My faddy nature really started to get bored of this running lark at the beginning of week 8 and my "rest days" have multiplied but I forced myself to go out for Week 9 Run 1 tonight and I think I hit 5km exactly
I set up a RunKeeper workout (had a ditch Laura after the music last week) and RunKeeper only gives you an overall distance (which includes the warm up / down) but it does give you an average pace for each minute. 5km in 30mins requires a pace of 6mins a kilometre and this is how my run tonight panned out.
Pace per minute
Average pace for run 6:00min!
As you can probably tell from above my route isn't exactly flat (although if I was driving I'd probably claim it was) but it's the flattest option around here.
Anyone got any tips for staying motivated? The large number of graduate badges on this forum suggests that a lot of you catch the running bug and never look back, whereas I think my increased speed tonight was partly due to thinking "man, I hate running" as I plodded along.