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Lovemouse, team leader
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it." Michelangelo
Yes, I'm just preparing for my first 5k as well! I've been working on my running for quite some time, but it hadn't really hit me to sign up for a marathon, but my friend suggested that I should sign up! I was supposed to sign up for the 10k, but all of the spots filled up. I think it's best that I start with the 5k, especially since most of the practice that I get with running is usually in sprints playing sports.
Healthy body, healthy mind!
Hi all! Just joined today. Psyched to have finished my 2nd 10K today - hilly and hot! Not running all the way yet. Still training. Run when I can and walk the rest of the way - PR today of 1:38:20. Working on getting ready for a half marathon in October. Have completed 8 5Ks - PR to date is 44:16. Not setting any records, but I'm off my butt and working it!!!
Teri - Lexington, KY
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
Way to go with the running. I might suggest taking in a few 10k during your half marathon training. Its a fun distance and a good builder to the half marathon as its about a quarter marathon. There is a team Im on called 10k Training that is good fun. Im sure there is a half marathon equivalent.
Co leader of Sparkomaha Team
My goals for Sept:
*Finished first half marathon Sept 23rd. 2:17
*Studied sufficient for a b+ or A- in all exams
*never be full but be satisfied (except when breaking the yom kippur fast at culvers)
4-5ks already?! That is awesome! Congrats on the PR and welcome to the team.
Leader- CrossFit Women
Original Starting Weight 303.2: 06/08/11
Post Surgery Starting Weight 279.2 (-24): 10/01/12
Pre-Surgery Weight 233 (-70.2):
Driver's License Weight 220 (-83.2):
"One-derland" Weight 199 (-104.2):
5K 42.01 (08/13/11)
10K 1:26:47 (09/11/11)
Half 3:08:53 (11/27/11)
Hello all. I just joined the team - I've been on SP since April, and started running in August. I have found that I have enjoyed it far more than I'd ever hoped to! I ran in my 4th (yes, 4th - I'm hooked!) 5K today in particularly frigid weather for October in Ohio. Despite that, I still managed to take a few seconds off my time from the 3rd race and came in 2nd in my age group (I'm still shocked). I'm planning on beginning training for a half marathon - I'm not sure I'll be able to do it, but my husband and running friends are cheering me on to go for it!