Step it Up

by Nicci on 09/11/2009


I have finally done it, no more procrastinating…

I have picked my first 5k for the year!


Ft. Worth YMCA Turkey Trot November 26, 2009

I’m very excited and will begin training next week.  I’m giving myself a lot of time to train.  I’m not a fast runner but I would like to run the whole race without walking!! I’m so nervous about this running, but I know I need to step it up.  I haven’t done a 5k since 2007, which was the MK5K (Mary KAY). I try and run 3 times a week and I do it to stay in shape…now I’d like to run to win! :)

Please leave me a comment with any tips, methods of training or advice…thanks guys!

How did you prepare for your first 5k or any race??

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Jeri September 14, 2009 at 8:21 am

Good luck! The fact that you set a race that you are FOR SURE doing will help motivate you to get out there and put in some awesome miles. I’m doing a 5k in 4 weeks and am SUPER EXCITED. I would throw in some intervals for speed work (I like 400 repeats) to get your body used to running faster, plus they’re FUN. Who doesn’t like to run fast for a change? :)

jamie September 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm

No recipe for the chips really… I just heat veg or canola oil in a pan on the stove… about med heat and cut corn tortillas in 1/4′s and fry em up… sprinkle a little salt over the top and that’s it!

Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 12, 2009 at 7:28 am

Yay for signing up!!! I REALLY want to do one and was hoping for a race in Oct., but doesn’t look like my hip will cooperate. Boo :(

So excited to hear about yours!

Whitney September 12, 2009 at 2:45 am

Yay Nicci! Congrats! I’ve got a lot of pointers.

1.) Don’t start out too fast. The overzealous runner will burn out before the first mile is done, and you still have 2 miles after that!
2.) If you are walking now, change the walk parts to slow slow jogs, that way you don’t have to stop but can slow yourself down.
3.) Find out if there are hills on the course. Heck, run it a few times. If there are hills on the course, and you aren’t running hills now, you may find them challenging
4.) Enjoy it!!

sue September 11, 2009 at 11:50 pm

congrats on signing up for the race~!

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) September 11, 2009 at 9:46 pm

My first 5k is coming up too!

For training/prep I’ve been trying to run 3x a week, and running a little more each time, walking a little less each time – it’s not fancy, but it’s working! :)

Adriane September 11, 2009 at 8:03 pm

Yay! I have never participated in a race before, but I hope to sign up for one when my life slows down a bit. Congrats!

Jamie September 11, 2009 at 12:19 pm

There’s NOTHING like beer and pizza =)
You have a fabulous weekend also!

Taylor September 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Good for you :)

Kaytee September 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

I wish I had advice to give you, but I have just started training myself! Good luck!!!!

Jamie September 11, 2009 at 10:38 am

I haven’t had the guts to do a 5k yet!

Melinda September 11, 2009 at 9:17 am

You go girl! I hate running so I don’t think I could do that, but my husband has done triathalons. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication, but the reward will be amazing. Stick with it.

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