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Finally I've managed to run a whole 5km! (well slightly more than that, it was about 3.2miles) and it took me 36 minutes and 35 seconds :d

I swear the whole town heard me screaming with joy when I made it to the end of trailway this morning and I must have looked a sight walking home all sweaty and red with a lunatic grin plastered across my face! The best bit was I didnt suffer with my aching knee, in fact no aching anywhere.

Bring on the half marathon next August!
 

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Thanks! I'm very sleepy now 5 hours after my run, I'm guessing my body will get used to this in time?
 

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I remember when 5k runs used to knacker me like that, now the 3. odd miles is more of a jog, and only feel tired after 10 milers - so you will get used to it, I expect, but will get tired the next few times you run it, then you can start adding a few k's.

Good running well done :d
 

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Well done Lizzy!

As Roadrunnerrob said, you'll stop feeling so tired after a few weeks of running the distance - its just a matter of letting your body get used to running that far.

Keep up the good work.
 

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I had to go back to bed for 2 hours this afternoon! this has better get easier!
 

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Well done Lizzy. :d I had the same sort of experience on Friday morning. Feels good does it not?
 

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Fantastic stuff Lizzy... and yes the afternoon tiredness will get better, but I always find there's something so nice about an afternoon snooze at the weekend :d
 

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It wasn't just your local town that heard you Lizzie..I heard you from over here!!

Well done...good on yer!
 

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Well done! I'm up to about 5k know before i need a bit of a rest, albeit on a treadmill which is a bit easier. It's suprising what the human body can do when it's pushed, when i started running i could barely do 1k before panting and wheezing!
 

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Well done Lizzy and Cheeks, your both doing great. Before you know it you will be pulling of 10k or more and wondering why you found 5k so hard :)

The best bit is the good feeling you get just continues everytime you get a new distance.....enjoy your sleep though, listen to your body, if it needs a snooze, who are you to stop it :)

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