I've been preparing for life after for some time now - I do like to be organised ! So I have the C25K+ podcasts all ready and have downloaded one of the free GPS run mapping apps ( am I allowed to mention names?) It's great.
When I started C25K I went round our local woods after dark with a headtorch! I live in a small community I didn't want anyone to know until I felt more confident ( though people did wonder what I was up to, as I didn't have my dogs with me!). So though it was relatively safe & discrete my first minute was up a hill! Once I felt more confident I went on a much flatter road run & have since found an even better footpath. On these, my newly discovered GPS app showed that during week 8 I was getting to or pretty close to 5K Yay ! But I've kept doing the wood run once a week, as I do believe that the hillwork got me fitter faster, even tho' I was aware I was only running about 4K. So yesterday I decided to run 5K no matter how long it took ..... and that was just over 37mins with a toilet break ( my first since week3).
My new footpath is 7.5K long and is exactly 3K from my house ( just one very big hill from 2.5 - 3K!!!), so I've plenty of challenges to keep me going for a while, but I'll keep going back to the woods to try and get that 5K to 30mins or less
What have you got planned ?......