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Post  Daphne Dado on Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:51 am

Hello guys ! I'm Daphne and I'm new here.  Shocked Nice to meet you all !
Unfortunately I'm not a hardcore runner. Just a confused jogger but I'm getting there ! Anyways, I'm joining this charity run this 8th of June and I was wondering what tips I could get to pull through this 5 km. Any specific things to eat especially when we have to wake up at 4 am in the morning ? Any special warm outs before the run?  Laughing 

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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  ounce on Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:34 am

Few things are as confusing as running.  It seems to be a simple concept...left, right, repeat.  Welcome to the boards, by the way!

If you can run or run/walk a 5Km at ANY pace, you shouldn't need anything special to eat.  Just something that you would normally eat for breakfast is fine.  If it's going to be hotter than when you normally run, a little extra water before the run is fine, then after the race, be sure to replenish.

Good luck!
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Mark B on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:20 am

Hi Daphne! Welcome.

If you're confused, you're in good company here. We're all trying to figure out what works best for us.

I'm guessing the race is at 7 or 8 in the morning, so a regular breakfast at 4 a.m. sounds fine. Get to the race site in time to use the porta-potty, though.

A little jogging before the race can help, with some accelerations up to your expected race pace if you're feeling ambitious. Other than that, stay loose and excited and enjoy the experience.

As far as the race itself goes, the most important thing to remember is to not get carried away with excitement and take off like you're running a 100-yard dash and flame out. It happens more often than you'd think.

Have a great race!
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:52 pm

Take it slow and enjoy it. Don't drink too many fluids right before the race or you could be quite uncomfortable.
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  carleenp on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:43 pm

@Daphne Dado wrote:Hello guys ! I'm Daphne and I'm new here.  Shocked Nice to meet you all !
Unfortunately I'm not a hardcore runner. Just a confused jogger but I'm getting there ! Anyways, I'm joining this charity run this 8th of June and I was wondering what tips I could get to pull through this 5 km. Any specific things to eat especially when we have to wake up at 4 am in the morning ? Any special warm outs before the run?  Laughing 

Thank you for the replies and I'm happy I joined ! 
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Welcome! The best things you can do are go as slow as you want, including walking if you feel like it, and have fun! Charity 5ks will almost always have a lot of people there just to enjoy themselves and who will not be trying to run fast or anything. So just do your own thing and enjoy yourself! As for food, I like to eat something light, like a bagel and banana a good 2 hours before a race or not at all (early morning ones I sometimes just wait until after) and I always make sure to use the porta potty about 20 minutes before. You can walk or jog a bit to warm up if you like. I usually do a bit of jogging and then some light stretching.
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Post  Daphne Dado on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:19 am

Thank you so much for all your replies and tips ! I will try to remember them all and still have fun !  Razz
 Again I'm glad I joined this forum and received such overwhelming responses !  I love you
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  fostever on Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:42 am

Yup, like a few others stated, just enjoy the event and have fun since it's your first. We are all exited for you, welcome to the community!
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  mountandog on Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:07 pm

Hi Daphne.  Welcome.  The guys up above said it all.  Just have fun.
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Jim Lentz on Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:28 am

How did the run go?
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Daphne Dado on Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:43 am

@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  ounce on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:12 am

@Daphne Dado wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
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Good decision.  A really good friend will be around longer than your ability to run.  There will be other races.
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  mountandog on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:47 am

@ounce wrote:
@Daphne Dado wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

Good decision.  A really good friend will be around longer than your ability to run.  There will be other races.
should have left her in your dust.  meet up after for a beer.   Very Happy
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  fostever on Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:47 pm

@mountandog wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Daphne Dado wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

Good decision.  A really good friend will be around longer than your ability to run.  There will be other races.
should have left her in your dust.  meet up after for a beer.   Very Happy
Michael, she's 16! lol
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Daphne Dado on Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:22 am

@fostever wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Daphne Dado wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

Good decision.  A really good friend will be around longer than your ability to run.  There will be other races.
should have left her in your dust.  meet up after for a beer.   Very Happy
Michael, she's 16! lol

Hahahaha. Sure . Just wait a few more years !
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  mountandog on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:45 am

@fostever wrote:
@mountandog wrote:
@ounce wrote:
@Daphne Dado wrote:
@Jim Lentz wrote:How did the run go?

Hello Jim, well it wasn't bad but I didn't really get to run that much because my running partner had pains at her sides.  Sad So I didn't really want to leave her alone and make her hate me forever.  Rolling Eyes 
var __chd__ = {'aid':11079,'chaid':'www_objectify_ca'};(function() { var c = document.createElement('script'); c.type = 'text/javascript'; c.async = true;c.src = ( 'https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://z': 'http://p') + '.chango.com/static/c.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(c, s);})();

Good decision.  A really good friend will be around longer than your ability to run.  There will be other races.
should have left her in your dust.  meet up after for a beer.   Very Happy
Michael, she's 16! lol
ha - missed that
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Re: First 5 km ?!

Post  Jim Lentz on Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:47 am

You can always sign up for another 5K and run it more. Side stitches are no fun and the more you run the less likely you are to get them.
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