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saints72903 Amateur 8 posts since
May 14, 2012
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May 30, 2012 7:18 AM

When is to soon?

I just finished week 2 of C25K. I am concidering doing my first 5K next weekend. Is it to soon?

"In running, it doesn't matter whether you come in first, in the middle of the pack, or last. You can say, 'I have finished finished. 'There is a lot of satisfaction in that."

-Fred Lebow, New York City Marathon co-founder

  • Jasko123 Legend 461 posts since
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    1. May 27, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to saints72903)
    When is to soon?

    I think it would be fine, as long as you feel okay.  Just try a walk/jog/run combination or whatever works best for you.  Events are usually wonderful experiences and provide additional motivation, so I would say join the race and have a good time. 

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
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    2. May 27, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to saints72903)
    When is to soon?

    By next weekend you'll be at the end of the 3rd week of C25K, which is a 23 min mixture of walking, jogging and running. I don't know your current speed, but if you were to do that mixture (per the C25K plan) for the length of the 5K, you should finish in good shape. Just don't try to run the whole thing unless you've been doing other aerobic exercise on the side - especially if you're signing up to do the race with others who are running it.

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  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    3. May 29, 2012 1:02 PM (in response to saints72903)
    When is to soon?

    No,  I would do it for the experience.Good Luck and have Fun!

  • ShortRunner14 Rookie 2 posts since
    May 31, 2012
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    6. Jun 2, 2012 6:16 PM (in response to saints72903)
    When is to soon?

    That's great!  Congratulations.  I just started C25K myself and you've inspired me to sign up for one.

  • Martin Goodwin Rookie 3 posts since
    Jun 2, 2012
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    8. Jun 2, 2012 10:08 PM (in response to saints72903)
    When is to soon?

    Congratulations, I will regsiter for my first 5k run today...

    I get my 5 K training information from this site. If you need a couch to 5 k training guide, you can go this site and get one here!

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