After the disappointment I felt after wk9r1 this was a lot more enjoyable. No rain or wind, perfect for a run. Decided to try and increase my pace, so after the first 5mins running a slowly went faster for the next 5mins then slowed down again as I did notice the difference. I kept running until the "you have been running for 15mins", turned round and headed for home. I am lucky enough to live in a small village at the top of a hill, therefore the 4 roads from the village all end up going downwards, some steeper than others and because I had run slightly further than before this took in yet another hill, the steepest one so far, so the first couple of hundred meters was a gruelling, slow, uphill slog. The temptation at the top was to increase pace on the downhill section, but managed to hold steady until I reached the flat stretch, again a gentle increase of pace. For the last 5mins it was back to a slower pace as by this time it was really hard and even managed to run a bit further. Again I only recorded the actual running time and this time was delighted to see an improvement, this time managed 4.14km with a pace of 7.34min/km and ran for 31.28mins. I have set myself a goal of running 5km no matter how long it takes. Once this is achieved the next goal will be 5km in 30mins. Hope this does not sound like I am becoming a running geek but having personal goals helps to keep me motivated.
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