(Closed) Going to run a 10k

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is what I used:




I went from not being able to run more than a block to doing a half marathon in 4 months ๐Ÿ˜€ And I weigh over 200lbs! 

You can do it! Congrats and good luck

my advice: dont focus on constant running. Its ok to stop and walk but make sure you limit yourself with walking time. 

Post # 4
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I definitely agree with daniellealys ; don’t focus on constant running! That’s always been my big hang-up on the gym at the treadmills. Plus I always seem to get stuck between the two natural born runners! 

You can do it! I may even start one of those plans with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
4682 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Good luck! I run, but haven’t raced yet.

Post # 7
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am doing my first 10k in September.  I did a 5 mile run on Thanksgiving, but nothing else longer than that.  I have a hard time running in the cold or on a treadmill so am waiting for it to warm up.

Post # 8
7902 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I did Couch to 5k a two years and a month ago. I’ll be running my third half marathon in 3 weeks (2 weeks before my wedding). I hated running at first, but now I love it. I wish you the best of luck and I hope you enjoy it. You have plenty of time!

Post # 9
18 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

I will be doing my first 10k in Marchl. I am super excited yet a little nervous since I’ve never run that long before. I’m glad to know that there are others our there just like me =) Good Luck and have fun!

Post # 10
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Awesome!  i did my first 10k plan in april of last year- I had been running for awhile already- it was a walk/run plan, and I ran my first 15k in July.  After dealing with some injury issues, I ran multiple 10ks in the fall and two half marathons.  Thsi can be done!!!  I’m now running 20 miles per week and building a base for marathon training, with two halves back to back in March!  This can be done!

Post # 11
593 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am doing the couch to 5k now and love it…I have my first 5k scheduled for March, then I think I’ll do a 10K in June/July time frame…

Post # 13
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck!

Post # 14
2548 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just keep with it. Push yourself, but only as much as you can. I have never done one, but I am going to do one this year, it’s my goal! I actually did my first run for the year ( I was off for a month), and it felt SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good. I can’t wait to go back tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 15
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Im running a 10k in march! I ran track/cross country in high school and since then Ive run some 5k’s but its been a LONNNGGG time since I ran a 10k or anything over it (I used to run them everyday! Crazy!). I started by running in my neighborhood and gradually increasing my distance. I also cycle between longer and shorter runs, but never shorter than 2 miles, which I can now do without stopping (yay). Ive been training for 3 weeks now I can already tell the difference in my endurance. You just have to keep at it!

Post # 16
121 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I started the c25k program in oct 2010 and have run 2 offical 5 k’s..doing an 8 k race on mar 4 and a 10 k on apr 29. 

i reccommend the c25k program to anyone who wants to learn to run. it’s amazing!!

and i’ve lost 80 lbs since  ๐Ÿ™‚

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