I've just discovered that there are two 5k Race for Life runs being held locally in the next couple of weekends.
The first is in quite a hilly park so I am giving that one a miss as I don't have experience of hills yet, but the second is in a much flatter area so I was thinking of signing up with my 14 year old daughter..............
...........but I'm feeling a loss of confidence.
The last couple of runs have been fairly tough.
Yesterday I tried to a Fartlek approach and totally failed, only managing a couple of 60 second sessions of running faster and then totally giving up after 20 minutes. And today's 5k run wasn't easy.
I'm finding that I prefer running in the evening - the couple of times I've been out in the morning have been much harder - but the Race for Life is at 10am.
The other thing is that I haven't run with other people (apart from my daughter and Mr Locket) so I don't know what it will be like with crowds (apparently approx. 3000!)
I don't know if I will be able to go as slowly as I like or if I will feel compelled to run faster (at other peoples' pace) - and then give up exhausted.
Should I try a few Park Runs first to get used to running in company?
What do you think? I've just checked and there is a R4L in Newcastle in July which may be better.