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3/3/09 3:46 P

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Hey KATESMASH

I am actually thinking of doing a 5K run/walk this weekend. I volunteered at one the beginning of February and most people did the 5K walk. It's around 3 miles... so my plan is to run as much of it as I can hack and then walk briskly. I have been training for this on the treadmill by walking and running at intervals. Who knows how I'll do, but I figure you've got to start somewhere. At least I'll have a starting point for the next one and try to best my personal best.

These runs are all for such good causes and generally so much fun!

Best of luck!




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2/22/09 9:31 P

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Can't really be of much help. You will however need
to build some endurance for the choice you make and
remember...you are the best judge of your choice.

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2/18/09 1:40 P

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Kate, Can't help you out with a recommendation. I've never done anything of the sort. I'm just impressed with the idea of participating in such an event. What an excellent goal!! It should prove to be very motivating for you knowing that you've got this in front of you. It will be great. Let us know what you decide. ... We'll be your biggest cheering section.
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2/15/09 6:51 P

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Not being a runner (nor wanting to be :-), I can't answer specifically as a runner. But, as a general fitness enthusiast nowadays, and thinking of what *I'd* do...

... train for the 10k, but sign-up for the 5k, which you should be able to run completely (if you've been training for 10), but fallback to a walk if you have to. If you complete the 5k as a run, then make your next run a 10k. There's never a shortage of runs out there to be done.

Consider the 10k training a challenge. Train for the max, with a goal to be able to finish the mid-one as a runner, not a walker.

Just my 2 cents for what those are worth :-)

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2/15/09 5:26 P

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You guys, I need your help! My city is having a "I Love Regina Run" coming up on May 24th. I really want to sign up, but have no idea what I'm getting myself into. I have to choose between a 10 km run, 5 km run/walk, or there is a 3 km family run/walk.

Do you think 3 months is enough time to get myself trained for a 10 km run? I'm thinking I'd be smarter to pick the 5 km.. that way I can walk if I need to?

Has anybody done one of these? Any suggestions/tips? I really want to do this... I think finishing it will give me a huge confidence boost.

~Katie~
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"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers


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