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10K Training Update – Week 2

I thought I would let you know that I am in training right now to run my first 10K. Redbud (That is 6.2 miles, friends.) The race is on Sunday afternoon, April 10th. I am finishing up week 2 of my training, which is about 8 weeks long. It is going rather well. I stretch and strengthen on Sundays. Run on Mondays, Wednesdays and┬áSaturdays. Walk (fast) on Tuesdays and Fridays. And rest on Thursdays. Am I sore? Yes. Do I take a bunch of Advil? Yesireebob. Am I tired? Uh-huh. Am I feeling it in my joints? You betcher bottom dollar. I’m 40, people. But at the same time, I am enjoying it. I get a thrill, a rush when I push myself on my weekly runs and beat my average mile pace. It’s pretty awesome to see yourself doing something that you never thought you could. And running a 10K at the age of 25, let alone 40 is something I never dreamed I would be able to do. But I’m doing it. Anyone else out there training for an upcoming race?

10 thoughts on “10K Training Update – Week 2”

  1. Go for it!! I was just saying to my husband that I actually feel fitter now than I was 10 years ago, but no that I have been exercising much more but more my mind set is different now I think! I run around our block 3 times a week and I am actually loving it now!! xx

  2. way to go!!! that’s so awesome! so excited for you to run it =)
    I’m actually training for a marathon in June and a triathlon in May….so I hear you! Doing it even though the long runs are LONG and tiring ­čÖé

  3. awesome cindy!! i’m a runner too! my next race is going to be a 10k on may 7th. it’s called miracle miles for kids and it’s a fundraiser to benefit foster and high-needs children. my church bulletin just put out a call last sunday for a church team leader for the run…i’m thinking about stepping up to the plate! have a great run tomorrow. happy weekend!

  4. I’m training for my first 5k (it’s in 2 weeks!)
    I’ve never been a runner. So this is all new for me.
    I want to do a 10k this fall.

    Yay you!!!

  5. Great job! You chose a great race for your first 10K. They run this so well, have plenty of water stations, and tons of food afterwards ­čÖé I’ll see you there, it’s always a great run!

  6. I have started training for OKC half marathon. I think I will look into the Red Bud Classic. That is about a month before the half marathon. I am still struggling to be consistent with my training schedule, but hopefully I will get there!

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