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Thursday, September 13, 2012

I used to run. By used to, I mean that I ran in high school (for fitness, not competetion) from about age 14-17. Then I ran again, from about 2009 to 2010, then off and on during 2011. I never registered for a race though, although during my most recent affair with running I planned to. My regimen was normally about 2-3 miles 3 times a week, with an occasional 5 miler. I just never got around to it.

I am picking up running again (at the beginning, I don't want to get injured). I am doing a couch to 5K program, I just started week 1 on Wednesday. I plan to run the 2nd run today, 3rd one Saturday. I counted the weeks, and it is an 8 week program culminating in being able to just run in the 9th week.

I decided I want to register for the Color Run here in Little Rock, it's being held on November 10th. Yesterday I counted up the weeks and...it's at the very end of week 8. How funny is that? It's meant to be!!! This is a great incentive to keep me at my training since I have no leeway with my time. I will be registering Wednesday when I get paid. I'm already nervous, but more than that I am excited!! emoticon emoticon
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    My daughter did the Color Run in Denver over Memorial Day weekend. Looks like a lot of fun!

    I'm doing my 3rd 5K this weekend. And unlike you, I was NEVER a runner, but after losing a decent amount of weight, I have a LOT of energy to burn, and running has become my outlet.

    The biggest think I have learned in my first two 5K's is to pace yourself in the first mile. I allowed my adrenaline to guide me (OK, overtake me!), and I was really winded in the later part of the race. My goal for this weekend:

    Mile 1: 12 minutes
    Mile 2: 11 minutes
    Mile 3.1: 10 minutes

    I'm not going to win the race or even be close, but I am really focused on not over-running that first mile so I have loads of energy for the last.

    I'm sure you'll hear more about this in your 5K program, but that is my two cents. Good luck and happy running!

    2071 days ago
    Woo hoo! Way to go!!
    2076 days ago
    Great timing! Good luck with the training and getting yourself ready - in mind and body. It'll be great!
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