I had done week 9 run 2 last week, and progressing well in terms of comfort and speed on the run...
...then I broke a bone in my hand last weekend (not running-related). It was bad enough to mean arm in sling for a few days and careful pain management. So, no running or any sports for a week!
With a clear week's break from doing any sport of any kind, I decided that I'd gently attempt a run yesterday. It should be week 9 run 3, i.e. the final run of the programme. I was completely prepared to abort and do a shorter run if any pains, or if any wobbly feelings. I was also prepared to be very slow and to discount it as a proper run if it was too feeble.
However, was only a bit sluggish for first 10 mins, then felt OK. Actually felt pretty good at 20 mins though wasn't breaking any land speed records. By 30 mins I realised I had somehow run past my ending point from previous "week 9" runs. I was not too far off 5km, so carried on those extra mins and did 5km (34:30)!
So, to my total surprise, I done it!
This is part of my goal done. The other is to enter and complete a 5km race in 2014. Parkrun next Saturday then?