First off, please leave a quick reply saying 'yes' if you want me to keep this up. I'm writing them to keep a record for myself and provide encouragement that others can achieve at least the same. I do tend to wonder if they do any more than record it though.
Right, this run was great. Better than the last one and I can only hope the same can be said for week 3 of my 5K2WKW. 5/5 *s easily. Another nice run (which will be the last for at least months) here at Centerparcs Sherwood Forest.
The difference was settling into a pace. It felt as if my legs were just moving on and on and my upper body was just there to give my legs some weight to carry. I had some trouble breathing now and then but I think it's because I was a) singing along to a new playlist of music I was much more familiar with than 'ministry of sound running trax' and b) there were a good few hills. I started off running 1km in 4:30 which was completely bizarre given my determination to just keep a steady pace (I can't manage 7.5k running 4:30 each km!
Had I not been on this regime I would have carried on and who knows where I'd have finished. What was wonderful was pushing myself for the last km. My slowest was around 5k but at 7k I was managing 4:52 per KM and I managed 7 - 7.5 in 2:23.
From the start I wanted to run rather than jog at the end and it was really great to have the energy to do so.
That + the badminton we've played today means my legs are utterly nackered but I've got a renewed sense of confidence for next week.
Oh and the photo. I was out this morning taking pictures of the lake, which was covered in mist. Had various ducks not been on it is easy to imagine it was just space and the edge of the land was a cliff edge. I'll use it next post I think. The geese had been still but then started walking/ waddling towards me at a steady pace and didn't look like they were going to stop. Being near the lake we get a lot of wildlife (particularly squirrels (aka Squiggles), swans, geese + various other birds.
Thanks for your time.
Warmest running regards,