Ran my first 5k race this morning

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.

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  • JeremyGJeremyG ✭✭✭
    Well done! It was fast for you and you're proud of it so don't worry about anyone elses speed
  • Well done image
  • glad you have experienced the Buz..well doneimage
  • 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.

  • 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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  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭
    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....
  • Absolutely fantastic WELL DONE!
  • Brilliant, well done!
  • under 30 mins for first 5k is a real achievement. well done. i was happy with 33-34 mins!
  • Top running.
  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭
    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!
  • Congrats yer_maj, esp on the time image.  I have been running five years and only managed a sub 35-min 5k for the first time on Friday image

    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

  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    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.

  • 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.
  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭
    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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