(Closed) runner bees: anyone training for a spring/early summer race?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I have a super busy spring!

I’m running a just for fun relay race on 4/1. I’m not sure how long my leg will be yet. I am running a series, then, where I have a half on 4/14 another on 4/21 and then a third on 5/12. I am also running a half on 6/2! I think there’s a 5k in there somewhere in May, too. 

 

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My first run will be a 9K in May. I enjoy running but I haven’t done anything that long yet. I’m excited about the run but nervous about raising the money.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

DaneLady: Good luck! I tried to train for my first full last fall and just gave up. I let myself get in my head, but I’ve been working on my diet this year and hope to get back to a better weight where I’ll be ready to try again for a full…hopefully in October.

Post # 22
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Bee Keeper

Not running anything for a good 9 months (pregnant and considered semi-high risk…so doctor ordered no running), but just wanted to wish you gals luck in all of your races! I usually do a 10-miler in May and a bunch of 5Ks throughout the summer and am so missing running now that the weather is starting to get nice! 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m so impressed by those of you who are running more than 3 miles for your first race! I don’t know how you do it! Good for you.
I have my first 5K at the end of April. It’s taken me a few months to just work up to that distance, but I’m very excited.

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am running a Warrior Dash (5K obstacle run) in April and will run my first half marathon on May 13th.  I am so nervous, but super excited!!  My longest run so far has been 6 miles.

@RoundSolitaire: I would suggest stretching and warming up too.  When I started running I never would and I would get really bad shin splints…I mean bad to wear I had to walk around for a little while before I could drive home from the gym.  I also hurt my IT band from not stretching. I have always heard it was important to stretch and warmup (and cool down) after a workout.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m doing my first 10K in May. I’m excited that the weather is finally getting nicer and i can run outside! Treadmills are so boring to me… I’e done a bunch of 5s in the past, so this is the first time I’m bumping up my distance. 

Post # 27
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I just checked the weather forecast for my Sunday race in VA Beach… overcast & 64.  PERFECT!!!!

ZOMG I’m getting so nervous!  I kind of like pre-race jitters 🙂

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The WD is totally addicting.  We have to travel of course to do it, but it is well worth it.  A friend of mine wants to do the tough mudder, but that is super intense and I don’t know if I’m ready for that!  I used 3 different ones and incorporate them all.  One is Hal Higdon, I found one in the Half marathon issue of Runner’s World and the last one I found on about.com which I use most often.  The rest days are Monday and Friday, well Monday is used for stretch and strength which I think Yoga/Pilates would be good that day. My long run is on Sundays.  Right now I am just training at the gym so it can get a little boring, but once the weather gets nicer I will take it outside! Just curious, what shoe do you run in? A friend of mine got me addicted to Brooks and I absolutely love them to run it!  I actually look forward to running!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a 10 mile race in two weeks, my first of the season! I’m hoping to fit in a half marathon before my July wedding too!

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I am training for a 10K! I know it’s no marathon, but I’m excited. I did my first running 5k, so I’m happy about working my way to a half-marathon slowly.

Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

My favorite running motivational quote:
 
“If you run, you are a runner. It doesn’t matter how fast or how far. It doesn’t matter if today is your first day or if you’ve been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.”
-John Bingham
 
To all you Bees trying your first 5k, first 10k, first race ever, 20th marathon, you are all awesome!  I love that there are other runners on here, it does help to compare training plans, share secrets, and commiserate 🙂  Thanks to all of you for your support & encouragement, and I hope I provide the same for you!

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