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Old 11-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #1
Michael Ryan James
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My 5k time...

My school (I"m a PE teacher) does a 5k run every year at the beginning of November. Last year (2011) I ran/walked the 5k in 36:40. I had just started crossfit a couple of months earlier, but hadn't lost any weight yet. This year after a full year of training with crossfit and about 6-7 months of changing my diet, I'm down about 50 pounds and ran the 5k in 31:20 without ever having to stop running. I wasn't always pleased with my pace and my second mile time killed me, but I thought this was a huge personal achievement. Definitely nothing to brag about, but I was proud. I'm going to keep working and try to get under 30 now. Age and weight for the race 31 years old (male) and 240 pounds. All this WITHOUT ever running more than 800m during a crossfit wod. Don't tell me anaerobic training can't improve aerobic!!! I know it can and will!!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: My 5k time...

That's awesome!

I was dreading my first 5K, and I wasn't able to run the whole way, but I finished and that was huge for me (and for you). Let's both keep working!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:13 AM   #3
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Definitely Joe!!! you keep it up. I"m planning to take the level 1 course here in a couple of weeks, so I think crossfit is officially part of my life now
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:37 AM   #4
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Re: My 5k time...

I don't know anything about 5ks, but that sounds like an awesome time. Maybe one day I'll do one too.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:17 PM   #5
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Re: My 5k time...

It blows my mind. I am running the 5k just as fast, if not faster than I did when I ran cross country in HS and got 35-45 miles a week. The most running I do apart from the short sprints we get in the WODs from time to time is a soccer game once a week and maybe a 3 to 5 mile run if I have the time and extra motivation or desire. On a lark, I went out for 10 miles last week and completed it with a sub 7 mile too.


Everyone should be doing this!
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