5K Training Update

Last week, I mentioned that we have signed up for the Run for your Lives in Darlington, Maryland, a zombie infested 5K obstacle course, taking place on October 22, 2011.

I’ll go ahead and warn you – you should expect LOTS of talk about us preparing for this race.

It was monumentally huge for us to sign up for this race. Neither Tina nor I have ever come close to running a 5K. However, we are now in training for it. Right now, I’m just working on getting a good walking speed for a 5K. Later, I’ll add the jogging and running elements to it. I know I can’t take too much time, because even though we have eight months now, I know this race will be here before we realize it.

What am I hoping to accomplish in the next eight months?

I want to get a few non-zombied 5Ks under my belt. There’s one at the end of March that I plan on walking, and I HAVE to be able to run one well before October.

I want to lose eighty more pounds by October, at least. That’s always a work in progress, and yes, I’ll be happy with any weight that I can lose. However, ten pounds a month times eight months equals eighty, so that’s what I’m shooting for.

I want to greatly increase my flexibility by then, too. This is an obstacle course, so I’m sure agility and strength will come into play just as much as speed.

I’m sure I’ll post periodically about how the training is going. Right now, I want a good walking speed for a 5K.

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  • http://www.andreaswellnessnotes.com Andrea@WellnessNotes

    Again, sounds like such a fun run! Your plan sounds good! Looking forward to your updates!
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Thanks; we’re pretty psyched about it. I can’t wait to keep updating!

  • http://ahealthydad.com Brandon

    There’s still a lot of time between now and October, I’m excited to see all the progress you’ll make between now and then. And I am still jealous about the zombie 5k, looks like it will be a great time!
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    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      Me too. Now I just have to figure out how best to get started with the actual running. 🙂

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