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First true 5k run today😊

GeorginaJB
GeorginaJBGraduate
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Having graduated from C25k a couple of weeks ago I did my first 'proper 5 k this morning. To date I've included the warm up and cool down walks in the distance but now I've downloaded the 'map my run' app. So I now know that it takes me 41 minutes and 12 seconds to run 5.05 km😊.I am actually starting to enjoy running!

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Millsie-J
Millsie-JGraduate

Brilliant! Well run!

Have you found the delay feature where you can delay the start 5 mins?

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaretGraduate

That's brilliant! I'm looking to build on my distance too. I'm doing approximately 5k including the walks, so I'm going to give it a week or two and start the 10% increase. Would you recommend map my run? I've been trying to use Strava but it's been hit and miss with the gps - I have an old phone and we're in a very poor signal area!

GeorginaJB
GeorginaJBGraduate
in reply to RuthMargaret

Map my run seems to work for me - I got frustrated with my iPhone health app which gave me different distances when I knew I 'd run the same route - zI' m building up to a par run in a couple of weeks time.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RuthMargaret

RuthMargaret, the likelihood is that it is your phone and maybe the reception area rather than the app that is at fault.

Do you live in the middle of a forest?

RuthMargaret
RuthMargaretGraduate
in reply to IannodaTruffe

No, but we are in a notorious area for bad reception. I am in the process of setting up a new phone. Hopefully that will help!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator
in reply to RuthMargaret

GPS works from satellites, not on your data signal, so unless something, like trees or tall buildings, is blocking the satellite signal, you should get an accurate fix.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

That is fantastic, huge well done on this achievement 😎

Well done you!

For me I felt achieving 5k consolidated my C25k graduation so you really really are a runner now!

Happy running!

T1gger
T1ggerGraduate

Well done, it feels great when you hit 5k that first time, doesn't it? I use that app too, works well, add the 5 minutes delay as jacs-w says.

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well that's another milestone (kilometrestone?) achieved.

Well done.

Hurrah!!!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ‘£Bask in the glory!!

chrissy7367
chrissy7367Graduate

Congratulations and we'll done.

I too have recently graduated and did my first 5k yesterday. This girl can!

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