Finally ran 5K and other small miracles. - Bridge to 10K

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Finally ran 5K and other small miracles.

Bay_girl
Bay_girl
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At Graduation I was barely hitting 4.25 Kms in 30 minutes and struggled to beat 7 minute km. Today I ran 5k in 32 minutes and my first Km was 6:14, my slowest 6:55... My last was 6:34! (I'm also carrying 40-50lbs of extra weight)

I still hate it, except for the afterglow and shower, but I've come this far, I'm not quitting now! For all of you half way through the program, just keep on keeping on, you can so do this!!

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pollyp1
pollyp1Graduate10

Woo-hoo! Enjoy the post first 5k glow!!

Irishprincess
IrishprincessGraduate10

That's fab! And a great time too! Well done to you πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

JoolieB1
JoolieB1Graduate10

Wow that is super fast, I graduated a year ago and my fastest ever 5k has been 34 minutes! I'm sort of happy to go at a comfortable speed as I have aimed to increase distances and now do 2 x 5k plus a 10k a week. My very comfortable pace is 7.30 mins per km. mind you my legs are super happy with this

O i love your post it like I wrote it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚only 5k takes me 44mins but at 59 I think thats ok as never ranπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Like you i live the after effects not so keen on run yetπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚! But as well il be keep on going to get this excess weight iff as well & be fitter😊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Graduate10

Brilliant! That is a good time and you sound as though you are really making progress. Well doneπŸ™‚

CarolStr
CarolStrGraduate10

Wow, what a brilliant time! Still trying to get under 35m for 5k, and like JoolieB my 'natural' comfy pace at the moment is 7.30min per km - find I get stuck in it if I'm not careful. But as I'm now on Ju-ju's 6wks to 10k plan, I'm not too fussed at the moment.

poppypug
poppypugGraduate10

Excellent , really Well done !

Youre making excellent progress, Go you ! :-) xxx

Dunder2004
Dunder2004Graduate10

Really well done. Just bear in mind though that not every run has to be (or should be) fast. Pushing yourself to your limit too often will likely become tiresome and increases the risk of injury.

Slow, easy runs are good and will have you in better shape when you do want to 'go for it'.

Bay_girl
Bay_girl
in reply to Dunder2004

To be honest I didn't set out with a faster pace in mind, it has just been happening gradually over the past few weeks that it's picked up. I'm not ambitious enough to make myself run faster consciously. But thanks for the heads up either way.

Davoda
DavodaGraduate10

It's all worth the after glow πŸ˜€ Long may you live of that!

Well done you, great work. πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜€

That's fast so you are really working hard. You're doing brilliantly - well done. πŸ‘πŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏπŸƒπŸΏπŸŽ‰

Excellent!

Well done! That sounds a great pace to me!

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