Run a 5K in under 24 minutes by Darin_Sanders

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Haven't really run much since I was an out-of-shape kid and never ran a 5K that fast. This isn't a blistering time but a good starting point.

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5k, fitness, running

So I stepped on the treadmill with the sole intent of breaking the 24:00 barrier for 3.1 miles last night. Felt great for the first two miles but struggled with the pace for the last mile, especially last half mile. But at the end of 3.1 miles the timer read 23:27!! So this goal is half completed.

I still want to run an actual outdoor race in under 24 minutes which will take some more training. The treadmill is easier to maintain your pace since if you slow down, you fall off. That's a bad thing! During a race you can slow down whenever you start to feel tired.

My new goal on the treadmill is to get to around 22:30 and then I should be ready for a race. I'm going to start looking at the local races for this Fall and pick out a couple.

I ran a 5K again last night on the treadmill even though I really wasn't planning on it when I started. I ran right after dinner so my first mile didn't feel very good but ended up finishing the 5K in 24:21. Next week I will actually get on the treadmill with the purpose of running a faster 5K!

I had take a few weeks off of running because of a nagging rib pain but got back on the treadmill last night. I was just planning on running a couple miles or around 20 minutes but I felt good so I just kept going. Ended up doing 3.5 miles and did the 5K in 25:40. Hopefully in the next month I will get that below 24:00. I know a treadmill is easier than running in the street but it will get me used to the pace and build the confidence when I actually run a race.

We recently got a treadmill and I have started running on it about three times a week in preparation to complete this goal sometime this summer. I've got a ways to go but this is makes it easier to get 20 minutes in without much preparation.

Have been slowly building up the distance on my runs until I consistently run between 4-5 miles. Just finished 3.13 miles yesterday in the wind and rain. I was not pushing overly hard so my time was just under 30 minutes. Going to mix in some shorter 1-2 mile runs over the next week where I run at a faster pace to try and get those down to around 8:30 minute miles.

Ran for the second time while I was in Iowa over the weekend. Two and a quarter miles in 9 minute miles. Ran farther and shaved about 30 seconds a mile off my first run. Going to run at least twice a week through the Summer. The 5K I'm aiming to run is in September. May enter one before that to get a feel for it.

Ran for the second time while I was in Iowa over the weekend. Two and a quarter miles in 9 minute miles. Ran farther and shaved about 30 seconds a mile off my first run. Going to run at least twice a week through the Summer. The 5K I'm aiming to run is in September. May enter one before that to get a feel for it.