Well abandoning the wrist watch really has helped. Two runs this week without caring about time. Run 1 on Tuesday 38:47 minutes 4.8km so that was encouraging, an extra 6 minutes and it didn't seem too bad. With that in mind a slight change to the end of this evening's run and I discovered I'd run for 40:50 minutes, slightly slower than run 1, but........5.02km. I'm feeling a little smug, especially as it was a tough day at work then the traffic was awful so I got home changed and got on with it. I really won't be pushing for too much more for a while. I need to make sure I can keep this up first but I'm feeling good and so much better than 3 months ago. It will soon be time to sign up for a park run though.
Happy running everyone- stick to the program then try to mix it up.