>General Running>14 min 5k , is that good enough.
I've taken a few years off from running , and just got back into it last week. I started out running a mile, then 2, so yesterday i was like what the hell. Lets try a 5k, was running down by the water in my town. I timed myself at 14 min flat, was wondering if that would be good enough to join a race.
You'll probably need to break 13 minutes or at least run low-13's to make the Olympic 5000m final, so keep training.
Probably want to get that closer to 10:00-11:00. That'll make people pay attention too.
faster than a glacier
You're still a good minute and a half slower than the world record, so obviously those few years off took a toll on your fitness. I wouldn't enter any races if I were you.
You guys are assuming manfromnantucket is a man. If she's a woman, she could probably be semicompetitive at local races.
There once was a man from Nantucket...
Wouldn't she be called womanfromnantucket in that case?
I've heard that there one was a man from nantucket but didn't here about there being a woman...
yeah, "woman from nantucket" just doesn't result in very good limericks.
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There once was a woman from NantucketWho was annoyed by that man and his bucket
so she wrote countless lines and limericked so many timesBut eventually gave up and said f*$k it.
Yeah, I’m not good at limericks to start with and a woman from Nantucket just doesn’t seem to work as well.
Anyone else got a "Woman from Nantucket"?
I dunno, probably not fast around here. I regularly post 9 minute 5ks when I'm pushing a double jogging stroller. But that's on a hilly course and in 2 feet of snow. Plus, I don't wear shoes when I run and the wheels on the stroller are kinda low, in fact, the front wheel is missing so I constantly have to push down in the back, kind of like a permanent wheely. I don't think my kids will like it but so far I've only run with the stroller with my wife in it, since the kids are too young. She's a bit beyond the recommended weight limit, but I figure, she's really thin, especially having just given birth to twins a few months ago, so it's probably ok.
So, you might want to reconsider next time you take a few years off. Maybe you'll get it back in a few more years but you might want to train with my stroller to get faster.
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the woman from nantucket
did not know why she got a ticket
gets advice that was conflicted
lets wait and see what resulted
from the advice she got on the internet
Modified to follow the rule
I think there's a sub-5 5K thread around here somewhere. They can help you out so you don't embarrass yourself.
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