Having been thoroughly impressed by both Hidden doing a sub 30 minute 5k and Razouski running an utterly tremendous 4 mins 15 seconds 1km, I came to the conclusion that I needed to do some game-upping!
I always thought I could only ever be slow and long distance, but SCB very Kindly explained that by using the 'speed' podcast, run times had gradually fallen and hence the recent sub 30 minuter.
My 80s fellow retro runner Razouski, seemed to have managed her great time purely on cake power! (I joke..) But the serious point is both tackled the 'speed' issue by doing some interval training. Something I have avoided like the plague, to date. I looked at it in August and thought nope that's not for me.
Today I bit the bullet - all I can say is anyone who used Laura - she is one tough cookie! I almost crawled home after my run. The gruesome details are below
But in summary, Mr Smooth you were always a pussycat, Laura - you're a tiger. Now I need a hug, and a long rest....
Happy days - another running challenge has arrived.
Oh and big thanks to Jonesycat who pointed me in the right direction for Laura's pesky podcast!