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Running sub 30 min 5km now is that a decent pace?

Doing 2 5km runs a week and a longer run at the weekend as I work towards 10km (up to 8.5km) running 5km in under 30 minutes now. What is a decent pace to aim for? I appreciate each runner is different, but would like some thoughts on what is seen as a solid time to run 5km xxxx

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Personally I would die for your pace.πŸ™ˆπŸ‘πŸ‘

Look at the PARKRUN records,may give you a range of thoughts.

But it is you against you, that’s all that is important.

You are doing great.

Steady as you go and keep enjoying and smiling.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

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Thank u! I just completed couch to 5k and last 2 weeks been upping distance once a week. I’m running a 10K race in Oct and would love to finish in under an hr so hoping to work between now and then on bringing my times down x

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You will do it I have no doubts.

I am a novice, huge advice and experience here.🌟

My optimistic thought is if I could get to a 30 minute 5k, then I could confidently do a quicker back to back, negative split by 1 second and get to a 59:59 for the 10k. Lol.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I am a world away from that, but that is my mind set and dream.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

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Good to have dreams tho right! I started 10 weeks ago and a minute was a struggle! Just keep setting new goals 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

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Yes Tbae, that magic 29.59 second run for a 5k or a 59.59 for a 10k is everyone's dreams, who knows we might be able to do that soon.

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Keep dreaming Al, and as Scots, the good thing Al it does not cost anything.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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7th June, Thursday, Hi Tbae, I get so many healthunlocked posts in a day that I have to date the ones I reply to, so yesterday 6/6 I completed run 1 or week 8, the 28 minute run, it went OK and felt very happy about that, I just ran around the loch near to where I live, after I finished I met a lady walking her dog, I told her that I just had ran for 28 minutes non-stop and she congratulated me saying that she could not walk that long, let alone run it, I hope you are doing well with your running.

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Very well done Al.That’s the lovely kind people you want on your side also.They are the majority.πŸ‘πŸ‘

Keep enjoying it, even the banter is great also.

This forum has even prepared me for that.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

The one I love is mentor’s IT,

Rather die running than be ill on the couch.Many more also.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

Yes Al, all lined up for a crack at a 5k PB tomorrow early as I go to the Woodland Workout every Friday at 0900. Never want to miss that.Hoping to get into 40-45min band.8-9 min/km band.πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Got my Circuit all sorted with Strava.πŸ€”πŸ˜‚

Building my long easy run guided by the TPrule from 10K to 21.5 k every alternative week.Going well, it’s along shift , but a good workout.90 mins minimum and onto 2hours.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

You are doing great and enjoy your runs to your podium.πŸŒŸπŸ‘πŸ‘

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It depends on your age I guess. I'd say 20mins for a 5k is a good solid time, 15-16 for an accomplished club runner. WR is 12:37 I believe.

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12.37! Wow

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10k is in the 26mins I think. I'd probably go easy and shoot for 30-35min though :)

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It obviously depends upon your age, build, fitness etc, but I believe a good (achievable) time to aim for is 5min/km so 25 min for the 5K. It might take some getting there but feels like a great achievement when you do!

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Female, 36 and until 10 weeks ago no fitness πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ lost 3 stone so I guess average build now πŸ‘

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Well done you!! I'm male, 46 and have also lost three stone (over the past year). Never enjoyed running at all in the past, but now can't stop. Started running around six months ago and now run about three 10Ks a week averaging just under 50 minutes so hitting my 5min/k target. Just build your speed/distance slowly and enjoy it.

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Well done u! What an achievement 😁

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I think around 6:00 min/km is generally considered to be "running" and a slower pace "jogging" but that's all ballpark figures. I suppose it depends on your stature and fitness. Sub 30mins is running for me anyway. A true athlete runner might be "jogging" below 5:00-5:30 min/km or 25-27 mins for a 5k though? As you get fitter your easy slow pace will be jogging and going for it will feel like running, but it depends on the individual.

Sub 30 mins is a great barrier though. Well done. I remember my first sub 30mins time and felt like I'd won an Olympic medal! Great feeling. You are a runner!

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The reason I rather flippantly said 20mins for 5k is I really believe you have to set these goals yourself and not ask for targets from others. Peoples running experience is widely different even for same gender same age and same physique etc. If you keep running and especially if you keep pushing a little bit every now and again on the speed front, your times will come down organically and safely without trying to hit some unsafe target. Of course when you get to your 20min 5k parkrun, then where do you go?

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