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10/25/09 4:10 P

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10/25/09 8:38 A

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That's really good that you're able to run 2 miles at 5.3 mph both on the TM and outside. Go ahead and pick up the coolrunning training program and build up your time and distance over the next month. If you can maintain that running speed for the entire 5K distance, you just might be able to run that 5K in 35 minutes like you were wanting to do.

Edited by: GYMRAT54 at: 10/25/2009 (08:38)
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10/24/09 4:50 P

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I've been running for 2-3 months at this pace. I've been off and on though. I run on the TM when the weather is bad, but I try to run outside b/c I can take my dog with me. He's an 85 lb lab/german shepherd mix living in an 815 sq. ft. apartment so he needs as much as me! I usually do a 5.3 mph pace on the treadmill, and the same pace outside. There's a little more start and stop outside though with the dog.

The trouble I'm having now is getting home in time to run while it's still light out. I'm hoping after day light savings that it will be light enough in the morning before work.

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10/24/09 12:58 P

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10/24/09 7:49 A

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I think that's really pretty good, being able to run about 2 miles 5-6 days a week. How long have you been running like this? How fast are you running? Outside on on the TM? If on TM, I suggest running outside before the event. If it's cold where you are, that could be a big factor in how you run.

Did you get to this point following a training program or guide? If not, you may want to consider checking out the coolrunning training link found in this group. Since you're already running rather regularly, you wouldn't need to start with week one but may start around week 4 or 5. This may get you ready for that 5K next month. To be able to run a 5K in 35 minutes, you'd have to be able to run at least 5.3 mph or 11.5 minute/mile.

Good luck!

Edited by: GYMRAT54 at: 10/24/2009 (07:50)
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10/24/09 12:46 A

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Welcome to the team and good luck on your upcoming race!
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10/23/09 10:18 P

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Hi there! I'm Kim, and I'm new to the team. I just signed up for my first 5K on November 21. It's a local race and my sister is planning to do it with me. I'm currently running about 2 miles 5-6 times a week. I either run outside with my dog or inside on a treadmill (if the weather is bad). I'm hoping to find some tips on how to train and to complete the 5K race in 35 minutes.
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