Well after getting back on track after W7, I am even more determined now to crack this running thing.... it's so close am even beginning to believe that this might just be doable!!
Since I managed to cover my first ever 5k distance with W8R1 (including the warm up) - I thought I had better see if that was a fluke or could I do another 5k with W8R2.
As if that it isn't challenging enough, I found myself running on Saturday late morning ... in direct sunlight, full heat, no shade yet so it was set to be an all out sweat-a-thon. But could I keep going?
Of course I could - all the usual aches and pains were easing off nicely and I found my rhythm during the first 1k and I have never paid much attention to the split times until now, but they show I'm keeping it fairly consistent too..
1k 8:06 (incl warm up walk)
5k 6:30 (yes - fat lads can run!)
so there - that was my second 5k .. and with a total session time of 36:04 means that I was running for 30 mins...
..... so technically is that a graduation?...... I think I will wait until W9R3 on Sunday before I open the sparkly stuff, but it's certainly starting to feel good.
Happy Running everyone