I started C25K back in wintery February and the best piece of advice came from Greenlegs....she told me to take it slow and steady.
Well that is what I did as I was (and am still) overweight. I figured it was better to do something slow than nothing at all After graduating 2 weeks ago I have since ran 2 5k runs and a long 8.4k (by accident), and signed up for 2 fun runs, and doing the 5x50 challenge
I decided to do the stepping stones podcast today. I have had 2 bad runs this week so I wasn't hopeful, but it turned out great. I really enjoyed running to the music and I was able to keep to the beat per minute. I ended up running 150, 155 and 160 bpm. This probably doesn't sound much to some of you but to me the last 5 mins at 160bpm felt like I was flying...positively supersonic I am going to keep with this for a while to see if I can do 160bpm for the whole run. I have a fun run next weekend and I think I will download some music with 155 bpm and see how it goes. I am so happy it went well, bad runs can be a bit depressing, but chin up and get back out there