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I am a 59 year old male who wants to run in 5K by next year. Can anyone recommend a reasonable training regimen?

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I have been to going to the gym and bicycle commuting sporadically for a few years, but I have never participated in runs, and I would like to.

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  • There are so many programs you can use. Many people use the Couch to 5K programs which I hear are good. I personally used this plan.

    http://running.about.com/od/trainingschedules/a/3weeksto30minuterunninghabit.htm

    I did modify it as needed as I went. I repeated some of the harder runs until I felt more comfortable. Overall, I think just getting out the door consistently is key...

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  • yep, i would agree with Shane. I followed this plan

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/table/2009/jan/10/beginners-running-guide

    but as Shane said consistency is the key, keep at it and you'll be okay. Good luck

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  • I used Couch to 5K and it worked great! There are a lot of different options out there - the app I used was from RunDouble, which also has a 5K improver and 5 to 10K option. Good luck!!

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  • lots of folks use couch to 5k and love it. I would also suggest looking at halhigdon.com training plans they are good and free

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