Is it bad to hate a certain race?

Penrith, Australia
March 15, 2013 10:00pm CST
I'm not really a runner but my friends want to join the 10k race. I think i will be okay doing 5k but I'm not really okay with doing 10. They're nagging me so much. I dont know what to feel about that.
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@jdawg011 (505)
• Canada
16 Mar 13
If you can't do 10k then don't! It is good to push yourself to your limits but passing them can be dangerous. For working out it is best to work your way up to a certain level, rather than jump into it. Especially if you haven't been active for a while it is dangerous to push yourself too hard all of a sudden, as your body isn't used to it. If you don't think you can do 10k, but you want to, then work your way up to it over time, but don't jump right into it.
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• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
Thank you so much, i think I'll do that, especially if i fail at convincing them to just do a short run. The race is 10 days away from now, do i have enough time?
@jdawg011 (505)
• Canada
16 Mar 13
10 days is a bit of a small window. You will be able to work out in those days but it will be tough to improve your stamina by a substantial amount. Also before doing the run, you will want to have 2 days of rest before it, that way you won't be too sore to run as much of it as you can. If you get too tired during the race, you can always slow down your speed, or even walk a bit!
• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
Thank you very much for helping me out on this one. I will try my best.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 Mar 13
Hi Nursefrai06, I think your friends believe you can, if not your friends they won't persuade you. It's no harm to join them and treat it as doing physical exercise. It needs practice regularly. After training for some time to boost your stamina from 5 to 10 km race Happy posting
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• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
Thats a really nice way to put it, maybe they do believe in me, aww. :D the race is 10 days from now, do you think i have enough time to improve my stamina? Although you have to know that I dont really run on a regular basis. And i dont run far either.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
Make your own decision. You are more than capable of deciding things on your own. And they should respect your decision too.
• Penrith, Australia
17 Mar 13
Yeah, but then that would mean I'd have to respect their decision too and not o on the run without them, it is a dilemma. I've been trying to train, I've been running everyday since i found out about it but i dont think I'm making significant difference.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
19 Mar 13
Well, just give it a try. You won't know until you do.
• Penrith, Australia
20 Mar 13
Thats true, i guess i guess I'd feel good too if i surprised myself. I tried running everyday since i found about the race, and i can do 1,500 meters in 12 mins. If i would be able to run for at least 2 hours straight. I think i could do it, but i cant even do it for an hour straight.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
16 Mar 13
It not bad to try running 10k.just pace yourself so you dont get tired easily.you have to accept challenges sometimes.
• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
I guess you're right, but 5k seems really long for me. I think it'll take a lot for me to finish even just 5k
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
16 Mar 13
Well i have seen people using bikes in a marathon they dont want to run but they love to go biking.you can try that im sure that way you can finish 10k with no probkaem....;)
• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
Hah! Good idea!!! Thats very good! I will do that, its cheating but its just a fun run anyway.mthanks!!!
@devonavis (1857)
• Greece
20 Mar 13
Haha! What a tricky catchy title you have! For a moment I thought you meant being a racist. Haha! Well if you think your stamina is okay then why not give it a try. But you must be sure of yourself, because you definitely do not want to see yourself cramming with your tongue out at the middle of the race! haha!
• Penrith, Australia
24 Mar 13
part of the goal achieved haha. :D I gave up on the race, its not happening. I knew i couldn't do it, I'll glad i followed my instincts.
@dpk262006 (56225)
• Delhi, India
16 Mar 13
It is entirely upto you to decide whether you could run for 10K. You could ignore their nagging and it would be better to be realistic rather than falling trap because of their nagging.
• Penrith, Australia
17 Mar 13
I guess there are other times i could join them. I think I'll just be their emotional support or something,
@hereandthere (31982)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
most activities have levels and milestones, whether it's cooking, your job, even here at mylot. also, your initial purpose or motivation changes as time goes on. like your first reason might be just to lose weight, but the more you do it, the changes you feel, the more people you meet, the more exposed you get to what other people do, the next thing you know, you're training for a marathon or running through rough terrain instead of an oval. maybe your friends believe in you and i'm sure they will guide you in preparing for it. it doesn't hurt to try then decide afterwards. that's a good compromise, right?
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
16 Mar 13
Why force yourself on something that you are not comfortable with, right? I think that your friends should respect whatever you decide on.
• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
Thats true, they should respect what i want, but that would mean i should respect what they want too and that means i cant go with them. I wish i could convince them to just take the easy one,
@much2say (39827)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Sorry, but I had to laugh for a moment. When I read your header "Is it bad to hate a certain race?" I thought you were talking about race as is in ethnicity!!!!! So to respond to your question, I would say do what you feel you are capable of. If there is enough time train, 10k is probably doable. But if this race is coming up soon, then go with 5k. I'm no runner either, but I know it takes time to build up stamina . . . I certainly wouldn't try to do a 10k without my body and mind being prepared. Perhaps it depends on how seasoned your friends are too . . . if they aren't runners either, then try to convince them that 5k is enough. But if they are seasoned, then tell them they might be ready for 10k but you are not - and that's that. I just wouldn't want to poop out half way (or less)!
• Penrith, Australia
16 Mar 13
I dont think all of them are runners, but some of them used to run when we were younger. this race is supposed to be just for fun. I'm really trying to convince them to just do a 5k but I'm the only one who wants to do a 5k
@kprofgames (3096)
• United States
24 Mar 13
Oh funny headliner! Well you have my attention now.....