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5K in 34:09... Sigh...

His_KellyHis_Kelly Posts: 248Member Posts: 248Member
I finished my first 5k race in 34:09 yesterday. I guess it didn't help that the trail was through the woods and was filled with mud and puddles. (There is nothing worse than running with squishy wet shoes!)

I thought I was doing well and was somewhat dissapointed when I saw the race clock at the finish line. But hey, I guess I have a baseline to compare future races to, right?

I just can't help but feel a little embarassed about my time. My goal was to run a 5 mile race in August. Now I am worried that I won't be able to make this goal :frown:

Thanks for listening. It is so nice to know that there are people out there who take the time to read these posts :flowerforyou:

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  • His_KellyHis_Kelly Posts: 248Member Posts: 248Member
    I finished my first 5k race in 34:09 yesterday. I guess it didn't help that the trail was through the woods and was filled with mud and puddles. (There is nothing worse than running with squishy wet shoes!)

    I thought I was doing well and was somewhat dissapointed when I saw the race clock at the finish line. But hey, I guess I have a baseline to compare future races to, right?

    I just can't help but feel a little embarassed about my time. My goal was to run a 5 mile race in August. Now I am worried that I won't be able to make this goal :frown:

    Thanks for listening. It is so nice to know that there are people out there who take the time to read these posts :flowerforyou:
  • alf1163alf1163 Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    Why are you so embarrassed by it??? You should be proud of yourself for doing it and finishing it!! Just keep training...I don't see why you could not do the 5 mile race in August. Good luck to you!!!! :flowerforyou:
  • jakspakjakspak Posts: 260Member Member Posts: 260Member Member
    wow better than i could do right now lol
    that is awsome and as you said there was mud and puddles so that adds to it. and as you also said you have a base line to go by and next time you will be fitter and maybe weather on your side.

    good luck in august you will be great. i am planing to do a duathalone next year maybe will have to see if i can ride my hubby's bike so might need to do some bike training soon. when i hit my next weight target ill start lol
  • chriss1ttchriss1tt Posts: 365Member Member Posts: 365Member Member
    Fantastic.:flowerforyou: It takes me that long to do 1 mile on the treadmill.:blushing: Keep up the good work. We' ll be rootin for u in August.:drinker:
  • pam0206pam0206 Posts: 700Member Member Posts: 700Member Member
    I finished my first 5k race in 34:09 yesterday. I guess it didn't help that the trail was through the woods and was filled with mud and puddles. (There is nothing worse than running with squishy wet shoes!)


    I think your time is great! I am on the treadmill regularly and that is better than a 12 min mile for more than 3 miles! Big kudos to you for even getting off the couch to do it! How many people aren't even trying because they're afraid of not finishing? (How was that adrenaline rush at the end of the race, btw?:wink: ) Don't be disappointed. Just be proud. :flowerforyou:
  • banks1850banks1850 Posts: 3,475Member Member Posts: 3,475Member Member
    a 34 minutes cross country 5K is pretty damn good for your first one girl (pardon my french:tongue: )! I'd say be very proud of it. I'll bet if you did a 5K on a road, you'd shave 3 or 4 minutes off that time easy (maybe more considering the wet conditions)!

    Great work!
  • teetsel4teetsel4 Posts: 288Member Member Posts: 288Member Member
    Wholy crap! That is awesome!:drinker:

    Running is hard! You can soooooo do a 5 mile in Aug! You go girl!:flowerforyou:

    I've been struggeling the last week with running. So I understand the frustration. However, I am one who always looks for the silver linning, and I am just pround to be out there even tho it's a struggle, even tho I am dragging my a**! It's all good because I'm out there doing it. If not, I'd be a fat cow on the sofa. So Good for you, powering thru a 5K!:flowerforyou:
  • RunningRattyRunningRatty Posts: 162Member Posts: 162Member
    I have been running for about 15 years and my time has never been that good!!!!!!!!!

    AWESOME!
  • kelpie06kelpie06 Posts: 93Member Member Posts: 93Member Member
    That is a great time! Actually, my motto is on your first race any time is a great time when you cross the finish line.

    And as for the 5 miles in August, you will do it with no problem. You will probably be able to do more!
  • msarromsarro Posts: 2,752Member Member Posts: 2,752Member Member
    If you think your time is bad, just remember that there are most likely a bunch of people who didn't even finish ;)
    Great job!
  • kerikitkatkerikitkat Posts: 352Member Member Posts: 352Member Member
    Girl, that's not bad! I'm doing the couch-to-5K thing as of last week, and if I do my first 5K in 34 minutes I'll be pretty happy! Plus, running on trail has got to be harder than on pavement.

    I say good job, and just keep working at it if you want to be even faster.
  • dragonscapes24dragonscapes24 Posts: 114Member Posts: 114Member
    Wow... that's awesome... I am still working on getting under a 15 min mile:grumble: ... I got passed by a turtle yesterday:noway: ... lol... but seriously you are doing great... and august is 3 months away... that's plenty of time to train...
    YOU GO GIRL... ROCK THAT RUN...:drinker:
    Jenn
  • jammergirl99jammergirl99 Posts: 82Member Posts: 82Member
    Wow awesome! I wish I could run a 5k in 34 minutes.. Don't be so hard on yourself, Kel! I can hardly jog for 15 minutes now. Just look how far you've come. The best part is that you completed it and you have motivated me to keep working at it and *maybe* someday I will get to where you are. So celebrate! This is just one of many accomplishments that you have earned on your road to a fit and healthy life. I am sure that by August you will be able to finish the 5 mile! :flowerforyou:
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