Well, that's me done with week 9 - my third 5k of the week! I feel so chuffed with myself, to have got through all of the challenges of C25K and to consider myself a runner now - ok, a green behind the ears novice runner, who will finish at the back of my first park run in a weeks time, but a runner none the less.
A lovely day for it, too - sun shining, nice spring temperature, and I felt well up for it. I managed a decent pace for me - all my splits were sub-7min/k for the first time, and my 5k was done in 33:41, which I'm well pleased with. Though I hate to acknowledge the years, I really ought to look at what I've done in the context of a 58 year old first time runner!
I also took my running time up to over 37 minutes, and achieved 5.5km. I think my aim over the next week will be to try to consolidate that as a short term benchmark rather than to go further, as I felt I was pushing myself at the end.
Now I haven't got the discipline of the C25K to follow, I'll have to get my head around planning some kind of structure to my running, and think of some targets.
My run - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...