If I read the first post right your 5k is tomorrow? If so good luck! Have so much fun!
And transitioning to outside I totally understand! I had been running many miles on the treadmill and then hit the trails this weekend. It works all kind of different little muscles to keep you stable that you don't need to use on the nice flat treadmill.
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Fitness Minutes: (134,194) Posts: 8,648 3/18/10 6:16 A
Woohoo I am very excited. I ran the country road here and did 5K in 27:40 mins......I am sooo excited but wow it was sooo much harder on the concrete than on the threadmill. Hopefully I can run the concrete once a week just to get use to it!
I use the fitness maps feature on Sparks now before I head out so I know how far to go. But I used to use Nike plus and really enjoyed it. Worked with the i-pod I was all ready listening to and tracked the distance fairly well after it was calibrated. But no heart rate information.
current weight: 164.0
Fitness Minutes: (134,194) Posts: 8,648 3/16/10 9:47 A
I ran 5K yesterday at 36:05 mins and it felt great. I see I keep knocking off about a minute each time, so not bad.
I wanted to buy a watch that tracks my distance. I was looking at the Garmin Forerunner but not only does it look really big its also expensive. Can anyone suggest a good one that looks nice on a small wrist and won't break the bank? TIA
Yesterday was my rest day and I just wanted to get in the gym and go for a run but didnt since I do need to rest my joints. But I will be heading to the gym later this morning. Hopefully my time will go down a bit!
I don't win races, but I always cross the finish line. I'm not fast, but I try my best to become faster. I don't have sports endorsements or earn a paycheck, but that doesn't stop me from running. My pace does not define me. Just because "professional" does not precede "athlete" in describing me doesn't make my running any less valuable. I am an everyday athlete; leading a normal life, but with big goals and dreams. I am an athlete. I am a runner. (runzoerun.com)
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Fitness Minutes: (134,194) Posts: 8,648 3/15/10 6:15 A
That is exciting.... Each 5K,race just challenge yourself to do better than the last time. One thing I learned the hard way is, don't chase the rabbit starting out. Everyone is different, for me it takes about 1 mile to get warmed up and work up to my pace.
Good luck and have fun!
Sharon/sunshineyourway NC (EST) Co-leader: Raleigh Team
Upcoming 2016 Races:
*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon *06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon *10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon *11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon
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