I'm so close to graduation I'm getting really excited! I honestly never believed I'd make it this far. Even up to a couple of weeks ago I thought I might just drop out and never finish the program.
I did w9r2 tonight on the same route as the first run this week. I got a new personal best and managed 4.7k in 30 minutes. So close! I considered carrying on to the 5k, and it probably would have only taken another 2 minutes, but I was exhausted by that point. Maybe that can be a goal for the third run - regardless of time, keep going until I get to 5k.
Is it cheating if some of that run was downhill though? There was a bit of uphill at the start, which is always the worst time to be doing it I find - the first 5 minutes of any run are pretty much agony for me. After that I find my stride and I'm ok. But those first 5 minutes are really not fun.
I worked out my distance per minute and it's pretty consistent across each km, except the first one which is considerably slower. So I wasn't going hugely faster going downhill anyway.
I must remind myself to cut myself some slack. I'm really pleased with myself for tonight's performance, and indeed the fact that I'm out running at all! Unthinkable this time last year. So far I've convinced two friends to take up this program too - I don't think I've ever been an inspiration to anyone before, especially not over something physical! But there it is.
So excited for Sunday, when I get to graduate eek!