Apologies for my abscence , I hadn’t ran a 10k in three weeks so didn’t feel I should post anything . I ran one this morning and have a shiney new Pb for my efforts 😀
I’ve switched up my running in the week now , still try to do 3 runs a week , average between 15 to 20k a week. Instead of 5ks I try to do 6 or 7 instead depending on how I’m feeling, trying to get myself into the thought that these are now normal lengths for me 😂
I’m learning a bit more about myself, I’m starting to recognise when a good time for me to run is or if i should leave it . Still very much a Dawn raider , got up at 5am this morning to run my 10k and it was glorious , because I was completely and utterly on my own, in the whole run I only saw two people , 6 miles of coastline to myself just makes my soul feel at ease 😍
(Just read that bit back and it’s a bit 🤮, sorry, let’s just say I’m happy when there’s no one around🙄)
For me 10ks are still more of a mental challenge than a physical one. As many as I have done now , I still have to have an argument in my head about how I will not quit and I must keep going , stopping always feels like it’s only one pace away and very easy to do . I literally have to mentally drag myself from 1k to the next k. 🤷🏻♂️ If I get to 7k the demons stop and give me a break coz I’ll always finish it then. That’s also why I’ve increased my weekly distances so I have more ammo to shoot them down with
I’ve also now stopped listening to music or podcasts or anything , this happened by accident ( my headphones broke mid run ) and being a bit strapped for cash that month I started running without and bizarrely my times got better?!?!...I think I run fast with fast song and then slow down with slower ones🤪...running with nothing seems to make me consistent in pace ? Who’d of thought it ....I have new headphones now but all I use is my Nike app which just shouts my distance and pace/time at me
Erm yeah, that’s it , I hope you’ve all been well and enjoying the sun, I certainly have , I’m still here , still running, still forever grateful I found couch5k .
Take care 👍🏻