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MBODDE
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4/24/12 10:54 P

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SUSANNAH-
I guess I will have to see what kind of goal I can set for myself once I get home. The 5k is actually in my hometown, so I will have the ability to train on the actual course for a month and a half if I want. It does involve some fairly large hills so I guess I'll have to take that into consideration, and expect to have a buffer of 1 min above my "good" times for the course.


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4/24/12 6:53 P

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A lot can happen on race day that is unexpected...good and bad. I think to Nancy's point, you really shouldn't get too focused on a time goal for your first race. My first 5k I ran with a bunch of friends, all our first race, and they were all do dissapointed with their times. There is nothing more annoying than listening to someone, who ran faster then you, complain about their finish time!

Do I think you can finish in 27, maybe...but I'd also caution you not expect it. Just enjoy the exerience and know it's a baseline for you to improve upon!

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There ain't a thing I've faced that's been too much for me - Classified "Inner Ninja"




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4/24/12 3:43 P

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I have been running since the Fall, have run a 10 miler, and I need 31 minutes to finish a 5K. Sign up yesterday, lol!

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4/24/12 11:39 A

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4/24/12 11:12 A

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I you are consistently running 30 or under I would say you are ready today. Good luck with your race.

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MBODDE
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4/24/12 10:49 A

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I know I can finish one, I was just wondering if 27:00 minutes for one would be a realistic goal


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4/24/12 10:22 A

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Hi MBODDE,

For a first race of any distance your goal is just to finish feeling good about the experience. If you are currently running a 5K in 29:30 you are more than ready today.

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4/24/12 10:20 A

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Currently I can run a 5k in around 29:30, and well I have my first actual race on the 4th of July, and I was wondering what would be a reasonable time to aim for considering I have 10 weeks to train. Also, here's a little background information: I started running March 9th, and at that time I could only run about .65 miles without stopping. I was thinking of shooting for around 27 minutes, but I wasn't sure if this was plausible.


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