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1148 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 1, 2011 2:20 PM by roufarunnershusband
Redvalic Rookie 1 posts since
May 1, 2011
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May 1, 2011 12:55 PM

First 5k

I was talked into a 5k by my Sister after losing 120 pounds in just over a year. I did some elliptical work and some weights but was far from road ready but I finished my first 5k! I had a blast!


39 minutes and 12 seconds was my time. I know it is slow but its a start!

  • SiberMom Pro 104 posts since
    Mar 28, 2011
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    1. May 1, 2011 2:01 PM (in response to Redvalic)
    Re: First 5k

    Holy cow, Redvalic, that is awesome!  Keep up the amazing work!!!  My first 5k is in 27 days....hope I do as well!



    Cooter 5K completed May 28, 2011 in 34:05!

    Lake Placid Half Marathon  June 12, 2011 in 2:48:06!

    Madrid Bluegrass Ramble 5K completed  June 25, 2011 in 34:38!

    Massena 5K completed July 2, 2011 in 34:48 with casualites...LOL!

    Tour de Potsdam 5K completed July 14, 2011: untimed

    Maine Half Marathon scheduled October 2, 2011

  • RunninUgly Expert 56 posts since
    Dec 30, 2008
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    2. May 1, 2011 2:11 PM (in response to Redvalic)
    Re: First 5k

    Great job. And remember your time doesn't matter. Getting to the starting line is the hardest part and finishing is a bonus!


    Upcoming Races:

    Warrior 5k 11 Sep 11-doing this with a couple friends. It will be their first race.

    Jacksonville Marine Corps Half Marathon- 1 Oct 11

    Goofy's Race and a Half Challenge- 7-8 Jan 12

    "Beyond the very extreme of fatigue and distress, we may find amounts of ease and power we never

    dreamed ourselves to own; sources of strength never taxed at all because we never push

    through the obstruction."  William James

  • roufarunnershusband Amateur 29 posts since
    Apr 12, 2011
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    3. May 1, 2011 2:20 PM (in response to Redvalic)
    Re: First 5k

    Outstanding!  I ran my first race a month ago and it was the best thing I ever did.  There's no better way to stay motivated in your running then to run a race!  Also, I was very surprised and pleased to learn that there is usually BEER at the finish line!  Congratulations!  Keep up the good work!

    Roufa Runner's Husband

    Phil 4:13

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