Thinking of training for 5k

Posted by ihatediabetes @ihatediabetes, Jul 18, 2018

Hi everyone, I have been off connect for awhile. Got email invite from Colleen to engage on connect. Well I have become an expert uber driver since have been gone. Its nice to get out and make airports runs and other trips. Keeps me busy. Well I have been thinking of training for a 5k. The Twin Cities Marathon is a few months away and there are shorter races the day before the marathon. There are half mile, mile, 5k, and 10k races. So I have been playing with the idea of running the 1 mile or 5k race. I have never run a real race before. But I am thinking about it.

@colleenyoung

@ihatediabetes, I’m so glad you started this discussion. I “ran” my first 5k last year. While I’m proud of myself, there were speed walkers who finished faster than I did. LOL. Never mind, I did it! Do I like running? Not yet. But I’m still doing it. Like you, @ginaquilts, I find running a bit boring, although I don’t mind walking. That’s odd, isn’t it?

I’m a walk, run, walk type runner. I followed John Stanton’s method of running from his book “Running: The Complete Guide To Building Your Running Program”
https://www.amazon.com/Running-Complete-Guide-Building-Program/dp/0143176099
According to his method, you never run for longer than 10 minute segments, followed by 1 minute. That made it easier for me.

IHateDiabetes, I’m envious that you have a whole team of people helping you get ready. Is your race this Saturday? As in tomorrow? All the best. Can’t wait to hear how you do.

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Have you ever thought of learning tai chi. I am thinking of signing up. Its good for balance and I like the flowing motions of it. I can take tai chi along with my living with diabetes class. It's free too.

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@colleenyoung

@ihatediabetes, I’m so glad you started this discussion. I “ran” my first 5k last year. While I’m proud of myself, there were speed walkers who finished faster than I did. LOL. Never mind, I did it! Do I like running? Not yet. But I’m still doing it. Like you, @ginaquilts, I find running a bit boring, although I don’t mind walking. That’s odd, isn’t it?

I’m a walk, run, walk type runner. I followed John Stanton’s method of running from his book “Running: The Complete Guide To Building Your Running Program”
https://www.amazon.com/Running-Complete-Guide-Building-Program/dp/0143176099
According to his method, you never run for longer than 10 minute segments, followed by 1 minute. That made it easier for me.

IHateDiabetes, I’m envious that you have a whole team of people helping you get ready. Is your race this Saturday? As in tomorrow? All the best. Can’t wait to hear how you do.

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I have tried both tai chi and yoga for a couple of months, and I think it is fantastic that you are enjoying your classes. Tai chi was fun for me at the beginning and it is very helpful for improving balance. I agree that that flowing movements are beautiful. However, after the first few weeks, it became repetitive and boring for me. I also found the spiritual component in yoga not to my liking – I am the least spiritual person you'll ever meet.

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@colleenyoung

@ihatediabetes, I’m so glad you started this discussion. I “ran” my first 5k last year. While I’m proud of myself, there were speed walkers who finished faster than I did. LOL. Never mind, I did it! Do I like running? Not yet. But I’m still doing it. Like you, @ginaquilts, I find running a bit boring, although I don’t mind walking. That’s odd, isn’t it?

I’m a walk, run, walk type runner. I followed John Stanton’s method of running from his book “Running: The Complete Guide To Building Your Running Program”
https://www.amazon.com/Running-Complete-Guide-Building-Program/dp/0143176099
According to his method, you never run for longer than 10 minute segments, followed by 1 minute. That made it easier for me.

IHateDiabetes, I’m envious that you have a whole team of people helping you get ready. Is your race this Saturday? As in tomorrow? All the best. Can’t wait to hear how you do.

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Hi @ginaquilts I smiled at your post. I get bored at exercise classes too although I have never tried Tai Chi. I'm thinking o joining a gym because I feel I'm neglecting my upper body. A friend said she listens to audiobooks while exercising at gym. Boredom problem solved.

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Hi, @ihatediabetes A 5k run is just perfect. Won't require too much training and will give you a sense of achievement. These running events also give us a sense of community. I miss my runs. At 72 I daren't even jog because of my ankles but I walk and have signed up for the Auckland Marathon 12 k event in October. Training for it with a buddy is part of the fun.

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@colleenyoung

@ihatediabetes, I’m so glad you started this discussion. I “ran” my first 5k last year. While I’m proud of myself, there were speed walkers who finished faster than I did. LOL. Never mind, I did it! Do I like running? Not yet. But I’m still doing it. Like you, @ginaquilts, I find running a bit boring, although I don’t mind walking. That’s odd, isn’t it?

I’m a walk, run, walk type runner. I followed John Stanton’s method of running from his book “Running: The Complete Guide To Building Your Running Program”
https://www.amazon.com/Running-Complete-Guide-Building-Program/dp/0143176099
According to his method, you never run for longer than 10 minute segments, followed by 1 minute. That made it easier for me.

IHateDiabetes, I’m envious that you have a whole team of people helping you get ready. Is your race this Saturday? As in tomorrow? All the best. Can’t wait to hear how you do.

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Hi @alpaca. I love your screen name. I am an avid knitter, and I love alpaca and alpaca blends. The critters are really fascinating, too. Thanks for the audiobooks suggestion. I am a very fast reader and the slow pace of the audiobooks drive me insane, and I get distracted easily. That's why I'm looking for an activity that engages both my mind and my body. As I've said, I definitely hate boring activities, and I know I won't stick with anything where the only incentive is trying to get my mind off the misery of engaging with something I hate.

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Food for training. Yum. Not hard to eat like this. Got this from whole foods store.

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This is women's gym I belong to. They change my program every 12 visits. Mayo sports medicine said they won't touch a thing with resistance training.

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@ihatediabetes

This is women's gym I belong to. They change my program every 12 visits. Mayo sports medicine said they won't touch a thing with resistance training.

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It looks impressive. Why no resistance training at Mayo?

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@ihatediabetes

This is women's gym I belong to. They change my program every 12 visits. Mayo sports medicine said they won't touch a thing with resistance training.

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I am trying to do my 5 minutes running intervals. Its 1 minutes walking and 1 minutes jogging. I do 2.5mph and 3.1mph. Not too fast.

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@ihatediabetes

This is women's gym I belong to. They change my program every 12 visits. Mayo sports medicine said they won't touch a thing with resistance training.

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I am doing resistance training. I go to women's club. They said keep doing what I am doing. Its 12 visits through a program. Then you meet with trainer and they give you new program.

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@ihatediabetes

This is women's gym I belong to. They change my program every 12 visits. Mayo sports medicine said they won't touch a thing with resistance training.

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I hope to be moving soon to a place very near a gym where they offer free training for cancer patients or survivors. My legs are quite strong but my arms and back not so. I think my cardiovascular fitness is okay – I can walk up hills and steps quite easily but I am looking forward to a gym programme.

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I am pretty sore after my training today. I think I was in the club like 1and half hours. But at least I don't have to train tomorrow.

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@ihatediabetes

I am pretty sore after my training today. I think I was in the club like 1and half hours. But at least I don't have to train tomorrow.

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You must be superfit. I like the worthy tiredness after lots of exercise.

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@ihatediabetes You will do great for your 5k! How many weeks before your race? I love to run but haven't been able to as of recent due to an injury and other circumstances (not related to running). For running I follow the Jeff Galloway method (Google his name and you will find books etc..). I run intervals 3 – 4 minutes walk 1 minute. The 1 min. is for my body to recover. I've run 5k, 12k, half marathons, marathon relay and one marathon. Based on your 'name' I'm guessing you have diabetes? Type 1 or 2 and how do to manage your blood sugar right before, during and after your workout? I have a friend who's type 1 so I'm familiar with what she has to do during a competition.

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@ihatediabetes

I am pretty sore after my training today. I think I was in the club like 1and half hours. But at least I don't have to train tomorrow.

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No I am not super fit. I am too heavy and I have sleep apnea and type 2 diabetes. But I am getting in better shape. They let me do this return to running program because I have been going to healthy living center for year and half and my assessments are better each time. I can max leg press 450 pounds- I need that to run and my weight. Plus I don't have cardiovascular disease, spine or breathing problems. They really do consider a patient's health. So I am cleared to train for 5k in return to running beginners program.

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