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    Default Any runners here?

    I'm planning to do either a 5k or a 10k in October.

    The last time I ran for that long was back in high school, which was a very long time ago.

    Seeing it's in October, would a 5k be a better idea than a 10k?

    Also, any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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    Default Re: Any runners here?

    I don't run now but I used to. I did a 5K before doing a 10K just to build up my confidence and b/c it was a pretty fun event. Have you done either a 5K or a 10K before? if not, do the 5 first, then find a 10K to run afterwards. There's always events going on in the running community so check your local running store for races and such. Make sure you get shoes that are right for you. I would go to a running store and have them fit a pair of shoes for you and then you can run around the store to see how the shoes feel. Also, since it's been a long time since you've run, take it slowly 'cuz if you try to run too much too soon you might injure yourself. Check out if there are any running clubs in your area (if you like running with others). I'm more of a loner so i enjoyed my solo runs.

    The longest I ran was a half marathon after training for about 10 months. (and then my hips and knees gave out)! But i enjoyed the time i did run and actually remember that "runner's high" a couple times. Good luck, Jamie!




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    Default Re: Any runners here?

    OH good luck to you. I'm not a runner so i have no tips. I have been thinking about signing up for a 5k but walking it. I'm not built for running.

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    i run about as much as my bulldogs.. ha.. very little.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by punky View Post
    i run about as much as my bulldogs.. ha.. very little.. lol

    Lol. I'm with you, running would kill me. I have done a 5K Walk For The Cure Event with my office. It was fun to do as a group, and for a great cause.
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    Default Re: Any runners here?

    Good luck. I used to run a lot upwards of 50 to 75 miles a week many years ago but now all I do is run to the fridge for a beer from time to time. In any event I would start with a 5k and work my way up to 10k if I was to do it again. There are some good training apps for both Apple and Droid platforms that you could use to train. There is even one called Couch to 5k that gets you in shape for running a 5k after not running for years. lol
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    I ran in HS as well… and I'm thinking of training for a local 5K they are having here. I will have to take it slow, and run in my brace… I'll be damned if that will stop me even if I have to crawl!!! Good luck to you…

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    Default Re: Any runners here?

    I run and would say with the race in October it's better to do the 5K first. You will still feel accomplished afterwards but won't be wrecked.

    Someone suggested couch to 5k already, and I would recommend that to get you going, although that program is a 8wk program. They also have couch to 10k.

    Good luck!



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    I started yesterday and ran 3 miles… intervals of walking/running every 60 seconds. It hurts a little today, but not brutal.

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    I ran to the fridge and back to the livingroom. I also ran after Bifi when he decides to ran away from me ha! That counts right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    I started yesterday and ran 3 miles… intervals of walking/running every 60 seconds. It hurts a little today, but not brutal.
    Wow, isn't that 5k? I'm determined to start this week, and to get even more motivated, I'm going to get a fit bit. lol!

    The 5k is actually in November so I have some time to train. I'm actually excited!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieMuttivonBifi View Post
    I ran to the fridge and back to the livingroom. I also ran after Bifi when he decides to ran away from me ha! That counts right?
    Oh YES it does… Lol

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