5k in April

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    I have finally decided to seriously tackle running, but I won't be going barefoot. I will be wearing minimalist shoes, and I feel a mix of excitement and not being so sure I can do this. The race is April 27th and is a very local race.
     
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    I think you could do it. Just remember if you have trouble on the course, you can always walk. :)

    Good luck. Have fun!
     
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    Go for it!
    Let us know how the training goes...:)
     
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    Thanks. I was hoping I could walk if I needed to. I know I can walk 5k with no problem. :)
     
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    Thanks. :)

    I'm using a Google Play app called C25K. I've used it twice so far and really like it.

    I began by buying some running self hypnosis recordings (99 cents each) and listening to them. Then, when I started actually doing the walk/run/walk, I put two on a playlist for background music in the app. My run days are Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. So far, I'm really liking it. (Yeah, two whole days in . :D )
     
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    I did week one and two twice on the c25k app. Tried doing week three, but had to go back again. I am determined to do week 3 beginning this coming Monday.

    I have just finished 5 weeks of running with this app and it really helps.

    Normally I only run/walk about 31 minutes, including a 5-minute warm-up walk and a 5-minute cool down walk. Today, however, I had a route I wanted to measure that I couldn't use Google Maps on. It turned out to be 4.78 km and took me 51 minutes. I think that will be a good route to practice 5K on.
     
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    I forgot to mention that I downloaded the Nike app. The c25k stops measuring distance as soon as it says your workout is done (and it doesn't seem to be very accurate even with the GPS on). The Nike app will continue measuring until I turn it off. It also shows me a picture of my route at the end, which the c25k app does not do.
     
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    That's great. Considering it's in April, feel free to share it with the Barefoot Autism Challenge.
     
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