With my last run of Week 7 waiting for me tomorrow, I've started thinking about distance rather than time. Up until now, I've just concentrated on running for the required amount of time but earlier this week I started to wonder how far 2.5 k would take me before having to turn round to go back or circle home.
By using Google maps, I worked out how far that point is - and I have as much chance of reaching that point in 15 minutes as flying to the moon at my current pace.
I started getting a bit despondent to think that after all the work over the last couple of months I wouldn't be achieving the 5k goal even at the end of week nine - but actually, on reflection, so what?
Perhaps the goal of exercising for 30 minutes regularly is greater than achieving a given distance. Later, I can increase my speed gradually (I hope) or, rather than pushing for longer runs after that (Bridge to 10k), I could concentrate on making that distance in 30 mins. I dunno? What's better, speed or longevity?
Anyone else come across this old chestnut or am I the only Captain Slow?