My running update

I've tried posting three times, keep losing my post.

I've been trying to run three times a week since graduating. 2 30 minute runs and a 5km run. Finding map my run great.

I'm still very slow and my 30 minute run this morning was a pace of 10:32. My fastest 30 minutes is at 10:11 (the first five minutes was 8:20 pace) and my fastest 5km was a pace of 10:24.

Happy running.


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12 Replies

  • Well done - keep running regularly like you are, and I'm sure your performance will improve. Great to hear you've kept the frequency of runs up.

  • Thanks Steve.

  • Sounds awesome! Keeping up with it is great!!!! Congrats on your times, they sound great to me😀

    Most important though, enjoy your next run 😀

  • Oh they are km/per hour not miles per hour. So a 5km is about 52 minutes.

  • You are running three times a week which is more than the majority of the population (my guess - I don't know what the stats would say), so it doesn't matter how fast you are. Well done in any case!

  • Thank you.

  • Well done - keep going! I hope you are enjoying it.

  • Hi Daisy, sounds like you start too fast if you're reaching your fastest pace in your first 5 min. When my first km is too fast I always feel tired for the rest of the run. Have you tried really consciously slowing down for the first half of your run? It might feel weird but could help with overall pace?

  • My friend told me to start off slower. I've tried it but I can't ever speed up much so I'm not sure what to do really.

    I also love it when it tells me my fast pace and motivates me to keep going.

  • How about alternating between fast and slow then? But I do really recommend just slowing right down. Sometimes I cant manage to speed up until right at the end, but then it comes and feels amazing. But we're all different... Depends what surface you're running on too. For example occasionally doing a hilly run seems to have helped my pace on flat routes. So trying different routes is good too. Good luck 😊

  • Thank you.

    I've only done a proper hill once but it wasn't as bad as expected.

    I may do the stamina podcast and the other graduate ones to see if they help me.

  • Definitely a good idea to try some of the other podcasts, basically keep things fresh and interesting. Lots of luck 😊

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