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How can I start running longer races if I'm currently running 5Ks?

A 10K is a logical next step from a 5K, a good bridge towards longer races and a wonderful way to get in shape and become healthier. Everyone is capable of running a successful 10K with a good program, including exercises and stretches. You will learn to listen to your body and know when you are feeling tight, stiff or sore. Running can be painful at times, but with proper training, can be quite enjoyable and fun.

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