Well this morning after taking my eldest two to school. I got my gear on, filled the supply bag and headed out with my youngest in her pram (she's 9wks old and doesn't moan at me yet!).
I'd mapped a route this morning and knew that if I completed the entire route it'd be 3.6miles. I want to be covering the 5km.
Got the podcast going and brisked walk my walk up the street, the warm-up finished but I paused it and carried on walking until I got off the paths and down a lane, pressed play and off I went, 3 minutes running. I'm a slow runner but I'm faster than all those sitting watching day time tv (that is what I continually tell myself).
The sun was out and I was getting hotter and hotter, I knew I must have looked an awful sight (and a very poor advert for running!)
The second 3 minute run had me going past the water treatment works, pooey, not the best area to be filling your lungs at, but definitely not a place to be letting up at either.
Felt the last 5 minute section came round really quickly, before I knew it Laura was telling me it was over!
I continued my route at a brisk walk, checked my watch and I'd made it home in 50 minutes.
Pace wise that's 14minute miles! I'm a plodder for sure!
I want to be able to complete 5km in one go and join a Parkrun 5km session.
I know this will be achievable if I stick with the plan.
Saw another lady ahead of me at the start of the lane, I think she was following some kind of plan too with her headphones on as she stopped and started but I never caught up with her (maybe one day though right)
Onto W5 on Saturday!! nervous from what I have read but I'm up for the challenge.