Couch to 5K
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Off the couch

Just got back from my first run since my back went a week ago. An easy 5KM, didn't want to push it too much, but was pleased that my fastest KM split was 7.55, when I first started this running lark 3 months ago I was running about 10.45 Per KM, so pleased with the improvement! Back is feeling ok, so looking forward to my next, longer run, probably on Monday.

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Great news curly glad your back was okay. I love it when people talk about an "easy" 5k when a few months ago 1k seemed out of the question ;-)

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Being naïve here, when you say fastest KM split is that the fastest 1k of the 5k, not thought of this before?

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Yes, I must admit it's downhill lol! If you look at Slookie's post just up you will see her splits, she's a bit faster than me! Aussie always posts his splits too. You need something like a Garmin or a phone app like Runkeeper or Map My run. I love the stats!

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Great to hear you're off the couch!

But now who's going to keep me company?

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Aww sorry, you'll be off soon too I hope.

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'Easy' 5k? Get you!

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To be honest the whole route is 5K including warm and down. The running bit is about 3.5, that's my comfortable distance st the moment, but I have done over 5K a couple of times. I don't say this to brag, but hope it gives encouragement - you'll do it too soon.

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It does! You and Miss Wobble are my inspiration!

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Aww thank you Useit! How nice to be put up there with the legendary Miss W! She was my inspiration a while ago, and still is actually!

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Wot ho CurlyGurly! I long for the day when I can say 'easy 5KM' but will strive to get there. Glad your back is behaving and look forward to hearing about your next installment.

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Good lass! I think a slow jog should be ok for your back, it should do it good. Anything that strengthens it has to be a good thing. It's just a matter of knowing how far to go. I think if you pushed too far you'll soon know about it

I hope you feel ok, after your rest day you should feel whether you can go that bit further next time. Well done on the time by the way!!!

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