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awful running weather trifecta

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 - 37 answers

Uphill challenge? fail.

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 - 24 answers

I'm training for my first 5k and need a shoe upgrade

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 - 13 answers

Long vs. short distance running - in need of guidance on what's next

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 - 8 answers

What to expect at my first 5k race?

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 - 24 answers

Inaugural vs First Annual?

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 - 58 answers

Just basically tell me how much to exercise, k?

How much exercise is enough or ideal or normal... or? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Aug 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Looking For 5K Fundraiser Manager

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 - 5 answers

Couch to 5K abbreviated

How to best prep for a 5K when I don't have time to complete Couch to 5K... [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on May 3, 2012 - 17 answers

First running injury and first race in the same week?

Running advice needed. First time with shin splints, first race coming up this weekend. [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Hold on while I catch my breath

Conditioning, Stamina, Endurance...5k in 30 days! [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Mar 21, 2012 - 9 answers

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner ?

Strength Training/Stretch Routine for Runner? [more inside]
posted by Carius on Feb 20, 2012 - 11 answers

How best to run for my life.

I am participating in Run for Your Lives (previously) in Atlanta in March. Can anyone who has participated in one of these events tell me what to expect? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jan 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me choose a 5k running route in Raleigh, NC area.

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 - 8 answers

Modified Couch to 5K?

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 - 10 answers

Walking a 5K

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 - 17 answers

It's all about my personal best

What should my speed goal be to walk a 5k? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Aug 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Next goal after C25K?

What to do after finishing Couch to 5K? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 16, 2011 - 12 answers

How to be a great course marshall?

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 - 11 answers

Help a newbie learn to run!

Calling all running experts: Help a newbie learn to run! [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Oct 20, 2010 - 20 answers

At least I didn't leave it to the last week

5k in 5 weeks for the physically unfit? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

How to train for a 5K in two weeks

What can I do to improve my 5K with very little time to train? [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Dec 15, 2009 - 15 answers

Programs similar to Couch to 5k?

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 - 12 answers

Y'know how Jim Fixx died? A heart attack, while he was jogging!

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 - 28 answers

5k in NYC this summer?

I am looking to find a walk/run 5k I can enter this summer in NYC. [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on May 8, 2007 - 7 answers

Workouts!

Advice for training for a 5k run. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Last minute running tips?

RunningFilter: I'm running my first competitive 5K race tomorrow morning. Any last minute tips? [more inside]
posted by patr1ck on Sep 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Running without, y'know, running

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 - 26 answers

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