Nice! My best time is 28:37 minutes. But that was an exceptionally good run for me. I will be happy happy happy with 28-29. I'd be okay with 30....Either way, just finishing is a good goal to have for me!
I did my frist one in 35 minutes.... I have achieved better time since then now moved onto 10K's . But doesn't matter how long it takes, as long as you finish... That is what is to be proud of
I just did my first a few weeks ago and it was 31:18. I came in pretty much dead center of all racers, so I was Ok with that, though I was hoping for 30 or better! Got two more coming up in early December, so we'll see if I can improve.
"I'd rather wear out than rust out."
- Harlan Sanders (Col. Sanders)
Mine was 38.00. I thought it would be close to that. I just started running at the end of August and was out for two weeks with a bum knee. Plus I have a nine month old baby so I am sure happy with my results. Hoping this time next year I will be faster and able to run more distance. I have never been a runner. I am so loving it!
Funny story about my first 5K. It was a huge race--Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, and I had pre-registered through Active.com. When I got to the race, they didn't have a record of my registration, so I had to fill out another form, and got my race packet. I ran my race as best as I could, and as a newbie logged a very respectable 36:44 time. I was so proud of myself!! I knew I wasn't even near finishing in the top three of my age group, so after the race I left with my family for a celebratory breakfast. When I looked up my results a few days later, I wasn't on the list in the 36 minute range. I was so upset thinking that I would have no record of my first race! Then, just out of curiosity, I looked at the top times. My name was listed as the #3 female!! Sara Howard 17:22!! Now, l can assure you guys that there was no way I ran that race in under 18 minutes. The only thing I can figure is that someone else picked up my race number and was running AS me. Poor them. They didn't get the recognition that they deserved!!
Anywho. THIS year, I hope that my time gets listed with my name, and I can have an OFFICIAL time that is a bit more realistic for this novice.
"The difference between a jogger and a runner is an entry blank."
I ran my first 5k today at 33:47.5. I did it in intervals since that is the current training program I'm in (Fleet Feet Sports, No Boundaries: Couch to 5k). I did a 3.5 min Run / 1 min Walk. I'm very happy with my results.
My first 5K race time was 27-something. I think it was around 27:45. Don't recall exactly since it was in 1986!
@ 5K: New Balance Palm Springs 5K, Palm Springs, CA, 24:32
Angels Baseball Foundation 5K, Anaheim, CA, 24:24
Pride of the Valley, Baldwin Park, CA, 24:28
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 52:15
Great Race of Agoura - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:40
Fiesta Days Run, La Canada, CA, 49:57
i actually ran my first 5k yesterday-with a time of 20:21! i was shooting for sub 24:00; so i was pretty excited. i finished 2nd in my age group. i now have officialy ran 2 races-a half marathon and a 5k; and boy am i hooked!
Cannonball Run-(half marathon)Greensboro, NC 10/17/09 - 1:33:53
The HOPE for Lung Cancer (5k)Clemmons, NC 11/07/09 - 20:21
Bermuda Run Race - 10k Bermuda Run, NC 5/22/10 - 43:34
Danbury 5k - Danbury, NC 6/5/2010 - 21:32
The HOPE for Lung Cancer (5k)Clemmons, NC 11/06/10 - 20:07
My first, officially timed run was the Pat Tillman Run which is 4.2 miles (Pat's number at Arizona State University was 42) and I did it in 50.39 minutes.
My first actual 5K was at the Phoenix Zoo and my time was 38.06 minutes.