When I set out on this crazy crusade back in January, it was with the goal of running the Watford 10k. Well that is now on 5 days away 😱
Well, for one reason and another it's fair to say the training plan hasn't been 'text book'; I graduated las month and have done a couple of parkruns but pavement time has been lacking and when I have been out I've not got past 7k
Tried a couple of 'bridge to 10k' apps but not really got on with them so last night I went out with the intention of proving one way or another if I could do this or was I just kidding myself
Now, firstly the disclaimer: As many much more experienced runners on her will tell you this IS NOT THE RIGHT WAY to do this.
But, with Runkeeper set to do 4x 2km intervals with 90secs in between I set out.
And do you know what, I really enjoyed it! In the end I ran 9.51km in 1:12:10. I know it breaks the "never increase distance by >10% of your last run and it probably wasn't the smartest idea to push myself like this 5 days before the event but it really was starting to worry me that I am biting off too much.
So if anyone has any tips for a 10k newbie then I'd appreciate it
Otherwise, expect to see a post (with bling) on Tuesday - will be too busy celebrating Watford FCs promotion to the Premier League on Monday afternoon 😜