Need to run a 5k in 25 days
(St Louis )
Hello, I am a 32 yr old man 6'1'' 217lb and somewhat active basketball, softball, and weights. I agreed to run a 5k in less than a month to impress a girl. I ran one about 2 years ago and ran it in about 22:30, but at that time I was running about 3 times a week and was not as thick as I am now. If I do everything perfect watch what I eat, is there anything I can do so that I don't make myself look awful out there? I thought that if I just beat her I can save face. Her time is around 25 minutes. Is it possible?
I believe it is possible. Is there any way later on in the 25 days that you can just go out for a run with this girl? At least then you could judge her talent level and see if you have a chance to beat her.
I think you can do a good job if you go out and run three to four times a week leading up to race day.
If this girl is in the race, don't try to bury her. I think she would be more impressed that you simply agreed to run the race, and you should run it with her. That would be the gentleman thing to do, unless there is some bet that I don't know about.
From what you told me about your previous race, I think you have a good shot so long as you really have been active besides running.
Now get out there and go for a run instead of reading this response. Oh, and be a good man and run with her instead of focusing on winning. I think you'll get bonus points for that one.
Happy Trails - Coach Tief