Ran my first 5k race this morning

and I'm still buzzing!

16 messages
29/08/2010 at 17:19
I started running 3 months ago and I couldn't even run for 60 seconds! Did my 5k in just under 30 minutes and whilst I know thats very slow compared to most of you on here I'm chuffed to bits! It's given me huge confidence for my forst 10k which is 7 weeks today.

Just wanted to share
29/08/2010 at 17:29
Well done! It was fast for you and you're proud of it so don't worry about anyone elses speed
29/08/2010 at 17:52
Well done
seren nos    pirate
29/08/2010 at 17:58
glad you have experienced the Buz..well done
29/08/2010 at 18:37

Everyone runs at their own speed, be proud!  Doesn't matter what time other people can do - any time at all is better than not doing it at all...

ETA - It's not a slow time anyway, perfectly respectable.

Edited: 29/08/2010 at 18:37
29/08/2010 at 19:51
If i could have done a 5k in under 30minutes when I had just started running i would have been over the moon!

Keep up the good work!






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29/08/2010 at 20:02
Thanks all. Nearly killed me, and I felt distinctly vomitous by the end. Not as vomitous as the woman throwing up in the bin behind me, however....
29/08/2010 at 20:54
Absolutely fantastic WELL DONE!
29/08/2010 at 21:09
Brilliant, well done!
29/08/2010 at 21:19
under 30 mins for first 5k is a real achievement. well done. i was happy with 33-34 mins!
30/08/2010 at 17:04
Top running.
31/08/2010 at 10:08
Thanks for all your kind words!  Even better, my 10 year old was so impressed that he came out with me this morning so we did a 20 minute walk/run to get him started and he wants to come out again on Thursday!
31/08/2010 at 10:13

Congrats yer_maj, esp on the time .  I have been running five years and only managed a sub 35-min 5k for the first time on Friday

A little word of warning re your son and his running, I appreciate you know your son best and we live in a nanny-state, but please be careful that he does not run too much on hard surfaces ie pavements.  And always make it enjoyable

31/08/2010 at 10:16

Schmunkee I am worrying about it already!!  I never run on concrete, only tarmac, and we did a 2 mins walk/2 mins run session of 20 minutes and ten loads of stretches but I'm already worrying that I'll break him!!  I'll see how his enthusiasm goes over the next couple of weeks but I think I need to look into kids running clubs around here to make sure he does it properly....

 ETA I am slightly concerned because his feet are EXACTLY the same shape as mine and I overpronate really badly - I have a niggly shint splint so I'm going to have to be very careful with him.

Edited: 31/08/2010 at 10:18
31/08/2010 at 10:34
Jr Schmunks is 11 and runs 5k with me once a week.  He is a little speed demon and always beats me (apart from last Fri).  He does the occassional 10k too.  Once I knew he was serious about running I bought him proper running shoes (he is already a size 9 foot) and all the running kit.  A running club is a good idea as the Coaches there will be more geared towards what kids can and can't do.
31/08/2010 at 11:13
Cool, I'll look into clubs.  If he's not given up in the next couple of weeks then shoes are on the list too!

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