Do it do it do it

Got back from work myasics plan called for 4.5mile fast run. It was raining it was dark, cold and very windy and I really didn't want to go. My 1st 10k race is in just over 2 weeks so I got changed told my wife I'd be back in 45 minutes and set off. My garmin was set to warn if I dropped below my target pace of 10 mins a mile and I only heard it when waiting for traffic lights to change.

First 1k was over 5 mins, first mile was 8 mins 30, next 1k took me to 11 mins. Long story short I was going too quickly. My route was downhill to start so I thought I would slow up on the uphills. I did but not that much. 5k pinged at 27 mins 17 secs!!!!!!! A new PB. I carried on and finished the run getting slower for the final mile but still did 4.5 miles at an average pace of 9 mins and 3 secs per mile

I graduated back in June last year and have been running ever since. Myasics plan wants me to adjust my training pace to be faster but I'm not so sure.

So my recommendation to all is even when you don't feel like a run -do it do it do it! A new PB could be waiting for you.

Happy running all!

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  • Thanks KK I had apricot stilton as my treat and I have a rest day tomorrow

  • Well done. As i type this there is a gale blowing outside. It's also raining. Not much fun but you didn't let it put you off. Good job too! PB!!!! Every cloud has a silver lining ey

    I bet you were relieved to get home

  • Thanks MW great to have done it

  • Wow massive congratulations on the PB but also for actually going out and running in the first place in such horrible weather!

  • Thanks always nice to get a PB

  • Well done! Especially on going out in that weather! I wouldn't even look out of the window last night!

  • Thanks curlygurl, Didn't sleep well last night as the wind was howling (as was the fox cub - maybe more shrieking!)

  • Well done. The weather was so blowy & raining here a few hours ago!

  • I know I drove to Kent today and was battling the wind most of the time

  • That is great GF - well done I couldn't face this weather.... I' m against corporal punishment ;)

    And am still off running ... so really envious!

  • Sorry to hear that Pigivi. I think I've changed my mind all weather is running weather ;-)

  • Wow and what a pb many congratulations!! That is fantastic

  • Thank you Vixchile. Just loving the running at the moment

  • 27:15 with hills! Awesome GF :)

  • Thanks Slookie - it's been a while coming!

  • Great PB ! What a good result for the run.

  • Thanks henpen90 - nice when you stop ;-)

  • Thats a fantastic run! 27mins is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) well done you! you inspired me to get out for a mini run in the wind with George dog after work, we're both flaked out now! :)

  • Excellent well done Aliboo glad to have been of service!

  • Thanks for the encouragement. I needed it this morning and between your lovely post (well done on the PB by the way - absolutely fantastic!) and encouragement from my DH I succumbed and braved the perils of the wind. And won :)

  • Superb hilbean well done for getting out there!

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