I have given myself a week off after last week's HM. I was tempted to run on Thursday because my body had stopped hurting but I thought I should wait a few more days.
So this morning I ran at Barking Parkrun. We had a lot more people than normal because Valentines Parkrun was cancelled due to damage caused to the park during the storm.
I decided to try and run in about 25 minutes but wasn't sure how I would feel so was willing to adjust the time as I was running. I ran the first km a bit too fast at 4:40 and felt it in the 2nd km which took me 5:20. The 3rd and 4th were more steady and the final km was a faster 4:50.
The last km was very difficult because my legs were heavy and I could feel my heart pumping a lot! I plan on having two easy 5km's this week before next week's parkrun. I will then begin an interval training course to try and get my 5km time down to about 22 mins by the end of the year. That might end up being a bit too optimistic but I will give it a go.
Here is a link to my run: