A lot of people are at a similar stage to me - it’s really great reading how you’re all getting on!
So, week 5 run 1 yesterday. I had the day off so all tasks and errands were all planned for pre run or post run! First 5 minutes felt great - I had my new running shoes (new kit always seems to give me a little boost) on and the 5 minutes felt like the new three minutes (I’m hoping therefore that my 8 minutes will be the new 5). When Laura told me I had 60 seconds to go, I upped the pace quite a lot just because I could. I felt for the first time that I was actually striding out and covering more ground with confidence instead of remaining quite a reserved pace just to get through.
The second 5 minutes was also fine. The third was a little trickier but I put this down to my faster pace on the first two runs, not because my fitness wasn’t there. Positivity is key!
I got back home, checked the Strava which recorded lots of PBs and reinstated my massive cheesy grin :D. Not feeling too daunted about my 8 minutes tomorrow, I’ll pull right back and keep steady. Looking forward to tomorrow - just finish and I’ll be happy.
Good luck to you fellow week fivers!