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Can’t believe it. Sub 5k 🀩

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Set out this morning at 6.50 with no intentions of trying for a sub’s only ever been a dream. The weather here is glorious this morning. No head phones today just the tweeting of the birds and the early morning traffic.

My garmin beeped to say I had done my first km, time 6:04. Much quicker than I thought, but I felt comfortable. Second km 5:58, wondering can I keep this pace up? Third km 5:59. Now the challenge was on, in my head I was thinking this is my chance to do it. Pushed on to, fourth km 5:56. Nearly there, really having to push the last the last 500 meters. It looked such a long way off and momentarily stopped for a split second with about 200 to go. Then I thought of my dear mam saying you can do it, keep going , so I sprinted until I I heard my garmin beep at 5k. Last km 5:52.

I had done it 29:55. In shock 😱πŸ€ͺ

Thanks to Mam who is always with me

Dreams really do come true 😊

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Irishprincess profile image

Whoop whoop πŸ‘ Very well done, especially in this heat!

It’s amazing that these things can happen when we least expect it.

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Irishprincess

Thank you. They certainly do! 😊

Lizcanrun profile image

Fanbloomintastic!!! Well done, and in this heat too!!! πŸ‘β˜€οΈπŸΎ

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Lizcanrun

Thanks so muchπŸ™πŸ» The heat wasn’t too bad as it was early. I can’t describe how I feel πŸ˜€

damienair profile image

Yahoo! Huge congratulations to you on your first sub 30 minute 5K. Great job and very well done.

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to damienair

ThanksπŸ™πŸ» I feel like I’ve conquered Everest πŸ˜‚

Instructor57 profile image

Excellent run !Well done πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Instructor57

Thanks so much. Today is a fantastic day. I can’t stop smiling 😊

Grannyhugs profile image

Delighted for you, brilliant work. Have a great day celebrating. Happy running πŸ€—

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Grannyhugs

Thanks Grannyhugs. I have achieved beyond all expectations. I’m thrilled 😊

Delly-dot profile image

Well done! A great achievement πŸ˜ƒ and it was warm out there this morning!

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Delly-dot

Thanks Delly-Dot. The weather wasn’t too hot this morning, I live on the north east coast so it’s a little cooler thankfully

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Woohoo πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ very well done, that's amazing πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ I'm sure your Mam will be smiling proudly πŸ€—πŸ€—

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Beatlesforever

Thanks so muchπŸ™πŸ» I think she definitely would be. I know it sounds a bit weird but her strength and battle for life is my strength and she has inspired me since I started the C25K, especially not to give up when things are tough.

I am thrilled beyond words. Her inspiration and the support of this forum has been fabulous 😊

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Woohoo, amazing Dups! Well done. πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to cheekychipmunks

Thank you πŸ™πŸ» What a day. I think I’m still high on endorphins πŸ˜‚

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cheekychipmunksGraduate10 in reply to Dups

Don’t blame you! πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

sparky66 profile image

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘wow amazing!!! Congratulations πŸ₯³ Dups πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ…

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Thank you Sparky66 πŸ˜€ I am still in shock 😱 10 mile last week and a sub 5k this week. Where is it all coming from. I think I must have sprouted wings over night πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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sparky66Graduate10 in reply to Dups

How many minutes have you taken off your best before 5K? πŸ’ͺIt must be the added milage helping your speed?

Ooh I'm still just over 35mins it's a dream of mine to get a sub 30 5K,

I'm thrilled for you πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to sparky66

My best 5k before today was 31:17, so that’s 1:22 off my past PB. I was just saying to hubby I think doing the longer distances has definitely helped. I also at the end of each run tried to run the last 400 metres or so the fastest I could. Today really was a dream, truly unexpected. I realised that 2k in it could be done if I pushed.

You can do it too, I see some of your posts and they have inspired me to achieve πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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sparky66Graduate10 in reply to Dups

That's amazing Dups! Yes I always push that last stretch aswell.. I done a 12K and a 10 last couple of runs so going to do a couple of 5Ks maybe one slow and one fast.. see how I get on .. see if I can catch you up a bit πŸ˜‚Then onwards towards that HM πŸ˜³πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Again well done indeed!!!! πŸ…

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to sparky66

Yeah, that sounds like good plan. You can catch me πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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nowsterGraduate10 in reply to Dups

Like you, I only started to see my short run times improving having started to do the much longer ones, like 10 miles.

Jericho2332 profile image

Well done on your first sub 30 Min 5k πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Jericho2332

Thanks Jericho, I am still buzzing πŸ˜‚

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Jericho2332Graduate10 in reply to Dups

The longer runs you have been doing will have helped your short game greatly, minute and a half off your PB is awesome!

GailXrunning profile image

In my dreams!πŸ˜‚

Seriously, you did brilliantly; massive high fives!! πŸ™Œ

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to GailXrunning

Thank you πŸ™πŸ» Everyone has written such lovely kind comments 😊

nowster profile image

Well done! πŸ‘

Sometimes these things take you by surprise.

Almost negative splits, too!

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to nowster

Thanks nowster, I never thought about the negative splits. I think that was a flukeπŸ˜‚

Frenc profile image

Woo woo! 10 miles and now a sub 30 5k! How brill is that ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Well done you, what a week you’ve had. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Frenc

Thanks, yes I have had an amazing week. Well beyond any expectations πŸ˜„

Wow. Brilliant

Amazing! Well done. It's my aim to do the 5k in 30 or less minutes. My best so far is 32 and a few seconds :) I would love to do it by my 70th in September.I can't wait to feel that feeling that you are feeling now. Well done again xx

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to Chrimson51

Thank youπŸ™πŸ» To be fair 32 minutes is brilliant as well. I’m sure you can do it. What a celebration that will be.

Good luck 😊

sTrongFuse profile image

Well done!!! That first one is always a special one.

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to sTrongFuse

Thanks so much. It definitely was special. Not sure I’ll ever be able to repeat it though πŸ˜‚

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sTrongFuseGraduate10 in reply to Dups

I remember saying that after my first one, and it was probably about 3 months before I did, but it's now typically about the pace I go at, so you may surprise yourself.

BrianUK profile image

Amazing!! Well done for getting back at it at the end πŸ‘ Your mam would be proud! ☺️

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to BrianUK

Thanks BrianUK, isn’t is strange what pushes you on😊

WillowandSola profile image

Amazing and totally impressive

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DupsGraduate10 in reply to WillowandSola

Thank youπŸ™πŸ» Still pinching myself

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