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Just did my first full 5k

ajwyld profile image

About 6 weeks after graduating. I've stuck to running 3 times a week and tried to increase by 0.25km per week, and today I am really pleased to have done 5k. Took me 47 minutes, which I am also quite pleased with !

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gaterunner profile image

And so you should be. Well done you

Oldgirl profile image

Congratulations job well done. Its the right way to go about reaching that magic 5K. So you now have a time to work towards reducing, enjoy your running while you work at it and good luck. :)

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ajwyldGraduate in reply to Oldgirl

Yup. My plan is to do 2 30 minute runs a week (on weekdays) and gradually try to increase my speed. And to keep one longer run on the weekend - working up to an hour to start with.

Well done thats great news. You must feel really pleased. I am still looking forward to hitting 5km. Sounds like you have been doing your increases just right. Happy running.

GoogleMe profile image

Yay! Great news. 47m57 is my PB for 5K

ju-ju- profile image

well done, thats fabulous...

LSBeech75 profile image

That's fantastic - I graduated last week & still sticking to 3 runs a week but the elusive 5k is still out of my reach. Your post gives me hope that I'll get there :)

Fantastic, well done! I will graduate on Friday and my next plan is to work up to 5k, then a Parkrun. Nice to hear graduates are still working at increasing distance and I won't be the only one! x

Congrats to you !!! well done bet regards

Leyther1 profile image

Thanks for this post, it gives us who have yet to graduate a great idea of what comes after the programme and how to get to the 5k sensibly. Well done on your 5k, you deserve to be chuffed with yourself :)

Well done and congratulations. There is hope for me yet. Best wishes.

ajwyld profile image

Definately hope for everyone !

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