(Closed) 5K tomorrow!!!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Have fun and stick to your planned pace! It’s very easy to get excited and run your first mile too fast. If you run your first two at a steady pace, you my find that your adrenaline and competitiveness will carry you through and allow you to run faster at the end!

I have one on Sunday but it’s going to be painful because I caught bronchitis last week and haven’t run since… oops!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Pez:  Good luck!  A trick to make breathing in the cold easier is to run with a neck gaiter or scarf over your mouth/nose.  It warms and humidifies the air, making it easier to breath.  Ditto PP; no matter the temption, resist the urge to take off like a speeding bullet!  Larger races will have pace markers at the starting line to allow the faster people to go first; if your race has these, find your pace group and try to stick with it.  Hope you have a blast!

Post # 5
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Worker bee

I would line up toward the back, depending on your pace and how many people are there. If it’s not too crowded, I found that being near the back kept me from going out too fast in the beginning, but by mile 2 I had dodged most of the people going slower than I was and was able to just run my pace.

Most of all, have fun!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have fun, let us know how it went.  Looking to do my first 5k in the Spring then two more in early summer if I survive!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Good luck, let us know how it goes!

I didn’t do well when I did a 5k – I walked a little bit. Embarassed But it’s still a fun experience!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Good luck!!! Youre going to do great!!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Good luck! Maybe one of these days I’ll sign up for one. Haha but I’m far from that. Let us know how it goes!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Pez:  Great job!  Remember to slowly increase your mileage/speed (not by more than 10% each week) to avoid injury.  Glad you had fun!!!

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