I managed 2 5k runs last week and they took me about 43 mins each run. I've always been on the slow side and wanted to run faster but been happy that I could run for 5K.
My last run was last Wednesday and then I've not ventured out because it's been persisting it down with rain and when I run in the rain I get cold and can't see where I'm going through all the rain on my glasses. I hate running in the rain.
So today it was dry and it was a lovely temperature too. I popped on my gear, some banging tunes and headed out. Feeling really happy and in a great mood I started off enjoying myself. I didn't really think about my speed but didn't feel like I was running any faster than normal.
When I got to 20 mins I had to walk for a min to catch my breath as I was struggling. I only had a min and then ran again till I had to stop again. I walked three times for a min each and was out running for about 32 mins before I had to quit because I was exhausted.
It's only when I've got home and analysed my results that instead of running about 14 min/mile I was running at about 12 min/mile for one of the miles then slowed for the rest but still faster than I normally run. While I'm chuffed I was able to run faster I'm displeased that I only managed a straight 20min continuous running.
Still.... at least I was out running which is what really matters and I still feel great from the fresh air and exercise. Please don't rain on Friday!!!!