I came across this great article describing the authors 1st 5K experience. We would love to hear from our members. Can you share any advice, or inspirational stories that you experienced while doing a road race/organized event??
8 Lessons from My First 5K Race
The Most Fun You’ll Have Running
I never considered myself a runner. I ran maybe once a week for 30 or 40 minutes, and then I wouldn’t feel like doing it again for a few days. Needless to say, I never really “get better” at running—I pretty much stayed the same because I didn’t put time into it. But after I read a recent SparkPeople article about the benefits of taking part in charity races, I was really motivated to try one myself. I thought that maybe running for a cause would make running less boring—maybe even fun—and encourage me to do it more often. So this past weekend I laced up my new running shoes for my first 5K race.
1. Don’t be nervous. I’ll admit that I was nervous once I arrived! I was having flashbacks to high school track meets,