After graduating last Sunday I've been having a fine old time with my running. Went out on my newest favourite route on Tuesday and shaved off another minute off my 5K time and ran a 34.25 (exciting to get under 35mins) and again on Thursday (34.39). I tried to go out slower with the intention of going further, but on hearing my first 1km split time I'd clearly failed miserably to do that so pushed on instead!
So I set out today around the roads instead as I think I'd got used to running at a set pace on the other route so thought I'd mix it up a bit. I made a proper effort to go out slower aiming to be running without being out of breath at all and I even turned off all the time and distance audio cues in Runkeeper and just ran. After a while I whipped my phone out of my SPIbelt and had a quick peek while running and I'd covered 7.5km! I felt pretty good so carried on for a little while longer to get to 8km. I really think I could have carried on longer and think I could have done 10km. I didn't want to push it too early though and am aware I shouldn't be increasing distance too quickly! I did 8.02km in 59mins which was about the pace I was running 5km about 10 days ago - plus my breathing was even and easy. Not too shabby!