the tip smails. I've bookmarked the link. It looks like a good way to get started again...

Comment #8

Gordon is onto something with the C25K program. I've been active for years playing racquetball and doing various other sports and cardio exercises, but I haven't been a distance runner since high school. I picked up C25K and started in week 5. I'm on week 8 now and I've already improved enough to almost being albe to do a 5K. I've gone and signed myself up for the Music City half-marathon in I've got alot of work to do before then...but C25K has been a great help. Good luck everyone on your races!..

Comment #9

Brandon, It's a long way from 5K to a half marathon. 3 months is a long toime to trail. Stay Strong!..

Comment #10


You might want to look at Hal Higdon's 1/2 marathon training plans. I've used them for my long runs and they work if you do the plan. Whatever distance you set as a goal, you need to develop the ability to do the distance (or time) a bit at a time. I set a goal of under 2 hours for a half marathon for last fall and was successful because I worked the program. Kinda like doing the Nutrisystem program, huh? Good luck to all of you (great time for a first 5K radsdad). My next race is Feb 28th in Tampa - Gasparilla 1/2..

Comment #11

I'm going to do a 5k also. I am running 3.6 milers at an 11 minute pace, for my nightly run. HAve to shuffle for the first mile or so, but then knee warms up and I can let it flow a bit. My goal is to do a 5K under 30 minutes. Would think with a bit of adrenilin should be in range now. Just wonder if I should pre warmup the knee (pay the price for the tiredness, but better warmed up.)_..

Comment #12

I ran my first 5K on New Year's Eve. I use the Couch to 5K program. Now I run 3+ miles everyother day. My plan is to run 5K's (and maybe 10K's) every 6-8 weeks to always have something I am training for to keep this weight off..

Good Luck with your 5K!..

Comment #13

I ran my first last June, and ran others in July, Aug, and Sept last year..

To train for the first one, I ran 2 miles/day 4 to 5 times/week on the treadmill. A few days prior to the race, I ran 3 miles outside just to see if I could make it without walking. (and I was fine)..

My first one was my best time so far 24:01. (I had a really good rabbit in front of me pacing me and a really flat course.).

Training suggestions:.

- The c25K thread in the running forum has some good training aids..

- I would suggest reading a little about race strategy (.


Has some good articles). I didn't do that, and in hind sight, I wish I would have. I'm much better at pacing myself now that I have a few events under my belt..

- run outside at least a couple times a week, and put a hill or two into your route. No course is completely flat..

- Most of all have fun.

Keep us posted on your progress, and good luck..

Comment #14

I am training to run in a 5K on April 10th. Based on your recommendation and the thread in the fitness forum, I started doing the "C25K" yesterday. I was pretty pleased how I did on day one. I pushed myself pretty hard, too..

There is a pretty slick iphone app that I bought. I like it. My only complaint is that it seems with the GPS capabilities of the iphone, the app could track your distance. If it does, I have yet to figure it out...

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