Thought I was meant to get quicker

Now that I've got back into the groove I decided to give 5k a go this morning. What a horrible day!!! I've never started in the rain before but today I have realised weather just brings a whole lot of other dilemas. Find it easy if it's cold but wet....What do I wear??? Think I need to get a water proof jacket. Do I need a shopping trip?

The run was OK although my calfs were a little tight but I put that down to all the dancing I did on Saturday night (it was lots of fun!!) . The good news my compression socks have done the trick and my shins were ok!! My friend Garmin tells me I did 5.03k in 40 min 50 sec and my first and last km were the fastest. I think I need to get better at pacing myself. This is a whole minute and half slower than the first time I did 5km...thought I would have been a little faster by now. Oh well, on to the next run. Wednesday I'm going to just (love saying that) do the 30 mins and see if I can pick up the pace a little.

Enjoy the wet bank holiday!!!! :)

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  • The 5k time will fluctuate quite a bit, depending on mood, any aches, time of day, and defintely the weather!

    I haven't ever STARTED a run in the rain, so I have always just got soaked during the run and not had any specialist clothing. But there must be something out there that you could buy for such an occasion :)

  • i'm going to have to find myself a light weight rain running jacket too... Spotted one in TKMax the other week (think it was Nike ) but not my size, shopping trip a must :)

    (actively shopping for sports gear and all it took was 9 mad weeks lol :) )

    by the way apparently ( according to marathon running friend) you have to choose one training method increase distance or pace and not try to do both at the same time

  • I'm going to stay with 5km for now (as max) and do that once a week (do a distance rather than time) and for the other 2 runs do 30 mins but try to go faster...in theory should cover more distance. Well that's the plan let's see how this week goes

  • To me that time for a 5k is really respectable.

    In the rain I just run in a normal raincoat and it drives me crazy! Think I'll be joining you on that shopping trip.

  • Thanks 7-of-us. I know it's an OK time (and the real runners at work tell me that too) but it seems that I am impatient to do better!!! I think I need to remind myself where I was 12 weeks ago!! :)

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