After another (failed) attempt at Speed on Tuesday I decided today to have a tilt at my 5k PB (over one month old!!!). I have seen a few articles recently recommending belly breathing - it activates the diaphragm more than chest breathing apparently and helps get more oxygen into your body. So my focus throughout my run was on my breathing and keeping my head up. The belly breathing does take a bit of concentration but it seems to work. I averaged just a smidge over 5mins/km and got my PB: 25:04, just a few seconds off one of my goals for the year! Chuffed to bits I had a big plate of scrambled eggs on toast with some ham for lunch.
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