Intervals were fun - what a difference it makes!

Hi all,

Wow, what a lot of graduates so far in March, fantastic!

Just a quick one from me - hopefully some good news for those in the interval weeks just now and finding them challenging...

Took my daughter out with me for a run tonight, a few intervals, but really just a run for fun... We ended up doing 10 minute runs, few mins walk in between. She is faster paced with her young little legs, but not used to running for longer times so we were good for each other... She pushed my pace up, I encouraged her to run that little bit longer. Anyways, I said I'd be quick! ...

Here it is... 10 minute intervals x 4 were easy and really enjoyable! Not many weeks ago at all, I'd have been begging Laura out loud to let me walk, huffing, puffing and not feeling well enough recovered during the walk breaks. This evening, I didn't want to stop running after each 10 mins and didn't feel I needed the recovery walks at all - the difference in stamina and fitness really is amazing! I never would've been able to run with my child even for a minute before C25K... Now, I can more than keep up. That's priceless :)

Happy running everyone x

10 Replies

  • That's brilliant! It's things like this which make us realise how far we've come. I still think I'd lose very badly against my sons!

    Good to hear from you again!

  • :) just responded to you on your other post... It's been so busy on here with all the graduations and C25Kers its been hard to keep up with posts, but I've posted a couple of times on newbie grad experiences x

  • It's great that you're running with your daughter. I'm hoping my little one masters bike riding soon so we can hit the park in the summer evenings. I was thinking about intervals on the treadmill because even with the tv on long runs are just so much harder than outdoors and intervals might make it less so 😒

    Looking forward to getting outside on Friday and Sunday for my first proper post grad runs 😀

  • You have me yearning for summer now, it's still so boringly cold! Park runs with your littley pedalling along beside you sound lovely :)

    Yep, my treadmill is just gathering dust these days, feel for you doing long runs on the beast, the intervals really were good tonight, might break up the monotony for you, but did leave me wanting to do more... :) enjoy your weekend runs x

  • Go you... what a super post.. I can just see you with your daughter, egging each other on.

    Great that you feel so fit too, especially after the ouchies!

    As you say.. times like this, keep them in your heart and mind...priceless! :)

  • Glad to hear this as my daughter is home from uni at mo and wants to come running with me. I've only just graduated and don't go very fast. She says she's quite fast but doesn't run for long. So might try it your way with 10min runs, sounds good. Have to wait till my ankle stops aching first tho :(

  • Hope the ankle gets better soon, bad luck there. Have fun running with your daughter, it's good to have company on a run, spurs you on I reckon :)

  • What a fabulous post! Even made me feel a bit teary eyed when you said you could never have ran with your child before this.

    What a proud moment for you and a lovely thing to do together 😃

  • How wonderful to share running with your daughter, enjoy this special time together

  • Loving this post :) Needing to hear that hard work pays off for 'real' people and that the gremlins can be beaten!! How fabulous that you and your daughter can share this activity now, well done xx

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