So I've been continuing with my long rest, great run approach after I accidentally discovered that my running improved 10-fold if I leave a week between runs.
I've also recently realized that I am using a different app than the rest of you (I kept wondering who "Laura" was!). I am in Canada but I am FROM the UK and I prefer this HU community over the American one.
But back to the run... my app actually states a distance for this run "run 3/4 of a mile or 8 minutes". SO I purposefully ran on a quarter mile track to see how slow my shuffle really was.
I was expecting the worst becasue some times I feel like a snail, BUT... I made 2 and a half laps in the first 8min running right on the outside of the track. Moved to the middle of the track for the second 8 and was almost at three laps when 8 min was up. I even had enough energy for a faster push at the end.
I had no shortness of breath at all during the first 8 min and was only a bit puffed on the second 8. Heart rate around 130 after the second run but quickly went down after the cool down.
Let me say this again... I STILL marvel that I am doing this and that I haven't been defeated by a run. I've never really been able to run and have been dogged by chronic fatigue issues for years—which is part or the reason I am no longer keeping to the 9 week schedule, but that's fine by me.
I'm sporting some delightfully rosey cheeks here, right after the run. It's 23 degrees today but muggy.
Next run is THE BIG ONE (in my mind at least). 20min.....I can't wait.