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!
So close 🙂 If I can...😊 You surely can...so much younger😃xxx
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
It's there for you to grab, PippiRuns , go get it!
I am going to! Seeing how close I got today really makes me want it even more!
Woo Hoo ! You are sooo close ! Just a fleas wotsit hair away !
Well done Iben , your progress has been superb xxx
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
Brilliant and inspiring progress - go get it
I will! Watch this space...
Thank you Irish-John!
I bet you are the 'Wonderful' in that song about your hometown there
Well done, Iben! You are making such good progress! It won't be long now😎
That's a great time . You have such brilliant will power , I bet it won't be long before you hit sub 30 mon
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
Go you. Well done 😊
Impressed and encouraged!
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.
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.
Please keep us posted. Your next run maybe? Or one after. 😀
Not very likely😀 it was a very tough run. Exhausting. Need to snailrun for a while.
You can do it for sure! You give me hope. lol
Wow, that's great progress. You're almost there. 😊
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.
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🏃
That's great progress over the last few months you will do it sub 30
Wow you'll be there in no time!great improvements there iben!😊
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.
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🏃😌
Congratulations! A sub 30 min 5k will soon be coming your way!
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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