So, first of all, I failed miserably at sticking to C25K. Then I got back on the wagon, only to fall back off it, choosing beer and wine over running in The Lakes last week (oops... Old habits really do die hard!),
After a long, drawn out, tedious and frankly quite hideous process, I was finally served with my redundancy notice on Monday, so I am now a full-time job hunter. I think if I don't even have a go at this 10k on Sunday, I'll feel really rubbish about myself - and that's something I really don't need right now. So I'm going to give the 10k a bash.
So I grabbed the bull by the horns this morning, and took Laura out in the sunshine for a week 9 run. The furthest I'd got thus far was a week 8, at Easter, so I knew I may not manage it, but thought it's going to take me way longer than 30 minutes to do 10k, so I should try my luck at week 9. And I did it! I set off at a snail's pace, and kept that up for a full 30 minutes. I'm pretty sure I could've carried on, but want to give my poor pins a chance to recover before Sunday.
Here's my dilemma - how to tackle 10k? I'd love to run the whole thing, but feel that may be unrealistic. During my 30 minute run this morning, I covered either 3.88km (according to the sat nav MapMyRun app on my phone) or 4.07km (according to the MapMyRun website). So we'll call it 4km, for argument's sake.
Option 1 - I did briefly consider taking Laura with me and doing two Wk9 runs, but I think it would break my heart when she told me I could stop, but actually I had to do the same and more again!
Option 2 is to do myself the most inspiring playlist I can muster, and just run till I can't run any more, then play it by ear from there.
Option 3 is to do myself a playlist of fast songs, with a slow one every now and then for walking intervals.
Option 4? I haven't thought of one yet...
Any ideas, tips or advice would make a tired but determined (or should that be stubborn?...) girl very happy...