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Posts for tag: 5K races in New Jersey

By Brandon Macy, D.P.M.
August 27, 2013
Category: Running

On September 21, 2013, the Paul Jackson Fund, a charity located in Westfield, N.J, will host a 5K run/2 Mile Wheelchair Friendly Walk/Kids Fun Run at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.  The charity is a fund of last resort for those in financial crisis due to long-term diasability or illness.

I started training for a 5K race at the Runner's World Half and Festival in Bethlehem PA in October, in part because at noon there is a 1 mile dog run,  My daughter Brianne works for the media company invovled with the dog run's sponsor, Eukanuba, so I'm planning on bringing my dog Moose along for the day and he'll participate in his own race.  


After not having run in MANY years, I began training in May.  Wasn't able to run more than 6 minutes at a time at a pretty slow pace, alternating walking with running for a total workout time of about 30 minutes.  Working out 3 times per week (my old legs can't take running on consecutive days), I can indeed cover the 5K distance, at least on the treadmill.  Outdoors running is a bit more of a challenge due to different surfaces, wind conditions, hills and the fact that it is much more difficult to control my pace--I tend to run a bit too fast when starting out. By gradually increasing the pace and distance, I've managed to remain largely injury free, save for some occasional achilles tendon stiffness.

I'm planning on attending the Paul Jackson 5K in Spetember both as a runner and a sponsor. We'll have a table set up with information about foot care and preventing running injuries.  I hope to see you there as a runner.  If you aren't a runner or can't attend, please consider donating to the Paul Jackson Fund.  Click on the link to connect to their website for more information about the charity, their other events and for information on how to make a donation.



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