As a follow up to my last post, I had to go out again yesterday and try out "super slow" running. My previous attempt was successful but still too fast, so yesterday I was going to totally put the brakes on. Bear in mind I've been running for a year now and my fitness levels are pretty damned good, I've lost a stone and a half (now 12 stone) and inches off my waist, I'm male and 5'10 and incredibly enthusiastic!
Suffice to say I covered 8K in 50 minutes NON STOP jogging. Totally comfortable, relaxed breathing and I could definitely have held a conversation the entire way around the route. This is the longest time I've ran non stop so there must be something in the "different gears" of running. The last K I did speed up, just to see if I had anything left in the tank and I was pleased to say I had!
So come my first 10K official run on June 8th, I now know how I'm going to do it. TurboTortoise reported on this very forum she'd run 10K NON STOP quite recently and this is what I would LOVE to do.
So there you have it. Experiment will now be taken into Thursdays 10K practice run I'm planning to do. I've planned a new route along the Thames to Kew then back home through Brentford and past Syon Park.