Post # 1
I am running my first 5k Saturday. I have been consistently running 2 miles at a time, not fast, and had been wanting to do a 5k. I found out there was one at a festival FH and I enjoy this Saturday so I signed up. I am a little worried I jumped the gun. I ran 3 miles on Wednesday for the first time and struggled. It took me 38 minutes, not that much faster than walking- a little embarassing. Any tips or encouragement?
Post # 3
You’ll be surprised at how fast it will go! I was in the same boat for my first 5k. There’s so much excitement in the air with all the other runners and people on the sides cheering you on that you probably won’t even walk. Just get some tunes on and keep your pace steady and you’ll do just fine!!
Oh, and don’t worry if you have to walk – it’s the middle of the summer and there will be plenty of people walking 😉
Post # 4
@guitargirl: Don’t worry about how fast you’re going…worry about FINISHING! It’s the accomplishment of finishing the 5K that’s so awesome! Just remember that a 5K is 3.1 miles…that .1 can get you sometimes, so don’t give up until you cross the finish line! It doesn’t matter how long it takes you!
Post # 5
I ran my first 5k in March. I felt REALLY unprepared leading up to it. The furthest I had ran was 2.5 miles so I was panicked.
It turned out great! I stopped to walk twice, for maybe 1 or 2 minutes at a time, and it really helped. The adrenaline REALLY helped 🙂 I finished at 37 minutes, and while it’s not the best time ever, it was my first time and I was still proud! AND I finished ahead of tons of people…even passed a lot of people. Nothing to be embarassed about! Good luck!
Post # 6
I ran my first 5k last summer and my only goal was to run the entire race. I did and it felt amazing crossing the finish line. I think you shouldn’t be worried about time for your first race just have fun and set out to finish. I think you will suprise yourself. Good luck!!
Post # 7
@guitargirl: Honestly, dont sweat it in the least. Simply run and do your best. Its really that simple. The only pressure is the pressure you put on yourself, so remember to be your best supporter, not your worst enemy! Let us know how it goes!