Have had 2 days rest - forced because of a business trip. I don't like running in strange areas (like to walk them first), especially in big cities which might have rough areas. So I only walked yesterday, although it was pretty cool in the centre of Berlin and the walk took me past some of the main sights, Brandenburger Tor, Bundestag etc, very beautiful in the pale spring sunshine. So I was looking forward to my run today and decided on the spur of the moment to try for a faster 5 k (which for me is under 35 mins). I started off too fast, which was partly deliberate and an attempt to see how I cope with it. Second km was a bit slower but still on target and 3 and 4 I picked up a bit again. The last one was - well I don't know. Towards the end I hauled my phone out, opened runkeeper, saw I was at 32 mins something with a 4 km something and the thing died on me. That's actually the third time that's happened. I carried on running for a while past the place I know is about 5 k and at home awakened my phone again. I was at 4.8 km at 32.53 mins, speed 6.50 per km. That WOULD have been under 35 mins.
Bloody phone! I obviously have to let runkeeper run to the end, use a different app or tracking method or ensure my phone is fully charged (it seems to happen when I only have about 33%).
Anyway the 5 km are "banked" in my legs, even if they're not recorded and I'm quite pleased with my time. I am amazed at my progress at this stage.
Might not be posting much next week as I'm on holiday in France and don't know what the wi-fi situation is like. Looking forward to some holiday running - and it's a bit warmer as well.
Happy running everybody!