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GHAWK57
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8/12/13 9:46 A

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I started running using couch to 5k , great app!
I think I'm going to try to graduate to 10k



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CSKIES1 ... Do a google search on couch to 5K. There are several good training programs that are for beginners that are free. I will use one to get back into training.



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8/11/13 11:29 P

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I have run a couple of 5k's had one guy my age run one in 28mins, I hope to be there one day.




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GHawk ... do you run 5 k races ? While walking, I was daydreaming about when I get back to goal and start running again. Now I would be in the Senior division, I was wondering what the times were for that division, so I checked a couple of local races: (1st place) 65yro @ 21.10, (2nd place) 72yro @ 23.53 ... not in my dreams The next race: (1st) 28:30, 2nd - 33.21 ... that's more like me :)



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Definitely good tips...thanks!



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never ran one but would like to

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Until retirement, I too traveled a lot ... both domestic and international. I kept my weight down better then than now :( My tips: 1. Run, great way to see your surroundings ... I have run every place in the world. Also, the best cure for jet lag. 2. Since you travel that much, you have smart phone ... almost all restaurant menus are on on-line and some have the calories, plan ahead. 3. Eat broiled or grilled seafood ... almost always the lowest in calories on menu, 4. If you are not eating with customers, etc ... the better supermarkets have carry out salad bars ... eat in your room ... nice change after restaurant food no matter how good. 5. If you drive a lot, many large gas stations now have fruit for snacks. 6. Doctor's orders or allergies, I turn down some very high calorie things based on allergies ... that I don't have :) Planning is the key, just like any sales call or whatever you do while traveling.



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Hi all,
Just joined here so this is my first post.
Just a little background, I'm 56 and travel almost 40weeks a year so I eat in restaurants a lot.
I've started doing 5k's about a year ago to get my weight down, and feel better.
I'm currently doing a 5k in just under 30 mins,I've never been a runner.
Anyone else a road warrior with some tips on staying healthy while living in hotels and eat in restaurants all the time?



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Posted to keep this message thread going ... I am an old guy that will be 69 in Oct. New to Sparks ... been using it for about 6 weeks. Have been a runner for many years ... no races ... just conditioning ... about 1,000 - 1,200 miles a year. About 2 years ago, I pulled a calf muscle ... that and some minor life changes got me off running and closely watching my weight ... 2 years later I am 30 pounds overweight. (I have had these cycles before :)

My goal is to get back to goal weight with diet and walking, then start running again. My knees are good so I do not want to screw them up with overweight and over stressing. If I can keep on track, I should be goal in the fall went we return to Florida. Hopefully, I can find someone in my snowbird community that will want to do a Couch to 5K with me.



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Guess I did things backwards, at 54 I entered my first 1/2 marathon two years ago, then last year I did both a 10K and the 1/2 marathon. Times were not great but I finished and felt really great. doing both again this year.

10k is only 39 days away!

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Just wanted to express my sorrow for runners in Boston.

Charles Carlson: "You are a success the minute you start moving toward a goal."

"If it is to be, it is up to me." Anon

When you stumble, make it part of the dance.


"Don't quit before you get to the miracle." Norman Vincent Peale

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Did my 1st 5K of the year yesterday, my time was better than I expected and as always it felt GREAT to cross the finish line!! One thing I have found in the one year I have been doing 5Ks is the fact that no matter what your time is there are always numerous people at the finish line cheering you on! All the motivation you need is to find a sponsor you want to support then get your rear out to the start line, the other runners/sponsors will give you the rest of the motivation you need to keep going!



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WOW, I am so impressed with posts I have read.I did 5ks,10ks and 1/2 marathons in my 20s and 30s,then got married have 2 sons, 16 and 19,I go the gym 4-5 times weekly.I was 190 when I was doing all these runs.I now have Asthma which is completely controled.I am 54,hopefully you all motivated me to get my rear out there again.

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I ran my first 5K March 10 and I am 71. There was a man on the bus running his first at 72. I run with a running coach once a week and do my "Homework" two other days a week. We run 5min/walk1min for the entire distance. It worked great for the race as I finished in 46 min.



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I did my first ever 5k last April 2012 at age 58 - I walked/jogged, more walking than jogging but my goal was to finish and hopefully not last, I did both. It felt soo good to cross that finish line my time didn't really matter to me but I finished in 52 minutes. I have done 4 5Ks since and my goal remains the same except to improve my time. As others have said see a Dr., since you are thinking about a 5K I assume you are walking or jogging regularly, set a reasonable goal such as finishing.



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I hope this thread keeps going. I am 61 and just started training for my first 5k. I am hoping it will be in August. I could use a "training buddy".

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Started running long when I was 54. I've completed several 5K's and 10K's, about 20 half marathon and 12 marathons.
Tore my hamstring back in September and finding that rebuilding my running is going very slow and it is difficult.
Hope to complete a few more half marathons and full marathons in my life.


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Find a running coach. Correct form will protect your knees. Start slow and add distance slowly as well. I am 71 and after 6 months am running 5K in 3 min intervals. Run 3 walk 1. My coach also has a group training for a half marathon running 5 walking 1.



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Like that "check with the doctor". Always a good idea even if your in top shape. It's what I did before doing the run thing.
A Marathon is a BIGGIE : 0 I'm still not up to a 10 K !!! Hey I have more seniority than you : )
Good luck and keep us posted. Your gonna do this. I know you are!!
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I'm 53 and will be 54 in January, I want to run in the Nike Women Marathon next year. I'm excited yet nervous because I don't want to do any damage to my knees. Any suggestions would be most helpful.



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Do have a complete physical by your doctor so you know you are in shape to do such a run.

Watch the YouTube Series "THE SKINNY ON OBESITY" with Robert Lustig M.D. as it is so helpful.



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Good job!! The Run is fun!! I just started this year at 68 and turns out I'm lovinn it.

Lets RUN with the wind!!


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Me too, I'm at a slow jog but I was amazed that I could actually do this for 2 minutes at a time. I am loving it also. I don't care if I don't run fast. Congratulations on your return to running!



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I am 71 and have signed up for my first 5K in Jan. Am doing the couch to 5K and running once a week with a club and trainer. Running isn't exactly what I am doing, more like slow jogging. But I am moving and loving it.



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I have just joined SP and am enjoying it. I have walked several 5ks but now I want to try running. I am working on one of the SP training plans. I have signed up for a 5K run in October so I am hoping to run at least part of it. I turned 70 this year.

I started walking several years ago when our son was posted to Afghanistan. The walking helped me overcome the stress of him being there.



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Good for you, GDrenzek!!

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30 to 90 mins of cardio and strength/resistance, 5 days/wk

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I did my first ever 5k at age 52 - I walked/jogged. I love walking, but decided to challenge myself to add the jogging too. It was tough training working up to the longer periods of jogging. But I did it! It really felt really satisfying to have gone the distance (even though I shortened the periods of jogging for the last 10 to 15 minutes of my approx. 50 minute time). I might even do another one!



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I am 71 and am restarting couch to 5k. Blew my knee in boot camp beginning of August. I am signed up for a 5K in Jan.



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I did a 5K (on my treadmill) last year and will do another this fall but, having developed bone spurs in one knee I'm a little cautious about doing a lot of running. Walking's another story - I can keep going mile after mile :)

I think it's a little unfortunate that SP puts SO much emphasis on running and marathons and races but doesn't talk as much about swimming, cycling or other low impact activities. Running and jogging ARE great but they do take a huge toll on joints, unfortunately.



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Ran my first 10K (in Kenya) when I was just over 50.

Since then I've run about two more 10Ks, at least 1 5K, and two half-marathons.

Been goofing off pretty much on my running! But I'll be back there again...

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Update: I ran my first marathon at 50 my second marathon at 51 ( this year) so stay active stay strong and show the youngsters how it is done emoticon

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I am 58 and completed my first 5k in May for Breast Cancer. Today, I completed my second - a 5K walk for Healthy Heart. I am working to increase my speed by moving to a walk/run. I am planning on one 5k per month through the end of the year. What a great way to stay motivated, get outdoors, help good causes and have some fun! emoticon

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I have walked a few, my first was at age 51. They are fun and rewarding!

Attitude is everything so pick a good one!!

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Twice I've walked, but not run. I was over 60 the first time, and 70 the second. I am not supposed to run because I have a knee replacement.

Now I'm giving serious though to train for a 25K hike. If I do this, I will be 71 at that time.



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I have run some 5ks and a 10k but it was several years ago. I have never been a consistent runner unless I was training for a race or when I was in the Marine Corps. I have the bug again but now I'm dealing with some cranky knees (I'm 54). Any suggestions for easing some of that discomfort would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi... I ran my first 5K today..... I won't say it was easy.... but I will say it was rewarding.... still really excited that I actually finished.... I'm 52 years old.... and have only been training or trying to run, I should say.... since January.... I hope that somehow my journey will be a encouragement....emoticon

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Great post, congratulations!emoticon



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I am starting on couch potato to 5K. Today was fun. I have high cholesterol and I hope this helps lower it.emoticon



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i found good lower priced iPod Nano with Nike+ Sport kit through eBay -- i am an eBay positive buyer ! i hunt for good deals like many folks do at garage sales -- but i can do it online, inside and know that whatever 'deal' i miss, i can find another because i am willing to take my time.

i walk. i walk with knee supports and belt braces around my waist/upper back. i have nordic walking sticks that help with balance and give me resistance weight while walking.

my aim is to do 5 miles a day. walking and fast walking.



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Hi... May I make a suggestion? Set a mileage goal for yourself (1.8 mi. for example) and FAITHFULLY walk/run for 2-3 weeks... At the end of that time, make an assessment as to whether you're comfortable with that distance or not... If so, Increase the mileage goal, and repeat... Your lung capacity should increase as you keep working to increase mileage, just don't get too anxious about increasing mileage until you're comfortable with what you're currently working on... Hope this helps, Blessings, Tedemoticonemoticon

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Hi,
Well my goal for 2011-12 is to be able to walk a 5k. This is really a long term thing, I have been chair riden the last 3 months from simvastin and am just now able to walk short distances without a cane. I have been working on walking around the grocery store, home depot and walmart and target with the use of a cart. This week was great I didn't have to use my cane and sit down. So. I am going to start using the treadmill till I am more stable on my feet.



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To answer your questions about strengthening your lungs.. it's lung capacity that you are aiming for. To build up your stamina it means a bit of pushing yourself. It's consistency, perserverence and a blow build up to longer intervals on a regular basis.
Give yourself time, but also be consisent.
Just some background on myself. I'm 59 started running 7 years ago and did my first half marathon 6 years ago, my first full marathon 5 years ago and just completed my 9th marathon... and I'm getting faster! No I was never an athlete but evolved into one. More information on my sparkpage.
All the best to you Cassopia!

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Hi Fellow over 50's :) , I am 56 and have never been very active. Didn't like to sweat. Decided to reinvent myself after being empty nested and ending a toxic relationship. Went back to school to enhance my degree, dating (woo-Hoo) and getting more physically active. Been toying with the idea of running for some time. Bought the running gear and joined the couch to 5k and rookie runner plans. Am frustrated though by my LACK OF LUNG ENDURANCE! Today took a stopwatch with me. Walked 2 min. than ran 3 min. Getting to the 3 min. was a challenge. Did well first 1.8 miles, rested at a friends house for 1/2 hour, than started back. Could not do as well on the way back. Found myself cking the watch @ 1.5 minutes. Any tips on strengthening the lungs. I try to watch my form and breathing. Thanks a bunch!! and GO ACTIVE!! Sandy



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On New Year's Day, my younger sister of 8 years asked, "Do you think we can do a 5K?" I have never run a day in my life (unless it was for the ice cream truck!) thought about it and said Yes! I started the C25K training in mid-January, broke my wrist in February, and kept up with the training. On April 17, my sister and I ran our first 5K with a time of 36:18. Last Sunday, I ran my second 5K and finished 197th out of 243 and with a time of 35:38. I am 55 years old and have never felt better in my life! emoticon



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MY 5k Fallen Heroes May 14. COMING UP.today did two 2.5ml 33:33/35:30 My goal in 18DAYS IS UNDER 38/5K oH BY THE WAY i AM 64YRS. OLD

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WOW! I'm impressed! I just joined this site. I am 50 yrs old and last summet while laying on the beach my daughter says to me "Mom, why don't you run the 5K next May?" My reply was "Are your CRAZY? I have never even ran one mile in my life!" Well in Jan. I started walking. It started out with one mile, then two miles, then three miles. Then one day I decided to try to run. I did one lap (16 laps amke a mile), I thought I would die, haha. Well then I prayed, Lord let me make 4 laps, and I did! Finally in March I made 16 laps! I have decided to take my daughter's challenge and run my first 5K. I pray that I am able to run the entire 5K. i have not told my daughter that I have signed up to to do this, it's up to her friend to get her to the race. Wish me luck!



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I just joined this site. I am 50 yrs old and last summer while laying on the beach my daughter says to me "Mom, why don't you run the 5K next May?" My reply was "Are your CRAZY? I have never even ran one mile in my life!" Well in Jan. I started walking. It started out with one mile, then two miles, then three miles. Then one day I decided to try to run. I did one lap (16 laps make a mile), I thought I would die, haha. Well then I prayed, Lord let me make 4 laps, and I did! Finally in March I made 16 laps! I have decided to take my daughter's challenge and run my first 5K. I pray that I am able to run the entire 5K. i have not told my daughter that I have signed up to to do this, it's up to her friend to get her to the race. Wish me luck!



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Doing 5k my way right now, scheduled to run my very first 5k in May, at 65 yrs. old...

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In feb i ran the princess 5k at disney with both of my daughters, it was a great feeling to achieve a goal and now i am training for the half marathon next year,can hardly wait.



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If you have never run at all in your life, i would say that it would probably take at least 5 months to train to truly RUN a 5K, to do it without hurting yourself.
If you just want to jog or walk your first 5K, but still have never walked or jogged that far before, I would estimate it to be about 3 months.



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I signed up for my first 5K on Friday at the ripe old age of 53! I've been training with Spark People Rookie Running Team. I'm in week 4 and going great guns. I'm really looking forward to doing something I never thought possible!


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I was wondering how long it take's to train for a 5k?



 
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good job! and since you just started you should continue improving for several years. Me, my best runs have come and gone...sigh



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i did it! i didnt like running the portion on asphalt, but the part on the boardwalk, i got into a comfortable rhythm. ended up surprising myself - clocked in at 35:13. 8th of 14 in my age/gender.
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now i am hooked -- am looking for more 5K's to sign up for!

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Woo Hoo! Isn't it great to be over 50 and achieve things we never thought possible? Love it!

I have done various 5k's over the years, but last year, at age 51, decided to 'up' my challenge and train for a half marathon. I actually completed two of them! No matter if you do a 5k or longer, it's an accomplishment you will never forget when you cross that finish line!

We rock folks!
Julia : )

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Wow...this thread is very inspirational!
I turned 51 this year and my goal is to run a 5K by the end of the year. We have one called the Monster Dash at the end of October that I would love to do! Only fast walking now, but have confidence I can do this.
Kudos to all of you!

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Incredible!!!! Fantastic work!!! You should be VERY proud!!



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I ran my first 5k yesterday at 51. Final time was 37 minutes. I'm pretty proud of myself!emoticon



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I did C25K starting in November and will do the virtual 5K in April. I tried to find a race during that week but haven't managed to find one yet. I can run 5K at 61 and so can YOU! Don't let age stop you from running.



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signed up for my first 5K at age 57-- this Saturday. i'm a little nervous!

"Life is a daring adventure or it is nothing." -- Helen Keller


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Planning my first 5K in 30 years for the virtual Sparks 5K in April.

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I ran my first real 5K when i was 49 and then when i was 50 i placed first in my age category....of course there wasn't a really big field....i do best when i have my daughter around to encourage me....you can do it....you can do it. but the one when i was 50 i did on my ownemoticon

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I had the same attitude about my first 5k last Nov.: just try and run it all if I can. It worked out well because I didn't feel pressured to run it all.

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I'm running my first 5k this Saturday and I'm 51. Hoping I can run the whole race and not have to walk any of it, but even if I do have to walk some, I'm still fulfilling a dream of mine!



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Wow! Such cool stories! Very encouraging!

Jeff

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I turned 50 in July, 2008 and ran my first 5K that November. It was an awesome feeling!



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I ran my first 5k, first and second half marathon at 49..and in 32 days I will run my first marathon at 50 ..how cool is that before I turn 53...I will compete in the my first triathlon, G-d willing. Growing older rocks you can achieve virturally anything because you are well over the hang ups of failing and what other people think it frees you to unleash all your potential. Good luck all enjoy

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I routinely walk 5k for lunch exercise (when the weather is not too bad). I run my first 5K in April!



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not run but walked my very first 5 K walkathon...raised money for MS.....the day was fantastic.

I trained for it - started walking in earnest in March.....and surprised myself by completing it in under an hour....

felt fantastic. have been walking ever since. My daughter and I will be doing the same walk this year...


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Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.

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Me too! Ran my first 5k at 51, last May2010. Will be running my second 5k this April 2011 as a 52 yr old!



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I just joined the Spark Team for Rookie Runners. I've never been a runner but I am willing to learn, at 53!
I'm just going to follow their workouts and see what happens!


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"He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; what the LORD doth require of thee but to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with thy God."
Micah 6


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The last thing I will do at age 58 is walk a 5K. Have never had the experience and am so glad to get the opportunity on Feb 26. I turn 59 on the 27 and hope to join several programs during the next 12 months.

Keep Sparkin'!

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers Philemon 1:3,4



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I ran my first 5k at 51 last year, like it and did one more before the year was out. just sign up to do the virtual race in April. Better start training.



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I am new to this site. I am 60 and for the first time ever I walked 20 miles in 6 hrs last Sept. for St. Vincent Hosp. Breast Cancer Foundation in Indianapolis. I have now decided to walk in the Indy 500 Mini-Marathon which is a half marathon. I am doing 3 training walks before the big day in May. I just did a 5K Sat.Feb 12th and my pace was 15.36/mile. I have to be able to maintain an 18/mile pace. In the process of doing this training, I will be getting healthy and get the weight off with the help of the advice and support of everyone on this site.



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emoticon Just signed up for my first 5K. Gonna do the Sparks virtual race! Start training tomorrow. I'm excited. This will be my first in over 30 years. Yup ... I'm 50.

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I ran my first 5k at 51 and am running in 10k April 9th at 52.

Let's hear it for us old guys!!! emoticon

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