I think you will be fine. There are usually maybe 8-10 obstacles so you only have to run a short distance before stopping for an obstacle. be sure to do upper body strengthening--- you will need it for the wall climbing/mud crawling/etc that you will encounter! have fun!
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13 4/4/12 1:27 P
Make sure to train for the obstacles too... those can be the most fun part.
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43 4/4/12 1:05 P
thanks for the encouragement guys! It's a pretty low-key non-competitive event so I'm more worried about finishing than time. woo hoo!
I did the first session today of walking 4 min and jogging 1 min for 25 minutes. Whew!
I did my first 5k with a little less than 8 weeks of training and I was able to complete it. Slow down and walk as much as you feel you need to; it's about going the distance, not finishing in a certain amount of time.
I used C25k and found it pretty helpful. I haven't run in a while but I have signed up for a few 5ks this spring as motivation.
You can do it!
4/4/12 11:08 A
You can do this! Sometimes it's easier to get going when the goal is not so far away (like a year or 6 months). Just set the goal properly, you probalby won't be able to finish in a really short amount of time so the goal is to do your best at whatever level you are at after 8 weeks. If you keep going after that you will improve on the time. If you use a program like couch to 5k it could be really helpful (Jeff Galloway has some awesome training tips as well). Good luck!!!
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280 4/4/12 10:55 A
I love the title of the thread it reminds me of myself and what I am going to do! RUN!
A couch to 5k is 8 weeks, so I would say it is possible. At the very least you could walk/run the event.
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43 4/4/12 1:43 A
Is 8 weeks long enough to train for a 5k mud/obstacle event? I hats exercise but I think an event would be a good motivator.
Current fitness level is slothful. I can walk just fine and I'm ok for 30-45 min.on the elliptical, but I've never really run. 8 weeks too steep a goal? Hubby and brother have volunteered to help me train.
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