I got a PB: Yesterday I knocked 22 seconds off... - Bridge to 10K

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I got a PB


Yesterday I knocked 22 seconds off my PB for 5k. EXACTLY 1 year after my previous PB, which I think is weird, because I didn't plan it like that. However I did plan to go for it yesterday. I've been getting a bit frustrated with myself recently, I seem to be getting slower. I have the stamina and have done 21k very slowly, but the extra stamina has not shown itself in my shorter runs. Last year I was running under 7mins per km, at the moment I'm at least 30 seconds slower and often even more.

So this weekend there was a worldwide virtual run on Runkeeper and I planned for it. I even took extra rest days before my run. The aim was to get under 7 mins/km again and at least make some attempt to get closer to the elusive 5k in 30 mins, cos I'm sick of running it in 36 or 37 mins! So I ran my little socks off from the start as my first km is usually really slow and pulls me down. In the hope that all that extra stamina would pay off and I wouldn't crash too badly at about 3k. Well it got tough after 3k, but I didn't crash and I managed to get my time down to 32:16. That is still not brilliant, but I wasn't completely exhausted, it was a PB and it was a great psychological boost in that it showed I can still improve if I put my mind to it. We won't mention my heart rate. I hope to do the same thing next month and chip away at my time. I really don't want to wait a whole year!

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Well done JaySee 😀


Yeay... go you....even 1 second off is amazing..but 22!

Wow! Well done you ! You are getting closer by the day/month:)

I love it when we plan a run in advance and decide to have a go! I would be so glad just to run! No matter how fast or how far... just off for a walk, though... brisk and bracing. :)

Have a great day today, Jay-See x

JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to Oldfloss

Thanks, dear lady! It's started off well with my first attempt to stop heel-striking. 2km trying forefoot running, slow and steady as you always tell us. A gentle bimble in the early morning sun.

I hope you enjoy your walk and the physio exercises are getting you back into running form. You have been in the wars lately, even though you are so sensible. It doesn't seem fair.

I hope you have a great day aswell!

OldflossAdministrator in reply to JaySeeSkinny

That sounds just perfect!

I love that word, bimble, I will use that if I may! A bit like Irishprincess 's, jogette!

Yes.. what with one thing an another I feel a tad knocked about, and I did have a self pitying, why me, moment, I am ashamed to say!

I am embracing my walks at the moment and taking my exercise regime very seriously and sensibly. I am just hoping that patience will pay off...

Sunny here today, but not so humid:)

Fantastic - a new pb gives you such a buzz - well done!


Well done JSS 👏👏👏 Who would ever have thought that achieving a PB would put a big smile on our faces?

JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

So true! I buzzed all day. Every runner I saw - and there were lots - I told hubby "I bet they're doing a virtual race aswell. I wonder if they'll get a PB?"


Well done - that's a great achievement. I seem to have been getting slower of late for no good reason so may have to take a leaf from your book

JaySeeSkinnyGraduate10 in reply to ancientrunner

It is very frustrating - but probably eminently sensible!

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