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I did not run on Thursday because I was very tired.  Or Friday because it was date night.  Or the weekend because I felt just tired enough not to fight my way through logistics to run.

But today I managed run 2 of the 64-run 10k plan.  4.8km at an average pace of 8:25 min/km.  I was aiming for "slow and easy" as directed so was pleased to find my overall pace slightly improved over the shorter run last week.
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I only managed one run last week, where I played with the RunKeeper "target pace" workout by using it to run for 30 minutes with a target of 8:45 min/km.  (This chosen as my fastest split pace from the 5k run the previous week.)  Essentially, this meant that every time I got a time or distance check, I was also told how far ahead or behind my target I was.  Being me, I was happy to stay slightly ahead of it the whole way and average 8:30 min/km.

I found that I don't mind doing my warm up and cool down outside the "official" activity recording on RunKeeper; however I also felt that my self-chosen targets were not engaging me especially.  I like having a structure to follow.

After some playing around with the free training prorammes on RunKeeper, I settled on "Sub 65 min 10k".  This calls for 4 runs a week, which may be hopelessly unrealistic, and has a target pace much faster than I currently manage over much shorter distances.  On the other hand, a year ago I wasn't at all sure I'd manage to run 5km ever and now it's a thing I can just go out and do if I feel like it.  

Run 1 today: 3.2km "slow and easy".  I did it at ~8:30 min/km again, which seems to be a comfortable slow pace for me.  In theory, I will run again on Thursday.
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