Just finished too !

W9r3 quite extraordinary ! Went to local Parkrun, my fatal error was setting off with everybody at else and at 1k MapMywalk told me I was going at 6min20 per K, MUCH TOO FAST !! Also I was lulled into a false sense of security with the first bit being downhill, and what goes down must come up, hence being exhausted and having to walk for a little bit towards the end. (I did run about on the road for a bit after the parkrun to make up for it) But I did it !! Of course now I will have to try it again to see if I can do it with no walking, that's my next goal. Good luck everyone else. CAN WE DO IT ?....YES WE CAN.....

Skip

Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

9 Replies

oldest β€’ newest
  • Well done on graduation and at a Parkrun as well. I gather it's quite easy to get carried away with the enthusiasm but you had a walk break to recover and completed the run. Congratulations, good luck on your post-grad running and best wishes.

  • Congratulations - I know that problem with a downhill bit to begin with; It can really get you sprinting and then it is so, so hard when the path goes up again. You are right YES WE CAN.

  • Well done, that's fantastic! A walk break doesn't matter, you will know to pace yourself a bit better next time if that's what you choose to do. Enjoy your running x

  • Congratulations on graduating and your first park run. Great achievement :)

  • Brilliant news, Henpen! Fantastic achievement and well done for finishing in style at a Parkrun. Thanks for all your support, and keep up the good work :)

  • Well done! I did my first parkrun today, and it was the first time I've ever run a whole 5k, so I was happy, even thought I was the slowest :D

  • Haha! I was very nearly the slowest but who cares. We can run 5k !!

  • Congratulations on your graduation. Feels great doesn't it!

  • Well done! Congratulations!

    You'll find that you start to learn to judge the pace thing a little better now you've graduated. It's just a matter of practice as your focus moves from "can I make it to the end?" to "how can I improve?". In time you'll look be doing 6.20 and better for the whole run I'm sure.

You may also like...