First run in the new shoes today. Much more comfortable!!
I was meant to be following ju-ju’s plan but with one thing or another I’m only managing to run once a week at the moment so have had to put that on the back-burner. But I thought I’d venture a little further on my run today. I’ve gone to 7.5km once but I decided I’d run from home today so kept it a bit shorter (I’ll explain why below).
I also had a really lovely realisation. So I haven’t run from home since I started park running, mainly because I live at the bottom of a fairly decent hill and park run was the first time I’d ever managed 5K without walking and then feeling rubbish about myself. So I’ve just run the park run route, even when I’ve run alone, since early October. And before that I’d hardly run at all since summer. Anyway, today I thought about going to the Park Run route and stopped myself, today I ran from home. Which long-windedly gets me to my rather pleasant realisation; I am now capable of running 5K, from home, absolutely fine. In fact I did 6.25K!! 💪💪💪💪 The last KM felt hard, but it will because it’s longer than I’ve ever regularly gone before.
I also managed to keep under the 8min/km which I was super chuffed with as that’s my ‘base’ pase for want of a better description.
Today was a good run 😊