As part of my post grad plan of getting up to 10k, one of my weekly runs is shorter and faster (on paper )
I set runtracker to pipe up every 2 minutes to check I was keeping pace and off I went with the intention of completing a 3k loop in under 14 minutes 30 seconds.
Another muggy morning but this time without the benefit of my water based cooling system (heavily laden trees) the run was very difficult.
By 1km I was certainly feeling the pace but was pretty much keeping to target. Settled into a rythm by about half way but my pace had slowed slightly. With around 2 minutes to go I thought there was no way I would hit the target but found some energy and upped the pace for the last slog (luckily a slight downward incline)
Runtracker clocked me at 14:47 but I might have been nearer the 14:30 target by the time I got the phone from my pocket and stopped the program.
The thing that I noticed today, that I havent before as it has probably been a bit sneaky is my recovery. Sure I was breathing very very heavily at the end of the run but my breathing normalised very quickly ( I am sure my heart was still hammering away though). To think that 11 weeks ago I was panting while walking up two storeys at work!!!
What a programme c25k is.
post run thoughts.
How am I going to fit in those early morning runs now the world cup has started and all its late finishes