Your First 5K--Seeking Sources

emkhowleyemkhowley Boston, MACharter Member
edited March 19 in General Discussion

Hey all- I'm working on a short article for SWIMMER magazine about how to train for your first 5K open water race and am seeking a current USMS member to tell me the story of your first 5K and how you trained for it. Working toward a May 1 deadline and would love to set up a 10 or 15 minute phone call to get the specifics of your story. Thanks! Elaine

pavlicov

Stop me if you've heard this one... A grasshopper walks into a bar... https://elainekhowley.com/

Comments

  • timsroottimsroot Spring, TXCharter Member

    I'm happy to talk, but I skipped straight over the 5k, and went straight to 10k

    tortuga
  • pavlicovpavlicov NYCSenior Member

    I trained for 5Mi swim race in St. Croix from scratch (literally). Started in April and race was early November ... It is not 5K though. I did 5K that summer as a warmup race ... I am happy to talk if you think it is appropriate.

  • IronMikeIronMike Moscow, RussiaCharter Member

    I was a USMS member when I swam my first 5K if that helps. ;)

  • I hadn't been involved in swimming since I was 14, but I was training for a triathlon and I figured 5k wasn't THAT much further, so 'why not?'.

  • dc_in_sfdc_in_sf San FranciscoCharter Member

    timsroot said: I'm happy to talk, but I skipped straight over the 5k, and went straight to 10k

    same here (happy to talk but skipped 5k for 10k)

    http://notdrowningswimming.com - open water adventures of a very ordinary swimmer

  • ssthomasssthomas DenverCharter Member

    I helped my sister train for her first 5k- she's not USMS, but I am. :-)

    emkhowley
  • emkhowleyemkhowley Boston, MACharter Member

    Thanks, all, for your messages! I've got a source lined up now. :-)

    Stop me if you've heard this one... A grasshopper walks into a bar... https://elainekhowley.com/

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