I finished C25k back in September and was quite happy trying to improve my 5km time (pb 28:52). Was happy alternating fast runs, stamina and 5km runs, and quite enjoying the whole running thing. I said I definitely wasn't going to do 10 km. Not enough time in the morning, too much traveling for work, 5 km was enough etc. Then the fates conspired against me.
I noticed that I had this b210k forum listed above the c25k one. How did that happen? I avoided looking at it for several weeks and then a 65 year old friend completed his first half marathon only 2 years after taking up running. It was so motivational cheering him across the finish line. But no, I still wasn't going to go beyond 5 km, was I?
Then I started looking for something to make my stamina (35 mins) run a bit more interesting and beneficial to my 5 km time. That did it. Last weekend I searched for the relevant b210k podcasts, transferred them to my TomTom watch and this morning completed week 1, run 1 accompanied by the podcast woman with an American accent and 40+ mins or rock music (whoever she is, she's got better taste in music than Laura).
I am not going to do 10 km in 5 weeks, or however long it is. I'm going to take it easy, just do one of the runs once a week maybe, as my stamina run. I like the speed run so still want to do that once a week too, and 5 km when I'm not away. Then maybe by the end of the summer I'll be up to 10 km.
But whatever happens, I'm definitely not entering the local 10 km city race, in August... though it's only 3 km more than I did this morning...