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Timed or Not? That is the question!

NurseandMom1981NurseandMom1981 Member Posts: 162 Member Member Posts: 162 Member
So I went to sign up for my 5k and this is the first for me as a runner. I did one a few years ago but walked. So I go to sign up and they want to know if I want it timed or not. I am just now finishing week 5 of couch to 5k and I can jog 1.25 miles without walking. I just don't know if I should time it so I have something to use as a starting point or not since I know I will be walking some. Tell me what you think?

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  • CallMeCupcakeDammitCallMeCupcakeDammit Member Posts: 9,585 Member Member Posts: 9,585 Member
    If I had the option, I would do it timed just to have something to compare future races with.
  • handyrunnerhandyrunner Member Posts: 32,665 Member Member Posts: 32,665 Member
    If I had the option, I would do it timed just to have something to compare future races with.

    Yep

  • NurseandMom1981NurseandMom1981 Member Posts: 162 Member Member Posts: 162 Member
    I was just thinking my time wont be great but I guess its more for my own information then anything thanks.
  • upsalukiupsaluki Member Posts: 553 Member Member Posts: 553 Member
    That is going to be a fun yardstick to compare your future progress to. I was excited to drop a minute off my first race time to my second. Your improvement should be really motivating.
  • CallMeCupcakeDammitCallMeCupcakeDammit Member Posts: 9,585 Member Member Posts: 9,585 Member
    I was just thinking my time wont be great but I guess its more for my own information then anything thanks.

    Exactly. Good luck!
  • yoovieyoovie Member Posts: 17,261 Member Member Posts: 17,261 Member
    yes.

    so you can race your ghost next time like on mariokart.
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