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Run For Your Life jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12

So I was watching the season premiere of The Walking Dead last night, and at the end they showed a commercial for this 5K obstacle course, infested with "zombies". Kind of curious, I looked it up today and it just sounds like SOOOO much fun! And the best part, they are doing one next May like 20 minutes from my house. I seriously want to do this so badly, but ive never run a 5K and while I do exercise I know im still not in the best of shape to run nonstop like that. I exercise maybe 2-3 times a week now, but really want to get in the best shape to do this race! Im trying to get some of my friends interested in doing it with me and training with me, but that leads me to my question. Whats the best way to train for something like this? Just run a lot? Its an obstacle course as well as just a race so im not sure exactly how to train for something like that lol
So anyone who has ran a 5K, 10K, etc, how did you train and how long did you train for?

♥Mama Constantine 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Texas 5806 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting jenn♥:" So I was watching the season premiere of The Walking Dead last night, and at the end they showed a commercial ... [snip!] ... to train for something like that lol So anyone who has ran a 5K, 10K, etc, how did you train and how long did you train for?"

look up couch to 5K. It takes 9 weeks.

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2877 posts
15th Oct '12

o fun!!!! and its near sacramento?

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting ♥Mama Constantine:" look up couch to 5K. It takes 9 weeks."

thanks :D

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
15th Oct '12

Your topic made me start singing Iron Maiden and now it's stuck in my head.



Run to the hills, run for your life...



Dangit.

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting mommy4916:" o fun!!!! and its near sacramento? "

Yeah its in Rancho Murieta!



this is the link to the website, I was gonna link it in the OP but forgot haha:lol:
http://www.runforyourlives.com/

mommy5916 Due October 8 (girl); 5 kids; California 2877 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting jenn♥:" Yeah its in Rancho Murieta! this is the link to the website, I was gonna link it in the OP but forgot haha:lol: http://www.runforyourlives.com/"


i know i coulnt do it being pregnant but it would be awesome to see!

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting jenn♥:" So I was watching the season premiere of The Walking Dead last night, and at the end they showed a commercial ... [snip!] ... to train for something like that lol So anyone who has ran a 5K, 10K, etc, how did you train and how long did you train for?"


I just did the Run for Your Lives back in August. It was fun.

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting ~*Amanda Evan*~:" Your topic made me start singing Iron Maiden and now it's stuck in my head. Run to the hills, run for your life... Dangit."

maybe that will be my theme song haha :wink:

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" I just did the Run for Your Lives back in August. It was fun."

Im glad to hear someone who actually did the race say that lol
How was it with the obstacles? Thats really the one thing im super worried about.

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting mommy4916:" i know i coulnt do it being pregnant but it would be awesome to see!"

yeah seriously! It just sounds like something that would be fun to see happen at the very least.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting jenn♥:" Im glad to hear someone who actually did the race say that lol How was it with the obstacles? Thats really the one thing im super worried about."


I didn't do the actual running, I was a zombie stumbler. I just chased the runners... LOL

Jenn{+2} 2 kids; California 4107 posts
15th Oct '12

I just signed up for my first 5k a couple weeks ago. So far I've been walking my oldest to school and once it cools off, we'll walk home. There is a circle park by my house that I will be running, just need running shoes!

jenn♥[+2] 2 kids; Sacramento, California 7599 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting Mrs. God of Thunder:" I didn't do the actual running, I was a zombie stumbler. I just chased the runners... LOL"

Oh that sounds like fun too though. Im tempted to do both, run the race then be a zombie for the next wave of runners once im all haggard from running haha:lol:

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
15th Oct '12
Quoting jenn♥:" Oh that sounds like fun too though. Im tempted to do both, run the race then be a zombie for the next wave of runners once im all haggard from running haha:lol:"


If you pay to be a runner, you can come back at one of the later races and be a zombie for free I believe.