I planned a longer route than normal today, so if I had the energy, I could keep going a bit further than last time.
Despite the drizzle, and a stiff breeze I completed the circuit (6.8k) in a little under 40 minutes. I settled into my stride, and just kept on going. And going...
I started this program on 25th Feb, and my week 7 exploits have been far in excess of what I believed to be achievable. The one thing I have done throughout the program, is to push the last leg as far as I could, and from week 4, aimed to run through the cool down as well, and adding an extra 5 minute walk on the end.
I have ran fast, slowed down, sped up, and now found a comfortable speed for me at around 5:45 per km. I realize that this is a lot faster than most, but it is a comfortable speed for me. I have listened to the feedback from the more experienced runners, and feel I have advanced through the program as a result. The social aspect of the program is important, and has been inspiring, informative and very helpful.
Thank you everyone for your little part in making me a runner!
Run 1 5k Parkrun in 27:29
Run 2 5.83k in 34:38
Run 3 6.86k in 39:43
I aim to consolidate at this distance for a while! I'm running out of flat courses while avoiding roads!