Couple of weeks ago we started the speed podcasts. The first time nearly killed me but I got a bit better the second time. Then we went away for a week. Yesterday we went again. Good god! I nearly died. Got a stitch and had to walk for a few of the "slower" parts. Trouble is the slower speed is still faster than my fastest!
Goodness knows what we look like, hubbie has much longer legs than me so he goes round the edge of the field and I do a shorter inner ring! In order to have half a chance of finishing I take tiny steps - I think I look like one of those wind up robot toys with the two feet attached to each other. Any smaller and I'd be going backwards. But, I suspect in the long run it wil improve my speed etc so I'll keep pushing through.