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First 5K!

Postby Qster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:28 pm

My son and I ran our First ever 5K this morning.
I finished at 29 min. 14 sec, my son had a cramp and slowed down but he was still able to finish at 32 min. 24 sec.
I know these times are not great times as I saw a lot of people ahead of me, but I'm very proud for the both of us because we just started running only 2 months ago.
Breaking 30 min. is not so bad for a 47 years old who just ran for the first time this year.
By the way Couch to 5K program was great, thanks to all those who suggested to me.
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First 5K!

Postby Jwolf » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:36 pm

Yay! Congratulations.
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Re: First 5K!

Postby mas_runner » Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:55 pm

29 is excellent for a first 5km race, congrats!! :dance:

I got 29 in my first ever 5km too and did the couch to 5km to train for it so you are in good company.

So...what is the next challenge? :lol:
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Re: First 5K!

Postby Ken B » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:48 pm

Congratulations! Well done!! :)

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Re: First 5K!

Postby Qster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 4:54 pm

Jwolf wrote:Yay! Congratulations.

Thanks Jwolf, we both had a good time. Great turn out, beautiful weather, good run to support a good cause. Just a perfect Sunday morning.
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Re: First 5K!

Postby Qster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:00 pm

mas_runner wrote:29 is excellent for a first 5km race, congrats!! :dance:

I got 29 in my first ever 5km too and did the couch to 5km to train for it so you are in good company.

So...what is the next challenge? :lol:


Thanks.
Some of my friends have expressed interest in joining me in running, they're all going to start now so that we can all run for another 5K in August. :D
There's going to be a bunch of first timers in their 50s crowding up the next run :lol:
I'm not going to run 10K yet until next year, I've got to take it a little easy as I'm not that young any more. :)

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Re: First 5K!

Postby ultraslacker » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:07 pm

Congrats! There may have been lots of people in front of you, but I bet if you had turned around, you'd have seen just as many behind you. :)


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Re: First 5K!

Postby Qster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:07 pm

Ken B wrote:Congratulations! Well done!! :)

Thanks Ken B. I'm very proud of my son, he was hanging on with that cramp to cross the finish line. He frequently has an abdominal cramp when running, he often needed to walk home half way through our morning jog. He doesn't eat before the morning run, he stretches more and he's been trying to breath deeply but it still happens frequently, we hope it's going to go away as he runs more.

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Re: First 5K!

Postby Qster » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:12 pm

ultraslacker wrote:Congrats! There may have been lots of people in front of you, but I bet if you had turned around, you'd have seen just as many behind you. :)

Thanks ultraslacker. Yes there were a lot of people behind me as well, I think I was at about the middle of the pack. We had a great time and felt really good with our result.

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First 5K!

Postby Kelodie » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:22 pm

Congratulations! You never forget your first race. I love that you took up running with your son. What a great activity to do together!
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Re: First 5K!

Postby DougG » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:23 pm

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injured
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Snowflake 10k....stopped at 5k
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Snowflake 10k Jan 1 done
Run 4 Kids 10k Jan 7 done
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Centurion 50k at Horseshoe Valley (cycling) done
Centurion 50 miler at Blue Mountain (cycling) done.....barely!
Snowflake 5k, Dec 16 - done
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Harry Rosen 8k. April. done
Rotary 5k fun run. May. done
CANI 10k. June. done
Canada Day 10k. July. done
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CANI 10 k. Oct. done
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Re: First 5K!

Postby Jo-Jo » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:20 pm

Kelodie wrote:Congratulations! You never forget your first race. I love that you took up running with your son. What a great activity to do together!



Kelodie is right...you never forget the first one.
Nicely done... :D
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Re: First 5K!

Postby runJrun » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:24 pm

Very happy for you and your son! Well do e on your first race, sounds like you have the bug :)
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Re: First 5K!

Postby 5km » Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:42 pm

Ken B wrote:Congratulations! Well done!! :)

+1

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Re: First 5K!

Postby Strider » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:46 pm

Now THAT is what I am talking about! Well done, very very well done!
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Re: First 5K!

Postby orleansrunner1962 » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:50 pm

Awesome -- love that you have taken up running with your son, and that you have other friends wanting to join in the fun! You will have a great summer ahead of you! :D
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Re: First 5K!

Postby hockeymom » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:14 pm

ultraslacker wrote:Congrats! There may have been lots of people in front of you, but I bet if you had turned around, you'd have seen just as many behind you. :)


This... And don't forget all those who didn't complete 5K at all.
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Re: First 5K!

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:40 pm

What a great way to start the summer of running! Congratulations.
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Re: First 5K!

Postby NMG » Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:42 pm

Awesome stuff, congrats!

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Re: First 5K!

Postby lorei » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:13 pm

Sweet! Keep it up and inspire as many folks as you can! :dance:

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Re: First 5K!

Postby temporun » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:17 am

impressive times considering it was your first 5k and you just started running.

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Re: First 5K!

Postby Robinandamelia » Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:13 pm

Well done, congrats

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Re: First 5K!

Postby Stampie » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:03 pm

:dance: Cngrats! :dance:
There is nothing wrong with those times whatsoever. Kudos to your son for getting it done when hit with adversity.

mas_runner wrote:29 is excellent for a first 5km race, congrats!! :dance:

I got 29 in my first ever 5km too and did the couch to 5km to train for it so you are in good company.

Same here too, 29:17 in my first ever 5K and race.

Kelodie wrote:Congratulations! You never forget your first race. I love that you took up running with your son. What a great activity to do together!

That is so true, I remember mine like it was yesterday too, Ok 2 years and 3mths ago. :lol:
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Re: First 5K!

Postby scrumhalfgirl » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:28 pm

way to go!
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Re: First 5K!

Postby gnu » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:11 pm

Congratulations! It took me a long time to break 30 minutes! :lol:


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