So the last run came tonight. I very nearly didn’t go because of the crazy heat (we hit 31c here in Amsterdam today!) but I waited until later in the evening (still 25c) and made sure to take on lots of water before finally heading out at 10pm. I decided early on that because of the heat I was going to take a nice slow pace and so off I set for my final 5km plod of the couch to 5k program.
It went really, really well. This new slower pace suited me. Breathing was easy, the rhythm felt consistent and pains and stitches were non existent. I didn’t quite hit the 5k in 30 minutes so I kept going until the 5k mark and then I had an idea... I wonder if I can make it to 6k? So I kept running... and running... and running... then before I knew it my watch was buzzing to tell me I had just hit 8km!!!
8km was my dream... I wanted to be able to run 8km in time for the race I’ve booked a place on in October but here I am running 8km by the end of 9 weeks!
Thanks to everyone for all of your support over these last few weeks! And good luck to everyone just starting out in your own c25k journeys! Keep with it, it’s totally worth it!