I must admit I have found the 5 x 50 challenge difficult for a number of reasons
a) family & work commitments
b) shin splints that meant I couldn't run for the 3/4 of the challenge
I am behind on the challenge so I have 50 km to do in 7 days but I am determined I'm going to do it.
I have also had a little knock to my confidence having not been able to run properly for a period of time you start doubting whether you can run, if you are meant to run and how far you can run. I had a really bad run the other day and hated every minute which really knocked my confidence. I then had a really good treadmill run on Friday (I was catching up with the Archers on I Player so that helped). Today when I looked at my catch up schedule it said 10k. Oh yes I have run 10k before or did I imagine that? Can I really run that far?
I didn't plan a route exactly but parked a one end of town and then ran to the other side of the town did a big loop round and back to the car - 10k completed. Time wasn't too bad either 1hour 14 minutes (I walked the first 5 mins as a warm up). How good did I feel at the end - YES I CAN RUN 10K YIPEE !!!!!!!