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Thursday, September 13, 2012

I used to run. By used to, I mean that I ran in high school (for fitness, not competetion) from about age 14-17. Then I ran again, from about 2009 to 2010, then off and on during 2011. I never registered for a race though, although during my most recent affair with running I planned to. My regimen was normally about 2-3 miles 3 times a week, with an occasional 5 miler. I just never got around to it.

I am picking up running again (at the beginning, I don't want to get injured). I am doing a couch to 5K program, I just started week 1 on Wednesday. I plan to run the 2nd run today, 3rd one Saturday. I counted the weeks, and it is an 8 week program culminating in being able to just run in the 9th week.

I decided I want to register for the Color Run here in Little Rock, it's being held on November 10th. Yesterday I counted up the weeks and...it's at the very end of week 8. How funny is that? It's meant to be!!! This is a great incentive to keep me at my training since I have no leeway with my time. I will be registering Wednesday when I get paid. I'm already nervous, but more than that I am excited!! emoticon emoticon
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PLMITCH 9/19/2012 2:22PM

    My daughter did the Color Run in Denver over Memorial Day weekend. Looks like a lot of fun!

I'm doing my 3rd 5K this weekend. And unlike you, I was NEVER a runner, but after losing a decent amount of weight, I have a LOT of energy to burn, and running has become my outlet.

The biggest think I have learned in my first two 5K's is to pace yourself in the first mile. I allowed my adrenaline to guide me (OK, overtake me!), and I was really winded in the later part of the race. My goal for this weekend:

Mile 1: 12 minutes
Mile 2: 11 minutes
Mile 3.1: 10 minutes

I'm not going to win the race or even be close, but I am really focused on not over-running that first mile so I have loads of energy for the last.

I'm sure you'll hear more about this in your 5K program, but that is my two cents. Good luck and happy running!

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NARNIAROSE2003 9/13/2012 6:51PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go!!

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JAMARIGOLD 9/13/2012 3:49PM

    Great timing! Good luck with the training and getting yourself ready - in mind and body. It'll be great!
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