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Bit nervous about my first 5k on this Saturday!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Wow! Thought I'd be cool as a cucumber but as the day comes closer little butterflies are fluttering inside! I have run the course many times now, conquered all the hills(very slow though), but race day is different I guess!

Its a local YMCA family event, it'll be fun! My son will be running 1 mile fun run. This is his second race, that kid runs like a wind! LOL!

I'm just hoping that I'll be able complete 5k with in the 60 min cutoff time! Wish me luck please, thank you emoticon
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  • AMYB1985
    You will do just fine, especially since you've done the course before. The number one fear of all racers, even seasoned runners, is finishing last/slowest. And let's face it, someone finishes first, someone finishes last. But that doesn't matter. Remember, no matter how slow you run you are still lapping everyone sitting on the couch!

    I did my first 5K in March and I was terrified. I was a lot less prepared than you, and I nearly talked myself out of going three or four times...a day. By I sucked it up and went. I had to walk a lot of it - shin splints - but I finished with a smile on my face. Finish time 57:26. If I can do it, you are going to be phenomenal!
    3362 days ago
    You'll be just fine! Not everyone runs the whole thing. It doesn't matter how fast you go. Do you know how much faster you'll be than the people lounging at home on the couch? YOU GOT THIS!!!

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    3363 days ago
  • no profile photo GRUMIO2
    I just did my first 5K last weekend, and was pretty nervous thinking I wasn't ready if I couldn't run the entire distance. Well, I didn't run the entire way, but beat my goal by 5 minutes. YOU CAN DO IT!!!
    3363 days ago
    Very natural to be nervous, you'll do fine. Enjoy it!
    3363 days ago
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