Couch to 5K
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Roger Bannister im not ......BUT!

Well I've done it run for 25 minutes can't say it was easy - so there was I driving home from the gym happily smiling to myself cos this 50 year old who up until six weeks ago hadn't done real exercise for 35 years just ran 2.5 miles in 20 minutes I was grinning like a cheshire cat then i had a thought Roger Bannister ran a mile in FOUR minutes- now I feel as if i haven't done very well. So next week W7R1 I aim to build on the speed. Do you think I should now treat myself to some running gear so i can shed my thick joggers as Laura now says im a runner?

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2.5 miles in 20 minutes is 8 minutes a mile and since 5km is about 3 miles you'll be on target to complete 5km in about 24/25 minutes. That sounds like a pretty good pace to me. I hope I'm that quick when I get to your stage.


redfacedwoman that's a good time. You should still be grinning like a cheshire cat. I haven't looked too carefully at my times yet as I'm sure they are a lot slower than that.


It's a fantastic time and well done - I'm struggling with week 6 run 3, only managed 12 1/2 minutes!

And I'm not 50 until December.

Feeling more encouraged for todays attempt though, Thanks


you can do it - im overweight by 2 stone unfit and not athletic go on give it a go - good luck


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