So far I have done the Stepping stones podcast a couple of times and found it difficult as the 150 bpm was too slow. I was scared (not afraid to admit it ) to try the Speed one as 165 bpm seemed really fast. Anyway, last night I thought I would give it a go. Hubby was starting week 2 so I knew he had 23 minutes or run/walk so I thought it would fit in nicely and I could change it if it was too hard. I started off with the 155 bpm and he over took me straight away (he is taller and fitter than me) but I wasn't bothered as I knew I needed to conserve energy for the 165bpm intervals.
I did it and it felt great. I over took him during my runs and his walks and left him behind. I run back for him later though :) . I liked the fact that it was just 60 second of each speed so I didn't get bored or tired. I even had enough in the tank to run the last run with him. We have about an 8 minute walk home so we even did a sprint about 5 minutes from home .
We had changed the route and went in the opposite direction so all my runs felt like I was nearly home .
Moral of this story is "just try it"