I decided to run 6K again today for the 2nd time. I got 2 PBs. At the 5K point my endomondo app said I'd done 38:10mins, which is 1:03min faster than my PB at parkrun two weeks ago. My overall 6K time was also a PB at 45:35, which is 2:16mins faster than my 6K time last week. I don't know if it's the cooler weather, the growing confidence, the new running club pushing me further, adding extra squats and stretches into my routine, passing the parkrun threshold, or just plain old improvement. But I'm enjoying it and finding it much more manageable breathing-wise and strength-wise.
My bf says maybe I shouldn't push beyond 6K, maybe stick here. I kind of said I would, and I do mean to, as ultimately this is about sustaining my new running habit and being more fit, not training for events and competitions. But we'll see...
[By the way I've added my stats again. Ignore the bit where it says my fastest pace was 2:40min/km, that's clearly some kind of GPS blip! But the rest is all pretty accurate. Am especially pleased with my 7:34 min/km average pace, and that I'm pacing myself so evenly throughout the run now (except for my habitual slow start and inevitable faster finish )]