Been enviously reading all the posts by you lovely people who are on the 10k kick. I'm signed up for the Great Trail run in June - 11k across the hills around Keswick. WHAT? I mst be mad! There's no way I'm as good as you guys. What posessed me to think I could do that? Then there's the little matter of the Great North in October ... a total pipe dream.
And all the 'positive vibes' from the 10k crowd just made me feel more & more inadequate.
Anyway, getting to the point of this rant. I did today's Parkrun at St Andrews and at the end, had the CRAZY idea of not stopping at the finish. If I tried to do an extra lap (the circuit uses 1 mile laps) it would give me an idea of the mountain I would (literally) have to climb.
Would you believe I got to the end of that lap? And another? And could probably have done a third to make a total of a 10k run. Except I quit after two, while I was ahead ... leaving scope for another "day of glory" in another week or two.
WOW! This stuff about you can do more than you think? It really works!