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5k on Sunday

granola_girlgranola_girl Posts: 30Member Posts: 30Member
Hello! I am running a 5k on Sunday. It is my second. Is there any tips, suggestions, or information that some of the more experienced runners would be willing to share?

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  • granola_girlgranola_girl Posts: 30Member Posts: 30Member
    Hello! I am running a 5k on Sunday. It is my second. Is there any tips, suggestions, or information that some of the more experienced runners would be willing to share?
  • paulamma1paulamma1 Posts: 544Member Posts: 544Member
    First of all, Congrats!

    Enjoy yourself
    Don't line up right at the front, you'll get run over
    Don't worry about your time
    Enjoy yourself
    Don't go out too fast (easy get caught up in the excitement and how fast everyone else is running)

    Oh, did I mention enjoy yourself? :flowerforyou:
  • PrincessLaundryPrincessLaundry Posts: 2,758Member Member Posts: 2,758Member Member
    Hoooooray for you!!! There are some great links on the running threads. Good luck on your adventure and let us know how it goes. YEY YOU!
  • granola_girlgranola_girl Posts: 30Member Posts: 30Member
    Thanks guys!
  • piperelliottpiperelliott Posts: 21Member Posts: 21Member
    Paulamma1 nailed it.

    1) Enjoy the crowd, the camaraderie of fellow runners, and the fact that you're there.
    2) Start toward the back of the pack. It's more fun passing people early than it is to be passed.
    3) Force yourself to control your pace the first mile
    4) Begin pushing yourself a wee bit on mile 2
    5) Go ahead and press on mile 3, especially when that finish line is in sight!
    6) Enjoy the crowd, the camaraderie of fellow runners, and the fact that you finished the race.

    Good luck. Enjoy the race!!
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
  • obligedobliged Posts: 465Member Posts: 465Member
    hmm... stupid question - this wouldnt happen to be for Bridge-To-Brisbane on Sunday would it?
    coz i'm walking the 5K with a few of my friends
  • firegirlredfiregirlred Posts: 674Member Member Posts: 674Member Member
    What is your current time for 5k? I saw you want to beat 22 min.
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
    hmm... stupid question - this wouldnt happen to be for Bridge-To-Brisbane on Sunday would it?
    coz i'm walking the 5K with a few of my friends

    her profile says "SD" which I'm taking to mean South Dakota, so it would have to be a LONG 5K for you two to be in the same one :happy: Unless I've messed upon on what SD stands for anyway.
  • obligedobliged Posts: 465Member Posts: 465Member
    hmm... stupid question - this wouldnt happen to be for Bridge-To-Brisbane on Sunday would it?
    coz i'm walking the 5K with a few of my friends

    her profile says "SD" which I'm taking to mean South Dakota, so it would have to be a LONG 5K for you two to be in the same one :happy: Unless I've messed upon on what SD stands for anyway.

    no i saw and thats why i said stupid question:blushing:
    i wasnt sure what SD stood for, thanks Shore!:flowerforyou:
  • shoreridershorerider Posts: 3,936Member Member Posts: 3,936Member Member
    obliged--How's the tummy problems coming? Feeling better?
  • pmkelly409pmkelly409 Posts: 1,653Member Posts: 1,653Member
    Paulamma1 nailed it.

    1) Enjoy the crowd, the camaraderie of fellow runners, and the fact that you're there.
    2) Start toward the back of the pack. It's more fun passing people early than it is to be passed.
    3) Force yourself to control your pace the first mile
    4) Begin pushing yourself a wee bit on mile 2
    5) Go ahead and press on mile 3, especially when that finish line is in sight!
    6) Enjoy the crowd, the camaraderie of fellow runners, and the fact that you finished the race.

    Good luck. Enjoy the race!!

    Congrats!! Have fun!! and ditto to all of the above!!!
  • obligedobliged Posts: 465Member Posts: 465Member
    obliged--How's the tummy problems coming? Feeling better?
    100% better thanks Shore!
    been able to keep down food and water for a day or two now, but am still taking it a bit easy with what i eat - still not game to cook anything yet:laugh:
    except now two of my friends from uni have it - one of them is really bad shakes, high fever, lots of pain, - she's going to the doctors on Monday if she gets any worse she promised me she'd go to the hospital (She's a very stubborn person) but i told her if she turns up to do the 5K with us tomorrow I was going to kill her:angry:

    have any plans for the weekend shore?
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