So I felt really good about going to run today. I hydrated well yesterday and this morning. I walked to the gym, it’s about 1.6km, so counted that as my warm up.
I wanted to attack week 9 and feel good about it. I’d felt like I still had something to give at the end of my runs last week, so I started off faster than I had been. The pace needed to do 5km in 30 mins.
Turned out this was too fast. I kept it up for the first 1km, or 6 minutes. I then slowed right down for the next 10 minutes and struggled through. There was a point where I thought I couldn’t do it anymore, but I kept going.
Last 10 minutes I sped back up to my ‘normal’ pace, going slightly faster for the last 2 minutes again.
It was tough, and I won’t be making that mistake again. Glad I got through it though! I kept walking until I got to 5k, and this was in just under 39 minutes.
2 more runs to go!