(Closed) Rugged Maniac and Color-Run!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Miss Pez:  I would definitely schedule the races back to back!  In fact, I’ve got the color run this weekend in Orlando and then a marathon the next weekend.  You’ll be fine!  You may think that you’re going to “run” the color run, but most people aren’t, so there’s a lot of trying to get around dancers and wheel chairs etc.  If you truly want a good shot at running it, get there EARLY and make sure you’re in the first wave of people near the front of the line.  

Strength-wise, focus on body weight resistance exercises; pushups, lunges, crunches, burpees, pullups, etc.  None of these need a gym (the pullups can be done at a local playground), so you’re clear there, and they will all help strengthen the muscles you’ll need for the adventure run.  I’m on a daily regimine right now of at least 2 miles, 50 pushups, 50 situps, and 10 pulls ups.  Just 4 days in and I’ve already noticed a huge difference!

Post # 4
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I did the Color Run!  It was SO MUCH FUN!

I don’t think it would be an issue to do 2 races a week apart, especially when the Color Run is a more laid back 5k.

5ks are fun: they don’t require much training and you can usually recover within a day.  If you were doing a marathon you might have more of an issue. 

The only time I ever needed to recover from a 5k was last St. Patty’s day.  I woke up with some stomach problems, decided to run anyway, and ended up being dehydrated.  The lack of fluid in turn messed up my knees during the run.  They filled with fluid and were swollen for about a month. 

I’ve run several 5Ks since and haven’t had any issues. 

So sign up and convince your friends to join.  Both of those are really fun races!!!

Post # 5
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I would definitely schedule them back to back. The color run is just a fun race so it won’t take much to complete.

Post # 6
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I did the color run this year and it was not a challenge at all. In fact, it was so full of people that I was forced to walk / slow-jog the majority of it because people wanted to slow down in the color zones to get as much color as possible. I am not a huge runner but I didn’t even feel tired afterwards. But it was still a lot of fun!

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