I know I'm never going to set any land speed records so if you're expecting me to say I did 5k in 30 minutes, you're looking at the wrong post.
I decided that I was going to see how long it took me to do a 5k this morning, given the issue with my toe I knew this was going to be a long SLOOOOWWWW run.
I did my 5 minute warm up walk, reset the treadmill and set off with it on distance countdown. I got into my usual slow and steady pace and hoped that my toe wouldn't cause me any issues.
5 minutes in, no issues, kept telling myself, keep this pace, keep this pace.
10 minutes on, no issues, keep this pace, keep this pace.
12 minutes in, no issues, speed up, speed up
13 minutes in, no issues, slow down back to the slow and steady pace, it's a marathon not a sprint.
I completed the whole 5k, 44:26, I know I can do it faster than that but I don't want to cause issues with my currently broken toe, so far, it's happy with long slow runs, so that's what I'll do for the next few weeks. Speed training can wait a little.
I think I need do at least 1 5k per week, until I'm happy my toe has healed I may even push that to 2 or 3. According to my Garmin, my recommended recover time is 38 hours, that's less than what it says I need after a speed run session.
Happy running everyone.