5k Personal Best!

Had to go out early this morning, so I had to postpone my 5.6k run until this evening. It was raining as I prepared to go and  I contemplated swapping today’s run with Fridays rest day, but in the end I thought that was the easy way out. Lucky for me; I’d forgotten that Chelle had an early flight to Sydney tomorrow which means I have a choice of:

  1. Getting up at 4:30am for a 40 minute run
  2. Waiting until 8:30 pm for my 40 minute run (Her flight gets in at 8:00pm)
  3. Swapping the run with Friday’s rest day
  4. Putting Sam in creche at the gym and doing 40 minutes on the treadmill – that’s a choice??
  5. Putting Sam in creche at the gym and doing 40 minutes on the road – without telling the gym I’m leaving the premises – that’s a no -no!

So I ended up running in the rain for the very first time – that’s 3 months running without ever running in the rain. I loved it, felt I was running at a good pace, but didn’t check the watch until the 4k mark (watch buzzes at each 1k) I was under 21 minutes – less than 5:15 pace, so I knew I was traveling well and felt good. Checked the watch again at the 5k “buzz” and thought I was at around 26 minutes – slight delay in getting the backlight on the watch.

Downloaded the data and was pleasantly surprised at my fastest ever 5k split of 25.52:

Chelle and Harry are progressing nicely – they are now up to 5min runs at 7.8k pace (with 5 minute walks either side) and the last two runs have been at the right length and pace.


About offthelongrun

Born in the UK in 1961 - I migrated to Australia in 1991. I've never been overweight, but I drink and eat too much and probably run too much nowadays!
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2 Responses to 5k Personal Best!

  1. Andrew says:

    Running in the rain is much nicer in a “summer rain”, so try it again in a few months time and I’m sure you’ll enjoy it even more!

  2. It still rains in summer? Hope to run in all weather – although 35c+ days do not appeal!

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