I have got a bit lost with the programme of late. What with knee pain, holiday and restarting the programme with my son who is very overweight and lacks motivation. For someone of 19 stone, he is blooming fast. I struggle to keep up with him!
Anyway. I had done a couple of 2 mile runs. Ok very slowly. Took me 40minutes including the 2 walks start and finish. On Wednesday I decided I would give 5k a go. I knew it would be tough as after about 1.5k it starts to get quite hilly.
Started off ok. Got to the first very steep bit. Ok, slow it right down. Ok, not too bad. Half way up. I had to stop. Only for a quick "ok, you can do it, you can do it" off again reached the top, started going down hill. Went round the corner "oh bugger. I had forgotten the next bit went up" Tip toed over the cattle grid. Up the next bit. Ok I stopped again twice. But from the place that I turned round (2.5k) back I did it non stop. I hit my wall at 4k but punched through. Didn't help that my motivational music stopped at this point and because it was raining I didnt want to get my phone out to restart it. I even managed a short sprint at the end. Can't be far off graduating now. So pleased with myself.