Hi all, I did Wk6 R3 today - 25 mins run and continued running through the 5 mins cool down meaning a total run of 30 mins.
I covered 2.45 miles giving an equivalent 5k time of just under 38 mins.
Also the 10 min warm up / cool down walks (I added another cool down on) covered 0.8mile - so combined I travelled more distance (5.245m) than a 5k (3.1m).
I felt ok at the end but legs were tiring a bit and mentally I was needing to encourage myself.
Sitting here now, (3 hours later) I feel absolutely fine.
Next run, I'm thinking of just going out and running 5k - using my Runkeeper App.
It would 'only' mean ~ 8 mins more and following Laura's advice of "slowing down if tired" I think I could do it.
Otherwise, I'll spend weeks 7, 8 and 9 building up to 30 mins - which I can do now.
My logic is to run a full 5k now (~ 38mins) and spend weeks 7, 8 and 9 trying to get my 5k time down towards the magical 30mins mark!
I would be grateful for everyones opinions on whether I am being too ambitious or whether I should go for it!!!!