I still can't quite believe that I've done it 25 minutes !!! I was very nervous about today as it was only Monday that failed W6R1 after starting up after injury.
I spent much of last night reading other people's blog from W6R3 whilst watching strictly on TV. I set my alarm for 7.30am and left home at about 8am. It was a beautiful morning with the sun coming up and the fog slowly lifting.
As soon as I set off I met my first gremlin who told me I couldn't to it. Then I remembered the following quote from the book 'run fat b!tch run' by Ruth Field
"The first 10 minutes or so of any run are hellish, every time"
And the gremlin soon went back under his rock
It was hard, no doubt about it and the last 5 minutes were the worst for me but..... I didn't give up and got through it
I downloaded the endomondo app to check on my pace etc and was really impressed with it.
My total distance (warm up and run, excluding cool down) - 3.17km (1.97 miles)
Average Speed - 15.13 min/mile
Max Speed - 12.23 min/mile
My total distance (including cool down) - 4.50 km (2.79 miles)
I'm not sure if that pace is too slow or if its ok but I'm just pleased that I've ran for 25 mins. To celebrate, I went to my local sports direct to buy more running tights