5 miles today and boy was it a hard one. As soon as I started running the legs felt stiff and heavy. I aimed to get an average pace of 5:30 km/min and was able to do so for the first 2 km without too much difficulty but then the body got a bit heavier. I was stubborn and decided that I would keep to an average pace of 5:30 but I had to really push myself to keep going, I felt like slowing down or stopping on a few occasions but I don't like starting something and not finishing so I kept on pushing.
You can see by the link below that I was fairly consistent with my pace and slowed down slightly in the last few km's, but it was a big effort to keep that up so I am happy. My average pace by the end was 5:31 km/min and I hope all of you will forgive the extra second!
Now for a shower and dinner.
Here is a link to the run:
PS - As some of you know may remember a few family members started C25K after I espoused its benefits and my Dad began is and is making good progress. He found a C25K app that is ever so slightly different to the NHS version and this morning he ran for 22 minutes straight at an average pace of 6:45! I'll be taking him down to Barking Parkrun soon! He isn't a blogger so don't expect to see him here soon but this just re-inforces to me how good a program this is.