5.06km - 29:32
I've been trying for ages to crack the less than 6min/km - I've come close a couple of times, and it just hasn't happened.
So the half marathon training programme I am following has an "easy" week every 2nd week, today was "just" 5km (who would have believed I'd think a 5km run as a short run!), so I decided yesterday that I was going to run it fast and see if I could crack that time. Partly, because I'm finding on the longer runs I'm trying really hard to run slow and take it easy but I'm still running at about 6:15-6:30, I needed to know in my head that I am running slower, does that make any sense?
So off I went this morning, checked my time at 1km and it said 6:12, darn it, tried to make sure I just kept a good pace all the way ... and I did it, yay! I'd love to say that means I can break the 10km in an hour, but I don't think I could keep that pace going for another 5km ... but I do know my body can go at that speed, so its just working on it now :)
Back to easy pace for my 8km tomorrow though ... I'm really trying to work on the length and durability now, not speed!