Finally did it, a week after graduating I ran a whole 5k!! 💕🥂🏆
Never in my life have I managed a 5k run before - previous best was running 4K and brisk walking the remainder to get to a 5k, but in terms of total running, I'd managed 4.5k. It seems quite unbelievable when I could barely make the 30 seconds initially and this was a tough, hilly new route (they're all hilly in the East Sussex High Weald, as I'm discovering 🙄)
My time was just under 37 mins, which I'll aim to improve on.
I was spurred on by my new play list on my new earbuds very kindly recommended by @sutsha - thank you, they're fab!
Interestingly, I changed routes so I'd have the first half uphill and then turn back and it's obviously downhill back home. Thought this would be better than my usual route which is uphill in the second half but actually I had one of those lead-legs days and struggled with the 17 mins or so of constant uphill at the start, maybe because of the old Toxic Ten.
The local running club we're out and I were speeding by, even the fittest older gent I've seen outside of the London Marathon passed me by and he must have been in 70s, but boy was he lean, fit and going like stink! Just proves that running is for all ages.
I'd be interested to know thoughts on if you'd tackle a hill in the first or second half of your run if there was the choice ...?
Now wondering if I should drop to a shorter run next time and alternate with shorter and longer runs? Any advice appreciated 😊
Hope you've all had a great run / rest day.