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W6r3 and my first race!

Rowena04
Rowena04

I signed up for my first ever race in Oct, a local 5k. Today was the 25min run of w6r3 and I managed 21.5mins. When the app finished I thought 'Im here to train for 5k so let's see how long it takes me'. Rather than the 5min cool down I went straight into running again and through a combination of running for 10, walking for 2, running for 8 etc etc I managed a 5k in 44min!! Even better, on my registration form for the race I estimated (I had no idea really) I would finish in 45min so it looks as though I can get faster from now and finish in a faster time!! *NEVER* did I imagine I would be capable of this especially as I struggled running for 1m at one point!

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telford_mike
telford_mikeGraduate

Wow that’s great. 2 months to train for your race and not long until you graduate C25K, you'll be super-speedy by October!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to telford_mike

Best to follow the C25K plan though...:)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator

Well done, very impressive already

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

Best to follow the C25K plan though...:)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

Long warm down 😂. It’s better than running tomorrow I think.

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

Hmm?

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

Just kidding... it’s impressive, but I’ll give you that my old coach would have kicked my ass for it 😂

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

Trouble is... we can damage ourselves without realising it...and Rowena has a while until October:)

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

I ran on dry sand on my second off day... and yes, this knee brace is working well as I resume a week and a half later, so I do hear you!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to UnfitNoMore

I know.. I am an old worrier for folk :)x

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreAdministrator in reply to Oldfloss

Tonight I could have run all night... my big toe on my left foot wanted to go for the 5k... but I was a good boy.

wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate

Well done! That’s the spirit!

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to wyersmith

Best to follow the C25K plan though...:)

wyersmith
wyersmithGraduate in reply to Oldfloss

But of course. I meant the overall positive mental attitude rather than the extra run bit... ;-)

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator in reply to wyersmith

Obviously :) x

Oldfloss
OldflossAdministrator

Please, take it gently... there is time enough until October...the programme is about following a slow and steady build up of the running legs...hidden injury is just that..hidden.

We often feel fine and can carry on running but we really advise against it.

Rest up and just follow the C25K plan...that way you will do your race..injury free...

I absolutely plan to carry on following the app, I have a week until my next run due to the kids being off school so lots of recovery time and I wouldn't do it unless I really felt I was able to. There's pushing yourself and then there's going a bit too far 🙂 But it was nice knowing that I have it in me!

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