Not posted for a while but had a good couple of weeks. Got a PB of 30:28 for 5.02k (6.04 pace). Soooo close to my goal but just not quite! Didn't manage the same this week but still relatively pleased with 31:11 (6.12 pace) so still a vast improvement for this month overall.
Last week's long run was 8k, nice, steady and slow. Today I did 8.88k in 59:20 (6:40 pace) and pleased with that too.
It was a lovely run. The mountains were hidden behind a wall of cloud but the birds were singing and as I headed away from the main roads there was a field full of Redwings and lambs in abundance. The roadsides were littered with snowdrops in profusion and I caught myself viewing my world with wonderment. What a lovely way to shrug off all your troubles and set yourself up for the day. The only thing is.... when I find myself drifting off into this wonderful world and then slowly returning to reality I suddenly realised that both my pace and cadence has dropped. How long for?? And that, in turn makes me wonder if I could really run faster than I actually do. If only I could concentrate!
And now I have to find a longer route. Initially I was thinking of taking two more weeks to do the 10k but if I add 10% to my total for today that will only leave me 0.23k short of 10k. Hardly seems worth worrying about tipping over the 10% for such a short distance. So here I am, on the couch, trying to plan my next route of 10K