Hello fellow running friends,
I leaped out of bed bright and early on my day off to go running first thing. [Translation: I prized myself out of bed at about 9:15, pulled on my shorts, and stumbled out of the door, and used the warm up walk to wake myself up lol]
I decided that I fancied a bit of a longer run this morning, having done speed the last couple of times. No no, not *that* sort of speed! So - stamina podcast it was. I can really recommend these C25K+ podcasts, they've been brilliant for me, and I wish I'd had the confidence to try them sooner after graduating. So off I went. A bit chilly at first (clearly British summer was last week) but I soon warmed up as expected.
This run was actually a bit tricky, although I did it. I found I did the first 0.5k in about 5'40" per km which I realised was a little too fast, though after doing the speed podcast previously, I was very pleased with that. I had to back off the speed a bit though if I was to finish the session without actually dying. The second, faster, section was actually OK, and my speed didn't drop too much, despite my legs moving faster. I was actually running at just over 6min/km at the 2.5k point, so I turned round and kept going.
I was determined to do this, so if I felt tired I just tried to shorten my stride a little, whilst still keeping time with the music. Yes Laura, thanks to you I will never count to 4 again!! Inevitably my pace did drop a little, and at the end of the 35 minute session my average pace was about 6'40" which is probably my best so far.
So - that's it really, run done and well and truly in the bag. I might get this one out again and play with it next time though
Have a great day, fellow running buddies, as the late and great Bruce Forsyth didn't quite say, keeeeeeeeeep running!