I must admit my monthly updates for team challenge 10 have not gone according to plan. Running over the past 2 months has took a few turns, good and bad. Starting with the bad I lost my running partner so now during the week I run by myself. It is not the same and I miss having someone to run with.
Now the good.
I have now managed to run three 5K sub 30 minutes. I am so happy I did a 29:57, 29.41 and 28.47. The 28 minutes was really hard work but worth it. A 5K park run on a Saturday morning is now the norm and I really love the community that it has. The pacing event really opened my eyes. I was with the 26 and 27 minute pacer for the first 2.5K and the 28 minute pacer for 1.25K, the last 1K I seem to slow down, which is probably due to tiredness. It has highlighted to me where I need to work and has given me encouragement to work on that last 2.5K in particular.
Today I ran my first 10K. It is the furthest I have ever run, before that was the night run at 7.5K. It was really hard work as it was all road. Road running hurts my knees. I am also currently full of cold and have a really bad cough so I was not expecting much. Before the race I set myself three goals:
1. To finish the race
2. To not come last
3. To run at least 5K
I finished the race with a time of 1:05:18 and was not last by a long way. More to the point I ran the whole way, hills and everything. My knees are now really sore and my cough is much worse. I do however have a great sense of pride and achievement and a beautiful shiny medal
I have no running scheduled in the diary now until May but am looking at trying to fit in another. I look forward to my Saturday morning Park runs and cannot wait for next week. Soon I will be opening up my sponsorship pages for my half marathon and marathon events and hope you can sponsor me, I have been working really hard.
This day I love the 10K and a team challenge 10 update