I had a failed attempt at 10K on Sunday. I just couldn't do it on the day. After 5K I felt my right calf muscle getting sore. I had done interval training on Saturday and put it down to that. So after 5K I walked for a kilometre and then ran for a kilometre to loosen out. I took a few days off and this evening went out to attempt it again. I wanted to get back to running 10K by the end of October. I don't think I have ran a full 10K without stopping since last March. I am awarding all the fantastic runners with their 60 minute badges and Graduate10 badges for the past month and they had inspired me to get back up to 10K again. Plus I want to work on shaving time off my (not)parkrun PB time too and need to get my legs used to running longer distances again.
Well this evening I did it. I am just back from a 10K run. No stops. I aimed for a 7 min/km pace, I was up and down, but managed a nice 6:53 min/km average and finished in a time of 1:08:52. I'm happy with that, good to be back to 10K again.