5k run

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by paradox, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Inspired by the olympics and the Paralympic advert and wanting some time for just me along with wanting to get a sense of achievement .
    I've given up smoking and started running.
    Not to make things easy for myself I'm booking a place on a 5k race in just over five weeks.
    Now I didn't think I was unfit and nearly everyday I walk over 10k.
    This running malarkey is a different game though.
    I've done three runs recently and I'm managing to do 2k in ten mins but then struggling to go much further.

    So any advice or tips on how to be ready for the 5k in time would be appreciated

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  2. bernjb56

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    Run a bit, then walk a bit, then run again and so on. Gradually lengthen the running bits. Don't worry about speed.
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  3. Tuesday wildchild

    Tuesday wildchild I'm a circle!

    I'm doing 10k as I type

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  4. Slowly slowly catch a monkey...

    what makes you stop ?,lungs ,legs or brain or all the above...
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  5. Tuesday wildchild

    Tuesday wildchild I'm a circle!

    And the dogs have just added another 2k on

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  6. Cheat - Buy a bike ...

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  7. WHS^^^^^ I did the couch to 5k in 5 weeks (google it) after my first dvt and managed to reach 5k in 3 weeks - best time was 27 minutes. I mapped a 5k route that passed within 100 metres of my house 4 times so that if i was knackered it was easy to get home. I ran the same route and every night aimed to run beyond the previous nights stopping point. Once you get to about 16-18 minutes running you should find its easier to jog rather than walk.

    I had to stop after my second dvt in October but am considering doing it again.
  8. Legs seem fine
    Id say it's more lungs/heart feeling like it's going to pop.
    Legs do ache afterwards but nothing that doesn't stop me going out walking the dog later for a fair distance.

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  9. Good luck, stick at it
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  10. Might be worth just going to the docteur and tell him the score ,he might get you to blow in the tube etc ,well worth getting checked out before you do any harm....:thumbsup:
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  11. bernjb56

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    5k is a good distance for a first run. You just have to get up to the distance bit by bit. You'll feel the benefit pretty quickly :thumbsup:
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  12. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    Good one @paradox :) at least with your walking you have a bit of a start. Don't push it too much too early and get injured.
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  13. Your in luck, I can give you some help here,I was cross country champion Hillcroft school 1974 , right set off at the back, take a short cut across the rugby fields, stop for a no 6 behind the shower block then join the race in front and sprint to the line, Easy
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  14. do what your doing
  15. I did the Great North run in under 2 hours from not being able to run more than 1k without stopping in just over 6 months. What helped me was getting runkeeper on my phone which tracks each run with your smartphone GPS and sticking headphones on with music or a podcast so I couldn't hear my breathing early on. I also tried to either increase my run length by 10% each week or beat my time for 1k, 2k or 5k. Another HUGE help is to join your local park run which is free and gives you a good way to see running is for everyone and another good way to work on knocking your times down.
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  16. Good on you but running is so boring
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  17. I've put the endomondo app on my phone to log my runs.
    Today was the first day of running with headphones in listening to music
    It was a lot better than listening to my breathing lol

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  18. Nice way to empty my head of everything for a short while not think and just concentrate on keep pushing forwards

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  19. I was wondering if it's OK to run everyday or should I have a days rest in between each run?

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  20. I use Strava for running and riding, gives you a bit of competition with other unknown runner and riders!

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