The plan, as it seems to be for a few weeks more, is to run 3 miles on a Tuesday.
So feeling more at home with Kilometres, I jogged 5k.
Now I’m beginning to get slightly annoyed with myself and 5k. It was, all those years ago (2009), the 1st “running” challenge I set myself. Like a lot of people, I downloaded a C25K podcast &, I guess like many others, after about week 2 I couldn’t be bothered with it & wanted to listen to my own music. I still stuck to the end date & ran the 5k on schedule in 37 minutes.
Except I didn’t run it all, I ran / walked it, and as a week or so later I found out I was pregnant again, I did more walking & less running, and markedly more sitting on the couch eating cake.
Now today’s 5K I jogged all of it, in 47 minutes, the same route as the 1st time. Ten minutes slower!
So I know obviously I’m not as fit as I was before I was pregnant, I’m fatter too, but this recent run has left me wandering.
What was the “better” result?
Was it going the whole distance at a slower jog?
Or was it getting there quicker, but not running all the way best?
To me I think I *should* be happier with the whole run, but I’m not. That 37 min 5k is still the best time I have over that distance.
Now, I don’t run with a partner, or as a running club, so I’m not sure how prevalent run/walking is after something like C25k. And is it really as bad as I feel it is?
I know part of the answer to this is another question, “which run did you enjoy more?”
The answer is “I’m not certain” and I’m sure it’ll give me something to think about when I go for the 10k scheduled on day 15, but I’d certainly appreciate any thoughts from the Juneathon collective.
And if you can stop the impending downpour, I’d appreciate that too.