Thank you to all on here and back on the other C25K forum. To everyone just starting out or feeling any doubt, please just stick at it. It does work somehow. In July I couldn’t even bring myself to start, and now look!!!
On Sunday I completed my first 10k run. I can’t really believe I did it.
I felt totally out of my depth to be honest. There were a lot of people and most people seemed to be in groups or it looked like they knew what to do. There were lots of club runners and people doing fancy warm ups. I blindly followed people about and joined he queue for my bib and time tag. Then found the start and had no idea where to stand.
Eventually after a little delay we were off. I was following my mantra of just keeping to my own pace and don’t follow the crowd but I must admit I was feeling great and just going with the flow. A quick check of my pace and after 2k I thought, I can go a bit faster for this middle section I reckon. So I did, then I found myself even overtaking people which felt very odd but thought, ok I feel good. At 5k I ignored the water on offer and had my gel thing that a friend recommended, I think it turbo charged me. Next I approached the one and only hill on the course, I saw people struggling but thought I would just power up it and recover on the down bit, again I was fine so thought I’ll keep this pace going.
I only had 2k left so managed to keep the same pace till the finish. My time was 53:38 so came a pretty respectable 266 out of over 600.
So all in all not a bad first outing I don’t think. Might have to change my user name now, I might be hooked:)!!!