I’ve just done my first 5k run!
I’ve been doing the C25K system (couch to 5km) and I’m actually on week 7 – week 8 ends with the 5k.
The only flaw with the app is it’s based on time (which increases over the weeks), not distance. So at the speed I’ve been running, my last run was about 4.2km.
But stopping at 4.2km felt wrong. I could easily go on. Why stop?
It felt like stopping during sex just before climax for no good reason (actually, now I write that I imagine there’s a fair few woman who can sympathise with the analogy…)
Anyway, where was I?
Oh yes, so stopping at 4.2km just seemed silly. And running another week just to get to the 5k… why?
I’ve been using my elliptical when I’ve not been running, so I feel fit enough.
So tonight I decided to up my pace and use Runkeeper and do the full 5k.
I managed to keep each 1km split below 5 min, and ended up with 24:48. Quite happy with that for my first 5k and especially considering I’m now 44 and 8 weeks ago couldn’t run to save my life. And plenty to aim for to improve my time.
Now I need to try to get to sleep. I’ve been home about an hour and still buzzing… Night x