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My first 5K run

My first 5K run

After graduating last week I thought I would try to run for 5K tonight as I thought I was getting close to it after 30 minutes during week 9. How surprised was I when I found I did it just over 29 minutes!

This was my first run without Laura (and Julie!), listening to my own music, and it just felt like the pressure was off and I could relax. When I finished I had that “high” that I hadn’t felt since completing week 1. I can’t explain it.

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Well done on getting that first 5k in the bag - and that is a fantastic time for a first 5k too! 🙂

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Strictly speaking it wasn’t my first 5K as I did a park run during week 2, so there was a lot of walking involved for that one.

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..still a good one!🙂👍

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Brilliant...Well done Sigered, really pleased for you😊...that first 5k in the bag already!

Happy running 😊x

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Well done what a great time.

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Well done. Speed is good too

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Wow -well done so fast! You must be thrilled.

I am in week 9 and can only do 4k in 30 mins - do you have any tips for working towards getting faster?

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I don’t have any tips, I think there are far more experienced people on this forum who would be able to give advice. Mind you it does help that where I live in Essex is very flat, so no pesky hills to run up and down.

I didn’t dare run at that pace while doing C25K for fear of overdoing it and to be honest this was a one off just to see what I could do. My next target is to run 10K so I will be going back to slow and steady, instead of fast and furious.

Good luck for the rest of week 9!

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Thank you - those pesky hills - good luck with moving to 10k x

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That's brilliant and a fantastic pace too 👏

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Brilliant, congratulations on your first fully ran 5k😀

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well done and a great time as well, i’ve been running 5k now since completing the programme in the 1st week of January, my target is sub 25 and i’m currently on 28, so 30k for your first - ish run is very good keep it up

will you be committing to 3 runs a week

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