We'll, I've been running my 5km route around the avenues where I live, not speedy but averaging 40 mins, I'm no speed merchant, aiming for distance first. I've taken the views from here about increasing the distance by no more than 10%. So I have run 5.5km for the last 5 runs and today I upped it to my first 6km! We'll chuffed! I have engineered it that the last bit is downhill so the finish is comfortable.
If it all goes as planned would like to be doing 8km by Christmas and ideally I would love to enter the Women's Running Magazine 10km in May at Lee Valley park East London, it will probably take me around 1hr 30mins but it will be something to aim for.
In the mean time I'm hoping to do my first Parkrun this weekend at Basildon, if I can do that in under 40mins, will be doubly chuffed