Yes!! I did it!!! Since I graduated from C25K, my aim was to run 5K under 30 minutes. I tried several times and since I could not do it for 7 whole months, I was thinking of giving up trying to run 5K under 30 minutes but instead trying to run 10K in whatever minutes. I started running 5K twice and 10K once a week since last week. As a fellow runner recommended, I ran my 5K as fast as I could and 10K not so fast. Last two times I could do my 5K under 31 minutes but not under 30 minutes and today....it changed!
I was having second thoughts of going for a run today, after returning home from work as I had a long day. I was hungry as I did not have my usual banana in the afternoon which I have on my running days. BUT my non-running Hubby said that I should go as it might rain at the end of the week (I am yet to run in the rain)
So here I was, got all geared up and went for the run. I ran in a comfortable pace but was tired and hungry. First 2.5K was ok with an effort, and when running back the second half, I was too tired. BUT I was so determined to try to beat my own record of 30 minutes 1 second the other day and was thinking how good it would be if I could.
I ran and ran and RAN and when I stopped at 5K and looked at my Garmin, it showed that I have done my 5K today in 29 minutes 46 seconds!!!
Oh yeah..I have done it peeps I have really done it!!
I am so pleased with myself as now I know I CAN do 5K under 30 minutes.
Now the next aim is to run 10K several times more and then try to run 10K under 1 hour. How amazing would that be??!!