No where near 5 k :/

No where near 5 k :/

I am alarmed yes I repeat alarmed at how far away I am from running 5 k in thirty minutes. Have to say I'm really really pleased that I can jog none stop for thirty minutes ! The only fly in the ointment was how little the distance was I'm embarrassed at how slow I am wow I never knew how slow I was then I had to go and be clever and get a pedometer anywho I just wanted to share that with the group and to see if anyone else has had the same experience ps I'm still going to jog though as I've shocked myself at how far I've come :) x x ps have no idea why I picked that pictures maybe giraffes a bit slow like me and they tend to lope :/

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  • Like the pic! Are they lego giraffes? I don't do 5 k in 30 mins, but i think the main point is that 30 mins is a fantastic achievement and you will get faster as time goes on........Keep positive and don't be alarmed its all good :)

  • Thank you for your reply and yes they are Lego I could definitely beat these two in a race :)

  • Why do you want to run 5K in 30 minutes ?? -- the World record is 12 minutes.

    In the face of that, I feel it is rather pointless picking out any arbitrary time to run 5K's -- just the ability to do so (run 5K) puts you WAAAAY ahead of 95% of the rest of the population :)

  • I am slow too. But I am still going out three times a week and working on it. My pace has got better since I graduated but most of all I am still out three times a week and running. I work on the principal it doesn't matter what the distance is the health benefits come from the amount of time you are out running not how far you have run. So you will always reap the health benefits no matter what your distance. Slow steady and proud that's my Moto.

  • Yep I am plodding along too.. But I am getting them done and that brings a sense of achievement. I keep trying to remind myself the only person I am competing against is me.. and this is much better than anything I have ever done before. Well done on getting out there to us! x

  • Hi Kags. In one of your previous posts you gave your weight. IMHO the mere fact that you have got to the stage of being able to jog for 30 mins is an enormous credit to you in its own right. I cannot imagine the degree of guts & determination required to do that. Do not be the slightest disheartened if you cannot do 5k in 30 mins (yet). I don't think very many on this forum can. I can do it but I am not carrying ANY extra weight. If I was made to carry the difference between your weight & mine I wouldn't even make it to the 1km mark (in fact I doubt I could jog at all) which means that relatively speaking you are stronger & have better stamina. If/when you get some of that weight off you will absolutely fly round...

  • Time doesn't make any difference. What is important, is that you are out there doing it and not sat around watching TV. I for one am very impressed that you are running. OK, I do try to better my best times on occasions, but generally I am just pleased to be out and running, and the time is irrelevant.

    Keep going and keep posting the pics.

  • When I ran for 30 minutes yesterday, including the extra 5 minutes walking at each end, I was only able to cover 4.2 total in 40 minutes.

  • Bless you all for brill comments what an ingrate I sound like ! And yes I utterly agree a bit more weight to come off and hopefully I'll be flying round.

    I was blessed last year with a 10 lbs 5 son and decided I've got to get fit and try and be a good example and all that for once I've actually stuck to an exercise plan so I am thrilled about the thirty minutes I think I was probably being a bit concrete in my thinking with the podcast title.

    My next move is to procure some new running hooves and download life after 5 k gawd bless ya all ! This forum has played a huge part of the journey I've laughed nearly cried and then laughed till I cried reading the posts. :)

    It's totes emosh XXX

  • 5K in 30 minutes is achievable for most people, I reckon. If you're in good health, running several times every week and eating a sensible diet then any excess weight will come off, your fitness will improve and you'll get faster. Our bodies are capable of so much more than we think-it's the grey matter that lets us down!

  • I have finally managed to do 5km in 29.32.....but that is exactly 1 year after graduating!!! I run three times a week and do tempo and hills. I also go to the gym 3 times a week. The fact that you can run for 30 minutes is such an achievement, if you want to go faster you have to work at it, but it's only if you want to. Many people I know chose to run further rather than faster, maybe that would be something to look at. Whatever you choose you have to give yourself time to get there. The important thing is to keep running. :) :) :) xx

  • Thank you for your reply i will definitely keep running as I never thought in a million years I'd be running for 30 minutes without medical intervention. Well done to you x :)

  • Hi Kags44,

    I am having similar concerns as my total after the 30 mins run and the 10 minutes start and end warm up is just short of 4K. I have the Race for Life in 6 weeks, two weeks of that I am on holiday. Although I am chuffed to bits on managing this far I am concerned that I wont ever manage a 5K in 30 mins.

  • I ve had loads of cool replies regarding said 5 k and times from what I can gather not many folk can do 5 k in 30 minutes. If they can it's taken a good length of time.

    Well done for signing up for a race for life I've been reliably informed they are brill to do as some people walk jog and/ or run at all different ages stages and sizes so I think you'll do fab ! X

  • I concur with Bazzer1234. Running for 30 minutes is the key. Doesn't matter how far you go, it just matters that you ran for 30 minutes non stop (if you can - there's no harm in a cheeky walk half way if you fancy). I am lone of the lucky ones that CAN run 5K in half an hour but I've decided to forget about times and concentrate on just getting out there!

  • Wise words indeed I ll leave the pedometer at home and go out and pound some roads . . Then I'll go for a run ha ha :)

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