First post grad run

After a 2 day rest period went out on my first run since graduating. Oh my goodness, it was so hot and humid, occasionally I had the benefit of a cooler breeze, but not often enough.

I intended to run without pushing pace or distance. My pace was certainly slower overall but I just couldn't help myself and had to push for the 5k again. Have to admit to walking 2 X 30 seconds during the 39 minutes, which feels a bit like cheating. Strange really as the only person I'm competing with is myself.

I think I am going to keep my runs to 30 minutes for a while, try to increase distance and improve breathing. Of course that could all change Friday evening 😏

4 Replies

  • Sounds a good plan then you can run all the way no stopping and build from there. I guess we have to keep the increases small after graduation.

  • Walking breaks are very good actually and can mean you successfully complete a run that you might otherwise give up on. As you run further you'll appreciate the need for them

    Just breathe normally, and slow down if you're struggling. You could have a go at the stepping Stones podcasts ☺

  • Thanks for the suggestion. I may well give that a go. 👟😊

  • There's no such thing as cheating! Once you have graduated you are free to run as far or short, as fast or slow as you wish. If you want to stop and take in your surroundings, or slow to a walk, it's all good. No wrong way to do this running!

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