I'm a bit late posting this time.
I have had a really bad week and needed a good run. Life hasn't been good and I was quite ill in the morning but I thought I'd go anyway and see how I felt. I did it expecting the worse from the weather as we had a forecast of rain. It was cloudy at first but before the first K was done it was hot and sunny. I listened to the stamina workout again as I find this starts at the right speed and then paces me up. I had my eyes on someone the same speed as me today. First time ever! I fell back a bit, caught back up and repeated several times! When the speed upped 160 I over took two girls who were running fast then walking at intervals. I have never overtaken before! How exciting! I then caught up to my target again and just before the last stretch along the promenade the speed upped to 165.... I got passed her and kept going as hard as I could!
I have a new PB 37:19! That's 8 seconds off my last run! and 42 seconds off my PB from 4 years ago when I was 2.5 stone lighter! The other news is I've lost 3lb! Made my day!
That's two PB's in a row! Even better I spoke to the girl I was chasing down (Paula) at the end and it turns out she is a member of the running club I'm trying out tomorrow! So I have a friend already and as we are very similar in speed I will be in her training group! I'm still a bit nervous but It's nice to know someone.
I need to decide when to start increasing my distance. I want to get my time to 30 mins but also want to do longer distance. Advice would be gratefully received!
Happy running all