Now I'm post 5k I thought I'd mix it up a little bit and try to think about tackling my fear of running in front of people so I joined the lovely beginners running group tonight. There was 6 runners and a lady to get us running. She showed us some stretches which was useful as I'm not very familiar with them. Then we did a short warm up March up along the prom and then she set us to run 1.5 k and then run it back again but this time jog to the first lifebelt, then run a bit faster to the next then as fast as you can to the next and then back down to a light jog. That made me think about my pace which is tricky to change because I haven't got a lot left in the tank but it was fun as well. Then at the end of the prom there'S a decent hill and she made us run up to the first lamppost then down the hill then back to the second lamppost and back down and this up and down the hills continued for 7 lampposts. I was done in, but still love galloping down hills. Then we had a breather then a short relay in teams. And then lastly a 2 mins go as far as you can along the prom. All in all she reckons we covered about 5k and I'm sure I ran as fast if not faster with the others adding a bit of motivation. Next run will be Saturday evening hopefully and I'm thinking about a slower run but adding about 0.5k just to see what that feels like. I want to start the 10k plan but im still thinking I should consolidate the 5k. Lovely evening for it though, sun was shining and lots of other runners on the prom and I didn't feel self conscious at all. So there's progress of a sort there!
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