So today was the day for the much talked about week 5 run 3. I will admit I have thought about this run quite a bit over the past week - I may even have dreamed about it on one occasion, legs whirring under the duvet like a hound chasing a rabbit.
Well, fellow runners - I did it! I can honestly say that if you had asked me five weeks ago if this was possible in such a short time, I would have said no, particularly after the struggles of those one minute runs in week one.
There were moments when I tuned out a bit on this run, the music seemed to fade away and I was caught up in the motion of my arms swinging and my feet padding on the ground. I remember thinking ‘wow, I can do this, I can run for 20 minutes, which means I can run for 30 minutes, wow, wow’. Then there were tougher moments, particularly at the 6-8 minute mark and in the last 90 seconds, when I thought I am definitely NOT ready for 30 minutes! So I wouldn’t say I ‘smashed it’ or ‘cruised it’ (not that I really say that anyway), but I DID do it. And not only that, but I ran almost exactly 3km, give or take ten metres, at a very consistent pace. Finally, I am pacing myself and not getting broken by going out too fast.
Just great. Thanks guys 😊