Well, after 3 days break, I did the W9R1 today, no stopping, ran the full 30 minutes! It was bit hard, maybe the break was too long…but did it anyway. That is the Good Bye to my boring route…I will find different routes to keep me motivated and make my runs more interesting with the help of my Garmin now!
Yes, yesterday I got my Garmin at last! Many thanks to everyone for all the good advise, suggestions given with regard to buying a Garmin. I settled for a Garmin Forerunner 110 with a HRM. (HRM came with it and the price difference was not so much, so got it with the HRM even though I may not use it in a regular basis)This is my present to myself for graduating, it is just that I got the present in advance as I would like my W9R3 to be special (to run 5K in a nice route and try to do it under 30 minutes..well that is the aim!) and the Garmin will help.
And Yes, I have been lying to you all this time (but not intentionally), I do apologise. I thought that I was running 5K all this time by calculating it by using post codes and then also by going the same route by car. Today I measured/calculated the distance by using the Garmin and it was few meters less. Anyway today I ran until Laura asked me to stop (full 30 minutes) and then walked the few more minutes until the Garmin showed me I have covered 5K! So, I completed the full 5K today in 33 minutes and 52 seconds. I am happy, not overly excited as it is almost 4 minutes above my expected and aimed timing, but hopefully I will get there later on.
I have my hand surgery on 30th and then two or maybe three weeks break and then time until 14th July (when I do my Race for Life) to raise the speed…