Consolidation 16: My second 5K πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ - Couch to 5K

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Consolidation 16: My second 5K πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Plattszo profile image
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Hi everyone. It's been a while since I posted on here about my running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈescapades but it is where my heart is though and where it all began!! I'm afraid you are stuck with me!!

It's a quieter Sunday afternoon and have a minute to post, so wanted to leave a little update.

Today, I ran my second 5K run. My first was on 30th August (my Dad's 70th Birthday) and I will remember that day for always. My goal (and adulthood ambition) was to run 5K without stopping. I was elated!!!

On 30th August ran the 5K in 38.04 minutes (I was very careful to follow the 10% rule to avoid injury, having been previously de-railed during my journey).

Today, I managed 5K in 37 mins and 56 seconds. A whole 8 seconds faster πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

I managed to achieve 3.8k in 30 minutes by graduation πŸŽ“ day on 31st July.

Not really sure what the point of my post is, other than to say, still here, largely lurking, but still watching with interest all of the people on their journeys. I also wanted to post something as I feel a bit guilty that everyone supported me in my journey but I've not had chance to post and offer my support to others coming through.

I also wanted to reiterate (because I know how these gremlins 😈 get you) that the goal is not time/pace with this but endurance.

The 5K and pace will come, I am proof of that... just follow the plan 😁😁

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Instructor57 profile image

Good run for you today and good to see you posting on here, I think it's still where we feel at home πŸ˜πŸ‘

AlMorr profile image

You are always welcomed on this forum Plattszo, nice photo of you.

Congratulations on running your second 5K, 8 seconds faster than your first, so a PB, well done, may I wish your father a belated happy 70th birthday, I bet he is very proud of you on all your running and especially you graduating from C25K πŸŽ“.

Your friend TT60 will also be very proud of you as well πŸƒπŸΎ πŸ‘. 😊

Tinytears60 profile image
Tinytears60Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Very proud of her AlMorr :-)

nowster profile image
nowsterGraduate in reply to Tinytears60

I look forward to reading posts from yourself and Plattszo .

Tinytears60 profile image
Tinytears60Graduate in reply to nowster

Aww thanks Mister... Nice of you to say!... We do have fun :-)

Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to nowster

Nawww, that lovely πŸ€—

Jools2020 profile image

Well done for your new 5K PB! Good to see you posting here again πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Couchphoenix profile image

Yaayyyy πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» well done Plattszo great to see a post from you and to hear your hitting 5k, really pleased for you. I wondered how you were getting on with your running these days, really well by the sound of it. Sounds like you’ve well and truly conquered those gremlins. Nice one Zo, you don’t need an excuse to put a post on. πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Heyyyy Mr Couchy!! How you doing? Sorry I've been πŸ’© at posting on here lately... so much going on and my head is full!!

Tinytears60 profile image

Hello lurker πŸ€£πŸ’•

What a fab run Zo πŸ‘Œ

Knocking these 5k’s out now ... πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Well done in the improved pace too


nowster profile image

Welcome back! πŸ‘

Plattszo profile image

Thanks everyone!! Will try and post up a bit more and answer a few questions too.

Love it here πŸ’–πŸ’–

9weeks2Run profile image

That’s a great run, Well Done you must be delighted to be running 5k. Very inspiring regarding your times and new PB.

Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to 9weeks2Run

Thanks ever so much. Glad it is inspiring... hope it helps others who may be thinking "I'll never do that". Anything is possible!

MccHa profile image

Fantastic for great achievements one of which in memorable day πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ™. Glad u doing ok...

Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to MccHa

Thanks lovely.

You still out there running? Not seen much from yourself, but maybe I missed the posts. Note to self: Must do better 😊😊

MccHa profile image
MccHaGraduate in reply to Plattszo

Hiya πŸ™ I’m still here πŸ˜‚ on leave and running still πŸ‘ did my 10 Miles recently and got the shiny badge πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ but only visible on Marathon forum ☹️☹️☹️

I’m doing the 2nd 10Miler hopefully tomorrow morning while on short break in the Lack District 🀞 wish me luck πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ€žπŸ€žπŸ€ž.

Glad to hear Tinytears60 is feeling ok and started running again πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸ€žπŸ‘πŸ¦πŸ‘ I need u two to keep me going πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Take care and 2nd 5K in the bag is Wonderful πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Birdlady64 profile image


Great run and a good time to! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Congratulations on the PB

That first 5k must have really special on your Dads 70th and all😁

Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

it was. I didcated it to my Dad. Told him. His response? Where you running away from the police?! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

Birdlady64 profile image

Typical Dad joke!

They think they are hilarious 🀣 when in reality....


Plattszo profile image
PlattszoGraduate in reply to Birdlady64

I know, I was thinking "where's the praise, Dad?!" Buy it kind was in his own little way 😍

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