Just did the stamina podcast as I wanted to try something different. Up until now I have just been going out and running my 5k and trying to pick up the pace a wee bit when I feel able to.
I did manage to stay on the beat of the podcast most of the time but it felt so weird. I actually think the first 20 minutes the pace was slightly slower than my usual pace but I still had to stop and walk for a couple of minutes. I've not done that since I graduated 3 months ago. It wasn't until the last 5 minutes when she (Laura) said we would up the pace to 160 beats that I felt I was running more naturally. Now my immediate thought is, it was just too slow for me, except I am really not a fast runner and take about 35 to 36 minutes to do 5k.
The other thing is I have been running 'naked' for the last few months, so no music let alone Laura. Culd that be the problem? Any ideas about what went wrong? Experiences to share?
I tried the speed podcast just after i graduated and didn't like that either... maybe I need to try them more than once!!!