Started my penultimate week this evening and it didn’t quite go as expected. It was hot, it was humid, I was hungry and wasn’t really in the mood for a run but off I went on a new route with Michael Johnson giving me guidance over the next 28 killer minutes.
I definitely went off too quick, first 1k done in 5.11 according to my Apple Watch Nike app, a 1k PB but my legs, lungs and feet were screaming “slow the f... down”. I listened and lowered the pace over the next couple of k, 3k done in just under 17 minutes, not bad ! I looked at the app on my phone, 11 minutes 10 seconds to go and it was definitely hurting but gritted my teeth and kept going.
After what seemed an eternity running into a head wind I checked the app again to see time remaining as I’d not heard Michael for some time and I do miss his dulcet tone. Couldn’t believe it, the app was paused on 11 minutes 8 seconds. I’d ran and ran and ran but no time had passed arrrghhhh! As it was a new route never ran before I had no markers for distance either so oblivious to time but luckily I had my Apple Watch on and it measured 5.02 km and I’d been running for 29.55 minutes! slightly overdid the expected week 8 run1 28 minutes but hit the 5k. I’m not sure I should feel happy hitting 5k but I’m a bit disappointed it went off plan to be honest.
I still don’t think I’m a runner though 😕 it still feels like too hard work! 2 days rest and hopefully back at it for run 2 on Thursday