Well, at last I've done it! That's week 9 run 3 complete, and at also at last I think I enjoyed it, woohoo!
The last 3 runs have been spread over 3 and a half weeks, and I wasn't sure if I could manage tonight because it had been so long.
This run tonight was definitely my best by a long way. Not because I finally graduated but because I finally managed to pace myself. The funny thing is even though I ran more slowly, it was much more steady pace and so actually I ran the exact same distance as usual - about 4.7km.
All thanks to an anonymous female runner that I spotted last week when I was in Swansea. I was there for a few days and one morning I managed a run along the front between Swansea and Mumbles, it was a killer even though it was lovely and flat. Anyway, I spotted this runner in front of me and noticed I was catching up with her wiphich confirmed to me that I definitely was running too fast. So, I tried to copy her pace and rhythm, although quite unsuccessfully as I was already done in. I hope she didn't spot me behind her and think I was a stalker! Anyway she looked so composed and steady that I decided I would have to try and copy her again, which is what I did tonight and it was just the thing!
I have also decided that I. Will buy a Garmin gadget. I was so excited tonight about getting home to check out my run on MapMyRun. But, once again it decided to only record part of my run. I think it doesn't like it when I get an email on my phone and it gets jealous that another app is running and goes in a huff! Just not on when it was my best run ever.
Thank you to everyone on here, for the motivation and inspiration. I love reading your stories and helpful hints. Keep up the good work.
Now I'm off to check out these gadgets and think about my next move. I'd love to do Parkrun but unfortunately I have very limited time on Saturday mornings and it is a bit far away so I have to add on travel time too. Still, I've got the barcode and can go along if I get the chance. I will just try to squeeze in the last 0.3km into my half hour runs to make it 5k.
can't stop smiling now