Final week of the magic number plan and I can't quite believe how much easier it's been than I expected! Although I wasn't thinking that 10 minutes into this run to be fair 😂😂
I chose today as I have less on and the weather looked fine.
Started well, running down the long, gentle hill towards the quay. I get about 2.5k in and my right knee is niggling plus the right thigh that hasn't been good since week 4 if couch to5k joins in.. I make a mental note to do more strength work this week.
Running along the river is always wonderful and brings back memories of parkrun as it's the same route. I'm struggling a bit, only 4k and it's feeling never ending, I focus on breathing, the lovely surroundings and feeling quick and light.
I loop round a couple of times, lots of dog walkers and other runners keep me distracted and as always I wish runners would smile more at each other 😁
Ok, I'm half way, the breathing is good, I could almost hold a conversation! I loop round the woodland path a couple of times and head back.
3k to go, mostly uphill but I'm feeling fairly good, I don't have to stop too long at the traffic lights and when I do I'm not as out of breath as two weeks ago so something must be improving!
I keep a steady pace uphill and I know it's within reach! Most of the last bit is downhill and suddenly I'm flighing and feel amazing, even changing my route to run past the shops and traffic so I can finish in the park.
Something very strange happens, there's a light shower, and I sprint uphill with my legs suddenly feeling like they don't belong to me!! I don't know what happened there but that's it, I'm done and I've actually ran 10k in just over an hour.
I also timed it just right as it's pouring now! Happy running week everyone 😁🏃♂️🏃♂️🏃♀️🏃♀️