Okay as part of the 10k training plan I am running out along the tow path, get to half time, turn around and come back in... Each week of my plan I'm upping the duration for the run, so last week was 34 mins, this week is 37 mins and next week is going to be 40 mins, and it's all going reasonably okay now that I have learned to slow down a little at the start!
My only little bit of guilt is that I have started to take time out for a 90 seconds to 2 minute walking break at the half way point - this is both to have a bit of a breather & recover, it's also something to break up the running (I still slightly feel my shins ache at times).
Now I can see how this might not quite be the "done thing" as I have gone backwards a bit since I am not running for a full 30 mins constantly, infact on last nights run another runner hurtled past whilst I was walking and I could tell that he thought I was slacking off and letting the side down.
But as I see it, next week I will run for 20, walk for 2 run for 20 and it wasn't really that long ago (infact it was W5R3) that after running for 20 I would be dead on my feet let alone even think about setting off and doing it all again.
So there Mr Smarty-Pants-Superfast-runner - I am now doing DOUBLE that what i did 8 weeks ago! & I have made a 100% improvement in my running, even if I do take a short walk in the middle!
Happy Running all