(Closed) Running my 1st 5k!

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you. I’m another non-runner trying to get into it. It’s always been a personal goal of mine, because I’ve always been seriously ashamed of my lack of endurance. Definitely come back and let us know how it went!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

congrats!  beware, they’re addicting!!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You can do it!!! I just signed up for a 10 K, and start training shortly! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

good luck! they are so much fun and motivational! keep us updated on how it went!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I was gonna sign up for one soon too!  good luck

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Awesome!! That’s definitely a goal of mine… I’ve never been much of a runner either, but recently I’ve actually started enjoying it! You’ll have to let us know how it goes! Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Don’t be worried, you’re going to do great! Also, running communities tend to be incredibly supportive, no matter your speed, so it wouldn’t surprise me if people are cheering you on for the whole thing! Let us know how it goes, I think you’re going to be surprised at how much fun racing can be!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Mr T & I both run for exercise, but he’s hoping to turn that into training for a marathon one day.  Yeah…I’m not really into that but a 5K would definitely be more my speed – GOOD LUCK & have FUN!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Good luck!  Races are so motivating, have a great time!  For your first race, don’t worry about your time, just listen to your body.  Do what’s comfortable, finish strong, keep a smile on your face, and thank the race volunteers – that’s always my recipe for a fun race 🙂

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You’ll do great :o)

The only thing I would recommend (with this being your first run) is to read up on race etiquette beforehand.  There are some little rules to follow on the course that most people starting out aren’t aware of.

 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

really? there’s race etiquette? Who knew!  I’m planning on running one in May…i’m still truckin’ away at the couch to 5k program, so I’m hoping to be able to run the entire race. Can’t promise i’ll be anything close to fast though… Wink

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Good luck!  I’m sure you’ll do fine – and, if you’re running, then in my book – you’re a runner!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@captainsgirl:  There is!  Here’s a good link: http://running.about.com/od/runningforbeginners/tp/etiquettetips.htm

But the basics are (in my opinion)

-don’t stop suddenly…slow down gradually and move off to the side if possible

-pass on the left (just like with driving) and announce your passing if you’re going to come really close to the person

-be careful at water stops…don’t stop suddenly and create a traffic jam for people behind you

-Know your pace and start the race in your accurate order/corral.  Nothing is more annoying than having to spend the first minutes of the race passing walkers that decided to stand in the 10 min/mile group.

-don’t run with a group lined up across the road…it’s impossible to pass you

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