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5 Things I Learned From Running My First 10K Race


Springtime marks the start of racing season for most runners. Are you feeling the itch of running your first 10k?


If you’re not sure it’s for you, you’re not alone. I wasn’t sure I could run one either. Although I’ve been running for “pleasure” (if you can call running pleasurable) for almost two decades, I didn’t think I was good enough of a runner to complete a race.

I can’t really pinpoint what changed my mind. Maybe it was because I was in my 30s and everyone in their 30s suddenly needs to run some sort of race, or maybe it was because I was a closeted exercise addict and I needed another challenge to boost my ego. Whatever the reason, I decided that I was going to cross “running a 10K” off my proverbial bucket list, and just go for it.

Of course, just “going for it” isn’t entirely recommended when preparing for something as intense as a 10K race (which equals 6.2 miles).

Whether you’re a novice or experienced runner, any race requires a plan. If you’re curious about lacing up for a 10K race, here are the top things I’d recommend to do in order to cross the finish line in one piece.



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