My first 5k!

Second post-grad run tonight, and I felt very tired, so I wasn't expecting a good run. I'd hoped to do 5k (only having got up to 4-ish k on my previous 30 minute runs) but thought I'd just see how I felt as I went along.

At 2k I felt tired and not at all sure I should be trying a longer route - by 3k I felt really good. So I just kept going. My target for my first 5k was 38 minutes and I managed this in 36 mins and 56 seconds, so I'm pleased as punch. Yes I realise that really this counts as 37 minutes but I'm taking the -4 seconds with pride :-)

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  • You bloody well take those 4 secs and do the Can Can! Brilliant you that you managed over a minute off your target time. It can only get faster!

  • Brilliant - well done! And actually, it's only the first number that counts (in my book anyway ;) ) so it was definitely 36 minutes and a bit!

  • Yes, congratulations - very well done!

    I did my first 5K last Saturday and I did 37.00 dead but then, it did take me 10-15s to cross the start line so I'm on 36 minutes plus a big bit! :)

  • That's brilliant! Well done! Go for it! I'd be taking those 4 seconds and shouting out to everyone what is done. Couldn't even run for 4 seconds 9 weeks ago!!! X

  • Amazing, well done!

  • Brilliant, well done!

  • Thanks everyone! Slightly sore knees and ankle this morning (so probably no Can Can, Dan!) but otherwise feeling good.

  • Well done - great feeling! :)

  • Well done! Gosh but the hills here are awful: your achievement seems all the more impressive now that I've seen the topography! I thought I was used to hills but it seems not. I did W8R1 early this morning in the fog (still a bit jet lagged after spending 26 hours travelling on Sunday) and have to admit that I cheated a bit for the first time ever as I simply couldn't manage to keep running for the last 2 minutes. Ah well, still impressed with myself: a few weeks ago, who'd have thought I'd be running for 26 mins in the early morning on my summer holidays

  • Welcome! Sorry about the fog although hopefully you're seeing some sun too.

    I definitely don't tackle any of the hills, they are FAR too steep. I live a few blocks back from the bay so I run along the sea front, along Crissy Field towards the GG bridge and around the lagoon. If you try it you'll notice it's very flat! It gets very windy and you sometimes nearly get run over by people who've rented bikes and aren't very steady on them, but apart from that I highly recommend it!

    If you want to see some real lunatics you should go to the Lyon Street steps - an incredibly steep set of steps that people like to run up and down for... fun? Who knows!

    And I'm very impressed with your commitment with running on your holidays - keep up the good work :-)

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