Congratulations on finishing your second 5K run. You made great time! My coworkers and I participated in a 3.5 mild Workforce Challenge last Thursday, and I walked it in just under 55 minutes. Hopefully, as I continue to lose weight and exercise more I can try jogging a little and make better time next year.
current weight: 214.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,548) Posts: 328 5/24/10 4:25 A
CHILDOFMERCY take it slowly but consistently and you will be able to increase the pace. It does take time. But be proud of your self that you are working hard to accomplish it. You can do it. Watch your knees of course, nothing is more important that feeling and being healthy.
Pounds lost: 5.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,548) Posts: 328 2/25/10 5:10 A
ARPEDGIO Good luck on your training. The feeling running outside and on the treadmill does matter. I have been training on the treadmill and when I was at the race it was harder and different. SO now I plan to run outside also to get the feeling of the pavement roads.
I also planned to run a half marathon, but I am not prepared to run that much I want to decrease my time in 5k.
Congratulations on your first 5K. You did a lot better than you planned on doing. That's great! Our workplace participates in a 3.5 mile walk/run in May (I think that is just slightly longer than a 5K). I have trouble with my knees and have not tried running, but I did walk it the past two years in just under 1 hour. I would love to lose some weight and trying running a little this year. I've been practicing on the treadmill, run one minute, walk three... I'm taking it slow because I don't want to injure my knees, but i really hope to beat my time in this years challenge.
current weight: 214.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,579) Posts: 447 2/23/10 7:13 P
Hey, I'm training for a 5K right now. I've only just picked up running (within the last month). My husband is running a marathon this summer, and I'm going to run the 5K. I'm using free podcasts called couch to 5K in 9 weeks. I'm just getting ready to start week 4.
My biggest problem is food pain. I am planning to go buy a new pair of running shoes this week. We have a running store in town, and I'm thinking of going there first to get fitted to find out what kind of shoe I need.
As soon as the weather warms up a bit I'll be heading outside to continue training.
Great job on your first 5K! I can't wait until I can post that I have completed mine.
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (8,548) Posts: 328 2/23/10 5:24 A
Hi I was just wondering if anyone here completer their 5k and if you did what was your plans with time or are you planning to run 5k and have questions you can ask them here.
I ran my first 5k this Sunday. I planned to run in 45 min since I am not that light and I ran in 37 min so I was excited and plan to run more on the 5k so now I am training to another 5k. I really enjoyed running with so much people and trying my best to make to the end. Lets talk here about our experiences.
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