I've only just Graduated and I'm nowhere near the 5k so my plan was to work towards that - increasing speed/time until I achieve the distance and then cut down the time. That was the plan.
However, having done another week of running (32 minutes this time - whoa!) I'm thinking of changing to trail running. Why? I live in a rural area and there's only three roads out of my village - one of which is do dangerous it's not viable. So, to cut to the (steeple?) chase, I'm getting bored running along the same roads all the time. However, with better weather on the way (perhaps) I have many footpaths at my disposal and I wondered whether I'd be better motivated if I started running those instead of sticking to ashphalt.
I've absolutely no experience of trail-running apart from the cross-country running I did as a schoolboy fifty years ago! It looks like it requires more effort, more concentration needed to see where you're going to put your feet and potentially easier to pick up injuries, especially if the going is wet and muddy which it certainly is at the moment. I would also imagine that at most times you would need proper trail shoes for grip so there are quite a few considerations to mull over before I decide to go down that path (see what I dd there :-))
Anyone made the switch or perhaps I can do both? Does that work? All contributions gratefully received!