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tukaniSVT 03-29-2011 11:29 PM

Running
 
My wife and I are getting back into 5K runs and supporting the hospital fights against different diseases and issues.

In 2 weeks we are running for another Cancer run.

How do you runners prepare for 5Ks or 10Ks ... any of you peeps run Marathons? I envy those who do run the Marathons ... that's some major training right there.

I probably run once every 2-3 days ... I should do more, but work keeps me busy.

-Ray-

1stTimeFocus00 04-01-2011 08:27 AM

Honestly, for me thats not much distance, but i understand it might be different for you. Your best bet is to run long distances and run terrain that will be similar to your marathons . Considering your in tx, the weather shouldn't be too shabby for you. 3 and 6 mile runs will not make your body do weird things so you should have to worry about carb loading up or anything. I wouldn't recommend downing energy drinks or anything of that nature, just hydrate the night prior and in the morning with water. After wards, it wouldnt hurt to down a Gatorade for faster recovery. Make sure you stretch very good up to the events to ensure you won't cramp or injure urself. Thats about it, besides that, its all mental.

Duffman355 04-01-2011 03:04 PM

jogging destroys your knees. Humans were built to either walk or sprint. Guess which one is the sprinter

http://www.fitnessmash.com/wp-conten...s-Anerobic.jpg

But as a non runner, I would presume you would have to steadily build up to over a long period of time depending on the distance. Also, you might want to make sure you have a really good pair of shoes.

sporadic 05-17-2013 06:01 AM

How is the running going? I also run 5K's and plan on running one or two 10K's this year. Here is a great article to help bring things into perspective: Solving the 5K Puzzle

Good luck!

sporadic 05-17-2013 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duffman355 (Post 3617403)
jogging destroys your knees. Humans were built to either walk or sprint. Guess which one is the sprinter

But as a non runner, I would presume you would have to steadily build up to over a long period of time depending on the distance. Also, you might want to make sure you have a really good pair of shoes.

While this is a bit extreme, and the photos are not accurately describing the athletes, you are correct saying people are not made to "jog". It does kill the shins and knees. I can run a 10K, but "fake" running at my 4 year old's pace instantly hurts my shins.

That guy on the left is a distance runner (not a jogger). He'd probably destroy most normal people in a 5K though, especially the sprinter on the right.

SkyPilot 05-19-2013 10:37 AM

There are a few iPhone apps (im sure they are on android too) to get you ready for a 5k, Couch-to-5K is a very popular one. My GF has been using it and shes doing her first 5K this week.


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