I should really have done the second run of week 1 of B210K on Friday last week, but I'm ashamed to say I didn't. It was cold, snowing and very very windy, and I was tired after a long week, with a busy weekend in view. On top of all that, my partner was back after most of a week away, and a night in on the sofa with a bottle of wine was just too tempting.
So tonight, I was determind not to miss it. I started at a sensible pace, and I can honestly say I thoroughly enjoyed the whole run! It was a lot easier than the last time, even though that was 5 whole days ago.
The 5K mark came up over a minute sooner than last time, and my overall pace was better too. Looking at the record on the Garmin, the pace was also more consistent, which has to be a good thing.
I have to say, to anyone who's wondering whether to get a Garmin, do it! It's brilliant! The data means that my little brain has alwasy got somethig new to latch on to. When I'm actually out, it helps set milestones ("Just 100m to the next km" "Ooh, another 5minutes gone" etc). When I'm flagging it helps spur me on ("I'm not stopping at 3.85K!!") and when I get home it gives me a lot of information and concrete achievements to be chuffed about.
Today, for example, I didn't just go out and do the same as last week, but a little bit further - I knocked a minute off my 5K time, did my fastest ever km, and my best average pace.
10K, here I come!!