Finally bagged that elusive 5k!
I started my 'C25k' programme on 7 March, and completed it with great satisfaction on 13 June, but I was only running about 4k.
Today, I have finally clocked up my first 5k run - and it feels GREAT! Parkrun - here I come!
Well done you 😊 You'll love Parkrun!
Thanks Jomarie1979! I'm looking forward to it.
Well done. I graduated in July and only did my first park run on Saturday and loved it. It has made me want to do more events, and given my solo runs a new sense of focus.
Thanks Whatsapp. That's really encouraging.
Parkrun is the most amazing community of people that are supportive and encouraging....enjoy your parkrunning!!!
Thanks fatboytorunner. Have heard such amazing things about Parkrun.
I absolutely love it and I have become a member of the core team for our junior parkrun as well and got my five year old involved ... only been going 4 weeks but we had 150 kids this weekend! Amazing to see them all enjoying it 😊
Well done you, park run watch out...
Ha! Jancanrun, I don't think I'll be troubling anyone but the tail runner for quite a while.
We like tail runners.... someone has to be brave enough to take that place!
See? It didn't take you long at all. Enjoy Parkrun😊😊
Cheers, McFitty! I shall!
Gazelle2B what are your training tips to 5k. I've also just graduated and am running exactly 4K on 30 minutes?
Congratulations on your graduation! Feels fantastic, doesn't it? As for tips, I'm still very much a newbie runner, so I don't feel qualified to give you any advice, but I'm happy to tell you what *I* did, which might help you create your own plan:
13 June = my C25K graduation run (30 min - 4k)
5 subsequent runs at 32 min each (final distance - 4.2k)
5 runs at 34 min each (final distance - 4.6k)
3 runs at 35 min each (final distance - 4.7k)
3 runs at 38 min each (this last 38-min run was today's run, when I finally hit 5k!)
Hope this helps! Happy running.
Thanks, it does help!😁
Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Thank you, Shivani05.
Well done you!
Congratulations!!! Go and run the world!
Haha, IgaT! The world...in 5k chunks! ;P
Of course, you / we can do it! Enjoy each run and keep smiling
Will do, IgaT! Cheers!
Awesome,great inspiration. I'm on week 9 and doing about 4K. Hopefully I'll get there one day!
Well done, Bek2000! You will - you're so close to graduation, and from there, anything's possible.
Thank you xx
Brilliant. Well done. Looking forward to getting there too
Thanks, Neil1966. Just stay positive, and remember: 'slow and steady' is the key. Good luck on your C25K journey.
Fantastic well done! And thank you for the hope!
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