So nearly 5k!: I went for a run in my local town... - Couch to 5K

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So nearly 5k!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate

I went for a run in my local town this morning while my daughter was in her ballet class. I did some stretches before the run instead of the traditional 5min walk so Strava only measured my run.

A nice mix of up and downhill but I greatly underestimated how far I can run on a flatter route! I thought 4km would be fine but of course my usual average pace of approx 7.5 min/km normally involves steep hills so I rushed around today with an average pace of 6.36 min/km and almost hit 5km just running 😳😅

Next Saturday (weather permitting...) I’ll try to go a teeny bit faster!

11 Replies

Congratulations!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to ItstheMarchHare

Thank you!

IannodaTruffe
IannodaTruffeAdministrator

Well done.

A warm up walk gets the leg muscles warm and heart working above rest, so is more effective than dynamic stretching alone.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to IannodaTruffe

I do like my usual warm up walk but I have a limited amount of time so probably can’t fit the full five mins in. I can probably experiment and walk the first part next week ☺️

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate

Good run. The hills build speed for flatter runs... you’re improving very well.

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to UnfitNoMore

You aren’t doing too badly yourself!

UnfitNoMore
UnfitNoMoreGraduate in reply to southlundon

I’ll let you know when I take on a hill 😂😂

SANDI_runs
SANDI_runsGraduate

A great run. Well done

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to SANDI_runs

Thank you!

Marcia-H
Marcia-HGraduate

Well done-a fraction off 5k in 30!

southlundon
southlundonGraduate in reply to Marcia-H

I’m getting there ☺️

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