Ok so ive said many times before im a very slow runner and have had the dubious honour of being last in a race.
So it takes me 45 to 50 mins to run 5k. But i know theirs others out their, so step up, step up. come join me in the slow thread. we can encourage each other, and maybe even recognise each other at the back of a race one day.
anyone joining me?
Scardyrunner, Im doing 9.46/10 min miles at the moment, Dont know if this is slow or not, feels ok for me, Doesnt matter how fast/slow you are its being oout there that matters the most..... All the very best,, Rob....
sounds fast to me mate, but whatevers comfortable for you
That is consitently my pace too. Have been quicker in the past but you know what it does not matter. Just enjoy the freedom!
Before I ask this question, I say that I am not taking the proverbial when I ask it, OK.
How long does it take you to walk 5K?
prob not much more, dont tend to time walks, sadly i know your not taking the p
when i walk to strtch out, or to cool down i feel im walking faster than im running :(
I run a 14 minute mile at the moment! I don't mind being slow at all. Runners 20 years my senior often overtake me! I just hope I can be as good as them in 20 years and with all that experience and work! :-D
Not too speedy myself!
Hi scardyrunner, it's great to hear someone admitting that they're a little on the slow side as it helps to dispel those negative feelings that so many of us sometimes have about our limited running abilities. Most of us are basically plodders, some may plod a bit faster than others but we're all doing the same thing and getting the same benefits - few will ever win a race.
I sometimes find myself taking running a bit too seriously and losing sight of how marvelous the simple act of running can make me feel. It's too easy to forget that for most of the years that have made up my life so far, running 5k, at any speed, was something I simply couldn't do!
I'm a 12 minute-er at the mo... Failing quite badly at trying to get faster without over doing it and half killing myself!! Did intervals yesterday, my fastest mile was 7 minute something.... It was downhill from there on...literally!!! Lol!
Scardyrunner, I've felt the same. I did a 5k in 35 minutes in November and felt OK until I saw the lad who won it did it in 16 minutes!! I haven't run for 22 years and am new to it again; I enjoy it regardless, at least we're all out there! Fair play to you for at least doing it, thanks for your post, I'll cross a line at the back anytime buddy rather than sit on my butt chain-smoking again! :)
Oooh, please may I join in with the slow runners group?
Last summer I could happily run 10 miles continuously at 10 minutes/mile, but somehow lost the plot and now have to take walk-breaks every half-to-one mile, and even if I stop the Garmin during the walk-breaks so it only measures the running bits, my pace is down to about 11 minutes/mile. With the walk breaks, it takes me nearly an hour and a half to slog round seven miles (I can easily walk the same distance in under two hours!!!).
everyone welcome. its more a case of pointing out we are not alone
I would definitely of initially have classed myself as a slow runner (probably still am in instances!) When I first started running last year in May I was around a 12-13 mile and now I can quite confidently run 8-9 miles at a 10 min mile pace.
I can work at shorter distances around 3-4 miles at around a 9 min 10 seconds pace and sometimes 2 miles at around 8 min 30 seconds pace.
For anyone who does actually want to increase their pace, for me it certainly didnt happen overnight and I'm still working on it! I have my first half marathon on March 17th and ideally would like to complete it in around 2hr 15.
The only way I have found I've been able to run faster over longer distances is doing shorter faster runs initially (be that fartlek or just heading out with an aim to continually run at a 30/60 seconds permile faster pace over a set distance) its hard work but will build up those vital muscles that in the long run (excuse the pun) will allow you a quicker pace time.
Where's your HM? I have my first one the same day in Hanmpshire.........
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