Today was the first time since I started the programme that, during my warmup walk, I thought "I really, really don't want to do this". But no excuses and all that (plus I was already ON the treadmill), so to mix it up I added 10 minutes of incline (2x5 mins), and I noticed that my speed was faster throughout, even on the inclines. I used to run at a steady speed during W9 and right after graduation, and I found that speed too slow after a minute so I went a tad faster. I didn't need to slow down for the inclines, and for a long time during the flat running I went even faster. I haven't done any speed training, and this is only the second time I've added "hills" (which I know improve your speed). So I guess this is just my body getting more efficient because of the regular running? It's nowhere near an improvement I could gain if specifically trained for it, but I did reach my PB (running time only) of 4.29 km in 30 minutes even with 10 minutes of incline! Needless to say, I am one happy person today
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