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Three 5Ks in One Day?? Maybe!


Monday, February 18, 2013

On March 9th I've signed up for two 5Ks at the Senior Games, the running Road Race at 8:30am and then a walking 5K at 10am. In 2011 I ran my first 5K (31:17) at the Senior Games and placed third in my age group. Last year I placed second in the 5K Road Race (30:23) and second in the walking 5K (38:17). I want to do well this year.

My nephew has committed to run-walk-run a 5K every month this year. He did the Hope for Haiti 5K with his sister in 47 minutes and seconds and then February 1st I paced him in the Rotary Twilight 5K finishing in 45 minutes and some seconds. Since he's only 28 years old he can't run in Senior Games, so he was looking for a local 5K for March. The Shamrock Run, Walk, and Jog with Your Dog in Winter Haven has several events including some with no dog required. At 1pm there is a 5K about half an hour away from the Senior Games in Bartow. I haven't signed up yet, but I'm thinking I may pace him for that event, too.

So basically that means I'd race a running 5K, a walking 5K, and then jog/walk a 5K. Yeah. I think I can do that!!
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NEWSGIRL2177 2/20/2013 3:41PM

    Whoa! Speechless. And super impressed!

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LJCANNON 2/20/2013 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I Want to be YOU when I grow up!! To even CONSIDER doing Three 5Ks in a day is AWESOME!!

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AURORAMILLET 2/20/2013 1:56PM

    That is quite a thing to commit to, three 5ks? I think that you can do it!

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PEGGYANNSCH 2/20/2013 12:55PM

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AQUAGIRL08 2/20/2013 9:21AM

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PMRUNNER 2/19/2013 12:58PM

    Sounds fun! Looking forward to hearing how you do!

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WINDSURFNERD 2/19/2013 12:20PM

    That's awesome! I've heard of races that are "doubles" (2 back-to-back runs) but you'll be doing a TRIPLE...woo hoo!! Can't wait to hear about all of them!
Naomi

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MANDELOVICH 2/19/2013 12:11PM

    Wow!

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MANDELOVICH 2/19/2013 12:11PM

    Wow!

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MANDELOVICH 2/19/2013 12:11PM

    Wow!

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ME_B4_INSANITY 2/19/2013 11:36AM

    Pushing yourself just a little farther is always a great thing.

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PMFISH 2/19/2013 10:56AM

    You never cease to surprise me! Very ambitious, but know if you decide to do that you will do it with ease. Proud for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ONMYMEDS 2/19/2013 10:50AM

    Of course you can. I only wish I was there to keep you company. Just make sure you're wearing the right bib for each race. emoticon

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JOYINKY 2/19/2013 10:47AM

    emoticon I KNOW you can do that!! Have fun!

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NATPLUMMER 2/19/2013 10:38AM

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PDQ1203 2/19/2013 10:00AM

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i just read about a run/race; there's a 5K, a 10K, and a half - and you can do all three (the 5K & 10 K are on sat. (staggered start times) and the half is sun. morning....
and i would do it if i was in that city!

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MEXGAL1 2/19/2013 9:46AM

    You so totally got this Miss Marsha
Best of everything to you!
Just do it!
Sallie

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BARBARAJ73 2/19/2013 9:04AM

    Go for it...!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/19/2013 7:28AM

    I know your nephew will appreciate your support!

This is just the stuff I love -- "mixing it up". It sounds like it will be fun AND a good workout!!! You go, girl!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/19/2013 7:24AM

    1) It's less than a half marathon, total
2) You've done more than this all at once before, and it's broken up, and not all running.

I believe you can do this is you choose to. Follow your heart! And Spark on! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GABY1948 2/19/2013 7:16AM

    I think you can do it too, Marsha! I think also that is is so wonderful you have been such a wonderful inspiration to us but to your YOUNG nephew! You ROCK, my friend! Keep it up! I love your blogs...so motivation! emoticon

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SHRINKINGSHERI 2/19/2013 5:44AM

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MEADSBAY 2/18/2013 10:59PM

    YOWZA!!!

I am so impressed!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/18/2013 9:57PM

    Just think of it as a 9.3 mile run with 2 REAL LONG rest breaks along the way.

Seriously though, if anybody could do it, you can.



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COCK-ROBIN 2/18/2013 9:57PM

    Great job!

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