For those still struggling in the early stages
Can we keep this thread for those of us that cant yet run 5k.
I have been stumbling along for a few weeks and recently did manage 1.5 miles!!
I really would like to talk to those that are also struggling in the formative stages, so comeon in!!!!!!!!
I'll join you here. I just started three weeks ago and I've got a long way to go before I reach half mile!!! I'm taking it real slow. I took up running for health, so speed, etc. isn't a big deal to me. I'm lucky to be able to get as far as I have lol. I must say, I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I do. It really feels good. I've had to work and it's been raining the past two days, so I haven't gotten out and it's killing me. I think I will just do a few minutes on the treadmill tonight when I get home. The trouble with that, is I get home so late and I'm so tired that motivation isn't there @ 8 at night. But, tonight I will make sure it's there, even if I just run for a little bit.
When i started it took me 2 weeks to get to 30mins of continous running, don't know how far that was because i didn't measure it. It took another 4 weeks to reach 6 miles.
This was from a basis of zero cardio, though i was doing weights, and at a rather porky 15st at 5' 10"....not muscular!
I'm in. I have been running for about 7 weeks but had 3 weeks off in the middle as I somehow hurt my knee and then the snow came.
I have done a 5k circuit the last 2 times I have been out but am a long way from being able to run the whole way. Although I did manage a 10 minute run yesterday. I still have to have regular walk breaks over the period of the 5k. Can't wait til I can run the whole way.
My running - if i can call it that - has been extremely patchy the last couple of weeks.
Cant seem to shake a cold off!!
Went out the other day and instead of trying to jog as long as i can did the run walk thing but a lot quicker than i jog normally. Very different challenge and I felt it broke up the hard grind a little.
Reckoning on going out again Mon am with the dog.
It tool me a while to manage over 5k and it still just hurts to get past 1/4 mile sometimes when the nagging knee pain disappears.
I found the best way to get there - like the advice is keep it slow and steady but another fab piece of advice i also read was don't take a watch - give it a rest for two or three runs and don't obsess about distance and time - you'll find you're probably running a little further as a result because you're not focusing on time whilst you're running.
It worked for me - and most of all keep at it - you will get there took me about 7 weeks to run the whole 5km.
I hope you don't mind me jumping in too!
I am a newbie on week 3 of the training programme for the 5k , really enjoying it so far.
A couple of weeks back I entered a the Dunfermline 5k race and I must admit I am having a bit of a confidence crisis about it. The plan that I am following is Suz's coach to 5k lasts 9 weeks on week 3 and race is on 9th May leaving me 2/3 weeks spare before the race.
The last runner's time for the race was 39 minutes in 2008 and I am worried I might not even manage that.
My question is, have I been too hasty? I am better bowing out gracefully and doing a race later in the year when I am much more experienced and not annoying race marshalls who will be waiting for me to finish?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Lisac I don't think you are being too hasty at all. You are following a plan - which is good. You are enjoying it - which is even better. You've got a bit of wiggle room between the plan and the race, so if you have a setback its not the end of the world.
Don't worry about your time for your first race - whatever you run will be a personal best! In my experience marshals are very supportive and encouraging of newbies. Go for it!
I think I just needed someone to tell me I was not being daft if you know what I mean.
My running partner is also losing a bit of enthusiasm for it and I suspect I may have to do the race alone although my very supportive hubbie will be on the sidelines.
Thanks for your vote of confidence it is really appreciated.
Can I be in?
I have done some 5k s but I run walk. I did get up to 8mins run, 2 walk but was ill for 3 months over the summer so started back again in December.
Currently at 3min run and 2 min walk. I like run/walk not sure I'm ever going to change!
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