My daughter joined a program called Girls On The Run. It's an afterschool running and self-esteem program. It's actually quite neat. When she signed up for it, we knew that there was a 5k at the end and she needed a "running buddy". I knew all along that it was going to be me...
My 5k training -
Step 1. 3 months of denial
Step 2. 2 weeks ahead of time - run 1 mile
Step 3. 8 days ahead of time - run 1.5 miles
Step 4. 6 days ahead of time - spend an hour playing at Pump It Up
Step 5. 3 days ahead of time - run 2 miles
Step 6. Attempt to not die on day of 5k
Daughter's 5k training -
4 months of 2x weekly afterschool workouts with the running program.
You may very well be one moderator short come Saturday when this kills me.