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5k times

It took me more than 2 years to get up to 5k from when I started jogging again.

My first 5k time was last year and approx 25.00.
I got that down to consistent runs of around 23.00 and my best time was around 22.30.

Wow, this year, I've not gone under 26 minutes. I've a couple of 26.10s.
Mostly around 26.30 although have been as high as 28.00.

Am running most days, although can't afford a gym so have to run outside, and it was blinkin' cold today in shorts and 2 tshirts (can't afford a jogging top lol). Just done a 26.28, and actually didn't double up with my hands on my knees gasping for air at the finish for maybe the first time ever.

I'm nearly 50. I think the slower times are a combination of being a year older and weaker, and that I pushed myself crazy crazy hard last year.

What's your times?

posted on 27/11/23

comment by Barefoot (U19770)
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comment by Bill Nick (U23088)
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27.37
that must have been a &&&&ing affected time.
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same course?
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yep. just had nothing today after 1.5k.
did well to finish.
hopefully was a one off.
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Weird how sometimes the tank is empty.

I'm gonna have to do a 5K and see how I get on. Reckon it will be 35 mins.
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just take it steady. when you really need a break, take one (but keep the watch running!).
might take a while to get up to 5k anyway starting from scratch.
good luck, and let us know how it's going

posted on 27/11/23

comment by Bill Nick (U23088)
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comment by Barefoot (U19770)
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comment by Bill Nick (U23088)
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comment by Barefoot (U19770)
posted 8 minutes ago
comment by Bill Nick (U23088)
posted 4 hours, 21 minutes ago
27.37
that must have been a &&&&ing affected time.
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same course?
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yep. just had nothing today after 1.5k.
did well to finish.
hopefully was a one off.
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Weird how sometimes the tank is empty.

I'm gonna have to do a 5K and see how I get on. Reckon it will be 35 mins.
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just take it steady. when you really need a break, take one (but keep the watch running!).
might take a while to get up to 5k anyway starting from scratch.
good luck, and let us know how it's going
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Cheers. I used to run but hurt my knee and got lazy. 51 now and overweight but it's never too late!

posted on 27/11/23

Just get out and start doing something as soon as you can. As in next weekend latest. Don't worry about how far you go. Jog a bit, walk a bit, jog a bit.
Little and often.

posted on 29/11/23

26.16
started much slower (27.00 pace instead of 25.00 pace)
Was still unpleasant, but not quite as unpleasant. Also maintained a steady speed.

posted on 29/11/23



Nice one Bill

posted on 1/12/23



Got a thigh strain (probably did it warming up).

posted on 26/12/23

this strain's worse than it was 4 weeks ago and I've been resting the whole time, so god knows when I can run again. Been icing it the last few days though so hopefully that'll help.

posted on 5/1/24

nearly ready to urn again...
leg pretty much there...

posted on 5/1/24

Good luck

posted on 10/1/24

Barefoot.
Have you given it a go yet???

I've just jogged 2km in a fraction under 12 minutes.
Even after 6 weeks off, it's actually comfortable at that pace rather than effing agony the whole way.

Felt my thigh a little bit just the last 200m or so, so hoping hoping it wasn't too much. 🙏

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