I am so totally fine after yesterday's accidental 9k - so much walking that it still doesn't really feel like it was a run - that I am sorely tempted to go to tonight's planned Canicross outing (beginners' 5k) and run. Except- I'm going on a Canicross run tomorrow, and have promised a friend that I will give her a very gentle 5k suited to her, and running tonight and tomorrow morning is definitely Not a Good Plan.
I'm currently debating 2 options:
1) Do my scheduled 5k-10K 20 minutes steady run before I run with my friend.
2) Treat my run with her as a warm up and then do my 20 minutes.
And wow! I'm pretty sure I never thought I'd contemplate completing 5k - at any speed - as a 'warm up'.
If it helps, 20 minutes steady run equates to roughly another 3k for me.
I'm kind of leaning toward option 1).