Today I decided to see if I could manage without Laura - and I don't think I can really.
Decided to run along the canal tow path, which was where I started running last June (40 years after the last time I had run at school!).
Downloaded Rock My Run on my iPhone and started the Nike app. I thought I had also started Laura without music but it seems I didn't. Rather than stop and fiddle with the phone, I guessed where my five minutes warm up finished.
The RMR track was good and was timed for 30 minutes. When it finished I caught my breath for about one minute and then started running again. When I got home the Nike app told me I had been moving for 46 minutes.
Upon reflection, I have decided:
- I need to know when to start running after the warm up.
- I need a change of music from the NHS collection - I enjoyed the RMR tracks.
- I also need Laura's encouragement to keep me going. Though I must admit the last kilometre seemed a lot easier than the first 3, after the breather.
- Comparing my first runs with the Nike app I am running for twice the distance, but not faster.
Just thought I would share.
[Photo taken last autumn, but this was where I was running today].