First run after graduating...: Sooooo slow! But... - Couch to 5K

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First run after graduating...

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate

Sooooo slow! But further than I’ve managed before so a good start. I think! 🥴 I set Strava to start as soon as I started running, so no walking included in the stats. Onwards and upwards!

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dieOR5k
dieOR5kGraduate

Sounds like you wish for something different. I remember when running 60s made me whine and cry real tears.

I didn’t know you could set Strava for running only. Brilliant. Thanks.

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to dieOR5k

I don’t think there’s a fancy way of doing it, I just don’t press start until I’m ready to run 🤣

pete1212
pete1212Graduate

Well done on your run willsMum68 👍

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to pete1212

Thank you. Hoping to increase both speed and distance slowly. Always swore that all I wanted to do was get to the 5k....and now I find myself browsing 10k apps...... 🤣

pete1212
pete1212Graduate in reply to WillsMum68

I done the same thing only wanted to do a park run find myself in the last few weeks doing one 10K a week not fast but thinking 🤔 where do I go from here lol

Enxo
EnxoGraduate

Can you do that? Set strava to record only the running part? Please tell me how!

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Enxo

I don’t know if there’s an official way, I just don’t press start until I begin to run! 😁

Enxo
EnxoGraduate

I do the same...Thought I had missed some sort of automatic function!

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Enxo

🤣🤣🤣

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate

Well done, 5.1km is a fab achievement!!! the average pace also very good!! woooo hoooo!

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Blackshoe76

Ah thank you! I really struggled at first with my slow pace, comparing myself to a friend who started at year before me and is very fast! I tell myself that it’s distance not speed at this stage....but secretly I want to be the hare not the tortoise!

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate in reply to WillsMum68

haha yes, I know what you mean. Still, there is a cost to everything, including the speed increase.... to lower a risk of injury it is worth taking your time ☺️.

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Blackshoe76

Thank you 😊

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Blackshoe76

Just looked at my pal’s Strava - the last 5k she did was in 26.09 with an average speed of 5.14.....don’t think I’ll ever achieve that 🤣🐢🤣🐌

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate in reply to WillsMum68

You never know!!! Time will show!!! As long as you enjoy your run, it is the most important!

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Blackshoe76

Aye you’re right! I’m enjoying about half of the runs so far..... 😁

Blackshoe76
Blackshoe76Graduate in reply to WillsMum68

hahaha still utis so much more than what I enjoy at the moment 😆

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Blackshoe76

Something to aim for 🤣

Well done on the 5k. I don’t think your pace is that slow. I’m not a particularly quick runner but I’m not built for speed 😊. I was adamant I was only going to do 5k but caught the big and managed my first 10K yesterday. Didn’t think for one minute that I’d achieve it but that’s my stubbornness I suppose. Good luck with the 10K. It’s achievable but you need to build up to it. Stay safe and enjoy. 👍

WillsMum68
WillsMum68Graduate in reply to Jaycooper71

Well done, that’s brilliant! And gives me hope 😁

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