Well 10 weeks ago I puffed through one minute of running and this morning I completed my final day of 30 minutes. I usually run with a couple of friends but today I was alone. So I drove to a former railway line which is flat and straight to try and get a better idea of pace as I'm surrounded by slopes and hills in my immediate area. I pushed my way through the first half and then told myself 'it's time to go home'; with eight minutes to go I did intervals of 30 second dashes followed by one and a half minute jogs. In the end I ran 4.48km in 30 minutes (Run 2 was 5.54km but there was a long downhill run hence this route to get a better idea of Pace Rate) - I really wanted to hit 5k so I was disappointed but I couldn't have run any faster except if it were downhill. I've astounded myself and I can't believe that I still want to run and just get better and better. The plan now is to mix it up with hill training and interval training so that I can compete in a 5k in September - can't believe I've just said that!
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