I was propelled out of my bed this morning by the sun coming in through my window, and (as someone who's been running in the evening) the desire to get my run out of the way before the heat and the crowds built up.
Today was something of a solidarity run for me, as my boyfriend (lanky, natural runner type) is running a half marathon in Chester this morning. Not that I was going to run 21 k- I like him, but not that much Anyway, I've been getting on well with Sam in B210k and this was the last run of 10:1 x 4. I've been a little unimaginative with my routes recently and I thought this morning would be a great time to explore the area a little more. This is when I get to my tip, runners, if you see a road called Highfield, or anything similar turn around! Street names in the UK are very literal and if you start up a Highfield you are most likely heading for a GIANT HILL! This was my experience this morning, according to my Garmin I gained 32 metres in elevation over around 300 metres and it was hard work! They do say however that hills are great for legs and lungs so I forgot about my pace and ploughed on.
And I got there I ran 6.62 km in the 43 minutes and was pleased- I also burnt 410 calories. Onto Week 2 (15:1 x 3) then, I'm feeling quite positive about it thinking that 3 intervals is better for me psychologically than 4. Has this been anyone else's experience? Is anyone at a similar stage of B210K?
I'm hoping to hit 7 km on my next run.
Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and happy running, Emily x