Just back from my first run without Laura (and of course Julie). For the last week I have been running the week 9 of c25k and was a bit unsure where to go next. I read a couple of posts referring to the Sami / Samantha Murphy podcasts, including misswobblemi who seems to be a fan.. so I thought I'd give it a go. I had a quick listen to Laura's Stepping Stone run but didn't like the idea of sticking to a beat ... I am very slow and on my runs my aim is to finish. I'm always worried about running out of steam and grinding to a halt.
This evening I managed just over 6 k including the warm up and warm down walks. I think i'll stick with Sami for a bit. Shes not as encouraging as Laura ... I miss Laura's "well dones" and "you can do this"!!!
At first I thought that runs and breaks sounded like a step back from the 30 mins continuous runs I've been doing... but I must admit that as I type I am feeling the aches from this session more than I have from the week 9s... although this might be in part due to being dragged round the local shopping center this afternoon by my wife and kids and carrying various children at various times.... ah the joys of being an older dad!
Anyway, I just hope I haven't overdone it for Parkrun on Saturday... I'll just have to see how it goes. I've set myself a goal of combined total 45k for my runs in April on Garmin Connect and only have 8k left to do so I am hoping to beat it.
Happy running ... as Laura used to say...!