I went out last night with the intention of doing week 8 run 3.
When I started 9 weeks ago I had signed up for a big fun run in Liverpool to keep me motivated and stop me quitting. With some missed runs and delays I have somehow managed to get the timing of my graduation run to be the fun run this saturday!
As week 8 is running for 28 minutes and the furthest I got in 28 minutes was just 4k I was a tad worried.
So last night I decided to just run for 5k no matter how long it took. I thought this would allow me to prepare for the run on saturday and not resort to walking at the end due to being shattered
It worked. I ran 5k last night in 35 minutes which I think is great for my first time. I would obviously like to get it down to 30 minutes or under but for the first time doing a 5k I was suprised and pleased. I am still a little concerned about the time of the race. I run of an evening after work when its a bit cooler. The race is at 11 so it will be warmer but I guess I will take it a little slower.
So now I'm looking forward to graduation. I'll do another 5k on wednesday and keep it at a nice pace so as not to get an injury. I have been well and truely bitten by the running bug and am looking forward to post graduation runs, maybe even trying for a 10k before the end of the year
Thank you to NHS C25K and to Laura (for the most part, although I do just listen to my own music now there are no intervals)