Week 5, run 3. Yep, that lovely 20 minute run where you you're thinking "Hang on, we've been increasing by 30 seconds, 1.5 minutes, 3 minutes and now you want me to run double and a half of my longest run! Really?" When Laura says you can do it, she was actually telling the truth!
I'm sitting here grinning like the Cheshire cat Not only did I do the 20 minute run, but I did it easily. Slowly, but easily. I'm certainly not breaking any land speed records as I plod around the local park while my kids walk the dog and go and play on the playground. I swear a little old lady on a zimmer frame could pass me, but thankfully there seems to be a shortage of little old women with zimmer frames.
I did run at least 90% of it on grass even though I find that more work than running on the pavement, but every time I tried the pavement the tendon behind my left ankle would become noticeable. Not exactly painful, but I was aware that it was there. The last thing I want to do is injure myself, so grass running is it for now.
One thing about going around the local park is that I know that 1 lap = 1 km so it's easy to guage how far I've gone. I think I've got a bit slower over the past few weeks but I honestly don't care. If I can get the time then I can get the speed/distance later. 20 minutes was 2.5km.
Week 5, Run 3 all done and I couldn't be happier.