I realise I haven’t spoken about running for a while. It has been taken over by my dating exploits but I have kept it up. As regular as clockwork (mostly) I have been going three times a week (equally mostly) and working up the miles. Last weekend, I took part in my very first 10K. A very proud achievement considering I tend to run on average 3.5->4 miles in average outdoor session.
My legs were like jelly afterwards but I was glad to have done it. My time (a shade over 1:10) clearly did not set the world on fire and I won’t be called in to train for the Olympics for Team GB any time soon but still… I finished my first 10K race and I have at least two planned for next year including one tough mudder (which I expect to really take it out of me) fairly early on.
It felt great and my legs recovered fairly quickly, very little stiffness in the end so I was, at least, physically able to finish it and I got a nice little medal as a reward – plus the bonus of not finishing last or being one of the drop outs. A nice, lengthy charity run too so I felt all too virtuous.
I know there are some runners in my
stalker subscriber list. What was your first 10K like? What are your memories and how did you feel afterwards?