I seem to start every post in amazement that I’ve once again been able to run for this long... but I really am amazed at this one - 20 minutes all in one go!
It’s tough, there’s no doubt, but if it wasn’t I wouldn’t have needed 5 weeks to get here. But it is definitely achievable. This plan is life changing - I never thought I would be able to run, and if I’d have given running a go on my own I’d have given up after 30 seconds.
On to week 6 now, and I’m tempted to try and increase the pace just a little bit as I go back to two interval runs, but I can already hear the “slow and steady”, “remember the Japanese fella” posts coming 😂
Is it such a terrible idea to try and increase my pace? I’ve read it can be quite difficult to go back to the interval runs after this one.
Oh also, you may remember a few weeks back me asking whether stopping to climb over those gates was hindering my training... well definitely not! I’m finding myself having to recover after each one so making a conscious effort to try and slow down over them.
Have a good evening and enjoy your runs!