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Louise Damen
Running Beginner

When as a runner should I enter my first race?

The amount of preparation that you’ll need depends on your fitness levels, your goals and your training history. Of course everybody is different, but if you are new to running you’ll probably need around 8-10 weeks of running 2-3 times a week before you feel ready to tackle a 5k. The longer the distance, the more preparation is required. If you are targeting a half marathon for example it would be prudent to have around 6 months of training under your belt.

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I am 83-year-old female. I have not run for over 40 years and doubted I could. Today, at the right place/right time I was watching my great grandkids play football and had the urge to run and I did. I felt a euphoria and could just not come down. Should I keep trying?
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