Got to confess, my last runs although all 5k have been a bit tough and I have needed a fair few walking breaks... breathing and legs didn't feel too bad, i just needed to stop running. This doesn't do your mojo any good when it happens run after run.
I know we all have good runs and not so good runs... but tonight was a really really good run (for me anyway) ... For the first time I ran non-stop for 60mins and although my pace is slow I covered 6.2k.. both new records for me. After I finished I did feel that I could have carried on a bit more but didn't want to push it.
So now I need to work out why I felt so much better today... could it have been the strong coffee I had an hour before running?? Read over the weekend the possible benefits of a caffeine fix for running!
I also think I need to stop worrying about getting my pace down... perhaps I shouldn't care if I never get to 30min for 5K...perhaps if I can repeat tonight I should set myself distance targets instead.
Bottom line is, whatever distance or pace you run at, you're out there getting some exercise and fending off lots of nasty things!!