Welcome to 5K Training with Chad Fritsche

Posted by Marianne Goettig @marianneg316, Jul 9, 2018

PAIN IS ONLY TEMPORARY, THE FEELING OF ACHIEVEMENT LASTS FOREVER
1. What makes training for this 5k important to you?
2. What are your biggest wellness accomplishments to date?
3. What do you envision accomplishing with this training program

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I am starting early I live in Eau Claire because I may need a little more time for it. This will be my first time running since I had a ORIF knee surgery 2 summers ago.. Time will tell if I run the marathon again, I just need to get off the couch and get moving.

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@sferdelman

I am starting early I live in Eau Claire because I may need a little more time for it. This will be my first time running since I had a ORIF knee surgery 2 summers ago.. Time will tell if I run the marathon again, I just need to get off the couch and get moving.

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Great idea, Sherry. Feel free to repeat Week #1 a few weeks in a row if necessary just to start out nice and slow. I'm excited to see you are starting this journey and never give up hope that a marathon isn't possible. Good luck!

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I managed to get my run done last night so far so good no excuses, even if I run in the middle of the night because I work third shift, it is cold and slippery out, so I use a treadmill instead, but I refused to make the weather or my circumstances my excuse.

If I take it easy I can get my knee used to this again.

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@sferdelman

I managed to get my run done last night so far so good no excuses, even if I run in the middle of the night because I work third shift, it is cold and slippery out, so I use a treadmill instead, but I refused to make the weather or my circumstances my excuse.

If I take it easy I can get my knee used to this again.

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Congratulations on your first run, Sherry. It's easy to make excuses especially in the winter with the crummy conditions. Keep up the positive vibes and fight off those barriers. You got this!

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@sferdelman

I managed to get my run done last night so far so good no excuses, even if I run in the middle of the night because I work third shift, it is cold and slippery out, so I use a treadmill instead, but I refused to make the weather or my circumstances my excuse.

If I take it easy I can get my knee used to this again.

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Way to go, that's the spirit, Sherry!

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I'm training for my 1st Half Marathon in November so the 5k will be a good test of pace for me, probably using it as a HM pace workout as of now. That may change when it comes closer to race day as I am a bit competitive and the adrenaline usually takes over, ha! So, I hope to accomplish "control" and "smart, focused training" I usually train on my own so this will be nice to have other like-minded people to talk to about it. My non-running friends and co-workers don't really want to hear about it, ha ha.

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