I am now running 5k again, same as I once was when I was new to running. Back then it was simple, be able to run a 5k under 30 minutes. Previous 2 runs clocked in at 32:xx - which was ok as it still includes the warm-up run (I do around 300-500m at a very
And so I do feel refreshed and energized after the 5k run. Also the time is manageable as I get to get up from bed in a calm manner. I do get to do my morning poop calmly, it comes out naturally :p
Now that I'm running 5k again, I don't have that sick and heavy feeling anymore. I don't feel drained. Or could it be that my infection is now over and/or that Enervon Activ multi-vitamins is now taking its effect?
So far, I'm feeling great with this setup. Although I haven't seen any training plan for 21k that includes running 5-6k then alternating long, easy runs 10-12k. But I'll experiment with my own - speed training and long-run alternates:
Monday, Wednesday/Thursday - 5k to 6k speed
Saturday/Sunday - 10k to 12k endurance (eventually go farther as I progress)
I'm looking to run the Run United 2013 series, its one of the biggest running events also, and has a very creative set of medals (can be joined together to form 1 big medal that doubles as a plate). It will be held on March 17 - more than enough time to work on endurance.