I did it! I actually finished the couch to 5k programme. I’ve started it a number of times but never got further than week 6. I said in a post a while ago that I would run parkrun, without walk breaks, when I completed the couch to 5k so today was a continuous run parkrun.
It was hard going, for me, and, as usual, Adam was running with me asking questions like “is it nice weather for running?” or “are you ok?” He also asked if it was a slow run! It wasn’t. The pace was actually similar to our pace a few weeks ago but, obviously Adam is able to go a lot quicker!
Anyway, we were going along nice and steady when Adam decided he wanted to take a walk break. I think he was just bored rather than needing the walk but it meant that I ran the last 1.5km on my own.
According to parkrun, I finished in 30:49. Adam finished in 32:10 so I think he must have walked for at least a couple of minutes.
As I have already said, the pace and time is similar to what we have been running recently. However, as we are training for 10K events in July and August, we will be going back to run/walking. I will be increasing the running intervals during parkrun and training though so when we do the events and reduce the run, and maybe the walk breaks, we can, hopefully, finish in a faster time.
We were lucky with the weather yesterday too. It didn’t start raining until we’d run home.