Whew! Just got back from a late night run! Nothing like a busy day to keep you from running into one o'clock in the morning! On the bright side, the roads and pavements were virtually empty of both people and cars! Tonight, East Oxford is M-I-N-E! ;-D
Given that I've already run 5K (or 30+ minutes) quite a few times now, I'm surprised at how challenging I'm finding Week 1 of the Bridge-to-10K plan. It definitely takes some mental pushing to keep going!
This time, I covered 6.63 km in the 40+3 minute run+walk. That's slightly better than Tuesday's 6.55 km stretch... though not much. If I assume a walking pace of 3 mph (about 4.8 km/hour) and subtract the estimated distanced in the three walking minutes off from the total, I get about 6.39 km of running, for an average speed of 9.6 km/hour. That's faster than the 8.6 km/hour that I was at when I finished Couch-to-5K, though not as fast as the 10.5 km/hour that I was running last month to get a couple of 5K times of under 29 minutes.
Clearly, I've got a way to go. I need to raise the total distance by over 50%, raise my speed by 4-5%, and eliminate the walking breaks. Getting all that ticked off is going to take time -- good thing this is only Week 1!
Apologies to all for a boring blog post this time. This entry is mainly to log the stats somewhere for posterity. Though for the other folks who are newly embarking on the Bridge-to-10K, perhaps it will be helpful, too?
Final Week 1 run is scheduled for Saturday! Stay tuned!!