I graduated on the 11th of March and since then I've been doing the C25K+ podcasts, zombie running, swimming, walking and other stomach crunching exercise DVDs for 5x50.
I run really slowly and that's ok - it's faster than the couch - but I seemed to be stuck in that when I tried to pick up the pace I would feel breathless and the gremlins would tell me to stop. Most of my runs have been on the treadmill so I am very aware of the speed I'm going. I feel like I can run forever at 6kpm (after I've got the first horrible 10 mins over) which puts me at the blistering pace of 5k in 50 minutes
I've pushed it and managed 5k in 40 mins but I felt like it nearly killed me. I do seem to be better outside because I haven't got the benefit of the display to tell me exactly what I'm running and distractions are everywhere and very welcome (Zombies run is a good distraction as well!). While I was doing C25K I used to cover the display and just do as Laura told me but now I'm trying to run 5k for 5x50 I have to look so I see the speed and time and the gremlins queue up to tell me it's too hard
Tonight I got on the treadmill to do the speed podcast. When you fire it up it always defaults to mph, and I need to perform braille with the buttons to change it to kph but tonight I'd forgotten and set off with the brisk walk at 5mph - when I nearly fell off the back I realised my schoolgirl error. In order to switch you have to stop it and I couldn't be bothered, it was getting late and I just decided that I could adapt and tried to roughly guess the speed in order to carry on.
Soooo, to finally cut to the point of this blog (are you still awake?!)...I normally do the speed podcast at 6kph and 7 kph, but tonight, after converting my mph I have run at 7 and 9!!! I was puffing at the end and it was hard work but at no point did the gremlins interfere...it's all in the head