A week ago I was questioning the wisdom of W6R1&2 being back to shorter runs with recovery breaks but I listened to you lot and today I did my first 25 min run - unbelievable for many reasons.
The weather description above is misleading - yes, it was that cold and snowy but there was not a puff of a breeze and by the time I started, about 9am, the sun was up and shining. Plus I adjusted my route to take me out of the shade of the woods and into the bright light of the neighbouring grassland and dunes that border the bay and seashore.
And what a buzz when Laura said I could truly call myself a runner now - definitely worth a big "yee ha" at the end.
So, onwards and upwards. I've publicly committed myself to doing my first Parkrun in just under three weeks so, all being well, I should graduate about the same time.
Just one query - I know by the time I graduate I won't be running 5k but for 30 mins, and that it's not really about speed or distance, but (bearing in mind I'll be running in 'public' soon), can anyone advise if I might be getting close by the end? Today's run (5m walk, 25m run, 5m walk) covered only 3.53km - in your experience, am I likely to get any faster as my stamina continues to build? Or am I being over-cautious in pacing myself - I finished feeling as if I could have gone for another few minutes at least.
Thanks in anticipation!