Well - I promised my self new running shoes when I graduated - but I wanted to see C25K out in style so bought these little beauties at the weekend for the final week's running - Asics Gel-Pulse 10 - so much more comfortable (so much more bounce!) - no wonder I felt like I was wearing flippers with my old trainers
Anyway - did the run last night - 30.03 mins and 5.03 km - still doing a little jig of satisfaction.
The first run of the week has always been my best - I have 2 days off from the last run of the previous week. I'm really trying to focus on keeping a steady (ish) pace. Made all the more difficult last night as every bugger seemed to be driving down the roads at the point I wanted to cross! But the splits were good (I think!):
1km - 5:52
2km - 5:57
3km - 5:59
4km - 6:02
5km - 6:01
Average 5:59 min/km
So unbelievably proud of myself - 10 weeks ago (had a week off due to painful calves) - the thought of 60s running filled me with dread - now I just effing well ran for 30mins and ENJOYED IT (cue hysterical laughter!!).
After all of my previous runs my achilles have been tight/sore - but this morning just a 'good' lightness - they know they have been exercised. All the previous pain I have put down to crappy shoes. If I had my time again - good shoes before I started the program.
2 more runs till graduation - BRING IT ON!!!