4th Parkrun, 3rd full 5k, and a PB!! 😍 - Couch to 5K

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4th Parkrun, 3rd full 5k, and a PB!! 😍

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Oh wow... As well as being totally stunned and so complimented by a much more experienced runner coming up to me afterwards and saying I had a great pace and I think they were even using me for pacing. I later on got my results, and it was a PB of 33.56!! 😍 I may have come 274 in position but 8th for my age category of VM50-54 😁 I have been rather naughty and overdoing it of late though. I know I should be sticking to 30 minute consolidation runs after recently graduating but on my second run this week I lost track of time then decided to continue and try a 5k again which took me around 36 minutes, and then today was of course a park run on which I just had to do a full run...πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ Who had thought it that around 11 weeks ago I struggled to run 1 minute! This plan really does work!! 😍 And as for all the support from you lot... β™₯️

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Congratulations on your parkrun pb. You should be so pleased 😊😊😊

Sonia52Graduate in reply to Buddy34

Oh I so am... And you should be very proud of yourself!! Much better PB than me... 😍


Congratulations! That’s a great time so early in your running. Enjoy many more Parkruns to come! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


Massive congratulations and well done


Brilliant stuff, well done you! ☺ Do be careful not to overdo it though - maybe a nice relaxed, just for fun, run next time - no fun on the Injury Couch!

Sonia52Graduate in reply to Debston

Due to busy weekends away for the next two weeks I will only be able to stick to 2 runs a week for a while, and sadly no parkruns. But yes I will try to slow down.

Brilliant you must feel so chuffed! I think c25k prepares you to do 5k even if you don't make the distance on your graduation run. But if you've done 3 30 minute runs at, say 4.5 km you are absolutely ready to do 5k.

Sonia52Graduate in reply to iain-strachan

Thanx. Thats kinda how i saw it. Only 5 more minutes running on average to cover that golden 5k after a 30 minute run. And today would be my 4th run after graduation.


Congratulations to you Sonia52 on your PB time of 33.56 at this mornings Parkrun, well done, you should be very proud of yourself 😊 πŸƒπŸΎ

Sonia52Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Oh I am, I am... I really did feel like a runner and realised I am a much healthier person today. And the great thing is I seem to be influencing people to have a go themselves when they see what i do on social media. Today after my finished run I saw a friend go past on her first parkrun, she mostly walked it and I joined her for the last k and ran along side her as she did a jog through the finish line. And all because she heard about it from me. Was a lovely surprise to see her there. I told her to try C25k and join this group for great encouragement and advice ;)

AlMorrGraduate in reply to Sonia52

I wasn't at a parkrun today, however, I did go for a 5K run near to where I live, just after I completed the run in the quickest time I have ran it locally 31.45 (only my PB of 30.55 can beat that at a parkrun 3 weeks ago) I met two runners who were running week 1 of C25K, I shouted back at them wishing them well on their running journey.

Sonia52Graduate in reply to AlMorr

And a great journey it is. 😊 Thats a fantastic time for a run! A really quick pace.

AlMorrGraduate in reply to Sonia52

πŸ‘ πŸƒπŸΎ


Great effort so happy for 6

Very impressive- a great time. πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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