I am signed up for the 10K. I did my first real 5K in Mach of 2009, and the thrill of crossing the finish line was beyond compare! I also did a 5 mile event that year, and the following year I did 2 half marathons........13.1 miles. I walk every day, a minimum of 3 miles, but average between 4 and 5.
Everybody's gait is different......average mile is about 2000 steps, but on my Omron pedometer my average is 2250.
A few years ago, I joined the IDITAWALK, which is 1049 minutes of walking between Feb 1 and March 31.....it takes an average of 17 minutes a da. From there I went to completing it in a month.....now I do the 1049 about 2 1/5 times every monthy.....helps keep both my 13 year old mutt and myself healathy!
I also plan on getting a Haloween tee shirt and iron on letters
'Trick or Treat Trot Virtual 10K'
to comemorate the event.
Linda ~ Pennsylvania
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FYI, my milaghe count is 2135 steps to one mile. So, it takes me about 8,000 some to do 5 K. Now everything I read, didn't say it all had to be done in one day, or at one time.
Running and stairs are going to be hard on all the joints especially the knees. Team leader IILAD65 said something to me about how much pressure is put on the knees. I personally don't suggest anyone to run if they haven't checked with a doctor before hand.
When I was heavier, I was doing allot of walking on pavement; thinking I was helping myself lose weight. Well, I may have lost the weight, but totally ruined my knees by wearing out the cartiledge.
Okay, the reality, if you sign up, there is no showing up start or finish. It's all about setting and reaching or having a short term goal.
PS. If you can't see the final and real you, your mind can't and won't know what you are and how you are suppose to be operating on.
Self-imagery is a tool for the mind and to keep your final goal in sight when the going seems to go down hill.
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Thanks, I have already signed up and in week 3 of one of the training programs.
I do have a question. If in week 5 of the training program you do the 5K walk/run (for me it's the walking one) that means in two more weeks I do the 5K. Are there plans for those of us who walk the 5K in two weeks to carry us through to the last week in October? As in what kind of plan should we have for the weeks until end of Oct? I've never done anything like this before what is a good weekly practice after and etc? Just a note: running is not an option for me due to my knees. My joint doctor says running and doing lots of stairs are not good for my knees.
Thanks for your assistance on this.
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Let's do this as a team? Below is copied from their page. And the link to it.
To help you stay motivated through the end of summer and enjoy the cooler temperatures of fall, we are pleased to announce SparkPeople’s Trick or Treat Trot! This Virtual 5K Race will take place the week of October 30 – November 5, 2011. Simply sign up for the race, join one of our training programs (optional), and complete your race during the last week in October. Share your time on our Virtual Race page for a chance to win prizes just for participating!
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