First 5K training run

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03/09/2002 at 16:04

done a couple of 5Ks on the treadmill now so I thought tonight I would seize the bull by hthe horns and go on one of the Nike training runs, in the slow group!!!
My aim is to get round without dying.
Wish me luck :)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
03/09/2002 at 16:26
Good luck!!
I haven't managed 5K in one go yet so keep up the good work and let me know how you get on!
03/09/2002 at 17:10
Have a good run, Gemini. Don't worry about whether or not you'll survive, or even whether or not you'll heep up. You will! Just enjoy it as a good social run.
03/09/2002 at 17:15
Gemini, good luck , you're first PB on the way.
03/09/2002 at 17:16

V - you do these things as a social occasion??? bbbbut it doens't involve alchol.
03/09/2002 at 17:30
Sez who, Gemini? Do you really think all those people wearing the blue and yellow vests REALLY have Lucozade Sport in their bottles just because that's what the label says? If so, you're about to flunk your Forum Studies module.

03/09/2002 at 19:59

V - lol

Thought I'd update all you wonderful motivating ppl.
I DID IT! didn't walk once :)
31 mins - 5K
Can't believe it.
I'm on such a high.

*goes to celebrate with ONE glass of wine*
04/09/2002 at 09:31
Gemini - that is brilliant! Well done!
04/09/2002 at 10:16
Gemini, well done on the 5k, I did 5k a couple of days ago and can understand the high. Must say though that my thighs are really stiff now, don't know if I didn't warm up enough.
04/09/2002 at 10:26

I'm feeliung pretty good this morning, no stifness, but I did spend quite a bit of time warming down (walked home) and then did stretching and had a nice hot bath (with glass of wine)
The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/09/2002 at 10:28
well done! How was it? How long did you take so I know how far I am away from the 5K golden goal!
Well done and you deserved the wine!
04/09/2002 at 10:32

lol, it took me 31 minutes which I was damn proud of however I was dying by the end not sure I could of done another 5K at the same pace. My goal for the Nike 10K is sub 75 minutes so it gives me some lee way.
04/09/2002 at 11:19
I reckon that 75 mins is EASILY within reach. I usually reckon on 2 times 5k time plus 3 mins for a realistic 10K time. So if you are a relatively new runner add 5 minutes. Go for under 70, just do it!!
04/09/2002 at 11:34
It's marvelous what a soak in the bath and a glass or two of wine does for recovery, well done Gemini.
The Evil Pixie    pirate
04/09/2002 at 11:43
Maybe that was the reason behind my failings yesterday ... I didn't have the soak and wine after the Hyde park run! I'll remember that for next time!
I have a 10K on the 29th and I am currently looking at about 80+ becuase as of now I can't do 5K in one stint. But go for it they say a 10k is 2.1 your 5k pace! Good Luck!

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