Title says it all - went for week 5 run 3 today.
Problems with my Garmin - is the GPS on, stop it restart it during the warm up. Sami says ok off you go but I'm not ready stop and start garmin again and I'm off. 2 runs of 30 minutes through the surrey hills. A bit warm today and I'm struggling from the off.
Massive puddle which the 4x4s like but I skirt around it and get stung by nettles. Trouble is I'm going on hols tomorrow and I don't want to take wet shoes with me.
Oh well onwards up the bridle path round Polesden Lacey keep checking HRM trying to keep it around 160 beats per minute. No chance not on these hills. So I keep pounding thinking of all the running buddies out there this morning doing the same. It keeps me going.
Trying to slow down down the down hills so as not get an injury and recover a bit for the next hill. Heartbreak ridge again but this time I keep going and going - proper little energizer bunny today.
Down past crabtree cottages I do like tarmac at times but again have to reign myself in as I know the next long hill is coming. So I climb and climb then Sami says it is time for the minute break. I ignore her as I started late so run on for the minute then take my minute checking Miss Garmin until it is up and off I go again.
Pass the sawmill on my left, across onto another bridle way some down hill but always up and up.
I give up checking heart rate and concentrate on breathing. Slowing down to a crawl on some of the hills but always running no stopping today. I've decided I'm running 10k today.
I put in an extra loop before the grasses trying to add some distance then I'm on the long down hill. Heart rate drops right down to 145 this is nice.
On through the trees past the farmhouse I have to keep going because today is longer. I check Miss Garmin stil another 5 minutes to go. Hmm just passed 5 miles not long ago and only 5 mins to go I'm not going to make it to 10k.
I keep running, legs are a bit lead like and I run past the sheep in the field. Get to the end of a long straight and start up the hill for home. Another hill - who designed this? It's a steep one and Sami says well done take it down to a walk. Not me, not today I only need another K top make 10 I'm going to do this. I keep going up the hill across the field and turn right along Admirals Way - nice and flat might as well run faster and get this done. Miss Garmin is being constantly checked and there it is I have done it
10K in 1:04:54 - wow.
Mile Time K Pace
1 10:57.7 1.61 6:49
2 10:52.5 1.61 6:46
3 10:25.6 1.61 6:29
4 9:59.0 1.61 6:12
5 10:34.1 1.61 6:34
6 10:05.3 1.61 6:16
7 1:59.8 0.36 5:32
1:04:54.0 10.02 6:29
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone here who is contributing to my running journey
For all you undergraduates - this is what C25K and this forum has done for me in a fairly short time. It may not be record breaking, it's useless compared to the Brownlee Brothers but I started C25K in April graduating in June, B210K in July and here I am I ran for 1 hour 4 minutes and 54 seconds (yes with a 1 minute walk) when I struggled with Laura and Sami and an injured ankle.
So my reward - I'm off to Gran Canaria to frighten the locals with my day glo running shoes and C25K red vest. Actually I think I already had my reward - running 10K and extremly helpful and supporting virtual running buddies on here
Hope you all have great runs today