I left the house this evening for my next 5K distance with one intention, to Run (well jog) as far as I could without stopping.
No coaching staff tonight, so just me and my trusty headphones for the evening.
I started off well, and chose a suitable playlist, nothing too fast and quite soon found I had competed 1K. Feeling good, and realising I was on the slightly down hill section I continued.
I mentioned before I have certain bits of this course I have tried to complete, even setting myself my own little finish line. This soon was upon me and 2K had passed - still no walking.
Sam2.0 had helped be deal mentally with the next part of the course, which in my head seems very long, but actually isn't that far. Plodding on, I was soon at 3K and still no walking.
Now my head started to ask the question - Can you do 5K without needing to walk?
I already knew that the 4th km had 'The Hill', well it's more of an incline but in my head its a hill. I have worked hard over the past few runs to make it up the 'hill' without stopping, and tonight in no time I was at the top, and 4K done.
Still feeling good and not too tired the thought of the final km started to move me forward. My head telling me, that with every step forward we were closing in on the 5K. OK I may have been overtaken by other runner but I was on my own little journey. 5K without stopping was in my sights.
Then, as if by magic it was done!
Without any running buddies or coaches to help me...so I gave myself a little high five to celebrate.
Technology however did let me down so I don't have a map or splits to show what I did, however 5K in 36.15 without stopping is what I know I did.
Yeah Go Me!
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