After running 5km in my previous run I decided that for the rest of C25K I would try and rack up a few personal bests while also completing the time. Here is a breakdown of today's run:
1km - 4'49"
2km - 5'29"
3km - 5'21"
4km - 5'35"
5km - 5'16"
The first PB I wanted to get was fasted km, so I set out fast and beat my previous by 20 seconds. Once I hit that I settled into a good pace and kept it up for the next 3km. Once I hit the beginning of the 5th km I upped the pace but couldn't do it by too much because my legs were getting a bit heavy by then but when I reached the 5km it was in 26'29" which beat my previous run by a minute! So I was very happy. I slowed down a bit for the remaining 90 seconds and still ran 5.25km which was my furthest. I understand that at this early stage of my running I will be getting PBs very often but it's a way of keeping myself motivated.
I am off to Copenhagen for work tomorrow so I will have to finish week 8 on Friday. My aim now is to get as close to a 25 min 5km before finishing C25K. It's ambitious but I think I will be there or thereabouts!