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ShadowDev
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Hello all

Postby ShadowDev » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:35 pm

Hello everyone, I hope you are all well

I've recently decided to take up running and this was about 2 weeks ago. I have since found that I absolutely love it :). At first it was just a way to get back into shape but the more I push myself the more I find that I am enjoying every mile I run. So I've decided to train for a 5k and I'm aiming to getting there in about 5 weeks.

I"m running 5 times a week and walking 4 miles on the 6th day :) a bit crazy but I do enjoy pushing my limits. I started out simply running for 5 minutes and then increased it to 10 minutes this week, next week I will increase it to 15 minutes. I tend to walk for 20 minutes before I start running, Run for 10 minutes , walk 5 mins then run 2 minutes / walk 1 for the last 5 / 10 minutes of my workout. I will continue to add 5 minutes to my running time until I'm up to 35 minutes without walking. (any suggestions / comments on how I can better this are most welcome)

I'd also like to add that while I am pushing my limits I never get out of bed limping or have my legs so sore that I struggle to walk. :D

While I'm still getting to a stage where I will be able to run my first 5k I'm really enjoying the process of getting there and look forward to conversing with all of you.

Lee
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barebuns1
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Re: Hello all

Postby barebuns1 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:41 pm

Welcome to rm nation. Congrats on choosing a 5km as your 1st event.
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Ken B
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Re: Hello all

Postby Ken B » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:11 pm

Welcome. I also follow the walk and then run and then walk again on my training runs. Good luck on your 5 km.

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Re: Hello all

Postby Avis » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:15 pm

Welcome to RM, and congrats on your new-found interest in running. Sounds like your run-walk program is working well for you, esp. since you aren't showing any signs of lingering soreness. I, too, started out run/walking, and was so excited the day I could finally run for 30 whole minutes, non-stop and non-walking. Carry on, and good luck on your first 5k!
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Qster
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Re: Hello all

Postby Qster » Fri Jan 24, 2014 11:35 am

Welcome and good luck on your first 5K.

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Postby Stampie » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:56 pm

Welcome to the RM nation! Just a cautionary tale, it started with a 5k race for me just over 3yrs ago and after numerous 5 & 10k’s, many half’s, then two full marathons and the rest is history so to speak.
PB’s (official race results)
5K – 26:20; 8K – 41:28; 10K – 52:13; 15K - 1:22:43; 21.1K – 1:54:16; 30K – 2:51:34; 42.2K – 4:24:14

What is up for 2018
Feb 11th - First Half Vancouver
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Planning & in my sights
Jun 9th - Puddle Jumper Classic

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Re: Hello all

Postby Robinandamelia » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:14 pm

Welcome and happy running!

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Re: Hello all

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:25 pm

welcome!
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Postby HCcD » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:28 pm

Welcome, here ... just do not take a sip of the orange kool-aid .... :shock: :lol: :wink: :shifty:
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Re: Hello all

Postby ShadowDev » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:45 am

lol that last post cracked me up :D

Thank you all for the warm welcome :) glad to be here and I thought I'd just share that I registered for my fist 5km on March 16th. I'm really looking forward to it.

http://achillesstpatricksday5k.ca/

anyone else running in this ?
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Re: Hello all

Postby Dr. S » Sat Jan 25, 2014 11:48 am

Running is addictive, you'll be hooked after your first race! Welcome here.
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7 marathons (PB 5:01)
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The plan for 2014: 10K des glaces & Apocalypse 5K
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Re: Hello all

Postby ratherawkward » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:43 pm

Welcome! I'm just about to sign up for the Achilles 5k as well - I've been in a running slump since having a tough slog in my first marathon in the fall. I need a nice brisk 5k to perk my motivation back up!
PR's so far: 5K 27:15, 10K 55:25, 21.1K 2:10:53, 42.2K 5:21:27
Upcoming: Toronto Women's 5k in May, STWM Half in October

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Sandra
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Re: Hello all

Postby Sandra » Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:26 pm

Welcome. Enjoy your running journey!
Sandra
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