My previous long runs always had some short walking periods where I caught my breath, so I had set myself the goal of running 5km straight by the end of pre-season.
This morning I thought I would give it a crack!!
It was a beautiful morning... Cool and foggy with the world still fast asleep. My Kelpie and I set out and just ran around the neighbourhood.
As we ran, I felt more and more comfortable! I even managed to beat my pre-season fitness test 1km time trial during our 5th km, running 6:28!!!!!!
At 5km I didn't feel like stopping, so we ran an extra km for good measure!
Average pace: 07:08
Fastest km: 06:28 (Km #5)
Av HR: 151
Max HR: 186
I can't believe that I have achieved this goal in 2 weeks!!! It has certainly given me the confidence that my fitness is improving and I am stronger mentally!
My shoes on the other hand are well and truly dead. Hopefully they get me through until my new pair arrive in 1-2 weeks!! My last two pairs were the Brooks Dyad and I wasn't too impressed with them this time! In the end it was a toss up between the Ghost and the Glycerin, but the Glycerin were just that little bit more comfortable! I can't wait to try them out once they arrive!!!
My next running goal is 8km non-stop!