I graduated yesterday and whilst obviously happy, I wanted to know if I could run the elusive 5k I had hoped for.
I attempted it today. I had no grand ideas because I'd only graduated yesterday with a struggle and wasnt sure if I had another run in me. My first 5k race is in june and my goal is 36mins so I wanted to know how far off I was now.
I started off slow and plodded on. I was watching the distance counter tick by slowly and thinking I am never going to last the 5km. But I carried on. Then halfway through I realised I wasnt struggling and hadnt done since the start. 2.5kms had flown by. So I upped the pace. Then I realised although my app was guiding me through a 5km run, the distance counter was showing in miles. I'd done nearly 2.7 miles before I realised this. The rest was easy
Final time was 35:59. 1 sec less than my June target. Whilst I understand this is slow to a lot of you, I personally am over the moon. I was expecting 43:00 ish based on my pace.
I could have probably uppe the pace a lot sooner but at least I have a good chance at improving on this time