Definitely! Our town sponsors a 5-mile run and a 2-mile "fun walk" every year and you even get a cool long-sleeved T-shirt! What a GREAT fun way to start the holiday
10/10/09 Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Run 5K - 33:15
11/26/09 Dallas Turkey Trot 5K - 30:35
02/14/10 Austin Half Marathon - 2:12:25
03/13/10 Dash Down Greenville 5K - 29:27
7/18/09 - Packanack Lake 5K - 37:53
9/26/09 - Kinnelon Cares 5K - 32:58
11/7/09 - Beaverbrook 5K - 30:00
11/26/09 - Ashenfelter 8K Classic - 50:35
Well, I guess we revived this thread! Must be because we are closer to Thanksgiving.
Cat, I trained with the C25K and my first race was last Saturday. It was GREAT! I really enjoyed the race and it was inspiring. As I mentioned, I run slow and found myself being passed by walkers! However, I ran the whole thing and finished. Woo-hoo!! I did not run AT ALL on August 5th. Today on my run, I went back to week 2 of C25K and ran hard for the run section and ran regular for the walking section. Hope to build up a little time doing it this way. Keep up your good work.
Red, sign up for the Turkey Trot. A goal is a great motivator!
Keep up the good running and training everyone!
I'm doing a local Turkety Trot 5k...my first one! I live in the Chicago area though & it's already getting cold. I don't have any winter running gear! Any suggestions on where I can get good, but not too expensive, gear?
p.s. I also have my 2nd 5k race tomorrow & unfortunately the weather is supposed to be rainy & around 40 degrees....
i've only just finished w1, so i'm a bit tenative about signing up for a 5k event just yet, especially since some deadlines for online registration is next week.
I may do the one locally as i hear there's a lot of walking, so it wouldn't be too much pressure
I just ran my first 5K today! I finished 7th in my age group (46 - 49) with a time of 33:08. I have only been running since June. I am so addicted now! I am definately going to run the Turkey Trot in Dallas. Haven't done it before, but know friends that have and they love it.
I will be running in our local HCC Turkey Trot. My oldest and youngest daughters will both be running in the kids version of the race. It will be great to have them out there to show support, but they are mostly going to watch the girls race. I am kind of the "side show". Anyway, I am looking forward to the race!
As for cold weather gear - try your local Walmart. They have Rebok versions of the compression shirts and bottoms. $10 each - just make sure that you get the thicker version. The lighter version seems a little cheaper in nature.
Have fun and enjoy yourself. I know I will - I love the running, the fun and commradarie (spelling?) of the fellow runners and just enjoying the (usually) great weather.
Thanksgiving Day turkey trot.. 2 weeks from tomorrow. I am getting excited and a little bit nervous. I want to do well. I did the Couch to 5 K program and can now run 3 miles..so I'm just working to maintain 3 mile runs 3 days a week till Turkey trot day. If you want to see the 5k I'm doing go to www.turkeytrot.com and scroll down to the you tube commercial. It should help motivate you to do your turkey day 5k. It is getting close!!! Jess
Couch to 5 K Graduation Day November 26, 2009
Dana Hills Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day 2009 5 K.... Time 32:22 MY FIRST 5k
Jan 9 Irvine 5k Time 32:52
Feb 7 Super Bowl 10k 1:08:31 MY FIRST 10K
September 5 2010 DISNEYLAND HALF MARATHON: 2:41:00
My husband's company is a sponsor of The Race to Feed the Hungry this Thanksgiving and he signed us up to participate. This has motivated me to start running- ok it's more like wogging- so this will be my second ever 5K. I'm so excited about it!
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