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Old 19th Mar 12, 02:01 PM
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Sub 20min for first 5k??

I'm running my first 5k on Saturday and have got it onto my head that I want to do it in under 20 min, do you guys think this is possible?

I've only been running proper for about 2 months, I did a 5k time trial on 5th March and did it in 21:30. Did it again today and managed to get it down to 20:33.

Am I likely to run faster with other people and break the 20min or am I asking too much of myself? I know I should take it easy for my first run but I'm too competitive and stubborn for that!

Advice/opinions appreciated.

Thanks
Luke
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Old 19th Mar 12, 03:59 PM
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Hi Luke

I wouldn't be surprised if you ace the race and get sub 20. Race day adrenalin is a wonderful boost. Mak sure you're well rested and well fuelled.

This is a good read:

http://the5krunner.com/2011/06/18/5k...this-saturday/

Good luck, and let us know how you get on!
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Old 24th Mar 12, 11:33 AM
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Done it! Came in at 19.44, very pleased.

Learnt a lot though as it was my first run.

Looking forward to the next one!

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Old 24th Mar 12, 02:49 PM
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Fantastic time for a first 5k.Well done mate you should be proud of yourself today

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Old 24th Mar 12, 03:20 PM
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Well done Luke, It looks like you are blessed with natural talent.
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Old 27th Mar 12, 09:38 AM
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Cheers guys, will have to try for 19min now in 3 weeks time.

Does anyone else do that Black Park Run?
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Old 27th Mar 12, 10:51 AM
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Nice one Luke! That's a great run!

Best of luck for next week.
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