So 6am Monday morning and it is time for Wk9R1 (for the second time). Talking to a friend last night who started C25K after me (after my enthusing) she is doing her last run this week too but running significantly further (and therefore faster) than me and wants to do a park run soon!.
I feel bad about not wanting to go with her But after a good talking to myself remembered I was doing this for me - I am not a competitive person - and still have dreadful memories of being last in cross country at school Every Time - I was the kid with the inhaler who just hated sports. So I dont want to knock my new confidence!
However I did think a new route would be good - and hers sounded lovely- so this morning I had Pet Shops Boys on (rather than Bryan Adams on Friday) - the combination of them and a downhill start meant I went off at a cracking pace (for me!)
It also meant I struggled badly on the rise but I kept going (albeit a couple of walking minutes) even when I turned a corner and lost the street lights - boy was it dark and foggy this morning!!
So 3.4km in 30 mins - I'm still a way off 5km but I am running for 30 minutes!!
Take that cross-country memory!
and Happy Running to you all