[Edit: Just realised that, probably due to the intermittent wifi up here, I managed to post this same post twice, and there are now two on here! Sorry!!! As they now have had different comments/replies, probably best to leave both posts on here, rather than delete one.]
Not quite the scenic run I had planned, as I woke up this morning to find that my part of Skye was covered in a cold dense fog.
So there were lots of “firsts” on this run - first time I’ve run for 33 minutes (whoop!)... first time I’ve run on a road surface (disappointingly, the track outside here is actually a narrow strip of tarmac, and the verges are too uneven to run on)... and first time I’ve been seen outside wearing tights
I found the constant ups and downs a challenge - “undulating” is definitely the word here - and my heart rate was a lot higher than when on my trusty treadmill. Plus my antics amused a group of foreign hikers who I managed to meet twice on my looping route. Only other passers by were the sheep and lambs who were constantly moving out of the way as I came past.
But I did it, and made it to 33 minutes too which was the (plus 10%) target I’d had in mind after sneakily doing a 30 minute run at the end of week 8.
Tremendous feeling to have completed the programme Thanks to one and all on here who have helped greatly along the way.
It’s not the end, of course, I plan to continue running every other day, and push on with the weekly +10% time increase, aiming to get to 5k very soon. And hopefully join Ju-Ju’s next 10k programme which is starting later this month.