After months of training, I’m due to run my first 5k on Saturday morning. It’s going to be quite cold. And windy. And pouring rain. Thinking about it makes me shiver, and really, really not want to run it. Can you help me not quit it and get through the rain? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Nov 20, 2013 -
How can I learn to run uphill? I'm a new runner. I have a 5k in about a month, that goes over an overpass (twice). I cannot run up the overpass without stopping 10 steps in. How can I get better at running uphill in 4-5 weeks? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Oct 21, 2013 -
I've been running off and on for a few years now in a pair of Nike free 5.0 v4
, whenever the guilt hits me.
I've decided to take my health serious as I'm getting older. Since I'm goal oriented, I decided to train for and complete my very first 5k race which is scheduled for mid October.
Problem is, my current pair of sneakers is starting to give at the soles. They are a great, light and comfortable minimalist shoes that caused no problems for my feet. Another plus was being able to go sock-less without a single blister.
Can anyone suggest a suitable replacement? So far, I have my eyes on the New Balance MT10v2
and will be running 2-3 times a week in addition to some core work.
posted by Mr_Thirdworld
on Aug 10, 2013 -
I've been running since 2007, and since then I've run three half marathons and several 10 milers/10k/5ks and what have you. Over the years my speed and abilities have increased, but boredom has set in and my motivation is lacking, especially when it comes to long distance running. I think I want to transition to doing short distances and speedwork, but I'm not sure what I should focus on. [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina
on May 9, 2013 -
Help me feel oriented and prepared for my upcoming race? I'm a 44-year-old overweight woman getting in better shape, starting to lose weight, and starting running. After working with a personal trainer over the winter, I worked up to running a mile for probably the first time in my life. [more inside]
posted by Occula
on Apr 27, 2013 -
My wife has organized a 5k as a fundraiser for her school. The event website lists it as the "First Annual"
race. She got a nitpicky email chastising her her about it, complaining that it should be the "Inaugural"
race. What do you think, and how should she respond? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330
on Feb 15, 2013 -
I manage a small non-profit in New Jersey, and are looking for someone to manage a 5K race for us next year. I am looking for: 1) about how much this would cost us; and 2) for any suggestions of businesses that do this kind of work in the area. Thanks!
posted by nathanrudy
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Running advice needed. First time with shin splints, first race coming up this weekend. [more inside]
posted by piedmont
on May 2, 2012 -
I am looking for a 5k route to run in the Raleigh, NC, area. I'm willing to drive up to 45 minutes to get to a decent running route. Can you share a good route with me? [more inside]
posted by soundproof
on Dec 13, 2011 -
Inspired by this question
, I've decided to finally go for the Couch to 5k. I'm currently reading through the excellent threads on here, but I have a couple of specific questions. [more inside]
posted by swingbraid
on Nov 10, 2011 -
I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
posted by trillian
on Nov 9, 2011 -
How can I make being a course marshall for a 5K run fun, entertaining and/or motivating? [more inside]
posted by maxg94
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Are there other graduated exercise programs like the Couch to 5K? I hate running, but I like the specificity, and the feeling of "leveling up" it gives me. [more inside]
posted by hishtafel
on Sep 5, 2009 -
I will be jogging in my first 5K race in a week and a half. What can I do in the upcoming days to ensure I don't crash and burn? [more inside]
posted by Lucinda
on May 14, 2008 -
RunningFilter: I'm running my first competitive 5K race tomorrow morning. Any last minute tips? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck
on Sep 23, 2006 -
I’m not a runner, but I want to run a 5K once, for my 40th birthday, in 2 months. I need to train, but I don’t like
running, and want to do as little of it as possible. [more inside]
posted by Failure31
on Aug 12, 2006 -