Well, I set out last night to crack the final run of week 1 of the B210K programme.
Run 2 was a brilliant run, and I was on a real high after that. But when it came to run 3, I just wanted to get round. It had been a busy week at work, and I didn't want to do anything silly like starting too fast. I've made that mistake before!!
So off I went, thinking I should calm down, take it slow, and just enjoy getting around. I kept saying 'time doesn't matter. Just slow down and enjoy it!'
Half way round I noticed that I'd done 3K, so the 6K was possible in the 43 minutes total. But again, I really just wanted to finish. I carried on. When the Garmin told me I'd knocked another minute and 20 seconds off my 5K time, I nearly fell over! (Which would have been a real shame and would have spoiled all the good work, lol :-D) I kept going, and halfway through the last 10 minute run I finally allowed myself to concentrate on the time and go for it to finish the 6K. And I did it!!!
I wasn't sure if going back to doing intervals was going to suit me, but it's been great! Just the one minute walking breaks are a real help, and are definitely improving my pace. Whether the benefit will still be there when I go back to longer runs remains to be seen, but it's all good so far.
Also, just another plug for the Garmin - I love it! It helps keep me going, tells me when I'm going too fast or too slow, and gives me loads of concrete things to be proud of when I get back. All of which makes me want to get out there again even more!!
Roll on tomorrow!! Week 2 - here I come!