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Jul. 28th, 2013 @ 01:45 am Running
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Originally published at scotttopic.com. You can comment here or there.

My New Year's resolution was to run in a 5k this year. I've never run in one. I've really never been a runner,but this is a goal I've had in the back of my mind for quite a while.

So when I go for a jog I can make it a decent distance, ate least 2 miles or so, but I have some pacing problems. Last week I tried doing the Couch-to-5k program for a few days. I found that when I stuck just to the plan I ended the run with a lot left in the tank. While this isn't necessarily a bad thing, I think I probably could skip ahead a few weeks into the plan.

For next week I think I will likely try to just get back to jogging the whole time and see how that gos.

I'm penciling in a 5k race in September to be shooting for. What I really want though is to train for an obstacle course race like Spartan Race. The 5k will be a good first step though...

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From:kwelby
Date:August 4th, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
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How are you doing with the pacing of your run?
I'm on Week 5 of c25k.
Was just curious...?
~ K
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From:scotttopic
Date:August 5th, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
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@kwelby I decided to skip ahead to the end of the program and just run 5K in a row at a reasonable pace. I was burned out going up my final hill but I was able to do 5K yesterday in a little over 30 minutes, which I was pretty happy with: http://app.strava.com/athletes/580705