A Nice Little 5K Run

Two mid week runs? Yup, that’s right, I managed to haul myself out the door again tonight for another little 5K run. Well, when I say run, it was more of a shuffle, but it was a good shuffle.

The plan was to try to keep going for as long as possible without a walk break, so I started off nice and slowly, with the  1K loop at Hove Rec. Even with my slow pace, I found it hard to keep going though. I was tired and my breathing wasn’t great, but I kept running for the first kilometre and soon started to get into my stride.

However, the more I ran, the more I realised that I really needed to get to a toilet. I reckoned I would be ok for another kilometre or so though, so I decided to head down to Hove Park and run the long way round to the public toilets.

Despite the bladder issue, I managed to keep running for almost 3 kilometres, and could probably have reached the 3K if I hadn’t reached the facilities first. But needs must, so I paused the Garmin and did what had to be done before returning to the path for another loop of the park.

In the end, I completed the 5K in 35:17 (excluding the pause) and only had one short walk break, so it feels like progress.


How’s your running going? Have you run this week? Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how you’re doing – I love getting comments. 🙂


4 thoughts on “A Nice Little 5K Run”

  1. Good for you! The humidity has arrived with full force and I just can’t seem to talk myself into running…there’s supposed to be a bit of a break this weekend so hopefully I’ll get a run in. However I’m flying to Maryland tomorrow to visit with my niece so……we’ll see if I can do it :-s

    1. Thanks Sharon. Your climate is crazy! I really don’t know how you do it in the humidity, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed you get the break in the weather that you need. I hope you you have a good time with your niece. 🙂

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