Hi All! I'm still plodding - managed 5 and a half miles yesterday across fields and through woods! It was a real adventure - took an hour and 20 minutes and I was shattered! Resting today - and maybe tomorrow too!
Haven't seen the plan Matt - I'll have to look for that, but I have read that you should try to go further - even if it is a lot slower as it should improve your short run speed. I don't quite compute that as I just plod at the same old speed no matter how far I go!
Hi Angel - and welcome! You ran walked the RFL faster than I ran it all the way - well done you!
What's your goal now? It sounds like you need something to aim for. Maybe do the 5km to 10km plan? There is a good one on this site, or you will probably find others. A race maybe? A few of us are doing/looking for 10k's in the Autumn - why not join us?
It sounds like you need something to keep you motivated - so what's it going to be?
Quite agree Lainey - it is all a mental thing. I have accepted my slowness and embrace it as much as I can. I don't mind being last, as you say, at least you try and that counts for buscket loads. Someone has to be last - may as well be me as I am touch enough to take it!
Hope you have a great weekend in Devon JJ - I'm on the opposite coast (North) otherwise I would have come along to cheer. 2.73 miles twice round is 5 and a half as near as damn it, which is 9km! That would be fabulous and great training run for your 10k - if you can do that, you'll have no problem at all!
This afternoon I trudged down, up, up, up some more, down a bit, up a bit, and down a hill to get in 3.5 miles of quality plodding. It was very warm despite a nice breeze. At least the flies weren't biting. Total time 48 minutes - just over 13mm pace. Ho Hum.
I keep hoping I'll wake up being able to run 10mm - I can do it easily in my sleep!
Hi JJ - Your holiday sounds great - especially the fish and chips bit! It's never easy getting out on holiday - I think it's a guilt thing. At least you tried - and how strange putting caravans on a grass running track - what a waste!
As for your 10k - "Don't Panic"! You still have a couple of weeks - and as your usual route is 6k as near as damn it, you only have to add a couple more once or twice and I'm sure you'll get around the10k no problem at all.
It is fun - when you don't put pressure on yourself - so get out there and enjoy a plod around and see how far you can get - why not try a proper run/walk strategy - maybe run 15 mins, walk for 5, and see how far that takes you?