Well I only graduated Saturday but I wanted to make sure I kept the momentum up so I decided to use the 5k+ stepping stone podcast on Monday.
Its starts off at 150bpm and my god that was hard. I only made it 1.6 miles and 23 mins and I honestly thought my lungs were going to explode from my chest. I couldn't breath. I started to walk at some points and I couldn't get air into my lungs quick enough. After the euphoria of completing week 9 I have to admit I hobbled home feeling quite sorry for myself.
So today I just decided I was going to do my own thing. I stuck a random running playlist from spotify on, set up map my run to notify me at each mile what my average pace has been and just ran.
At mile two which was 30 mins I decided to just keep going and see how much longer it would take to get to the 3.1 miles.
In the end I managed the 5k in 47 mins and 34 seconds. So I have to admit I feel really pleased with myself right now. Looking at my splits I actually got faster for the last mile! The first mile does have a couple of uphills in sadly (I live in a very hilly area!) but I was doing 15 m/m but the last mile I was doing 14 m/m!!!
Anyway, I'll keep going like this and see how I get on, but I admit I'll miss Laura, but I just can't keep up with her new beat!!