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7/31/08 7:32 A

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I think the general rule of thumb is to increase by no more than 10% every two weeks.



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4/30/08 1:01 P

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Thanks for the input and encouragement Ladies!!!

I am going to sign up for it, start training and see what happens!!! The only unaccounted for variable that might hamper me will the weather, Memorial Day weekend is very unpredictable in Cali!!!

I will do my first 6 mile run on Saturday and see how long it takes me, than I will run for an hour and see how far I go!!! That should give me an idea of what my starting point is, I hope!!! I've never done a C25K program or used Smart Trainer...so far winging it has worked for me!!! LOL!!!

Anyway, I'll keep you posted on my progress and if anyone has any tips please share!!!

Jackie!!! emoticon

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4/30/08 12:24 P

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I think you're at a level now where you could run a 10k.

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4/29/08 6:12 P

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I think you can do it, just lengthen your long run on the weekend (or whenever you do it once a week) slowly and gradually maybe one mile per week at most. I think your pace is excellent but you might have to sacrifice a little speed to finish the full distance - though I am sure you could finish probably faster than I can!!! Lol.

My first 5K was 7 wks after starting running (30:14) and then two weeks later did an 8K (50:30), then 4 wks after that did a pretty strong 10K finishing in 01:03:02. I was very happy with that time since it was my first. I think you can totally do it. Just look up a plan on runnersworld.com smart coach for the amount of time you have - what is it 5 wks or so??? I think you could be ready. Just be sure to pick the current weekly mileage you're doing, not your goal mileage per week (I made that mistake once and hurt myself).

I hope this helps a little!

-Michelle

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4/29/08 2:18 P

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If you focus on just finishing the race, you could finish it now, in my opinion. If you are worried about speed, you'll be tight as your base seems a bit low to get there.

I would sign up and use this to see if the distance is somethign you would want to run more routinely, then focus on a 10K training program and run a second one later this year.

Just my thoughts,

Chris

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4/29/08 1:58 P

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Good Morning Ladies!!!

I'm looking for a little reality check from my sister runners!!!

I am fairly new to running...running about 2 months consistently!!! March I logged 40 miles, April is just over 50!!! I ran my first 2 5k's in April with good times (30:48 and 28:09) and no injuries or soreness afterward!!!

My longest runs on the treadmill were 45 minutes and 5.69 and 5.79 miles according to my Nike+ which I know is not accurate for distance...so the run was probably around 5 miles!!! I have yet to attempt to run longer than 45 minutes but I think I could have gone further if I had more time!!!

I would love to run a 10K in May...actually there is one on May 25th (which would have been my mother's birthday)that caught my eye!!!

Am I being toooo ambitious or do you all think it's doable!!! I would love any feedback on training or personal experience about making the transition for 5ks to 10ks!!!

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

Jackie!!! emoticon

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