Snapshot of my Garmin Connect home page. On 2nd March, I was just starting C25K week 6, that's when I bought my Garmin. Today's run was my 100th since that day! Today, I ran a new PB for distance, 17K. It was a totally different experience to last Sunday's 16K, which was a sobering run, which took some grit and determination to complete. This morning, with a more carefully planned route, and a different fuelling regime, I felt pretty comfortable most of the way. The final km saw me beginning to tire noticably, but I could have ground out another 4k to complete the HM distance. My HM is in October, so hopefully I can consolidate and be reasonably more prepared. I think If I'd gone on today I would have done the HM in 2:35 or so.
I did this run at a gentle pace to improve my chances of completing it. I was surprised to notice my pace had increased around the middle of the run.
Happy running, everyone! All you new runners on the C25K journey - keep the faith. I hadn't run as a runner at any stage of my life until I started the programme at the end of January. I'm nothing special; a fairly ordinary 58 year old. You can achieve great things with C25K as a springboard. It's given a new spark to my life. I love running. I'm a runner now!
My run today - connect.garmin.com/modern/a...