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Old 04-09-2013, 08:50 PM   #11
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I thought it would be a good start on making my way up to the Komen walk next year. I actually think I'll skip this then. I'm serious about running and though this would be cool and like a Big Bang for my restart but I don't want to deal with people who are just there for a party.

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Old 04-09-2013, 09:12 PM   #12
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jogging stroller or gym with childcare.

Then again color runs (and most 'fun run' 5k types, I've done 10) are also usually very VERY heavily loaded down with people that walk, dont run, have kids/strollers, and are there to just have fun. These are more "lets have fun" type events than "lets get out and run" type. Its more of a danger and headache to even try to run at these events. Be prepared for the color stations to be loaded with people stopping to get color tossed on them, causing back ups and lines. These are NOT runner friendly 'runs'. They're a so-so start to running (if you even get a chance to run), but dont be disappointed with the constant stop & go, lines at color stations, and having to work your way around walkers (usually no pace groups in 5k's to top it off). I've done enough of them to swear off any color run, color fun fest, color me rad, neon run, neon splash dash, glow run, night run, firefly run, etc 5k. huge waste of time & money for anyone wanting to run vs party. I'd look for smaller local 5k runs without the haggle of party goers if you're wanting to be serious about running. If not, honestly, if you can walk 3 miles, I wouldn't even bother to train for a color run.
She's right. The two held here aren't even timed - no chip, no clock. You're paying $40+ to have someone throw colored powder on you.

Can you go out without your kids? C25k is only 30 minutes a day.
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Re: 5k training with kids

As PP stated, never RUN with a child on you. If you can't do a double jogging stroller, then ask your DH to watch the kids while you run. Or run before everyone wakes up. I work FT but I am starting up c25K again. I have 2 kids (almost 6 yo and a 4 month old). Since I pump at work and that takes into my lunch break, I have 2 options:

1) run early in the morning
2) ask someone to watch the kids so I can get in a half hour training session

That's it! Good luck!
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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What kind if jogging stroller would you recommend?
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What kind if jogging stroller would you recommend?
Bob is the gold standard. It will have a good resale value too.


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I liked my jeep brand, but it only had a fixed wheel. I could only use it for running. I was able to sell it for 70% of what I paid.
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