...got a 34 min 18 sec 5k today! Yay!! Over 2 mins less than my last one, last weekend! The absence of ice meant that I could run in parts that haven't been available of late. I'd intended to do a usual 30 minute run, but was at 4.5k at 30 minutes, so gritted my teeth and headed for the finish line...
My plan (I know, right, me...I have one ) is to run two weekday 30 minute runs and a longer weekend one, alternating between improving a 5k time, one weekend, and a extending a distance, on the other....the thinking was that the 5k would eventually get closer to me, during my 30 minute runs (you have to dream, eh?), so I would be getting a few 5k runs in a week...eventually.
Today I felt I had the energy to creep away from my 30:30 run/walk intervals, so I varied them this time...set my Garmin to 30:30, but ran through beeps, mainly doing 60 secs run to 30 secs walk. It's quite blowy, so I reduced to 30:30 on the headwind sections and extended to 90:30 on the very slight downhill, tailwind sections (for anyone who's interested). Pushed a lot harder than I have been, given the challenging under-foot conditions of late, and am really pleased with my efforts...I am definitely getting fitter! YAY
So, Happy New Year, happy runners...may all your running (and other) 2015 wishes come true!