The urgency to get out has past now I have graduated and I'm really cross with myself. I haven't got a proper routine yet so reading everyone's posts wrenches my conscience! So this morning I set off having not done a run since last Friday! How naughty! I do play tennis between times so am not a complete pudding.
Today I thought, dyou know? I'm sick of me and Julie getting stuck in the middle. So having downloaded the postc25k podcasts I thought I'll give the stepping stone a go. My goodness! Nice to have Laura back but she's a bit fierce! When she told me what was in store I thought I have made a terrible mistake, here. The pace she describes sounds frightful, and if that's not bad enough it gets faster! Eeek! The music sounds very fast and sounds very professional for strong young bloods in Lycra, ski sunglasses and designer stubble. However, once the music gets going and she counts you in, the first pace was a little slower than I would normally go. Yeah, that makes me sound super speedy but you know what I mean! I was able to keep pace with the music right the way through, but my stride got shorter as I got tired or went uphill. However, the pace at the end was faster than I would normally be by then and it took longer than the five minute cool down to get back to normal breathing, so I really feel I made progress today. The music is phenomenal, you really can't help but keep pace with it. I'm really impressed. It's done by audiofuel and I believe they do all sorts of run playlists. Well, that's me sold!
Ok so I can keep pace. Now I've got to work on kicking my heels up. When I did, my stride was longer quite naturally. It takes more effort though, as does actively moving my arms, instead of just holding them lightly at the side. I'm confident a few weeks of this will increase my pace. Then I must work on running for longer than half an hour. There. Lots of targets, that should get me back in the routine!