I've been feeling a bit dispondent lately because after graduating I could run all of the 5k without stopping all be it at a slow pace. I decided I would try the 5k improvers programme which involve intervals. I did this for 2 weeks and during that time I discovered I was having to walk more and more. When I tried to run a whole 5k I just couldn't do it!!!
Tonight when I went out I just thought to myself to hell with this I'm just going to run slowly and forget about building up speed. Low and behold I needed only two very brief walks of about 10 seconds and ended up with a pb on my 5k and I even ran an extra 0.6k. I am so pleased with myself and have learned that speed is not everything - it is more important to just enjoy the run!