Week 4 or 10k training is complete! That went fast. And it was a significant week for me, as well: on top of getting a 5k PR, I did something I thought was impossible: I skipped a run. On purpose. It took me over 140 days of training to feel comfortable with myself enough to do so. And I am kind of proud that I didn’t feel uncomfortable with it; I can be quite OCD when it comes to plans and ticking-off tasks. Being able to skip a run without feeling guilty about it means my relationship with running is in a healthy place. I know I will be fine and well prepared even if I skip some runs. Now only to stop talking about running all the time.
So, yes, I skipped my Saturday run, which was to jog 5k. Instead, I walked around the garden at my family home and took pictures of spring.
I went directly to today’s fast 7k and it was… really fast (for my standards): 5:50 min/km!
I didn’t try to push too hard, because I remembered how difficult the previous fast run was, and this was an even longer distance. Overall, it felt still difficult, but apart of some heaviness in my legs and my feet being on fire for about 1km, it was fine. I am surprised with myself about the progress I am making. I wish I could give part of it to MRB, who was struggling with his runs the last two weeks.