How good was that? Best run, best distance and best speed. It was one of those runs where the weather seemed certain to put me off after even a short time. The wind was icy and head-on and I kept thinking my nose was bound to get frozen off. As it happens I got the lift I needed from the lap timer voice telling me I had passed the 1k then 2k mark and so on. Clocking 6k in seconds after the 30 minutes mark was a real lift for me. I have been aiming for the 5 minute per km: that has been a target I've kept in my head for a while and though I am getting that achieved on some of my lap times, it hasn't been quite there for the big markers at 5k and now 6k.
Well pleased with 11.79k in just under 61 minutes!! I didn't stop the timer for the 60 seconds walk so the average speed will be down slightly and the distance too I guess but let's see how this measures up when I run the full 60 minutes next. Roll on the next stage of my running career! How this will look I need to figure out: planned a three-parter of one long, 'gentle' run, one steady but fast-paced run of 30-45 minutes (Not sure exactly yet) and one run to improve my speed (intervals and maybe with a bit of help from Audio Fuel). Any ideas welcome.
Thanks for reading and keep on running.