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If you are on StrongLifts 5x5, a beginner program, then the problems associated with endurance training and max effort training won't be severe enough to worry about. First, a 5K takes less than an hour to complete. Second, you haven't gotten to the place in your training where you really have to choose which way you need to go. Now, to keep your 5K ...


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You're right, you should still get results, albeit slower. However, you might consider lifting twice and running three times a week rather than the other way around. Given enough intensity (and proper rest), it is easy enough to see progress with lifting on just two sessions a week. Or you might switch between blocks with focus on lifting (3xlift 2xrun) ...


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It looks like the shoes you have would be fine for running, but it depends on how long you've had them and how worn out they are. You don't want to be running in something that gives you no support, and if you literally wear them every day that might be the case with them. On the other hand, the Couch to 5k program has you running three times a week, and you ...


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Starting off, I am in no way an expert and I will merely give my opinion as I have completed similar activities. Starting off, you have to realize that there is either burning fat or gaining muscle, and it's very hard to do both at the same time without the use of something synthetic. The main reasoning for this is because if you want to gain muscular size ...


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Unfortunately there's no quick fix to getting fit. When you say your shins are super tight - make sure this isn't shin splints, since it may put you out of the run altogether if you continue to train on it without proper care - you may want to google or youtube some videos to double check and be sure to stretch/rest them appropriately. In terms of calves, ...


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Couch-to-5k isn't a super strenuous program so you should be fine doing them same day if you like. Most seem to recommend doing weight training first before cardio though if you have the option. Alternate days would probably be the best since the running/walking would help work out some of the soreness from squats. Just be sure to account for the cardio ...


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I would start the Couch to 5k program with the shoes you have now. After a week or two, you'll be familiar enough with the shoes to evaluate whether you need new ones. You might be fine just using these for the entire program, but there's a concern that you'll dislike using the same shoes for running as for normal use. They'll get smelly. But for now, just ...


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I think you could do a running program consisting of 2 runs a weeks and still achieve "good results". One run should focus on a shorter and faster effort after a nice brisk warm up walk. And the other run should focus on a longer and slower effort after a nice brisk warm up. The shorter run should be closer to your 5K pace goal. The longer effort could ...



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