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#1 of 10 Old 06-24-2009, 11:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Sunday I signed up for a 5k the following Sunday (June 28th) so I decided I should probably attempt 3 miles non-stop. I walked 1/4 mile for warm up. Ran 2 miles. Walked another 1/4 mile. Ran 1/4. Then sprinted the last 1/4. Then walked another 1/4 to cool down. I did it all in 45 minutes. I really don't care to come in 1st but I really don't want to come in last. This is a benifit 5k to raise money for a local youth group so it's a run/walk. I'm still nervous. I can't help it. Tonight I'm going to do the 3 miles again and then Friday I'm going to run it outside as long as it's not 102 degrees again! (but it's not supposed to be hot this weekend, thank goodness!) So 45 minutes ok?

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I think for a run/walk 45 minutes is just fine. You might try doing the whole thing at a fast walk and see how you do. Sometimes I can walk faster than I jog, especially if I'm just getting into running again after a break. Enjoy, and good for you!

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Hey! Good for you!

Well, it isnt' really about the time being good or bad. It is more about what is good for you.

I think the fact that you have put this race on your calendar is superb. I always eat better and work out more consistently when I have a race on my calendar.

Way to go!


ETA - for me (who has been running for a couple of years) I would be looking to finish a 5k in 25 minutes or less. I added this because I wasn't sure if you actualy want a time or not. Look up the results for last year's event and see where you would place. That might give an idea of what to expect. I totally get what you mean about not wanting to come in last. BUT! Don't do that if it will discourage you.

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I say anyone who DOES a 5k is good
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My sis and I walked a 5k a couple of weeks ago. We walked the whole way and finished right at an hour. We weren't last, but we were next to last at the finish and were last for part of it. My other sister ran it and finished in 30 minutes.

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When I do 5K at the track I can walk it in 40-45minutes. When I walk/jog it still takes 40-45 minutes.lol I slow down(usually in pain) so much on my walks between jogs that it doesn't make up any time.
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Thank you all for your responses! I will be glad to just finish and I'll try to not worry about time so much. I did run again tonight and did it in 40:30! : So I am improving so that feels good.

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I've walked 2 5ks so far this summer. The first one I finished in about 50 minutes and was definitely toward the back of the pack. The second one I did in about 40 minutes and was toward the middle.
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I say anyone who DOES a 5k is good
My thoughts exactly..
YOU DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!
Really, imo, thats what matters...
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Pace does not matter. It's a fundraiser, and you're working on your fitness, and you're clearly satisfied with making progress.

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish, which triumphs Did Not Start."

Have FUN!
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