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I'm in week 7 and can now do 2 miles at a 12:30 pace (on a treadmill). It's kinda surreal.

Long term goal is the full 5k at a 10min mile pace. Almost seems attainable at this point.

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@ As long as you keep training and working toward it, it's definitely attainable!

@@goplay94123 Pretty soon you'll be running marathons with me!

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Well, finished up week 7 last Thursday, but have not run since. Major drama on the home front has made it very difficult. Was out of the house for a week... just went back last night. Trying to work through all of that with the wife.

On the positive side, signed myself up (and my two older children) for my first 5k set for October 1st (my first surgiversary.) Planning to run week 8 tomorrow, Friday and Sunday... then have two weeks to ease into the 5k.

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Hang in there. Running will help keep a clear mind as well!! Let us know how the 5k goes!!

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I started the 10K app. Wowza. I am proud that I did week 9 (so week 1 of 10K). However my hip has been hurting. In the last 6 minutes of the run my hip hurt so I walked. Ran a little again and never should have pushed it. I am going to a dr tomorrow as I was in severe pain but it is now a bit better 28 hours later. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for an antinflamatory that isn't an nsaid.

I still feel great for doing a full hour! A full hour!! Wow!!!

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What do you guys eat the night before and morning of a 5k? How much do you drink in the morning? Just trying to plan things out.

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A 5k doesn't really require any glycogen reserves. I would usually just eat one carb-heavy item the morning of (at least an hour before the race). I like Clif bars or multi-grain toast with Peanut Butter for my pre-run carbs.

Also, you do want to try to get a good amount of Water in before the race. Bring a water bottle with you to the start and drink it right up until the start and then hand it over to whoever came to cheer you on to hang onto during the race. Just make sure you are doing little sips, instead of huge gulps right before the start. Don't want to have it all sloshing around!

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Well, just a few days away. Have not been able to run much the past 2 weeks (too much home drama.) Finished the C25K program tonight 5 minute warmup walk... then jogged 33 mins at right around an 11 min mile pace... so I'm right there for Saturday. I had wanted to get to a sub 30 for my first 5k but I'm just going to enjoy it and shoot for sub 33 minute. I'll probably do another run Thursday night and then rest until Saturday morning.

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Well, just a few days away. Have not been able to run much the past 2 weeks (too much home drama.) Finished the C25K program tonight 5 minute warmup walk... then jogged 33 mins at right around an 11 min mile pace... so I'm right there for Saturday. I had wanted to get to a sub 30 for my first 5k but I'm just going to enjoy it and shoot for sub 33 minute. I'll probably do another run Thursday night and then rest until Saturday morning.

An 11 minute mile is nothing to sneeze at. I too had ambitions of running a sub 30-minute 5K, but gave that up long ago. I have embraced my slow running and opted to increase distance instead. Which I've obviously been pretty successful at!

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Well, just a few days away. Have not been able to run much the past 2 weeks (too much home drama.) Finished the C25K program tonight 5 minute warmup walk... then jogged 33 mins at right around an 11 min mile pace... so I'm right there for Saturday. I had wanted to get to a sub 30 for my first 5k but I'm just going to enjoy it and shoot for sub 33 minute. I'll probably do another run Thursday night and then rest until Saturday morning.

An 11 minute mile is nothing to sneeze at. I too had ambitions of running a sub 30-minute 5K, but gave that up long ago. I have embraced my slow running and opted to increase distance instead. Which I've obviously been pretty successful at!

Can I just say how awesome it is you run in just a sports bra? Down to a size four and post plastics and I still can do it!

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@@jess9395 Function above form! I try to wear as few articles of clothing as possible so there is less opportunity for chafing. A shirt introduces all sorts of new potential chafing!

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@@jess9395 Function above form! I try to wear as few articles of clothing as possible so there is less opportunity for chafing. A shirt introduces all sorts of new potential chafing!

I still think it's awesome! I'm lucky I've only ever chafed twice and both in the same spot on the brachioplasty scar under my left armpit. Now I just put a bit of KT tape there and I'm good to go!

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Agreed, I'm just hopeful to one day have the confidence to go without a swim shirt at the beach/pool... maybe if I get around to plastics a year from now.

Another running question for you guys, do you find you run at a faster pace during the event than you did while training? I'm thinking with the added adrenaline of running with others, I might run a bit faster than usual... worried I'll burn myself out over the first half of the run.

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Agreed, I'm just hopeful to one day have the confidence to go without a swim shirt at the beach/pool... maybe if I get around to plastics a year from now.

Another running question for you guys, do you find you run at a faster pace during the event than you did while training? I'm thinking with the added adrenaline of running with others, I might run a bit faster than usual... worried I'll burn myself out over the first half of the run.

That's actually very common and something you need to be mindful of. For a 5k, you probably won't "burn out", but if you move on to longer distances, it can be an issue. Many longer racers will have "pacers". These are people who run a constant pace and if you have aspirations of completing the race in a specific time, you can just match their pace the whole way. They hold up a sign or have a special t-shit on or some way of indicating who they are and what pace they are keeping.

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Thanks for the tips, ladies and guys! I guess I'm ready, ran pretty much a 5k tonight (3.06 miles according to Nike app.) my splits were interesting: 1st mile in 10:53, 2nd in 10:47, 3rd in 10:09. I really pushed myself over the last mile to simulate how I think I'll likely run on Saturday... steady pace to start and pick it up over the final mile. Ready for Saturday... I'll make sure to let you all know how we did.

Maybe in a year or two we could have a team of BariatricPal runners meet up and run the Boston Marathon... something to shoot for!

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