So I did 10k last Friday then my first event run with the 7k in Blenheim on Sunday. I am way too influenced by others pace; runnf faster to keep up but also slower as people walked the hill. I find it harder to start again if I stop - it's a mentality I adopted when I first started the 20 mins runs - and so getting stuck behind the crowd was tricky but it was a fun atmosphere. 10k run in Oxford next weekend so I need to ignore others pace and just run my run lol.
I've struggled this week though after Sunday's run. Tuesday I just couldn't do my run, it was the first one I've just stopped and come home from. I was tired and had blisters but I just think I wasn't in the right head space. I gave it a day and went out this morning, a little late as it is already hot at 8am here. I managed to run 5k but I had to to really push myself and find my positivity to keep going rather than stop. Once I've run for 20 minutes I seem to feel better and everything just kinda slots into place but until then some days I struggle. Maybe longer runs will suit me, once I get that 'just keep going mentality back'! I want to aim for a half marathon in October but that is still a maybe at the moment. I think once I've ran 10k on my own and in a planned run lol I might feel like I graduated here.... at the moment I feel like a bit of a fraud as I only did it once so far! I need to remember that running is what gets me through my stressy, difficult, emotional times and stop worrying about my pace too! 🤣 I feel better for my run today so let's see what Saturday brings. 🏃♀️