Sunday, 27 March 2011

Goodness, I ran 10K!!!

I got out of bed this morning with a plan to run 5K along a route that I really struggled on last time I did it.  However, today I felt totally different.  It's a lovely route taking in nature trails, river and canal paths - so I wanted to do it justice.

I felt great from the off, everytime I had a choice as to whether to extend my route a little or head on home I still felt fine so carried on.  Once I'd started to extend the run I thought I'd try to aim for 5miles, but as I've no GPS just my trusty digital watch, I had to guess the distance.  I ran on and on, finally getting tired and 'shuffley' and my legs were starting to ache, but I kept going until I got home. 

I checked the distance when I got in and it was 10K on the nose!  I was so chuffed, I can't believe I can actually run that far and for that long!  I took 1:25:36 which is pretty slow in the whole scheme of things but for me is amazing - I can run for nearly one and a half hours non stop! Yay!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I've Graduated (officially!) :)

Yesterday I set out for my second attempt at completing the 5K distance (first attempt resulted in me not checking the route properly and ultimately running 4.95K!!  I was not happy!).  Anyway, off I went yesterday, checking my route before I set off and completed 5.5K in 43.50.  My 5K time was 39.40.  I know it's not the speediest run in the world, but I'm really pleased :) I did it, I've finally completed the C25K properly and I can run for 40mins+ now - YAY!

Who would have thought that I could enjoy running so much??

Monday, 14 March 2011

I'm a C25K Graduate :)

Well, sort of.

For the past 9 weeks I've been following the Couch to 5K programme.  A programme that claims to get you running for 30mins/5K from nothing.  Well, it did!  Today I completed my final run - YAY!  I did the programme for time rather than distance so have actually only run 4k (as I'm super slow :) ) but am proud of myself anyway.  The next step is to complete 5K and then who knows?!

I still find it hard to believe that I can run for 30 minutes without stopping!  When I started the programme 2 months ago I couldn't even run to the end of the road!  Anyone who thinks they can't run should try it. It's hard, a real challenge, but I loved it! 


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