The tiny horse gods delivered me a tiny horse mascot again and so I finally did a 5K under 30. For context, I graduated in December and have been running three times a week, 2 times a week on the treddy and once a week in the great outdoors on some pretty steep terrain. I recently incorporating sprint interval training, which has made all the difference, not to mention that I decided to pick a flatter route this time! I think it also helped that midway through I ended up tailing another runner about 100m ahead of me who's pace I would say was dead on 6 min/km, so I just had to try not to lose him for a couple of K!
I finished up the run with a nice slow K to bring me back home. It's been a really difficult time lately, so this was a very cathartic run. I don't think I sweated or indeed cried all my problems and feelings out, but it made everything seem that little bit more manageable.
Another sprint interval train this morning at the gym, a steady 4/5K on Thursday and then I'll get back out there on Saturday to see if this was a fluke.
As a sidenote, today was the first time since starting the programme that I noticed my calves were quite tight. Is there something I can do to prevent this or is it normal and will resolve itself?