W9R2: Today was my best run. I managed to... - Couch to 5K

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Today was my best run. I managed to control my pace by constantly reminding myself to slow down. It has taken me 9 weeks, but I think I have finally cracked it on pacing myself!

I could have kept going and I was able to increase my speed in the last 5 minutes, as I had taken it easy for the first 25 minutes.

I ran 5km today with an average pace of 5.56km. 13 seconds slower than run 1 this week, but I have finally found my pace.

Really happy as my last run was horrible. I now know I could run further if I control my pace.

This is the first run in 9 weeks where I haven't struggled or wanted to stop.

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Amazing job... your new slow gear is pretty fast 😂. Enjoy every single step of your next one.

ra4200Graduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

Thank you - I have fallen back in love with running now I have sorted my pace.


One of the few who have ran 5k in under 30 minutes, before they graduate congratulations.

ra4200Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Thank you Al. I am very tall, so my steps are probably a bit bigger than most. It seems like I am barely moving!

AlMorrGraduate in reply to ra4200

Indeed, practically all top sprinters and athletes are over 6' tall with long legs


Well done

This reminds me very much of my W9R2............a glorious run, proving to me that I had finally cracked this running thing...........only to be followed by a terrible slog of a graduation run, because I was too impatient to wait until Saturday, so set off on a Friday evening, after a hard week at work......set your graduation run up carefully...... it should be memorable for the right reasons.

ra4200Graduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

Thank you for the advice - it is greatly appreciated. I am doing my graduation run on Sunday so I should be ok. Thanks again.

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