Went for a lunchtime run today and decided to run a new 5k route. Whilst there was nothing wrong with the old route I just felt that it was time that a new one was added to keep the everything fresh. The route was very different to all previous and had a lot more hills to deal with. I usually tire around the 4k mark and then settle into a rhythm that sees me through the 5k and then over the line. After I came through the 4k today my app told me the time and average pace of the run so far and I knew at this point if I could push hard I might stand a chance of getting close. I was only 9 seconds away from equalling my PB when I did the Parkrun last Saturday so was determined to try for it at least.
To my surprise I found some energy from somewhere to really push hard in that last 1k and I crossed the 5k mark in a new Personal Best Time of 28:40 and this also registered my quickest run over 3 miles that came in at 27:36.
All in all a great run!