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09 November 2013 @ 12:13 pm
5k in under 30 Minutes  
This morning I ran 5km in just under 30 minutes (at least according to South Manchester Park Run) which is the first time I've managed to get under 30 minutes (or over 5k depending).

Admitedly the GPS iPhone app disagrees with South Manchester Park Run about exactly how far 5k is. The app is certain I only ran 4.75km in the 29 minutes and 43 seconds it took me to get to the finish line.

I've decided to believe the men with the measuring wheels, rather than the dodgy satellite uplink in my phone.

So Yay! New Personal Best!

This entry was originally posted at http://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/107155.html.
 
 
 
parrot_knightparrot_knight on November 9th, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
I am envious of your determination!
louisedennislouisedennis on November 9th, 2013 01:10 pm (UTC)
Having a target to aim for has definitely helped, motivation wise. Though at some point I'm going to run out of targets since woman can only run so fast. Though one supposes I could always set my sights on something bonkers like a Wolf Run.
wellinghallwellinghall on November 9th, 2013 01:25 pm (UTC)
Or the Badwater Ultra marathon.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 9th, 2013 01:34 pm (UTC)
If I ever show signs of even considering it, I hope someone locks me up somewhere nice and safe for my own good!
wellinghallwellinghall on November 9th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
I do some daft things sometimes, but even I'm not silly enough to do that race!
wellinghallwellinghall on November 9th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
Well done!
louisedennislouisedennis on November 9th, 2013 01:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
fredbassettfredbassett on November 9th, 2013 03:28 pm (UTC)
Very impressive! I can only manage to run for a few minutes at a time and haven't managed to build up any further yet, but admittedly I've not tried very hard.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 9th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
I built up pretty slowly starting about 18 months ago with the Couch to 5K program. It must be said by far the hardest part was, I think, week two where it ramped up from 1 minute runs to 90 second runs - that was horrible and my legs were aching at the end of each running segment. 5K in 30 minutes once you are used to it is a doodle compared to running for 90 seconds when you're not.
knitekatknitekat on November 9th, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Well done.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 10th, 2013 09:16 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Kargicq: Neuromancerkargicq on November 10th, 2013 09:31 pm (UTC)
Go you! Well done. =N
louisedennislouisedennis on November 11th, 2013 10:14 am (UTC)
Thanks!