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4/16/12 12:17 P

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Best of luck. I am not sure that this is advice, but just some things that I noticed for me when I ran my 5ks. I would make sure to pace myself. Don't go out with a big burst of energy, as you may not have much left to finish (I am not sure if you are okay with walking and running, but I like to challenge myself to run the entire thing). My biggest enemy is my mind and it was constantly telling me that I "can't". The legs and lungs were okay, but the mind, not so okay - so prepare to tell yourself that you CAN do this!!! Most of all, enjoy the energy around you, and enjoy spending time with your mom.

“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles…. it empties today of its strength.”


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4/16/12 7:38 A

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No advice but I just wanted to say Good Luck! Make sure to let us know how you did! emoticon

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4/16/12 7:37 A

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No advice but I just wanted to say Good Luck! Make sure to let us know how you did! emoticon

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4/16/12 12:27 A

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I hope it is okay to start a thread here...if not, I apologize. emoticon

I need any feedback from those who have been there & done that.

Here I am on my 3rd week. Tomorrow morning is day1/week3 for me..I am doing well....averaging an 11:45 mile. Feeling strong! I LOVE this team plan - so doable for me!

However, I will be participating in my very first 5K race this Saturday...I am so excited....and I have butterflies in my stomach already. Lol!

Day3/week3 will be race day for me - I hope that's okay to treat the last day of week 3 training as race day.... emoticon ...it is supposed to be 40 minutes, but I hope to make a better time than that.

I couldn't pass up a chance to do this 5K with my mom. emoticon

If you have any advice for a first time race participant - hit me with it! emoticon

Hi! I'm Laura...:::helplessly AdDiCteD to FiTneSs!
((Striving 4 Progress Not Perfection))

...:::JOY is the echo of God's life in us:::...


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