There's no going back now. I'm into regular 5k runs now and improving time is my goal.
So last evening, bathed in the setting sun, I set off along the Promenade in Eastbourne for my second full 5k.
At the start I felt as if I was so slow, feeling as if my feet were barely leaving the ground, so was surprised when the first k ticked over at 6.17. Not as bad as I thought then.
So I maintained the pace and completed the second k in the same time.
Now I was into a rhythm and it felt really good. So good that k no. 3 was only 5.58!!
K no. 4 followed almost as quickly in 6.00 dead and by now I knew a PB was well in sight. Upping the pace I completed the final k in 5.56!!
My total time for the 5k was, therefore, 30.28. The sub 30min run is on the horizon now.
Seeing as only 7 weeks ago I was puffing and panting after 1 minute of running, I am amazed at this.
Laura deserves to be named in the next Honours List!