First ever 5km

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27/08/2013 at 15:30



First of all im training for a Duathlon in October, never done anything like this before (apart from the odd cycling sportive) so complete newbie. (5km run, 30km cycle, 5km run)


After only one weeks training I ran a 5km on the treadmill today in 18.42. 


Thoughts? Good start i think?


27/08/2013 at 15:55
Thats a brilliant time for a first effort.
It may be worth running one on a measured course on the road or at a parkrun just to double check that the treadmill is accurate.
27/08/2013 at 15:57

don't think you've got much to worry about if you can smash a sub 19 on your first effort.


Kudos sir

27/08/2013 at 16:57

there's a local parkrun each saturday so i will do that possibly next week just to see. For now i will start a proper programme. Any advice on what i should be doing?

Not a bad time thanks, but i was dying at the end, plus then i have to follow that with a 30k cycle and another 5k run....eeek

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