29.34, New PB over 5k

Possibly because it was so cold last night and I wanted to get back in the house, but my record fell by over 30 seconds last night and it was my first sub 30 5k. There are many improvements to be made as well, as the first 3k were run at 5.35/km with a fastest pace of 5.08/km, and only in the last 2k did it drop to an overall average of 5.55/km. 3.5-4.5 were really tough, but when I looked at my watch at 4.5k / 27 mins, I knew if I just picked up the pace I would sneak in under the 30. I put on a full sprint for the last 100m and charged in. Feeling very pleased with myself today!!


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  • Well done narmour! What a great time. You can be well chuffed and now you know you can do it. So what is the next challenge?!

  • I'm signed up to a 10k in Dublin in April so completing that is next. Although I have run 10k pretty comfortably in training runs over the last few weeks, so it's just a case of maintaining my fitness over the cold dark winter... some may say that's a challenge in itself!! I'm starting to look at half marathons next year as well :) there's one in June and one in September in my area I may do. I'll see how fit I am by June and decide then.

  • Well done! It looks like you had to cross a lot of roads, if you try 5km in a park you may be able to go even faster!

  • Yeah it's quite a busy route, problem with parks is that I have to run at night since it's all hands on deck with our daughter til she goes to bed. Don't fancy the local parks after dark to be honest!

  • Fantastic ! Well done .

  • Well done, Narmour. Another milestone gone. I'm going to do a 10k next year too, but half marathons are a way further down the road, if at all!

  • Well done great achivement!

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