Ooh, my first post as a graduate!

Just completed my first 5k without Laura, and it was surprisingly easy. I created a brand new playlist on my phone, with calmer songs at the start and faster songs towards the end. This reflected in my split times getting faster as my run progressed. Ok so I did it 45 seconds slower than my graduation run, but I'm not sure I had the same level of adrenaline this time. I am most pleased at the fact my splits were reducing and the fact I was able, for the first time, to finish with a proper sprint. I definitely had more left in the tank this time around and look forward to hitting the magic 6:00/km by the time this couch-2-5k meetup takes place.

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  • nice one Adders!

  • Well done to you, you sound quite fit already.

  • I do have a slight unfair advantage in that the air I breathe at work is much thinner than when I run. It's almost an upward spiral. I work at high altitude so I can run harder and enjoy it more, which improves my breathing at high altitude. I class it as a kind of altitude training.

  • Brilliant! That sounds like a great run - and it is nice to have your own music isn't it?!

  • Yeah it is, though I definitely sub-consciously run to the beat of the music. I need to find that perfect playlist where they're all roughly the same rhythm!

  • Thanks guys!

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