OK so I did the 5k on Sunday. Wasn't feeling the best, and to be honest I'd pretty much decided on Saturday that I'd probably not bother doing it, but changed my mind Sunday morning ... I wanted the T-Shirt!
I decided not to worry about getting a good time, and just aim to run all of it. And I did that, at least! Finished in the embarrassingly slow time of 35:52
I'm not sure how it's physically possible to run as slowly as I do?! On the plus side, I can only get faster ... I hope! I didn't have my Garmin with me, I think it would have probably helped me pick up the pace a bit! I passed the one mile mark ten minutes in, and thought I was keeping a steady pace after that, but evidently not!
For the last two kilometers, the same few people kept passing me out, then stopping to walk and I'd pass them out, then they'd start running again and pass me again. I think I'd have probably finished a lot quicker if I'd taken one or two walking breaks, and it was very tempting to, but I'm glad I just stuck it out.
To be honest I'm happier finishing in the time I did but having run the full 5k, than to have finished a lot faster but not running all of it.
Haven't been running since then - a combination of feeling a bit dodgy, and having a very hectic couple of days. So I'm going to forget the HH plan for the rest of this week, and just try to get out for a couple of runs when I can. As for next week - I'm doing exams, so I'll probably do the same, I'll see. Then back into Week Three of the plan from Monday week, most likely.
Thinking of doing the Simon 5k in the Phoenix Park Saturday week, but I'm not sure if I'll be in Dublin, and also it's maybe not a good idea when I won't have been training properly. I'll decide closer the time!