It's been a while since I posted, life keeping me busy and with every spare moment being with the twins or out running there has been no much time to socialise (the internet connection going awry in my train commute doesn't help...)
Anyway, I have been slowly increasing my distance at a very slow pace, working my way to my first Marathon in April (London baby!), and my plan calls for a speedy session every four weeks, to baseline the target pace. I have been training quite slow in the meanwhile, with my focus being to stay injury free and make it to the start line (I have a long and horrible history of orthopedic injuries - ex motorcyclist - and am very prone to issues with my joints...)
So, when I went to the track this Sunday, I was *not* expecting the results I got! PBs in every distance to 5K and achieved my long held ambition to break 35 minutes for a 5k, beating that by almost a minute! I know its not particularly fast, but for me it feels supersonic!
Does anyone else get this effect? Becoming faster by running longer runs slowly?? I am perplexed... but elated!
Good to be back discussing with the most friendly fellow runners on the net May all of you enjoy your winter training and the run up to Christmas