So since graduating on the 18th March I've been doing 3 x 5k (or trying to do 3) a week. One week I only managed to get out once, and another week I only managed 2 runs.
Overall I'm happy enough but I'd started to get a bit bored of the same format every run.
So I came up with a plan.
Tuesday's, extend the 5k by half a k or a full k each week with the aim of getting up to 10k.
Thursday's, a 30 minute speed run or one of the 5k+ podcasts
So with the plan in mind I set off yesterday in the glorious sunshine with the aim of increasing the distance. I slowed my pace right down and off I went.
It was a revelation, with a lot slower pace I found I was a lot more comfortable in the run, 6k came, then 7k and I felt brilliant. By this time I was running out of route so I was formulating a cunning plan of where to run when I thought I may as well try to get to 10k....................and I did 😀
I still can't quite believe it and I didn't post yesterday because I was half convinced I would be crippled this morning, but I'm not 😀
So I'm over the moon, I think it was my most enjoyable run to date. I slowed my pace by a shade over a minute and a quarter per k, but I doubled my distance. I'm sure it's a slow time for a 10k but hey, it's a start. I'm also stunned I've gone from running 32/34 minutes non stop to 1 hour 17 minutes.
So I need a new plan for Tuesday's now 😀 I'm thinking do a couple of 10k's then gradually increase the distance to half marathon.