Post # 1
I just registered for my first race, a 10k!!!!
This is a great challenge for me, since I have asthma and have been fighting it without meds for the last 10 years.
I am very active, do karate and spinning and run in the summer, but this race is to prove to myself that I can achieve physical challenges even with my small lungs.
Anyone has a good training plan to recommend?
Post # 4
I can’t help with a training plan, but good luck with the race! I did my first marathon last year and it was amazing. You’ll be so proud of yourself!!
Post # 5
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I came across a training plan online somewhere not too long ago..I am sure you can do a google search to find something similar…I just ran my first 5k race this past weekend and it was so great to get through it.
Post # 6
I ran a 5k two weeks ago. It was a challenge but felt so good afterward!
I would suggest you look up C25K. It’s called couch to 5k. It shows you how to start off slow and work up to a running a whole 5k. I think it will help you with the 10k as well.
Good luck. Keep us posted on your progress!
Post # 7
I would recommend the Hal Higdon training plans – look it up online 🙂
You will do great!
Post # 8
Congrats on the 10K! They are not as bad as you think- you will do great! I second the Hal Higdon training- I have run a bunch of races and a half marathon, and the races I have been most happy with have been the ones I trained with Hal Higdon… follow that, keep telling yourself you can do it- and you will do great!
Post # 9
This is the plan I’m using. I ran a 5k last year but the farthest I’ve ever been able to run straight through has been 5 miles…and that was on a treadmill, not a road. I’m going to attempt my first 10k May 1. I’m nervous, but between this and the dress, I’m more motivated to exercise than ever!
Post # 10
Thanks ladies!! Hal Higdon seems like an interesting training plan for me!
Phatkat, keep me posted, I’m running May 26!! We could keep track of each other’s progress… 🙂 Also, to fit in the dress, spinning is amazing!!
Post # 11
Sounds good to me! 🙂 Next week I’m starting the Higdon plan (the one I posted). Let me use a disclaimer: I’m not a runner. I never ran at all until 2 years ago, not even when they made us in gym class as a kid. So I’m not fast! My goals are to complete a 10k and to do another 5k this summer faster than I did last year (38:50, ouch!) I run about an 11-12 minute mile currently, depending on the distance. Personal best is what I aim for!
Ooh yeah, my gym has spin classes and I haven’t been to one in forever. I should try to make it back to one of those. I’ve been doing this circuit training class – it’s absolutely kicking my butt. I’ve seriously contemplated vomiting in the middle of it. But it’s a great workout!
Post # 12
Well we’re pretty much in the same boat then! I am not a runner either – just started last April, with easy intervals. I was active before however, with martial arts and a bit of cycling, but it’s really the running that put me in shape (and spinning that I started only in December).
So… I officially started training Monday with the Hal Higdon plan! I feel great about making that commitment to myself and when it’s done it will feel like such an accomplishment!