"extended" speed podcast - worked well

I've been using Speed once a week or so, and although I'm still VERY slow, I think it helps. Yesterday was HOT, so it was 9.30pm before I headed out. I planned to use Speed but I also wanted a bit of a longer workout, so this is what I did:

* warmup walk 5 minutes, no podcast

* started podcast and did a slow jog through the intro (ie the bit thats supposed to be the warmup walk)

* 5 minute jog then 9 minute intervals as per podcast

* slow jog through 5 minute cool down

* 5 minute walk home after podcast finished

It worked well. I was also pleasantly suprised I was still capable of a slow jog after the intervals.

Sharing in case anyone else finds it useful.


Featured Content

Join the NHS Couch to 5K community

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running 5km in just 9 weeks

Start today!

Featured by HealthUnlocked

1 Reply

  • I like Speed, and the other two podcasts and I use them regularly. I think a 10 minute warm up works better for me as I'm slow to get going. You have to evolve what works for you and it sounds like you have it sussed. I often end my run quite a way from home so I have a good long walk back. On balmy evenings like we are enjoying at the moment I am enjoying them

You may also like...