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8/27/15 3:13 P

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Would love to but I'm running an 8K the next day in Milton DE! I am running a 5K out in Colorado Springs on 9/12, which will be my first race in Colorado. Haven't registered for any other races past those two, but I'm all but certain to run a 10K right before Thanksgiving (US holiday) and a 5K on NYE. The one that I am debating is a HM up in Philly at the end of October. Two hour drive from where I live in Delaware...

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8/27/15 2:56 P

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I'm running my next 5k 26 September 2015, NKy Superhero 5K for YoungLife in Union, Ky. Come join for a go time and a good run.

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4/26/15 1:04 A

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Just had surgery am only walking with use of a walker. Would like to make a goal of finishing a 5K by the end of the year. That would likely be walking. If I'm still using the walker, that would be quite a challenge. In fact it might just do me in. Glenn

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3/23/15 8:27 P

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Hey Plmitch, Thanks for the book recommendations. I just ordered a copy at Amazon for $5 (used).

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3/23/15 4:38 P

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I might suggest you get the book "Galloway's Book on Running", which has a TON of great info, plus fantastic training plans for all the major race distances (5K, 10K, HM). If you are not familiar with Jeff, he is the proponent of the "Run/walk" methodology. I started using his methodology 3 years ago, and have not looked back.

If you ask 10 Galloway disciples what their run/walk ratio is, you are very likely going to get 10 different answers, but the right answer is what makes you feel comfortable, so you hit it right on the head -- start slow and build gradually. You want to be able to run injury-free, so if increasing your run/walk causes you shin splints, slow it down.

For my 10K's and my just completed half marathon (yesterday), my run/walk ratio is 2 minutes run, 30 seconds walk. I am considering upping it a bit for my next 5K race (April 18), but will test it out during my training, which will start next week (in recovery mode from the HM).

Also, what kind of shoes are you running in? That may also be the reason for shin splints. After I discovered Galloway, the next thing I discovered shortly after is how important a good pair of running shoes are. When I first started running, I was wearing $50 New Balance cross trainers, mostly because that is what I had always worn prior to starting my running career. I switched to a true running shoe -- Brooks -- and it has also made a huge impact.

Sorry for the long reply - hope something in here helps. Feel free to PM me...



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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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3/23/15 11:26 A

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Some shin splints, but mostly I get winded. Should I just progress at a slower pace? It goes from a 4 min walk, 1 min jog to 3 min walk, 1 1/2 min jog, for 6 cycles.

Maybe doing this outdoors will help as we get rid of snow and ice

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3/23/15 8:46 A

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What happens when you hit the week two block? Just stop? Too sore? Don't like it? If you can give us some background maybe we can provide some suggestions.

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SW = 287 (01/08/07)
1st Goal Weight = 210
(achieved 03/13/2012)
2nd Goal Weight = 199
(achieved 05/03/2012)
3rd Goal Weight = 187 [100 pounds lost since starting on SP]
(achieved 08/18/2012)
Final Goal Weight = 179
(achieved 02/21/2013)


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3/23/15 8:45 A

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Do it!
Life happens and you have to work through the interruptions in training.
You know where the block is hitting you.
Work through the tough days/week no matter what happens.
Even if you have to go out late in the dark or rain and walk/run.
Each time you do that it makes you mentally tougher.
It is another brick in the wall (I call them Pink Floyd workouts).
They'll get you past the hump and each workout will make the next one easier...




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3/23/15 8:28 A

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Can't get past week 2 in previous tries. Any ideas to get me over this mental block?

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