First 10k done today, which was actually supposed to be a 9k run at week 6 of Ju-Ju's plan, but everyone knows how these things happen
I noticed I've only been averaging 10 km (2-3 runs) per week since graduation and decided to concentrate on increasing my weekly distance by adding 1-2 runs per week instead of trying to increase my long run.
Still intimidated by distances more than 5 km, but the long runs are almost always the easiest of all because of a slower pace. It feels like I could keep going forever if it wasn't for my sore joints. Parkruns, on the other hand, are a struggle. I push too hard, finish exhausted and it takes several weeks before I dare to come again. I have my first 5k race in two days, feeling totally unprepared.
I'm anxious to know, when does one start to notice that running slowly gets easier and the "conversational pace" improves?