As per the title, I ran my first 5K this morning.
I set out during a break in the weather (the forecast is pretty foul here all day) but it was still quite gusty.
My intention was to start out steady and if I felt comfortable then to push on and try to set a representative 5K time.
Things worked out OK and I really did push during the last 2K to the extent that the final 250m seemed to last forever. It's quite odd but even tough I was completely spent and wheezing away during my cool down walk, I started sweating profusely after I reached home - what's that all about?
There was a really awkward moment with about 1Km to go when a lady in her car stopped and shouted "Excuse me" to me as I approached. I guess she was looking for directions but there was no chance whatsoever that I was going to oblige and I just about managed to splutter out "Sorry" as I plodded on straight past.
No heroics from here to graduation, if everything goes to plan, all of my remaining runs will be slow jogs although I am considering adding some gradient on run 2 which should be on Sunday.
Linkie thing to Garmin Connect