As some of you know I have done a couple of 10k's with the running club but they have stops in them. So this morning I set out to run 7.5k continuously (my previous longest run being 5.5k).
Had a toxic 20 this morning which was not pleasant! I'm usually ok after a couple of minutes once I settle into a rhythm but this morning it was really hard. Think it was probably the heat - my own fault as I overslept and didn't get out there until nearly 9am.
I conciously wanted to slow my pace and was aiming for 7 mins per km. I have discovered though that that is too slow for me - I feel like I am really having to force it and it doesn't feel natural at all! I think everyone must have a different "happy pace" and mine is around 6:30 (excepting hills 😂). Think I'm going to aim to run at that for longer runs.
Got to 7.5km and thought I might as well carry on until I got back to the car so 7.88km and 52 mins of continuous running.
Tailwalking at Parkrun tomorrow which I'm really looking forward to.
Happy Running Everyone