I have been itching to run more than 5k (it's getting urgent as I'm doing a 10k on May 27th) but the timings on my Bridge to 10k weren't getting me much above that distance. So I decided today to carry on after the 'scheduled' run time until I had run 6k - and I did it!! Including just one walking break of 2 mins as per the programme, I did it in 51 mins and am SOOOO chuffed!!
It was damned hard, in fact for most of the run I felt like I was going to have to stop - but I notice I'm automatically running faster than previously so that probably explains it.
With 5 weeks to go till '10-day' I've decided to increase my weekend run by 1km each week, which will probably mean running over and above the time specified on the programme, and then concentrate more on speed during the shorter midweek sessions. I am on track to complete the programme but at my current speed I'm not going to get to 10k in the time they tell you to run!! Now where have I heard that before.....??