A week or two ago I was worrying and wittling about whether I would be ready for this 10k. Even today I was muttering to myself that I don't ever have to do another race if I don't want to ,ever ever! 😬My youngest son and girlfriend came along for support and as I was muttering my son said 'like you always say to us Mum, just try your best.' Well it ended up being better than I thought and I might be tempted to try more races from now on! Everyone was clapping and encouraging us all along both fast and slow. I managed to shave 2 minutes off my PB! Yippee! The course was flat throughout and I think that is the reason I improved today. I always have a hill usually in the first 2k when running on my own but I think always having to do hills made this run today so much easier. I took it easy to start with then had enough energy in the last 2k to ramp it up a bit!
I would just say to anyone building up to 10k, keep going steady and you will get there. I graduated nearly a year ago and have had to take it easy due to injury and job busyness. On average I ran about twice a week throwing in longer runs here and there. Park run certainly helped me with getting used to running with others and not being too worried about the majority of people running faster than me! I could barely run round my garden a year ago and never thought I could run 5k let alone 10.
Yay to 10k! Yay to running in general and how it helps you achieve what sometimes you think is impossible, how it makes you stronger and fitter, how it gets you out in the fresh air and makes you feel alive! 🎈😀🎈