Post # 1
I’ve been trying to turn my non-running self into a 5k runner since January… and tomorrow is the big day! I’m pretty confident that I’ll at least be able to jog the whole thing, except for the HUGE hill at the end. This race is a benefit for the American Cancer Society, and the Hill of Hope is supposed to signify a cancer patient’s daily uphill battle. I SO do not want to have to walk up this enormous hill… any advice?
Post # 3
OMG!! That is so great! I wish I had the time and dedication to do that! You will be great! Good luck!
Post # 4
Since you’ll need extra energy for the hill go at a slower pace before you get to it, that way you won’t be completely beat when it comes time to power up the hill. Conquering a large hill is also a mental thing just keep thinking that you can do it and all the hard work you’ve put in! Hope this helps, good luck!
Post # 5
One of my friends always says that hills are good because you use different muscles than when running on flat surfaces – “happy hills” – I’m not sure I consider them a “break” but I try to convince myself of this when I’m actually running. 🙂 I think sometimes running is as much mental as it is physical (especially if you’ve put the time in to train!) Good luck and have fun!!
Post # 6
Good luck! Sounds exciting!
Post # 7
Good luck! And for such a good cause 🙂
I always admire people who can run such long distances. I can’t even do 1K without wanting to cry!
Post # 8
hrev’s advice is good! Also, don’t look up. Concentrate on looking at the few feet ahead of you. In no time, you’ll be at the top. If you get to go down the hill afterwards, coast and enjoy! Have a great run 🙂
Post # 9
Yahoo.. nice work! I’ve been doing the 5K 101 training and am week 3! I don’t have a 5K race planned, but I should get on that! Good luck and you’ll get to the top of that hill! You’ll feel so good when your done 🙂
Post # 10
Thank you so much for the advice and support! I’ll be sure to update!