So, I completed my 2nd run of the 1st week of ju-ju’s 10k programme today, and it went rather well. I chose to do the 5.5km run, as I woke up feeling energetic. Although torrential rain was forecast, it was dry, and also nice and cool - bonus!
I have made the decision to bring my pace down for the 10k training, as I had been getting a bit too speedy of late, which could explain recent fatigue resulting in meh attitude to running. My usual 5k pace is around 6.12 mins per km; this run I averaged at 6.45 per km, and you know, it felt great. The longer the runs get, the more I may slow my pace. I felt challenged but finished the run easily, and more importantly, happy.
Taking the decision to start the 10km training has been a game changer for me. I feel really excited again, and a little bit scared, but like during C25K, I feel determined.
My local train station has a white board and every day they write an inspirational quote for all us cynical and tired commuters. Today’s was perfect:
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever did.”
I am going to avoid doubt.