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But with a walking break halfway through and a frantic sprint finish
Somewhere between 20 and 25 minutes (closer to the latter these days)
I'm resigned to never repeating that again.
I went for a jog the other day and I saw 84joe on his bike.
Been struggling on week 1 for almost a fortnight. I still can't run for 60 seconds straight.
It takes me about 40 minutes to walk/pathetically run 5k.
haha yeah i tried to start that and couldn't do the first one :(((
According to them I should have finished about six weeks ago, but oh well - anything is better than nothing. I'd definitely say keep at it - I'm about half way through now and still finding it tough, but I'm definitely noticing a benefit of just feeling that bit fitter. It's good.
Even if I don't do it properly, I'm out of the house and getting my heart rate up, which is much better than sitting on my arse at home. My boyfriend is doing it with me which is extra motivation too, like, it's easier to sack something off if it's just you doing it.
You need to embrace the pain
M legs could keep going, but I can't breathe.
if you're wheezing and that. If I don't use an inhaler before I run I'm usually a mess, but if I do I can do 5k in about 22 minutes.
I've never been tested for asthma because it's one of those illnesses, like ADHD, that my parents think are made up, but I don't want to go to the doctors and be all "wan, wah,wah, I can't breath when i run" because they'll just put it down to me smoking a few rollies a week and ill be embarrassed and will have wasted everyone's time.
it's not uncommon to have it just on exercise. Just tell your GP about your symptoms, he/she'll probably want to try you on an inhaler and get you to do a peak flow diary just to make sure you don't have general asthma.
my legs give in. i think i have some sort of problem with the impact.
probably closer to 20 minutes at present.
but didn't go out running at all over the winter so I'm totally out of condition. It's back to about half an hour now. Rubbish.
I could not get below that
but average 10k time is 40-45 mins, so let's say 20-22.5 minutes. That's maths right there.
now probably narer to 30. At my fittest about 20 minutes.
when i was a young spring chicken i could do 18. not national award winning or anything but pretty okay
My next goal is to get below 20 minutes.
My fastest 1k is 3:15 so I kind of have to do that for the whole 5k. Probably won't hit that for a while.
on a far from helpfully flat course, my parkrun pb is 24:44.
a sub-45 10k is my medium term goal
Then I got injured. Closer to 45 these days
I think I once ran an 18 minute 5k. It hurt.
under 18 minutes, just missed being under 17.
Now .....doesnt bare thinking about
I used to be athletic :'( :'''(
I was captain at the polytechnic athletic championship
I was fit and svelt
Now Im..........BULKY :''''''''''(
"Barry looks like hes put some timber on"
No one hears :(
Then stopped runnign when cricket season finished and am back at 30 minutes again
I haven't actually done it yet, but I'm on good authority that it's really good and it does sound good.
Start on 6.5km on a running machine for 3 minutes, then every 30 seconds you put it up 0.5km until you either can't do it anymore or get to the highest speed.
and it's just a test, i mostly do all my running outside, with weight.
but I recently ran 2.4km (1.5m) in 8 minutes 48 seconds, so I'm sure I can probably do the 5km in under 20 mins.
I'm looking to get my 1.5 mile under 8 minutes 30
you should be able to go at about 19:09
well maybe, I mean that last test was at Christmas and I've had a lot more training since. I get tested again in 3 weeks so we will see, but I'm usually pretty knackered at the end!
(I have been a jogger for almost a week)
is the only time i've er timed it
that regular 5k parkrun thing looks good, should do that really
So 25 mins.
I'm not in bad shape but Id struggle to maintain that speed for any longer than 2 minutes.
We've got a lot of Olympic Sprinters in here then!?
Will post the time once it's online.
The greater achievement was coming in at 69.
On a treadmill. So that would be 21m or so for a 5km.
Fastest outdoor time was 22:53 but that course had a few hills.
Fastest 10km is 49.
i think like wza a sub-45 10k is my medium term goal. 5k just takes up less of my day.
I've never been able to run without my lungs hurting a bit. Even when I did exercise every day I still had sore lungs. Right now I'm just quite fat.
How difficult is shaving another 5 mins off that going to be realistically?
I've been running with a lot of weight recently and on a 6 mile unweighted run yesterday it was easy. We did that 6 miler in about 40 minutes and potentially could have gone quicker. Just get out there, do a bit of fartlek, a few short sharp 20 minute track sessions a week will sort you out in a couple of weeks no problem.
You big posey swine ;D
In about 23 mins, and I was very sick afterwards. It's been a few years since I've done sub 20 but I'm going to start training for it once i move into my new flat and get settled into new running routes and stuff. I prefer 10k- half mara as a distance though. This feels too sprinty for me.
me close to 29 minutes.
I resolved to fix this ... by drinking more ale.
Will get below that 20 minute goal some point soon.
I have managed 10k without stopping - over 11. In 53 minutes. But that was on a treadmill so I don't really want to count it. It felt too easy somehow, I felt like I'd cheated myself out of a real achievement. Going to do it outside tomorrow though.
i'd estimate 15 minutes
A sub 21 minute is the aim but I'm starting to think I'm pretty close to my limit.
24:09. at the hilly tollcross parkrun last sat. probs cos of some basic interval training. should give the flatter strathclyde parkrun a shot, or maybe have a bash at a track time. men's 10k on sunday should be good.
after having a few drinks the night before; a sort of payback. Maybe I'd be able to cut two minutes off that time if I gave up booze for a while. However, those two minutes aren't that important to me and there should in generally be a balance between bad living and payback the day/week after.