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After a false start in the autumn (curtailed by a bout of flu then the christmas holidays) I've started back with good intentions, but am starting from virtually zero.
However I've learned that there is a 5k race in my city on March 18th. That would give me just over 2 months.
Is it realistic to think I could aim for that? Or should I wait for something later on?
Do it, sign up it will keep you on track......you should be almost finished with the program....you will do fine.
If you have to walk a little it will be ok, every race I have ever run there are walkers. I did a 5k during week 3, I just ran as far as I could, walked until I could run again....finished in 36 minutes. You can do this.
I agree with Linda. Two months is a good deal of time to get back on schedule with the program. Most importantly, the race will be motivating and encouraging to continue your efforts. You will be fine and probably do much better than expected.
Best of luck and many happy miles!
hey there.. .. think you are Vic based ...I am starting the c25k this evening .... and aiming to sign up for the barwon river fun/run , geelong on the 25th March or the mountain of fun run near ballarat on the 18th march ... not planning to break any records ... just run the 5k comfortably as a taster ... good luck to us both ...
Here is a great plan that is 8 weeks in duration: http://www.halhigdon.com/5K%20Training/5-Knovice.htm
Hal Higdon is quite knowledgeable and his advice is great.
It's great that you set a concrete goal for yourself, that really is the way to stay on track. I started running on Valentine's Day last year and I ran my first 5K in late March. I wasn't quite done with the C25K, but I was able to run the whole thing (albeit slowly) and the motivation of having that goal kept me going during the difficult stretches in the program. My other advice would be to tell people that you registered. Letting other people in on your goals can be a great motivator. Best of luck to you!
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