5k run

So I graduated last year and since then have been 'plodding' (or shuffling as Chris Evans says!) 4K and just about making it in around 30 minutes. 5 weeks ago I signed up for a novice runners course with local club to try and improve.  I've just tried my first ever 5k on my own -37 minutes 43seconds. Very pleased with myself. Also including warm up and cool down nearly the exact length of Tom hanks on desert island discs podcast. 

If I can do this anyone can...keep running!!

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  • Well done - it is easy to just keep doing the same thing and I think you do have to set yourself realistic goals. Is there a Parkrun near you. I thought Tom Hanks was a good listen.

  • Just about to sign up for park run. At the moment club run is on Sunday so bit much both days but plan to do it weeks I can't do club. Ambition is 5k in 30 minutes before significant birthday next year! 

    Enjoyed Tom so will now download more from D.ID archive for future runs as it did make the time go quicker. 

  • If you haven't heard them Joanna Lumley and Keith Richards were good.

  • Ahem.  5k in 30 minutes is more than a shuffle. Not that there's anything wrong with shuffling runs, I loved em and never did anything but shuffle for quite some time, even on races.  

    You stop shuffling and pick your feet up more as you get fitter and stronger. It's hard work to keep your legs ticking over for any length of time, so you can appreciate it does take a while to get to the point where you're strong enough to sustain some serious leg action

    Good idea to join the running group!  I did that too and really like it. It's fun isn't it 

    Cool runnings  Wizzie!

  • 37 minutes sadly, my ambition is 30 minutes.  

    Yes really enjoying the club, much more than expected. 

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