A lovely run across beautiful Hampstead Heath today rounded off a great week of training. I feel like I’ve really made a big step forward over past few runs, managing over 20 miles for the second week in a row as well as a 10K run at an average pace of 8:08/mile – much faster than anything I’ve done previously. My cardio and breathing was pretty poor when I started running, after years of nothing more strenuous than a fast walk, but it is definitely beginning to improve.
I was starting to have some doubts over my target of running my first 10K race at 8:00/mile, but with a few weeks of training still to go that now feels well within reach. I just hope the weather improves before the end of the month!
|1||9:22 min/mi||152||-105 ft|
|2||10:24 min/mi||165||168 ft|
|3||9:58 min/mi||162||-118 ft|
|4||9:35 min/mi||163||-98 ft|
|5||9:51 min/mi||170||118 ft|
|6||10:16 min/mi||168||40 ft|
|0.8||9:13 min/mi||167||-12 ft|
|Total||1:06:35||6.8 mi||9:50 min/mi||164|
|1||1:06:35||6.77 mi||9:50 min/mi||164|