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Chasing the sub-30 5k

I graduated 14 May with 3.7 km in 30 minutes.

I reached 5 km in 39 minutes on 11 June.

Today - 4th October - I ran 5 km in 31.13 minutes.

Sub-30 - here I come!

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So close 🙂 If I can...😊 You surely can...so much younger😃xxx

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Hope so! I am just wondering how people (my sister and others) run that fast for a half marathon distance. But then again - 6 months ago I was wondering how people could run for 30 minutes :-) :-)

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Exactly!!!!🙂

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It's there for you to grab, PippiRuns , go get it!

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I am going to! Seeing how close I got today really makes me want it even more!

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Woo Hoo ! You are sooo close ! Just a fleas wotsit hair away !

Well done Iben , your progress has been superb :-) xxx

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Thank you Poppypug! It is funny how I keep amazing myself :-) Of course there are difficult runs, but then I just chose to be amazed that I actually carry through and keep going ;-)

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Brilliant and inspiring progress - go get it :-)

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I will! Watch this space...

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Well done :)

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Thank you Irish-John!

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I bet you are the 'Wonderful' in that song about your hometown there ;)

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Well done, Iben! You are making such good progress! It won't be long now😎

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Wooohooo!

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That's a great time . You have such brilliant will power , I bet it won't be long before you hit sub 30 mon :-)

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Thank you Mollydex. It was hard though. Wobbly legs afterwards. Now my brain is swimming in endorphin - that is where that willpower comes from. Pure chemistry :-)

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Go you. Well done 😊

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Impressed and encouraged!

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Yes Hilary, your first 5k was much like mine - and though I am a few years younger than you (I'm 45), I believe we can both go sub30. Just keep up the good work.

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Wow Iben, I can imagine how pleased you are with that time. It's amazing where this takes you and of course you'll manage it.

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Please keep us posted. Your next run maybe? Or one after. 😀

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Not very likely😀 it was a very tough run. Exhausting. Need to snailrun for a while.

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You can do it for sure! You give me hope. lol

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Wow, that's great progress. You're almost there. 😊

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What great leaps forward. The improvement in your times is impressive. While I don't feel that I can make such dramatic improvement it does inspire me to keep going and how I should be going about it.

Happy running.

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Thank you. I think my trick generally is a running club with a great trainer who provides great variation. And yesterday - an experienced runner who kept me company and talked me through the tough parts🏃

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That's great progress over the last few months you will do it sub 30

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Wow you'll be there in no time!great improvements there iben!😊

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That's great progress Iben. You will possibly have more success if you don't try to get below 30 mins on every run. Maybe have a record breaking run attempt once a fortnight or once a month, with intervening runs less pressured on the speed front and of course continuing to build your distance.

Keep running, keep smiling.

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Don't worry, it was waaaay too hard for me to even be thinking about trying to beat that record any time soon! I'll snail for a while🏃😌

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Congratulations! A sub 30 min 5k will soon be coming your way!

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31.13 wow! That sub 30 is going to suddenly pop out of nowhere Iben and you'll be grinning from ear to ear. I love your commitment. I don't think there can be many things you wouldn't achieve once you've decided to go for it.

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