I know that to get faster I must do intervals but since graduating a few weeks ago I've been happy to run for 30 minutes or do a very slow 5km run. Last night I decided that I must do some intervals or speed training. My friend, who posts her runs on facebook and runs twice as far and a lot faster than me, messaged me to advise me to do intervals once a week to get faster as this had really helped her with her speed. This gave me the encouragement I needed.
I listened to the 5k+ podcasts and decided that they weren't for me. I downloaded some podrunner intervals and listened to them but got confused with when to run and when to walk so I decided to go back to Laura and week one.
I went out the door last night feeling that I didn't want to do intervals as I thought it was going backwards and I am a proper runner and wanted to run without stopping. I remember weeks ago I really struggled with week one. The slow runs for one minute nearly killed me. Last night I sprinted those one minute runs and couldn't believe how fast I was going. The feeling was great. I'm definitely going to do intervals once a week now and maybe even try the podrunner podcasts.
I wonder if I'm so slow because Laura has been telling me to go slow all these weeks? Anyway it's given me motivation and the confidence that some day I will be a faster runner! There's no way I could have sprinted for 60 seconds back in March.