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DIANNEMT Posts: 9,855
9/10/12 6:56 P

I ran my first 5K in Dec--at age 54 and have done one more official one and the July virtual 5K. I will be running our CROP walk in October and doing another 5K in Dec. So yes--we can do this even if we are 55! I'm in better shape now than I was at 45!

GRANDMABABA SparkPoints: (150,264)
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9/10/12 10:06 A

I'm doing my first 5k the week before so guess I don't qualify. Good luck to all. I'll be mostly walking I think. But did buy my first pair of running shoes yesterday. Eager to try them out today.

LDYJARHEAD SparkPoints: (21,125)
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9/10/12 8:54 A

And that's good that you're listening to your body, TIPPY! I mention that very thing on the blog I just posted a few minutes ago.


TIPPY211 Posts: 1,960
9/10/12 8:35 A

I have done the virtual 5K twice and have signed up for the trick or treat 5k. I have osteoarthritis in my knee so running or jogging is not an option. I just try to improve my time

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9/9/12 5:59 P

This is something else, it's a virtual 5K. You do it all at once, not added up over the week.

Here's the link:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/tricktreat5k.a
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ILOVEJIM851991 SparkPoints: (174,798)
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9/9/12 5:58 P

I guess I didn't join the challenge but most weeks I walk at least 5k's

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9/9/12 3:01 P

That's what I'm doing. Just got back from my first day of trng for this (my second) week, 4 min walk/2 min jog for 30 min.


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9/9/12 2:57 P

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I'm going to give it a go! I like having a goal to aim for. I'm aiming to do the Trick or Treat 5K so this will be good prep for that.

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Edited by: SPARKSUE198 at: 9/9/2012 (14:59)
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9/8/12 2:06 P

I was going to do just the walk, but I know I can jog at least a little of it, so figured why not?

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9/8/12 11:56 A

I signed up for the walk. My goal will be to walk it at a quicker rate than I am going now, which is 3 mph. I'd like to get to 3.5 on the 5k.

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9/8/12 11:04 A

SANDIELD, you might try the program for the walk/jog. It's mostly walking and working up to a slow jog. That's what I'm doing.

SANDIELD Posts: 2,418
9/8/12 11:03 A

Thinking about it. I've walked them, but may work toward running one.

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9/8/12 11:00 A

Good for you, Lynn! I'm too old and too fat to start with that one, but I intend to get there.

LYNNIERN Posts: 7,066
9/7/12 10:47 P

I'm going to to do the beginner run! Yeah!!

ICAN2DOTHIS SparkPoints: (3,392)
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9/7/12 8:51 A

Yep! Even with a knee injury and subsequent foot challenges, I'm going to be walking a 5K and a 10K later on...not to mention bike races. This weight won't be removed any other way - and I am interested in a whole new lifestyle, not just weight "loss"

MSBEKANATOR SparkPoints: (104,886)
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9/7/12 2:34 A

I signed up, and I am planning on walking it this time. I hope by spring to be signing up and running one (real, not virtual) with my son.

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9/6/12 9:39 P

I did it in 2010. I can run a 5k now and do it at least twice a week

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9/6/12 4:09 P

I know I can walk the 5K (I did it yesterday while trying to map out a course), but my goal is to add some jogging into the mix before the 'race'. I did the first workout of the suggested plan today, 4 min walk/1 min jog, for a total of 25 min (although I did a little extra).



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9/6/12 4:03 P

I will walk the 5 k's no problem

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9/6/12 4:00 P

I signed up for the virtual 5K walk/jog challenge the other day. I know I'll be doing more walking than jogging, but I hope to work up to being able to complete the entire thing at a slow jog before year's end.

Any other over 50 guys and gals sign up for the challenge?

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