It's official - I graduated! I started this whole thing on the 20th February. Due to a couple of weeks on the injury couch and my slightly larger gaps between runs, it's taken a little longer than 9 weeks! It's been nice running without the pressure though - I'd rather wait an extra day than force myself out!
I ran my first 5k on W9R2 but I wasn't feeling it last night. My legs were still hurting from Sunday's yoga and I could hardly lift my arms yesterday (note to self - fewer chaturangas). 5k didn't seem likely! It was super hot too so I thought I'd go out and just see how I felt. As it was grad run, I didn't let myself get away with less than 30 minutes - I probably would have stopped at about 22/23 after 3k had it not been!
Mr Strava gave me my splits for the first 2k and I was making good pace so i changed tactics. I thought I'd try and keep up the pace and aim for a 4k PB. WIN! I shaved off two minutes (to get me to 28.34) which really made me puff! I also got a PB for one lap of the big lake - I love Strava segments!
Apparently - running makes me competitive! I love seeing improvements and I like the variety of aiming for different things. It's things like this that make me confident I can keep this up after graduation without getting bored. I can just switch it up depending on the run. Fun times ahead!
And a HUGE thank you to you lot. It's amazing how much support you can get from cyber running friends! Big love to you all.