I did my third Zombies Run today -- this time I turned on the "chases" and also ran 5K instead of just 30 minutes ( which meant that the Abel Base radio transmission came in after the mission was ended. )
Fairly corny story line - but I guess it takes my mind off the "pain" while running I had 3 Zombie Chases - they caught me on the first one until I realised just how fast you have to run to get away from them ( I understand it is about a 20% increase in pace for one minute) but I beat them for the next two. These "chases" can happen anywhere anytime - so one had me in the middle of a big hill when it started and I had to run fast up it (Pant Pant!!) I can just imagine the locals peering at me suspiciously out their windows and thinking : "What IS that old man doing running madly up that hill??" Mrs Jones next door replies -- "Oh don't worry about him dear - he is just running away from a pack of Zombies!!"
For those into these things - my steady pace was around my tempo/threshold pace ( as per Jack Daniels formula ) while the 3 chases were basically one minute intervals at a fast interval pace. I could feel it doing me good -- NOT!!