Hi everyone. Today I began again my journey from 5K to 10K with a 6K run. It was bloody hard, but I did it. I did the Stamina+ podcast although it wasn't quite long enough to see me through, I took 42 minutes at a pace of 7:00/km today. My current 5K pace is about 6:30/km at the moment. I have to admit I swore at Laura at one point, when she said "Now, let's finish with an invigorating 5 minute burst..". Sorry, Laura.
I have entered the Great South Run (16K/10 miles) in October which is my main goal for this year. Yesterday morning I plotted out my training plan, which roughly involves increasing my longest distance by 1K every 2 weeks, once I get to next month. If I keep it up I should hit 10K at the beginning of July. Alongside that I plan to do 2 or 3 runs per week.
I must admit I'm feeling quite apprehensive/nervous about the task ahead of me at the moment. I just couldn't get out of my head the idea that in October I'd be going 10K further than I did today! Eep! But I am looking forward to earning the Graduate10 badge along the way. For those who don't know me, I did basically earn it last year, but I never claimed it as I didn't feel I "owned" the 10K distance yet, if that makes sense. This year I am back to do that.
I did a parkrun on Saturday and again have blisters on the inner balls of my feet now. I can't seem to shake them recurring, I feel like I have tried everything. However, the next few weeks are going to be GLUTES GLUTES GLUTES in terms of exercises so I am hoping this helps with the pressure on my feet when I run. I may explore other shoes as I have the Asics Kayano 22 and I have never really gelled with them, but I had the blister problem with my last shoes too. I don't think it's something my shoes will fix, but hopefully moisturising and glute exercises will. I have been watching a channel called Kinetic Revolution on YouTube which has helped with my education about running exercises!
Wish me luck folks! I should be back in 2 weeks to report on my 6.5K run!