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2/3/13 1:07 A

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Edited by: ESHARA43 at: 2/3/2013 (01:09)
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2/2/13 4:03 P

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I'm still running 5Ks, 10Ks and this year(2013) am training for my first 13.1
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7/10/12 3:19 P

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Absolutely PJ...
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.
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7/10/12 12:56 P

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If you have a chance, I'd love to hear more about your experience of the 10K and how it was similar to/different from running your first 5K. I'm guessing this might also be of interest to some other 5K "graduates" who are thinking about going for 10K next.

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7/9/12 3:29 P

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Congrats Pat!! Next stop after your next 10k is the half marathon!!

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7/8/12 11:36 P

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AWESOME wtg hun congrats. I wish I could do one as well but can't. so once again emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Live life to the fullest because you never know when it will throw you a curve ball.
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.”
“You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.”


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7/8/12 5:17 P

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I just finished my 1st 10K, the Atlanta Peachtree Road Race.
I was a BLAST!!!---Now, I'm hooked and am scouting out another 10K for near year's end.

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