W2R2 - Second run with Sam - 5+15+1+15+1+15+5 does not equal 61

Glorious sunny day here - so decided to give Sam another chance and set off following week 2. Apparently 5 minutes walk, then three sets of 15 minutes run followed by 1 min break and then 4 (or possibly 5) minutes brisk walk cool down. Had planned a route so I knew roughly where my walking breaks would be. Set watch to 4 p.m. exactly to keep track of time - spot on 5 minutes time to run. Music a little better; just as I reached where I thought the first walk break should be, on cue I heard her say time to walk; same thing happened with second walk break. Third and final 15 minute run, reached where I thought cool down walk should commence and just music. Kept going. Added on a loop. Still no mention of walking, just music. Legs were getting quite tired at this point, so looked down at my watch - 4:57! Must have missed it. Walked the rest of the way back home - another minute and half, music still going. And still going for another two and half minutes whilst I drank a lovely glass of water and stretched my legs. Total play time is 61 minutes!

Listening back, at just past 52 minutes, she does indeed quietly say running is finished - but it's in the middle of a rap track with the music still audible, so very very hard to hear. And 9 minutes of music plays afterwards.

So I reckon I did 5 minutes walk; 15 min run; 1 min walk; 15 min run; 1 min walk; 20 min run; 1.5 min walk. Total distance 5.4 miles.

Rest day tomorrow. Hurrah!

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  • She tells you when you've finished,,then you get a load of tunes to walk home to. There is a lovely one called "Love you til the end" by The Pogues

    I ran week 5 day 2 today โ˜บ

  • Yes, I missed her telling me - i'm sure she speaks in time to the rap too! Having not heard the cue to finish running I don't remember the last 9 minutes of music - too busy concentrating on waiting for instructions to walk.

    Music was definitely better over-all than Week 1 though!

  • The music was mostly new to me but there are some belting tunes on there. All chosen for their inspiring lyrics and beat to run to. The Shakira one is ๐Ÿ˜ as is Surrender by Cheap Trick

    A really good track seems to always pop up just when I need it ๐Ÿ˜ค๐Ÿ˜€

  • You have wonderful taste! You like all the tracks I like from those podcasts!

  • I was saved at the death yesters by Shifty Shellshock ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Starry eyed surprise? I love that one tpp.

  • Err, showing my ignorance here but who is Sam?

  • A sort of follow on set of podcasts some of us use - Bridge to 10 KM with Sami Murphy

  • Thanks, I'll check it out.

  • That is a belting tune! I Love Rihanna Pon d Replay too. That saves my sorry ass at times, just when you need it ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Stop copying me!

  • Sorry ๐Ÿ˜€

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