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You are stronger than you realize! Focus on your breathing and visualize yourself jogging the entire run. Sometimes it is easier to break it into smaller chunks, such as: "if i can jog for one minute, then I can do one more." and before you know it you are jogging longer and longer! You are going to do great, just listen to your body=)
I am not an expert but the 5k training program I am doing has me rest the day before I do my longer runs. Hope that helps, good luck!
Hi! I'm new to the group and will walk/run my first 5k on Saturday. I've been walking with very little jogging for only a little over a month, but this charity walk/run for a local fallen police officer in the next town sparked me to register. I'm walk/jogging 5-6 times a week for 2.5/4 miles but I'm a little nervous that on Saturday, I will not be up to the attempt (I'm still not able to jog for more than about a 1 minute) but I plan to give it my all. I have a couple of questions that maybe someone can help with. Is it better to rest on Fri. to be fresh for Sat. or rest today and run Friday to stay in the zone? Also, is 45-60 minutes an acceptable time frame for a 50+ y/o to walk it if I have to? I'm working toward completing a 10k in August and I'm hoping this 5K will give me a starting guideline.
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