I got up early intending to jog for a steady 30 minutes, but it wasn’t quite early enough for that! Instead I revised my aim to 3km at a steady pace of 7 min/km.
The first km went ok, and almost on target at 7:10min. The second km felt a similar pace but turned to be a bit slower at 7:31min, so I went a bit quicker for the final km to make sure I could finish it and get back to get ready for work. It was 6 min 27 and felt like I was striding out a bit more but while still in control of my breathing and heart rate – I didn’t feel like I was about to collapse!
So on the short runs over the next few weeks, I’m going to concentrate on my pacing and try to be a bit more consistent!
Day 28: 3km run in 21 minutes 26 seconds.