The obvious difference it the distance; thus, more pounding on the street. I took a survey on a Spark Team Runners page looking for a better sock. Of course, in Spark People land, you get what you ask for and I found a great pair of light weight socks with a thicker padding on the ball and heel of it. Much nicer.
To prepare for the distance, I increased the mileage of my runs/walks...and yes using walks for the extra distance/time involved was a great way to progress upwards towards the 10K. The one thing I didn't prepare for was how weak I was afterwards. Being a type 2 diabetic, I think my entire reserve of carbs was depleted. There was great snacks afterwards that pulled me back up, but in the future will use Sports Beans to keep my sugar level from falling(most people may not have this problem at the 10K level)
But the one thing I did, was set a goal and worked towards it....the goal was to finish. I did finish and only walked @8 mins of the entire trek. So set yourself a goal, take the time required to meet it and most of all have a GREAT time at doing so.
Happy running fellow 5k'ers....my next run is the AIDS Atlanta 5K in October.
Edited by: PAT4PROG at: 7/10/2012 (15:20)
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