And not only that, but road-tested my new Asda £10 trainers! Had to get a size larger because they're a little narrower, and I was a bit concerned that the extra length might increase the risk of tripping, but I worried needlessly. They aren't as well cushioned as my old'uns, New Balance, but then they were much cheaper. They'll do me until I can afford a gait analysis and some expensive trainers.
Back to the five miles, my pace was slower, but I covered more distance (last week's long run was 7.4k, today's was 8.3k) and the heady heights of 10k don't seem so distant now. So I'll continue to increase my long run each week, with two other shorter, and I'm confident that by the end of May I'll not only be able to do 10k, but in a better time too.
And to think that on my first run of C25K in the middle of October, I failed to complete all of the sixty second runs! If I can do it, so can anyone else!