Haven't posted for a while as I had a really busy December, and then time goes so fast over the festive season! But I have been lurking and taking inspiration from all your posts, so thank you for that!
So today I upped my distance and ran 6km in 40mins. I'm chuffed to bits! In December, my running seemed to go backwards in that I just got slower and slower! I had a 5k personal best of 32.29 in November and then I just got slower! I think it's because I was really tired from work and I had to go down to just one run a week. But I really got back in the zone over Christmas and ran at least twice a week. Between Christmas and New Year, my 5k was at about 35 mins. Running quite a few times I got it back down to 33 mins by last Friday, so I was really pleased about that. For most of December I just had to be pleased that I had got out there and been for a run, rather than worrying about timings etc.
I thought it was time it try and up my distance now I'm back in track, so I did 6k today. I was pleased with the time, but more than that, my Garmin tells me that I ran at roughly the same average pace as my 33min 5k (around 6.40 per k) I thought I'd be much slower and I was trying to take it easy, so that was a nice surprise!
I've also changed my route. I used to run round the park but for the last three runs I've run a circuit through town. I think it's roughly 2.5 k as I had to do it twice and a bit more to get to 6k. Feeling quite tired this evening but v pleased I did it.
Happy running everyone!