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Finally, my very first sub-30 5K!!!!

Not what I was aiming for, in fact when I left I thought I'll have an easy run tonight. Picked up pace to see if I could better my segment pace, try to crawl a little higher on the leaderboard - didn't btw! I'm resigned to staying 3rd place.

In the meantime Strava announces a PB 5K. Was so enthralled with the segment that I only heard 29 mins... and thought it said 34 seconds. So, I checked my PR's and my 5K was 29:01. Still not convinced, I totted up the splits and got 28:18. No idea how Strava works, but just happy it's under 30, whichever way you slice it.

Woohoo!!!!! Beaming here tonight. 😁😁😁

P.S. I'm switching off the pace announcements to focus on distance now as I'm struggling with self-discipline not to constantly try to better my previous runs. Taking myself in hand!

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Wow ! You are killing it! And you look like a confident athlete in the photo too ! You must be sooo excited! Well done! Happy for you πŸ˜ŽπŸƒπŸ˜ŽπŸƒπŸ˜ŽπŸƒπŸƒ

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Fake it til you make it!!!!

Thank you 😁

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Can you remind me... when you did your graduation run how far did you get ? (did you run 5k that time too or were you under 5k in 30 minutes) i know it was only a couple of weeks ago.

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I ran until I hit 5k on all 3 runs that week. It started because I was keeping pace with my OH who had turned the heat up trying to do 5k in 30 because that's what it says on the tin. We didn't make it, but I knew from the split pace that we were close so we kept going. It had always been our plan to do the 5k for graduation no matter how long it took.

Our times that week were:-

R1 - 31:06

R2 - 31:54

R3 - 32:23

Gospel according to Strava!

As you can see, stamina wasn't quite there yet. Got slower as the fatigue set in.

Hope that helps.

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Yes thank You! I knew you had made improvements, but I wanted to see how much. You really are doing great! It's impressive for sure! You knocked just over 2 minutes off your PB in week 9. That's great!

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Very well done.

You are flying.

Brillant.

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Cheers! Not quite at your dizzy heights, but awesome for me! πŸ˜‰

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Awesome indeed.

Would die for your pace.

Still I can dream.lol.

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...and I'd take your mileage! Over 210km, wow, that is impressive!

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Congratulations Sutsha, that’s a fantastic time and a great performance πŸ˜€πŸ‘

It’s strange how sometimes everything seems to come together, even if we don’t think we’ve done anything particularly different 😊

So glad you’re feeling so positive after such a run. Somehow runs like that make it all seem worthwhile! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

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Thanks. It was a great run, but really highlighted how well the first run I that segment was. Wasn't until I tried to best it that I realise how well I'd done. Was thrilled with placement on the leader board but didn't fully appreciate my efforts. 😊

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Terrific stuff Sharon πŸ₯‡πŸΎπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

That’s one goal that is way out of my reach right now - very impressed!

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Thought it was out of mine too! Was trying to get something else, ain't that always the way!?

Hey, I'll take that over the segment though...

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Brilliant Sutsha! I'm sure the change of focus will have a positive effect on your pace as well. It certainly did for me - I just forgot about speed and just went for completing runs. The next time I went for pace at Parkrun it was just there and nowhere near the struggle my first 30 min 5k was x

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That's good news! Totally proud of that tonight and looking after myself now. Resting and rehydrating. Had a good stretch afterwards too. Thanks for your support Marie 😘

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I know how much you wanted that sub30 - you should be proud :-)

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I know, but I'd all but given up on it... isn't that always the way! X

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Wow...you go lady! Super speedy! I felt like captain slow tonight 🐌🐌🐌

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Ps. Just gate-crashing big school so I could comment on how amazing you are doing!

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You'll be staying soon enough. How's your week going? I'm still visiting nursery school too to check up on everyone's progress! I'll be waiting at the finish line for you πŸ€—

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Not sure I'm heading for 10k anytime soon. Not even ran 5k yet. Giving it a couple of weeks consolidation before I start extending my runs 😊

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You could start increasing your time on your final run by no more than 10% per week. I think Jay66UK come up with a good plan. 😊

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Yes I have read the post 5k guidance. I thought I will get comfortable with 30 mins for a couple of weeks first and then start doing that. I can cover just over 5k including the warm up and cool down walks so am hopeful to get there sooner rather than later!

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Envious! Well done! Feel like I’ll never get there!

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I felt the same. Just kinda happened. How's your week going, all good?

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Yes thanks! PB for local ParkRun is 31:57 but it is 5.2k. I don’t feel I’m getting faster. Trying intervals to increase. Well done you though πŸ‘ŒπŸ½

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You're so very close! Watch this, it'll happen when you least expect it.

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2 minutes is a long way in running πŸ˜‚

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Ain't that the truth. I'm 9 seconds behind the girl in 2nd place for the segment I was after. 27 seconds behind 1st place. Might as well be an hour! It's around 1.5k and at the end of my run. Tried to best in intervals, nope, then tonight during what was supposed to be a 5k, nope. I give up! πŸ™„

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Omg that’s brilliant!! Not just a 5k but a sub 30 minute 5k!! So well done πŸ‘ πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Yip, it's been evading me and out of the blue, boom! 😁

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Haha that must make it feel even better πŸ’ͺ

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Wow Sutsha that is fantastic!! No wonder you’re beaming! X

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It's totally up there with the days my girls were born, passing exams, you know, the important stuff 🀣🀣🀣

Thanks MC, appreciate your support too 😘

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Ha ha... πŸ˜‚ unforgettable then?! Support? That’s what we’re here for....I’m like a good bra...

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Fantastic πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ well done! X

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Cheers LL! Got my pins up, enjoying a cuppa, rock n roll eh!? 😁

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You deserve it 😊😊

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Excellent run and brilliant pace. You’re doing good!

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Thank you! Going to have a slow one this weekend.

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Well done. Awesome job.

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Thanks Jay! Got out there and got it done. Boy it was hot tonight!

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I bet. All the more impressive.

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Fantastic time. Well done. Great feeling :)

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Thanks Linda! 😁

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Awesome Sharon, so pleased for you!! Great run no wonder you're beaming. Big congrats:) :)

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Thanks Lorijay! It's great when it goes well. If only it was always like that. Runs like tonight make the hard ones, where you're counting down the last few minutes, fade away!

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Well done lady!! Amazing accomplishment. Very proud of you!! X

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I'm late to the party again. Typical. But hell's bells, woman. What are you doing? That is a totally awesome result, hon. You are just smashing these things. Hope your OH was a chuffed as you clearly are. He's got a very special partner, I hope he's as proud as we all are of you.

Good idea to start to focus on distance, not pace now (or it sounds really good to me anyway). You little belter, you!! xxx

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OH has been ill so missed a few runs, now I'm giving him a challenge when he returns! He's very impressed with my stats, not sure if he believes them or thinks I've tied the phone to a dog...

I'm well chuffed at that. Next I'll sort out my distance and see about this 10K lark.

Thought I'd pay for it today but after a good stretch, no stiffness. 😁

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fantastic well done, and lovely pic too :)

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Thanks ju-ju- ! Spot of the ju-ju lippyπŸ‘„ too you'll see. Must find some that stays put while running, not sure how bad it was by the time I got home 😁 Am I the only one who salivates during a run. I'm like a puppy constantly licking my lips πŸ˜–

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Me too!! I wear 12 hour loopy do it doesn’t come off. Then Vaseline it up . Looks lush on you nice colour

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Thank you, it's Bourjois Rouge Edition in matte. Wasn't keen on the matte effect but bought for work and usually put gloss over but thought that would be a recipe for disaster. It's 24h and stays not too badly but too drying for running I'd say. Maybe topping with Vaseline is the answer. πŸ‘„πŸ‘„πŸ‘„

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Yay I think I have the same!! The trick is Vaseline constantly then it doesn’t dry. I love lipstick it’s such a simple way to make you feel good πŸ‘„

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πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ excellent! You're owning it πŸ‘πŸ˜

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Definitely giving it my all! πŸ€—

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Good grief, look at those splits, and in this heat! Wow!

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