Well, as I posted before, I was going to take it easy, going to make sure I could complete the run, not take any risks...!
Right! Anyone who really knows me would have discounted that straight away.
I set up the treadmill yesterday to give me two set speeds: 9.8 and 10.7km/hr with a cycle time of 1 min 15 seconds. I was to try for the 5K and the 30mins - a mean feat, but worth a try.
Tonight after having worked from home all day with the treadmill in the same room looming, I put the dinner on and got in the zone. I donned my coolest running gear and off I went. It was a hard at 5mins, harder at 15mins and then even harder. The 10.7km/hr sections were a tester, but in comparison the 9.8 felt like a rest.
With a minute left, I thought I was going to miss the 5k mark - this was not going to happen on my grad run. I increased to 11km/hr and pushed on through past the goal shouting and whooping as I went.
Done it - 5.02km in 30mins! Heart rate off the chart, Polar watch screaming, but I am a Graduate now and I feel great!!!!!!
Probably wont be able to walk tomorrow, but heh, it will have been worth it (I think!).