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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!
"...I've learned that you shouldn't compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do....I've learned that you can keep going long after you think you can't..." --- author unknown
@ 5K: Ontario Mills 5K, Ontario, CA, 24:42
Heart of the City Run, Los Angeles, CA, 24:13
Bruin 5K Run at UCLA, Westwood, CA, 24:54
@ 10K: LA Chinatown Firecracker 10K, Los Angeles, CA, 51:42
The Great Race - Old Agoura 10K, Agoura Hills, CA, 51:12
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.