I posted a question about a month ago, just after finishing couch to 5k, asking for suggestions as to what to do next to make sure I stuck with the running habit. Thanks to all the great responses I've had an enjoyable month trying out a few new things and I am still keeping up with the 3 runs per week. Here is my review!
- Speed/stamina/stepping stones from NHS
I liked running in time with the beat as I felt it helped me keep pace, but I didn't get on too well with the actual BPM used on the podcasts. Stepping stones felt too slow, stamina a bit too challenging and I hated the constant change of pace in speed. Of the three I think only stamina is one I will go back to listen to from time to time. I did take the idea away with me and now have set up my own BPM playlist at my preferred pace.
This was great fun and I would recommend to anyone considering going along. I was so excited when the results email came through with a time of 26:51. That is more than a minute faster than I thought I would do. Now I can't wait until I can have a go again to see if I can better my time.
- Zombies run app
On to mission 3 tonight and I have enjoyed it so far. It is actually quite funny, so the only problem is that I have to try not to look like a loony by bursting out laughing when running round the park.
- Train for 10k run
Although I said I wouldn't try for this quite yet, I have been going out for the occasional longer run and most days I do 6-7k rather than 5k. I did attempt a 10k route but came up about 250m short due to poor planning! I'm sure I can manage the full 10k, but it is difficult to find the time for an hour plus long run. I might sign up for a 10k race and see if I can convince any of my friends to join me
Please reply to let me know whether you agree with my review : )
Happy running everyone!