The Need for Speed

Great way to start the day - Speed podcast in the sunshine. 16 minutes of sprints and recovery.

Really good way to wake up and blast the cobwebs, also if you don't have time to complete a longer run.

My schedule is slightly out of sync this week after the bank holiday so this could be classed as a sneaky run at the weekend to de-stress after a long week at work and put me back on track to start again on Monday.

No way I was going to let three days go by without a run and Sunday will be in the pool.

My third time of running Speed and it seems to be getting a lot easier, relatively speaking (SQ).

Like most runs it can take time to get into your stride but once you're focused it's pretty good.

Speed once a week seems to complement the longer runs too.

Have started adding some post run songs to my playlist which worked well so will keep that up.

Enjoy the sunshine :-)


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14 Replies

  • Well done you that's great... And adding in a few extras a great idea too... Have fun!!

  • Good to hear you enjoyed a blast of speed first thing this morning. I had to give myself slapped wrists this morning for finding myself too hungover to run today :(

    Out of all the Couch to 5K+ podcasts I've actually really enjoyed this one - it gives me a different buzz doing the intervals compared to normal running and with it only being bursts of 60 seconds it feels manageable as by the time you've got going it's almost time to slow down again.

    Great to see how much progress you're making and how much you're enjoying this. Looking forward to the day when I find running 'relatively easy' ;)

  • Naughty girl ;)

  • I know, I know. I've not only let down myself but all of you on here (hangs head in shame). No grape juice tonight and I'll be back out running tomorrow :)

  • It seems lots of us were on the grape juice yesterday. No hangover here but still felt slightly squiffy so I took the push bike to parkrun rather than the car (couldn't skip it, I was marshalling)!

  • I have to confess it was quite late this afternoon when I walked to go and get my car. Do you also run in the park runs?

  • You left your car behind ? Sounds like a good party ;-)

  • It's rare to have a weekend without my lads but they're away and it was only drinks in the local with friends but it's always easiest to drive and leave the car there and pop a pair of flats and a shawl in the boot for the walk home. My ankles haven't been able to cope with long walks in heels since I twisted both of them in recent weeks and as I'm sure you know I'm a shorty so need the height to get seen over the bar :)

  • Ouch :-( Surprised you can run if you've twisted both ankles. Impressed for you continuing. Good luck with the run today/tomorrow :-)

  • I've had about 5-6 days off each time I twisted one but have used tubigrips and ankle supports and luckily they have been fine for running, just not great for wearing heels.

  • Great image of you waiting at the bar by the way. I'm sure you are not that short ;-)

  • Sadly I wasn't joking :( I used to work in the same pub a few years ago and unless I had heels on, the customers could barely see me over the beer pumps. I always used to think 150cm was 5' but my 14 year old, 6 foot, long legged darling of a son recently told me 150cm is actually 4'11".

  • Height isn't everything and I'm sure your son looks up to you in other ways. You have a run tomorrow so I should bid you good night. Take care of those ankles.

  • Yes, I run in parkruns, but if I hadn't been signed up for marshalling yesterday I would probably have stayed in bed and then had a short run later. Maybe it's a good thing I was marshalling, it got me out and going!

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