I felt as if a cold was coming on Monday evening so decided to sacrifice my Tuesday morning run for extra sleep. And Tuesday I was fine - which I was pleased about. But how to squeeze the missing run back in? I opted for a mini-streak on Wed, Thurs and Fri. But nothing too drastic as I don't want an injury. So Thursday's run was a deliberate, really slow bimble, aiming at staying in zone 2 which for me means keeping my heart rate under 115 bpm. Something I've found impossible to date. Just to see if I can. Worked perfectly, counts as a run and Garmin told me I had a recovery time of 8 hours - and didn't really have a workout! Still marginally faster than walking though.
And then Friday I dug out "Stepping Stones" from c25k+. Just out of interest. I discovered I can't keep my cadence down that low. 155 steps per minute, I did try. But no it's not for me. I did do it, but let rip after the 35 mins. It was - needless to say - another slow run. And that got me thinking - I am slow, but I have a decent cadence. That means I have a short stride. But lengthening your stride is a sure way to injury. So I guess I'm just stuck with slow!