Not sure why but it was quite a tough run. I tried to go out to crack the whole 5k/30 min thing but didn't manage it today.
I managed around 4.6km in the 30 minutes which is about 6.26 mins/km. I think I may have started off a little too slowly.
I am doing my best not to feel deflated - which I completely know is silly. Week 1, running for 1 minute was a struggle, today I ran for 30 minutes at a fair (if not quick) pace. So I am chuffed. But on the other side it is a shame. Aaaargh. Silly!
It is odd how the mental barriers come up. I have run 30 minutes plus before. I have run 25 and 28 minutes for the last 2 weeks, so why did the thought of 30 minutes seem so difficult? At the halfway point, I was thinking - really? Another 15 minutes to go? It was odd as physically, I felt no different after that announcement to how I had felt immediately before - so why the sudden worry?
Keeping the pace steady according to the Garmin seemed difficult too. It didn't help that it was set to miles rather than kilometres and conversion on the fly is not my speciality. I have sorted it now, so myabe better luck next time.
That said, there are only two more runs to graduation. Now that is something to be chuffed about.