This morning I went out for the 25 minute non-stop run (6c). I reached the 20 minute point which I'd made last week (5c). Last week that felt a hell of an achievement, and I could well see Laura's comments about training the brain to believe you can do it. This morning at that 20 minute point I took a mental stockcheck - told myself, "right you're breathing OK, your legs are no MORE tired than they were 5 minutes ago, you can do it!" Got to the 25 minute mark - and this time thoughts just came - "You are STILL breathing OK and your legs are STILL no more tired than 5 minutes ago - why stop??" So I didn't! Got to 30 minutes, and then did another minute just for the hell of it - I was just so in the groove, in a great rhythm. I could actually have done more - but I'd reached the supermarket I was going to do some shopping in. So instead of collapsing I did the warm down walk gliding around the supermarket.
By the way I'm 63. I did do a bit of running last year, but never made more than 5 minutes running at a time. So I feel dead chuffed. Think I'll consolidate for a few weeks now, but I'm wondering about aiming for 10K!