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    signed up for a 5k race!

    this section seems to be pretty slow... thought I'd add some content.

    I know the 1 thread gets some use but not much else new here.

    was pretty fast back in college, but life happens and haven't really been in running shape since college/15years ago.

    hopefully the body responds to the training.

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    What’s in your training routine?
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    Good luck on the race!
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    I'm starting from the couch so trying to work up to 3x a week.

    gonna build the mileage slowly and see, but, if things go well, trying to get in 1 long run per week, 1 tempo run, and then maybe more speed work as the race approaches.

    I think starting out most of my runs will look similar.

    and a couple days of cross training each week, which I already have been doing, so hopefully have at least a little base going into the cardio training.

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    Sounds like a good plan. Keep us posted!

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    I recommend that you look at this as an organized run, and not a race. You don't have to be first, but you should always strive to finish. I was never fast, nor a great athlete, but through the years I have passed every one of the "stars" from my school days...they are either worn out, lazy, infirm, injured, or even dead. The poster at the Marine Corps fitness center that I frequented over 40 years ago stated it best, "Physical fitness is transitory. It must be worked for continuously, and the only program of effective value is a lifetime one." Good luck, even if you do come in first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonecollector View Post
    Sounds like a good plan. Keep us posted!
    I joke I'm getting in shape for "old age" but I'm on the long plan, whatever it takes to get back in shape, whether that takes a year or a decade. Going pretty well so far though! I just miss my speed from my younger years, but hopefully I can get a good bit of it back. Never really had much endurance so looking forward to improving and training that.

    I have learned it's much easier to maintain your fitness than it is to get totally out of shape and get it back.

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    HuskyMusky good job and good advice on here. Hopefully you are going to a running store and getting some good advice? I used to run in Mizunos, but switched to Brooks on the advice of a reputable running store here and it made a difference. And remember, shoes wear out from the inside, so don't be afraid to ditch them for a fresh pair.

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    A lot of good shoes out there. There are also a lot of good advertisers/sales out there! Beware and deal with a good reputable running store, not simply a shoe store. They will be more helpful.
    Last year, I switched to Hoka- the Bondi 4 to be exact. They have been very good.

 

 

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