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Running Your First 5K

Walking, jogging, and running are some of the best exercises recommended by experts. The best part is that you don’t need a reason for running. It can be either a global challenge or some kind of fundraiser program but in the end, you are the one getting the benefit.

Are you starting from scratch? No problem, it is totally fine in fact it is great that you are taking interest in yourself. A 5K running event is equal to 3.1 miles, and if you are wondering how much time it will take to cover 3.1 miles than it depends. Your speed of running will decide how much time you will require to finish your first 5K steps. Although a rough estimation won’t kill, well approximate it will take 40 – 60 minutes.

Believe me, this 5K is the beginning and if you keep it up then you might even make a world record of the most step taken, who knows? Let’s talk about how you will train for your first 5K steps in just 5 simple steps, read on.


We all have heard, believing in yourself is your first step to success” which means you need to believe in yourself. It might look hard but you need to believe in yourself that you can do it.


Many people will not achieve 5K steps in the start and that is totally normal. What you can do is that train yourself every day and try to increase your distance and speed gradually. Do also give yourself rest because your body needs to heal and recover, don’t push yourself.


Create a benchmark of your own. For example, in week one you jog for 1 minute and walk for 3 minutes then in week two, you jog for 3 minutes and walk for 4 minutes. You don’t need to follow these instructions, just make your own benchmark according to your comfortability.


Always do an analysis of your workout. For example, by week 6 you were able to jog about 2.3 miles which means you are very close to 3.1 miles (i.e. 5K steps). This will boost your confidence and your will power as well.


So, the day has come and now no one can stop you from winning. You are ready to run your first 5K step and remember! This is just beginning, later on, make 10K steps as your goal and then continue on.