I hope I don't live to regret this as I had set out to do a gentle 5k with David Bowie playing on Spotify but ended up reaching 10k (my longest run prior to this was just over 8k)!!
Today was not about pace, it was about building my endurance. But I even surprised myself with today's efforts, 10K in 1:11:16!!!
I focused on landing heel first and resisted any urges to speed up for known Strava segments. I'm not even sure how it happened but as I approached 9.5km I had enough in the tank to speed up! When my Garmin buzzed to tell me I'd hit 10k it couldn't believe it and so I spent most of my c/down walk double checking just to make sure!
I guess my question is what next? I'm not in any hurry to go beyond 10k so do I just try to do a mix of 10, 5 and 3k runs per week and try mixing it up with speed intervals etc?
I've recently started to include a few more climbs into my runs so I'm guessing this is a good thing to keep up too? In today's run I even went up a climb I would NEVER have attempted a few months back so that was another major win for me today 😁
Happy running folks!