Being a beginner at anything has some advantages. As a beginning runner, for me each run is an opportunity for an accomplishment. Today, my distance training finished and next week my training plan will enter a new phase, in which I am supposed to work on speed. To celebrate it, or maybe to prove a point to myself, I decided that this will be the time when I run the 5k continuously, with no walking breaks.
It sounded easier than it was, but in the moments of weakness I remembered: me and MRB did the continous 3k together before, and after all this training, I should be perfectly capable of doing the same with 5k.
I can’t say it was easy. The wind was so strong, sometimes I felt like I was not moving at all. Nevertheless, I pushed through the whole distance, and I was rewarded with my fastest pace so far. I am slowly starting to believe in my running abilities.