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First 5K

Monday, October 12, 2009

I have finally decided I am going to run my first 5K. I run everyday at lunch from 1 mile to 3 miles and occasionally on the weekends will find myself running 4-6 miles, so this isnít something new. I have never run with others in an event, so in some ways the thought of running a 5K is intimidating. My main fear is I am worried that I will run too fast and not pace myself leading to exhaustion and the need to walk, which I DONíT want to do at all. Some of my friends have told me that your adrenaline is so high that you will actually run at a faster pace but also not get tired because of the competition Ė I hope their right!

I am starting my training today and hoping to run for 20 minutes at 7-8 MPH. I currently can run 3 miles easily at 10 MPH, so my goal is to speed it up some and gettír done faster!

The 5K is scheduled for October 31st and it is the Monster Bash around the lakes and people even wear costumes, so itís a way less formal 5K. Should be a fun first 5K and I am running this 5 K with my boyfriend and a married couple from our Kickball/Broomball team that have not only become good friends but also workout buddies!
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KKESS11 10/12/2009 2:45PM

    Well not bad today I was able to run 2.40 miles in exactly 20 minutes, which is like a 8.33 min/mile. Wednesday I am going to shoot for running the full 3.10 miles. Thanks for the info on the starting line, I am thinking for me it is good to start off slow and then pump it towards the end, but who knows what will happen the day of the race.

Good luck on your 8k!


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JACFRANK 10/12/2009 11:54AM

    Good for you! I'm currently training for my third 8K and want to get my speed up as well. The only problem I run into on race day is the starting line...there are TONS of people in your way, so you get off to a bit of a slow start, but as people disburse, you get more freedom to get into your pace. I'm sure you'll do great!

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