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TRAINING FOR MY FIRST 5K

Sep
03

So, I’ve taken my Couch To 5K program to the next level: I signed up for a 5K! I will be running the 5K as part of the 7 Bridges Marathon on October 16–only a few weeks away!

In an effort to help me improve my running time, I bought a new pair of running shoes: Reebok Realflex running shoes. Let me say, they are amazing! My old running shoes feel heavy and stiff, but these are super-light, flexible, and feel like you have clouds on your feet! The first day I wore them, I could feel a difference in my form, and I felt like I worked ALL the muscles in my feet.

Today was my third run in the new shoes, and while I can’t confirm that the results were 100% due to the new shoes, I was able to shave off a little over 4 minutes on my previous best time for a 5K run! Whoo-hoo! I still have to walk a little every few minutes, but I’m definitely getting better, and can’t wait to show up on race day!

Anyone have any race day best practices or stories they’d like to share?

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