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10/1/12 10:56 A

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I've been doing 5k's for almost two years and I've only seen a couple with an actual time limit i.e. Disney says 16 min/mile or if they have road closure issues. It usually states in the registration if there is a time limit and if you don't see it, you can give the organizer a call just to be sure. Sign up and do a few, it's a lot of fun! emoticon

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9/30/12 7:04 P

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I finished my 1st 5k at 59 minutes in April. I went in the first heat of 2 for the 5k. I got passed by alot of people, but it didn't matter. I finished with alot of people too! I was the very last in my heat, but I didn't know that until several weeks later. It was so encouraging and wonderful to finish! Got for it!

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9/30/12 5:27 A

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Personally just finishing the 5k feels great. I completed my first race yesterday and once you get over anxiety of never having done it before, its fabulous crossing the finish line. You see all sorts of finish times and people. If you volunteer for a 5k you watch and learn there is no need to be fast.

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9/28/12 6:12 P

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This is really a question for one of the coaches. I THINK it's more important to finish than to worry about the time.
A 5K is 3.1 miles and if your a beginner who's been training then the skys the limit for you.
Don't worry so about your finish time. Have fun with it and there's going to many more 5K's to conquer in your future (that goes for all of us)
Good luck to you and have a fun run
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9/26/12 11:06 A

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I really do think the 5K's have all different levels of runners, some will finish in around 20 minutes, some in around 30 minutes, some around 40 and some from 50 to 60. I agree that deciding to do it, putting in the training and actually finishing will bring that terrific feeling of accomplishment regardless of the time. I will be doing my first 5K race in December and I hope to have trained enough to be able to jog the whole way---I think I will, my personal goal will be to finish under 40 minutes...for me just doing it and finishing it are the main goals though.



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9/25/12 1:23 P

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I just did my first official 5k recently, crossing the finish line at 49 minutes. You will never believe the sense of accomplishment I felt by actually signing up for an event, showing up, and then finishing up! I couldn't wait until Monday morning to show off my racing ticker, I was so proud! I even pinned my ticker above my desk to encourage me, "I can do this!" Go ahead ... sign up, show up, and finish up!






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9/23/12 1:08 P

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I think as long as your under 60 min, your fine. usually fun runs, don't have a time limit. And I think it it's a 5k along with a 10k,half, you have until the half is over....I think. emoticon

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9/23/12 7:39 A

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I've started to jog/walk a 5k, and right now my time is at 42 minutes. But I'm not sure what an average time is for a 5k... I know that I'm only supposed to be beating myself but I also know that if I'm among one of the last stragglers to finish I will feel bad and discouraged, so if that's where I'm going to be I'm just going to keep trying to improve my time til I get to the median. Does anyone have any ideas?

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