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Finally... I managed the full 5K!!

mrsfaize profile image

After graduating a couple of months ago I've been out running 2 or 3 times a week for 30 mins at a time. Today, I felt different (no idea why), so I challenged myself to cover the full 5K, which I hadn't achieved yet.

I did it, not that fast, but I got there. It took me just over 36 mins and I feel great! Going to stick with this distance for a few weeks then gradually increase. I've discovered that running is quite addictive! I love it.

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Yay... well done!

The 30 minutes running is the key, but wow, doesn't it feel good when you hit 5k.

The world is your oyster now, you can do anything you want to!

AlMorr profile image

Congratulations, running IS addictive, well done on completing a full 5K, sub 40 minutes is very good. You now have what they call the running bug 🐛

When you are ready, you could flip over to Bridge to 10k (if you want to of course). I found it easier to slowly progress on distance and then return to trying to speed up later when I was a bit stronger. A 36 minute first 5k is good 👏👏👏

mrsfaize profile image
mrsfaizeGraduate in reply to Beachcomber66

Yes, I'm thinking I might do that (Bridge to 10K) or it might be a case of having to... signed up to do a 10K race in June! Yikes

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Beachcomber66Graduate in reply to mrsfaize

Loads of time 😊

Elfe5 profile image

That’s wonderful! Good for you!😄

Reaching 5k feels such a pleasing achievement!

Whoo hooo check you out 🏃‍♀️

Well done on your first 5k 🥳

Jazzyrunner profile image

Woop woop well done! And a brilliant time too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Buddy34 profile image

Your first 5k in 36 minutes is brilliant. All your hard work is paying off . Congratulations 👏👏😊😊

Wow that’s such an impressive time for your first, you will get a sub 30 minute 5 k before you know it

Such a fantastic thing to do isn’t it?

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