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  • lenzlaw Community Moderator 10,539 posts since
    Jan 18, 2008
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    16. Nov 5, 2009 5:59 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    23:25.  But I had already been racing for a couple years, mostly 10Ks.




  • my4babes Pro 66 posts since
    Jun 10, 2009
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    17. Nov 5, 2009 8:07 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    33:19 for me

    C25K June 22, 2009 - August 12, 2009

    How The West Was Run 5K September 26, 2009- 33:19:7

  • Marykb Legend 1,347 posts since
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    18. Nov 6, 2009 4:34 AM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    Just under 27:00.    That was 12 years ago and I never beat that time since.  ?????

  • Taralp Rookie 3 posts since
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    19. Nov 6, 2009 9:28 AM (in response to AnthonyJTa)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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

  • Ellsbird1 Pro 67 posts since
    Jun 23, 2009
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    20. Nov 6, 2009 10:22 AM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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)

  • firemedic14 Rookie 1 posts since
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    21. Nov 6, 2009 10:46 AM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    27:08 in Mile High Colorado.  Suprised me because I'm from TEXAS!!

  • John313 Rookie 4 posts since
    Oct 26, 2009
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    22. Nov 6, 2009 11:45 AM (in response to firemedic14)
    Re: First 5k time...

    Mine was 2 weeks ago and I did 24:22 (7:51 pace).  I was pleased with that, not knowing what to expect and hoping for under 31:00.

  • bstmommyof3 Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 6, 2009
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    23. Nov 6, 2009 12:44 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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!

  • SassafrassaGSO Pro 108 posts since
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    24. Nov 6, 2009 2:23 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    Funny story about my first 5K.  It was a huge race--Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure, and I had pre-registered through  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." 
    -George Sheehan

  • sheri.runs Rookie 1 posts since
    Nov 3, 2009
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    25. Nov 8, 2009 7:46 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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.

  • GypsyInked Rookie 1 posts since
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    26. Nov 8, 2009 8:34 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    Today was my first 5K event as well, I have never run more than 5 minutes at once before 2 months ago.

    Today I finished at 39:06. It's better than I thought I could do.

  • crl8686 Legend 1,313 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    27. Nov 8, 2009 8:43 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    My first 5K race time was 27-something. I think it was around 27:45. Don't recall exactly since it was in 1986!

    2015 highlights...

    @ 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

  • Jackson1223 Amateur 12 posts since
    Oct 1, 2009
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    28. Nov 8, 2009 8:54 PM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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

  • 3dogs1cat Rookie 3 posts since
    Oct 31, 2009
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    29. Nov 9, 2009 5:53 AM (in response to Nailrep)
    Re: First 5k time...

    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.

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