Well this morning saw me complete my third run of Week 9. As with the previous 2 runs I opted to run 5k instead of a set time.
Unlike the previous 2 runs, this time I left Laura at home and just ran with a disco/funky and soulful house podcast in my ears and my Fitbit app logging the run and giving me time/distance cues.
I thought this time I would try and heed the advice of Oldfloss and try to slow down! I tried Floss I really did and I even managed to slow the first k time down by about 15 seconds 😀
But looking at the pace afterwards it seems that it just made my times more consistent and a bit quicker.
It was a nice and uneventful run. I really enjoyed the podcast and didn't miss Laura (or Julie for that matter 😀).
I ran the 5k in 32 minutes 27 seconds with a pace of 6,29 per k. Which I'm obviously very happy with.
I still can't believe how quick the journey has been, before the 7th Feb I had never ran in my adult life and now I can run regularly for 5k!
I'm also pleased my gamble about starting halfway through the podcasts paid off. I started at W5R1 and repeated that run 4 times before moving on to the rest of the programme.
I'd like to thank all of the contributors here, you are a great bunch all of you and it has really helped me, coming here and reading what everyone has been up to.
So what next for me then?
I think I'm going to carry on doing 2 x 5k's a week with a third run that I will keep extending slowly each week up to 10k.
Oh and I've also just started the 100 push up challenge! That's gonna be interesting, I can only manage 8 good form press ups at the moment and if the course goes well in 6 weeks time I should be able to crack 100 off in one go 👀
Happy running everyone