Weekly 5K runs

Daylight saving time started in New Zealand last Sunday (29/September) which means, I can no longer wait to run. It is now time to lace-up and run a 5K every weekend.

And that’s what I did last Saturday: I ran a 5K with a bit of nudging from my eight-year-old who also wanted to run and joined me. Like every year, I intend to run a 5K most of the weekends until come March / April when days start getting shorter.

Last Saturday’s run felt effortless overall. We stopped a few times to catch up with our breath. Son was understandably gasping, but I felt okay overall. At no point during the run I felt like I was dying. I will assess after a few more runs β€” I want to be able to run 5K non-stop in sub 30 minutes β€” and if I am not huffing and puffing enough, I will add up another kilo-metre or two.

This year I am going to leave the phone at home when I go for runs. In the past, I carried my phone to log the stats and map of my runs. But carrying a phone is clumsy and I want to stay away from my phone at least for the little time I am running. Until I am able to justify a Garmin Forerunner by actually running without it, I want to base the effectiveness of my runs on how I feel and the time elapsed between leaving and returning to my front door.

Wish me good luck!

About the Author Chaitanya

I am a family man, perpetual learner, coffee drinker, dessert eater and Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I also read, write, move, and meditate.

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