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HEALER1 Posts: 1,145
4/8/12 8:28 P

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!

THATA1414 SparkPoints: (5,374)
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4/4/12 1:27 P

Make sure to train for the obstacles too... those can be the most fun part.

WELLYBELLY SparkPoints: (708)
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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!

Edited by: WELLYBELLY at: 4/4/2012 (17:54)
LIMONADE34 Posts: 925
4/4/12 11:48 A

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!

MOTOMAMA Posts: 2,010
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!!!

KMACHE SparkPoints: (10,229)
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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!

Edited by: KMACHE at: 4/4/2012 (10:56)
TORIAMAE Posts: 1,080
4/4/12 10:47 A

Heh...I love the movie Run Fat Boy, Run...

8 weeks is plenty of time to get yourself moving and complete the event.

I find events motivating too...so I say go for it!

BUBBLEJ1 Posts: 2,978
4/4/12 2:02 A

A couch to 5k is 8 weeks, so I would say it is possible. At the very least you could walk/run the event.

WELLYBELLY SparkPoints: (708)
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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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