So after this mornings shenanigans in the mud - or should I say farce resulting in me losing my trainers, throwing away a pair of running socks and walking home caked in the stuff (you can read more in an earlier blog ;)) - I did my laundry, washed and dried my beloved brooks running shoes and set out again for another go.
And.....success! 4 x 10 minute intervals with only 1 minute recovery in between. I kept telling myself that I already had my 5k and 30 minutes under my belt so this was do-able. However I've only ever run for 33 minutes straight and am usually maxed out by the end of 30 minutes. As I thought, the first three intervals were fine and I didn't really need the 1 minute recovery but took them anyway ;). But the first five minutes last 10, all sorts of gremlins appeared and I felt as if I were treading water. But I carried on, shrugged away the gremlins and the final 5 minutes was great! Not including warm up and cool down, I covered 7.05 km in 40 minutes of running with 3 minutes walking. Chuffed to bits