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2567 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2010 12:11 PM by DoraGatlin
murray64 Amateur 21 posts since
Dec 15, 2007
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Mar 20, 2010 5:47 PM

Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

I  entered and completed my first 5k this morning.  Although I was not burning up the pavement my goal was to finish with out stopping and to enjoy the run.  I did both of the above, ran with a friend and we were both shocked that we weren't the last ones on the course:). Actually there were quite a few people that finished after us so that made us feel quite a bit better for our first race.  One down and now looking for what will beour next race this year getting ready for my sprint tri in June.  (I am in the blue)

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  • TrinsPop Amateur 34 posts since
    Mar 7, 2010
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    1. Mar 20, 2010 7:03 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Murray, Congrats!!! Sounds like you had a great time & did a great job!! My 1st 5K should be 4/25/10. Thanks for posting!! Keep up the good work !! TJ





    Daddy 1st, Hubby 2nd, everything else just matters only to make those possible & better !!! Trotting for a better, longer life !!! Be Well & Keep Striving!!!

  • Hrbib21 Rookie 6 posts since
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    2. Mar 20, 2010 7:59 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congrats! Good for you.

     

    I did my second one today (since high school; I'm 39) and first one last month in a blizzard in Myrtle Beach, if you can believe that. Shaved 4 mins off my time from the previous. I'll bet you'll do the same so stick with it and enjoy your acommplishment!





    02/11/2010 - BI-LO Myrtle Beach Marathon 5K - 36:19

    03/20/2010 - Run The Inlet 5K - 32:07

    04/10/2010 - Building Futures 5K - 32:45

    09/25/2010 - The Biggest Loser 5K Challenge - Myrtle Beach -

  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
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    3. Mar 21, 2010 6:11 AM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congrats Murray on your first 5k finish, you should be proud!!! I thought of you yesterday during my long run.... I wasnt sure when the race was.........

     

     

    I knew you wouldnt bne last........

     

     

    Congrats again,

    Dennis





    It's not only about finishing, its about finishing healthy!

  • Runnergal262 Legend 514 posts since
    Sep 1, 2009
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    4. Mar 21, 2010 8:24 AM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congratulations on your first 5k!  The point is to finish, and I am very glad to hear that  you weren't last.  Even if you were, who would care?  The point is to finish what you started, to go out there and to do it!!

    Burning up the pavement comes in time... keep going.... may this race be the first of a lifetime journey of running... training... and setting new and higher goals for yourself like your tri for example.

    I am cheering for you!

  • aczjohnson Pro 181 posts since
    May 13, 2009
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    5. Mar 21, 2010 8:27 AM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    congrats!!!!  you should be super proud of yourself!!





    ~andrea

    Starting c25k 3.29.10 - Completed c25k 10.16.10

    "There is no failure except in no longer trying." - Elbert Hubbard

    Hank Thompson Trek and Treat (1st 5k EVER) - 10-16-10 ~ 35:01

    Hank Thompson Trek and Treat 5k - 10-1-11 ~

    Nashville 1/2 Marathon - 11-12-11 ~


  • runningman400 Legend 191 posts since
    Aug 26, 2009
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    6. Mar 21, 2010 8:29 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congrats, be proud and KEEP GOING!!! 





    "WITHOUT STRUGGLE, THERE WOULD BE NO PROGRESS" - Frederick  Douglass

    "TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO!"

  • TimoWake Rookie 5 posts since
    Nov 2, 2009
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    7. Mar 21, 2010 9:25 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Great job!!  I'm sure that this will be the first of many.  Good luck in your Sprint Tri! I will be running my first Sprint Tri in April, but I'm a little nervous about the swimming portion.  I can swim, but it's not pretty.

  • 911jir Amateur 23 posts since
    Mar 16, 2010
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    8. Mar 21, 2010 11:26 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congrats!! I'm so glad that you hit your goal!

     

    Keep at it!

     

    Hearing this makes me push myself more for my 1st

     





    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop ~ Confucius

  • DoraGatlin Rookie 1 posts since
    Jan 17, 2010
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    9. Mar 22, 2010 12:11 PM (in response to murray64)
    Re: Ran my first 5K race today!!!!!!

    Congrats on your first 5K!  Wasn't it awesome?!

    I ran my first ever 5K on Sunday March 21 so 1 day after you.  I loved it!

    I didn't run the entire way but I felt good just getting out there and doing it.  It felt great to know that my average of 14.38 minute miles held up even on a hilly, unpaved strange course with lots of other people.  I didn't come in last, which totally surprised me.

    I walked another 5K about an hour later when I went down the hill to meet up with my daughter who was running  her first ever event (1/2 mile) and was doing it injured.  We decided to run in with her.  Her friend had the energy even after running a 1/2 marathon but old mom walked back all UPHILL!  LOL 

    Hang in there and enjoy the ride.  I know I'm hooked and am now hoping to continue my training as I only made it to week 6 day 2 before my event.  Disney 1/2 Marathon September 2010 here we come! 

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