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6/25/15 1:01 P

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Great idea :)

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6/24/15 5:32 P

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emoticon on finishing your 5k run with no walks! That is a great time! Keep it up!

I had to do something similar a couple weeks ago. I run the same routes and try to increase time and I got bored. So I changed it up and set my timer. Then just ran. When I reached my half way point of my time, I turned around and ran back.

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6/22/15 3:52 P

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Oh, I only just saw this post - thank you so much :) Amazingly, I kind of reached the point of running freely, without a clear route or interval timer, and I AM enjoying it! I did one today which was exploring an area I'd not run before - it was really fun

Oh, and I did the 5k without any walking breaks in just over 34mins - got my medal :)

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5/22/15 3:58 P

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emoticon on signing up for the 5k. Signing up for races usually is a starting point for a lot of people to get them motivated to run. I run alone and it is hard to motivate yourself. Make out a plan and change it up. Then follow it. One of the things I recently changed, instead of running a certain route all the time, I decided to run by time and just running not caring where I run too. So far I have enjoyed running that way. Hopefully this will motivate you.

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5/22/15 10:55 A

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Thanks for your support and for sharing your ideas. I'm in the UK by the way.
I quite like running on my own - it's good 'me' time!
One thing I do like the idea of here is Park Runs - they are 5k timed runs held in big parks. But my nearest one is too far away (I live on the South West tip of the UK).
I'll check out the virtual race - not sure how that works exactly

Gill

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RAWCOOKIE,
Let me first say, I am in awe of you. I am 44 and find it hard to motivate myself. However, here are some tips that keep me going.
1. Running with my dog - ran with my neighbor's dog before I got brave enough to get my own.
2. Find a local running club. www.runningintheusa.com/Club/Default
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3. Find local friends or online friends and run a virtual race together www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-
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Please, keep in touch and let me know how it goes. I myself am doing the Color Run next Saturday in NC. thecolorrun.com/ It is an untimed 5k, but it still gets me out there.

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Hi, I've joined this team because I want to keep running. I did a C25K two years' ago - then sort of stopped running again! Got interested in Chi Running, Jeff Galloway, barefoot running.... but still didn't really get going. Have just recently come to the end of the 8-week Rookie Running Programme and have a 5k on 27th May. I really don't want to stop running after the race, but not sure how to motivate myself to keep going - need targets and goals maybe?

I'm 60 years old, normal weight, no health issues - a bit of arthritis in my big toe which winges from time to time - but otherwise I'm good!

Gill

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