(Closed) Just registered for my first 5k…

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Woohoo! Fun! I love racing! 

1) Yes! You might be sore later if you’ve never ran 3 miles straight, but you’ll be okay!

2) dress for the weather, make sure not too warmly. Pace yourself and don’t get too caught up with the other runners around you – its easy to start sprinting at the beginning due to the adrenaline of the race but you don’t want to burn out completely.

3) I think for a first race FINISHING is the best time!  Don’t make crazy expecations for yourself and just set out to do your best and finish. 

Have fun!

Post # 4
4465 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, you’ll be fine!  There’s tons of people that walk 5Ks, so as long as you’re running even some of the time, you’ll be all set!

Post # 5
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Have fun! YES, you’ll be able to do this. If you have to walk a bit, that’s totally okay. There will be other people walking, but you may surprise yourself! It’s not like you’re trying to qualify or win the race. You’re job on Sat is just to finish it and then be proud of your accomplishment!

Post # 6
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Good luck!!

Post # 7
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just signed up for my 1st 5k this Saturday too! I decided to do a practice last night and did it in 28:51. Not bad considering I don’t consider myself much of a runner. Good luck and have fun!

Post # 9
1645 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good luck! You will definitely be fine. Races are exciting, and just have fun with it.


Post # 10
468 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Good luck!! I signed up for my first one (to run, not walk) at the end of May! My goal was to run the entire thing, as I have walked before. I was never a runner, but I have recently started training a bit (did couch to 5K) and am now working my way up to it!! I think finishing for me will just be the goal! I’m not very fast, but it doesn’t matter!! You’ll do great πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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