Accidental first 10k!

So, did an "accidental" 10k tonight (If I include the warm-up and down walks) - after only graduating fro C25k three weeks ago :). . I'm staying away from home and had woerked out a 6k circuit of the Olympic Park/village and wondered to myself how far round a second lap I could get. I've been doing the 5k+ podcasts, so did the Stepping Stones one (30mins running) until the start of the warm down and then started the W5R3 run as I thought I'd do another max 20mins. So, I did the 5 mins walk to let my lungs and legs recover then set off again to see how far I could get . . . . . and just kept going! Hit 10k just at the end of the warm down walk, 1hr 10 mins in total, so not a bad pace overall :)

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  • Well done JH! You must be well chuffed with that

  • wow! thats excellent! sounds like a good way to approach it, and a good time too! Congratulations, i'm hoping i can do it by the end of the year and i graduated around the same time!!

  • "Well chuffed" hardly describes how amazed I am I did it misswoblle. I'd expected to have run out of motivation and energy by 7k. Just shows how much is in the mind :). And aliboo, if I can do it that quickly, you can get there too. If you'd asked me even a week ago if I'd even consider it I'd have said you were mad - I was having trouble keeping focussed on getting to the end of 30mins, so not quite sure what made the difference today.

  • Well done on achieving your 10K. I think it's just that bit nicer when it happens by accident. What a lovely bonus! Best wishes.

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