Thanks to all who commented on my previous post my 'bad run', your comments really helped.
It's a lovely day here today so I thought I would get out again and put those gremlins well and truly to bed! I did 8k in 55.13 which I'm pleased with. (My 'long' run pace- ie the pace I can keep up fairly comfortably- is 7mins per km and I managed a mini sprint finish!)
And then I came back home and signed up for my local 10k race in mid May! Which is not that far away! Eek!
Can I ask for some advice about training? I've run 7k twice, 8k twice, 9k once, and 10k once. So I know I can do the distance. If I mix up 5k 'faster' runs and longer runs at my slow pace, I'm thinking that should be okay. But do you think I should run the full 10k again or do you think making the 8k comfortable will be okay? (I'm imagining that adrenalin will get me through another 2 on the day?)
Thanks everyone and happy running.