I took the plunge. Thanks for everyone's encouragement. After my last post I was left thinking what's actually stopping me from trying to run 5k? I think it was Steve_L who said to work towards a distance instead of a time, and that really helped. I say I had no headphones but I had the volume up on my phone so I could hear endomondo announce each kilometre lap time. I kept egging myself on to the next laptime, waiting to hear 2k, 3k, 4k. 5k took the longest to come. I kept telling myself after this boat, after that bridge etc. I was just egging myself on towards a hedge when the 5k announcement came. I couldn't work out how to stop straight away, I was so surprised, I guess it could be said I could have run for longer at that point. But it was nearly 10min longer, 1k further than I've ever run before. I ran 5.11k, and it took me 43.05min. Thanks again for all advice and cheering on. Hope everyone else is running well too 😊
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