Earlier on today I had a little chat with Jancanrun about whether I would be better tracking just my run now there are no intervals. Or to carry on tracking the whole session including the warm up and cool down. I came up with a perfect solution to do both! I set my Runkeeper app at the start along side Mr Smooth, then I connected my Fitbit to the gps and paused it ready to start again when the run started. And stopped at the end of the 25 minutes. You may know by now that I love stats, I'm an accountant so just can't get enough numbers.
The results were very interesting (for me anyway 😂) and the picture shows both. I reversed a route that I did 4 weeks ago but the full session was further as I had to run past my house then do a loop for the cooldown. In total this is 0.3km more than any session I've done before. It started with a 29m gain hill too but funnily enough by the time I got to the top I felt I'd pushed through the toxic ten already and was only 5 mins in to the running. The top right of the pic shows just the 25 mins of running. Totally amazed at 3.78km non stop running. I know it's about the minutes but it is all amazing to me. The last part of the run I ran past another couple of friends out taking their gorgeous 4 month old boy it for a walk. They asked if I wanted to swap. Tbh I did because this was uphill again. But I laughed and carried on.
I've also compared the elevation on the routes. Today's was very tough right at the start but was kind for the majority. The other route (ignore first 5 mins as walking) is kind to start but all the second half is uphill. 🤔😤 it is nice to have so many options though.
So now, after picking an extended route, I now need to extend it further for week 8 as I'd like to start the cool down before having already run past the house!!
Week 7. You're outta here!!! 2 weeks, that is just 6 sessions until graduation! 👩🏼🎓