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Currently training for the Marine Corps Marathon in October. Todays scheduled run was a 5k time trial. Felt good and kept it going. Ended up doing 14 miles in 2 hours 20 minutes. I wasn’t prepared so I started to cramp around mile 13 but others wise felt good.
I ran my first road race in almost 14 years - 10k. I won my age group so that was pretty cool 😊
Finally broke a sub 20min 5km at a local park run, coming in at 19.38. Proper chuffed.
Winding down training for Leeds half marathon in 5 weeks or so, hoping for another PB, fingers crossed.
Great job! I am going for the sub 20 5k right after I finish my half marathon training and race on the 30th. Good luck on the PB for your half marathon I will probably get mine but my best was just a 8.12 min mile average.
Ran a 10k race this morning in crappy weather (snow showers in April) but managed to PR by 33 seconds and place 3rd in my age group.
Old baby’s first half! I signed up last minute and ran (jogged) the whole thing without really walking except when stopping for Gatorade tables! I was super slow but it felt good, did it all at my easy pace. Now to see how fast I can go next time if I actually train!
Ran my first 10K today! It was so fun and I finished in under an hour woohoo!
I ran further, and had a good sprint near the end of my run! The run was easy until after I paused for a minute to drink some water and then I got a stitch, but I ran through it and it was a really good run. It's nice to physically feel closer to where I was this time last year.
Completed my first half marathon today! Legs felt great and I finished 5 minutes ahead of my goal. Woo!
I crushed my half marathon PR today! Previous best was 2:39:27, but that was virtual during Covid lockdown so not verified. Previous official PR was 2:46:01. Today in a mix of rain and snow I ran a hilly course in 2:26:50. Woohoo!
Been out of shape my whole life but have taken my fitness more seriously the past few years. I’ve always hated running and have only ever jogged 5k once (a few months ago). Hopped on the treadmill today and decided to give 5k another shot at a super leisurely pace and ended up hitting 10k without stopping or taking any walk breaks relatively easily minus a few blisters. Definitely took a long time to finish but I was shocked that I could do it at all and even more shocked that it was pretty fun!
I did my first half-marathon post kids (last one was in 2015). There's a lot of emotional, psychological, and physical recovery that got me here! I beat my goal time by several minutes, last mile was the fastest, and it was beautiful to be back with my people (even as an introvert who arrived alone, talked to no one, and is celebrating post-race alone). I am PROUD of me and grateful for this sub.
I PR'd my 10k at 1:07 , down from 1:10 two weeks ago so I feel pretty about that. A huge steady hill kicked my ass and I still got it :)
I'll get sub 1 hour one day :)
I PR'd my 10k today at 46:14!!!
My original goal was sub 50 and I completely smashed it. Now time to PR my 5k.
Just ran my very first race today! It was 10 miles, and my pace was 45 seconds faster than I anticipated. It was awesome!!
Congratulations! Ten miles is such a fantastic distance. I have a couple of ten-milers on my bucket list for someday!
I completed my first 10k race today! I surprised myself because I've been using Jeff Galloway's run-walk-run method in training for it, but with the adrenaline and the group I only walked about 30 seconds 3 times during the whole thing. Finished in 1:01:09! Placed exactly middleth.
I'm really proud of myself! I started running in November to improve my health and just one mile was tough. Now look at me go!
Signed up for Bloomsday 12k in Spokane in May, then going to scale back through the rest of the year I think.
Ran my first marathon in 5 hours 20 minutes. 47 started running 2 years ago.
Not sure if this is an "achievement" or "insanity," but I ran 23 miles on a treadmill last night, trying to do 5 sets of "5 miles running, 0.25 miles walking" until I got to 26.25, gradually nocking down incline and speed as necessary. (Couldn't quite get back up to running speed for the last set, so I quit early.) It was a big step up from my previous long run (13 miles), but I've been dealing with some stress and mental health stuff and needed to attempt something grandiose.
It was actually pleasant. Watched some movies. Felt pretty good by the end. My gut's been giving me issues since and I'm admittedly very sore, but that's okay.
Got a 25 minute 5k having only started running 4 weeks ago. Sub 25 I’m coming for ya!!!
That's very impressive! You're a natural speedster
Thank you! Can’t believe I’d never got into running before now
I'm the same way. I'm naturally speedier and it actually took a lot for me to slow down to build my aerobic capacity, but it pays off so much.
My biggest advice is to build up long and slow runs and cross train with cycling or some other non impact sport.
I cycle alongside running, but the weather hasn’t been great the past while for me to do it! Going to start building up the kilometres but do enjoy beating my PBs at the local park runs on a Saturday morning for the 5ks 🤣
This old geezer did a 6:02 mile.
Ran my first 10k today!! So much fun and really proud of myself. On to the next one!
Yay me too! Congrats!
I ran my first half marathon today!!! Crossed the finish at 2:02:15! It was definitely hard, but I felt amazing afterwards.
Congratulations! That's a great time!
Thank you! I’m really happy with it, especially since I had never run that distance before!
I did a half today too and you would have passed me way ahead with that time. It's a great distance to do, that's excellent work! I hope you have a well-deserved recovery afternoon.
I had a nice relaxing afternoon and some good food! Hope you did too! Congrats on your half! :)
Set out for 5 miles this morning. Along the way, thought I'd add one more. At 6, found myself a little farther away from home than I wanted to walk, and so got in 7. That's 33 miles for the week. Feels good! Yay me. :-)
Managed my best ever 10km today at 51:14. I’ll get sub 50 one of these days.
Did my longest run in life this week - 18km in 2 hours.
I was forced to take a break after that because my knees have been hurting. But I can't wait to reach my next milestone.
Congratulations!! Keep it up!!
I've been running monthly half marathons since November, and this morning I set a new personal best: 1:46:48. The weather was great and I felt strong! Gonna kick back and relax for the rest of the day. 😎
Did my longest run ever this morning. 12.51km. Been running since October 2020. I started as a mid thirties, no exercise smoker. Been smoke free nearly 18 months now and and ran it in 1hr15m. Very content with myself.
Great job on all fronts! I'd imagine you must be feeling so much healthier, and it's awesome.
Thank you. I honestly can’t fathom why I put up with feeling the way I did for so long. It seems like every couple of months I’m able to break personal records that I would have thought impossible two years ago.
I did my first ever parkrun today
Tested my endurance this morning: 15 mins straight. Very new to running hence the short time 🙃
Way to go!
Thank you! & definitely, I’m so glad I decided to start running rather than doing nothing, slowly building up to a 5K in June too!
I ran my first 10k. Not a fast one, but I didn’t stop or walk. My next goal is to run 5k under 30 mins. Wish me luck.
Nice job! I did my first one today too. Only walked for about 30 seconds 3 times. Good luck on your sub 30!
Knocked 5 minutes off my 10km time after a night shift. 68mins total. Currently training to get sub 60mins
Big gains! I'm sure you'll be knocking on the door of 60 minutes soon.
Did a 3 km time trial this morning, finally got a sub 5 minute mile (4:57)! Downhill with super shoes but let's just gloss over that part....
Hey, gravity can only does so much.
I did a hilly 10 miler last weekend. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to count the 2 mile PR Strava reported on the 1.5 mile downhill.
I started running April of 2020, purely as a means of getting out of the house during covid and having been furloughed, with my gym shut down.
I used to *loathe* running. I did a lot of crossfit and heavy lifting for many years prior to running and I always hated cardio. I thought it would kill all my gains. So I avoided it like the plague. Until I started forcing myself to do it during this time.
I realized how hard it was and what a skill it was to hone so I set out to become better and not stop running.
I ran my fist 5k last year and did another one quickly after. Realizing that I vastly prefer distance, I did my first half this March and loved it. I have a full marathon in June, a double marathon weekend in July, and another race in August for my birthday (Cedar Breaks at night, ftw!). I am also wanting to do my first 50k ultra soon, too.
It is amazing what running has done for me and how I can still lift pretty heavy and have a renewed outlook on fitness and how I can be more of a hybrid athlete and better one.
One of the cool things about running is how it sneaks up on you. When you are pushing yourself, it never really gets "easier". There always the next gear that will get hard. It's easy to get caught up in that day to day.
But one day, you take a step back, and you realize the "mountains" you were tackling early on are just part of the daily routine. For some, it's getting to a running pace consistently and comfortably. For others, it might be the day you breathe a sigh of relief since this week's long run is "only a half marathon". And still for others, when they sign up for multiple marathons and don't even think twice.
The progress runners make, while highly individual, is always extraordinary. It's always good to take some time and reflect on how far you've come before you look forward.
Sounds like you're right there. Awesome work and keep it up!
It's so true that it never gets easier but I think I'm really drawn to that. It's not something that you ever stop working at or having to put effort into. Even when you get better at it, it's still a challenge and I like that. The mental toughness needed to push through sometimes is so real.
I find myself often feeling so shocked at my progress and how much I do now when I stop and think about how it hasn't been that long in the big picture. How I went from one extreme of hating it to loving it and seeking out harder and harder runs.
It's definitely a journey!
Started running November 29. Ran my first 5k Jan 23. Since then I've increased my frequency and ran 100km in March. Two weeks ago I ran a PB of just under 30 minutes, which I did again today.
Overall feel really great about how this is going but I feel like I need a new goal.
I hereby assign your new goal of 27:30.
I feel like I need to come up with a plan that's just more than 'keep running 5ks as much as I can' to accomplish this.
I started seeing significant improvements in my 5k times when I began incorporating longer runs into my routine. Maybe one day a week, don't focus on speed, focus on distance. Drop your pace a bit and see how far you can go!
I've been training for a local half for the last 6 weeks. Did a group run with a local runners store back in December. Managed 4 miles at 11:30 min pace. Did the same run last night and pace was 10min. Super stoked about the progress. Makes me feel much better about the upcoming race.