Went out for another 60 minute run last night. Looks like Monday wasn't a fluke -- I really CAN do this! Apparently, I really have joined the ranks of 10K runners.
Over the course of last night's run, I averaged 5:41 per kilometer, which is a slight improvement over the 5:43 from Week 6 Run 1 on Monday. Correspondingly, my total distance was slightly longer -- 10.6 km (up from 10.5 km on Monday). I'm not going to do a timed 10K run until I properly finish the Bridge-to-10K plan (one run left!!), but from these numbers, I can expect to finish in 57 minutes +/- 10 seconds. Not super-speedy... but not bad, either!
It's also worth noting that I have dropped below the 11 stone mark. When I started Couch-to-5K last year, I was a 15.5 stone. Thanks to the running, the swimming (2000 - 2500 meters on the "rest days" from running), and calorie-count dieting, I've dropped 4.5 stone in just over a year. Not too shabby! BMI has dropped ten points (34.7 -> 24.7) and I am no longer considered overweight. Just eleven more pounds to go to reach my target weight of 10 stone 3 pounds.
[Translation, for those who prefer kilograms: I peaked at 98 kg and have dropped to 70 kg, with just 5 kg left to reach my target of 65 kg.]
Still hard to believe how far I've come. Last year, running for 60 _seconds_ was a major challenge; now running for 60 _minutes_ is less strenuous than that once was. Thank you, Couch-to-5K!